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Cinema at the whaling-stations, South Georgia…: another brief look into the Salvesen Archive TAGS: | | ‘…Each man takes a turn to keep the building in a proper state of cleanliness…’ This look at cinema and film offered to the personnel of the whaling stations in …Continue reading →

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Exploring the explorer – Traces of Ernest Shackleton in our collections – 10 May 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the safe arrival of the small boat ‘James Caird’ on South Georgia TAGS: | | | ERNEST SHACKLETON (1874-1922) – LEADER OF THE IMPERIAL TRANS-ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1914-1917 WHICH HAD LEFT SOUTH GEORGIA IN DECEMBER 1914 Shackleton’s Expedition and its fate has been much written about elsewhere, …Continue reading →

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Talk given to Members of the South Georgia Association – on the Salvesen Archive TAGS: | | AT THE BUDONGO LECTURE THEATRE, EDINBURGH ZOO, SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER 2015 This past weekend – Saturday 31 October – saw Dr. Graeme D. Eddie of the Centre for Research Collections …Continue reading →

‘Empire Kingsley’ – 70th anniversary of sinking on 22 March 1945 TAGS: | | | | | | | | LAST LOSSES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1945 – Christian Salvesen & Co. 22 March 2015 is the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the steam cargo vessel Empire Kingsley. …Continue reading →

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Pipe bombs, hurt sternframes, peas, penguins, stowaways and cookery books: the Salvesen Archive TAGS: | | After the recent BBC whaling documentary produced by KeoFilms / KeoNorth– entitled ‘Britain’s whale hunters: the untold story’ – a spike in enquiries about the archive of the former whaling …Continue reading →

Whale hunting: New documentary for broadcast on BBC Four TAGS: | | The story of Britain’s whale hunters is to be broadcast across the UK in a new 2-part documentary on BBC Four on Monday 9 June and Monday 16 June. The …Continue reading →

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Collections

Copernicus x Smith The University’s Iconics Collection holds some of the institution’s most valued and treasured items, and...
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