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Shackleton's Journey with William Grill and Ali Gellatly

Part of the Connected: Polar series

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This virtual event features star illustrator William Grill talking about his book Shackleton’s Journey and a very special tour of RRS Discovery in Dundee.

William Grill brings the extraordinary Endurance expedition across the Antarctic to life with powerful illustrations and impeccable research. Discover what life was really like for the intrepid explorers of history.

Education Officer Ali Gellatly welcomes you aboard RRS Discovery for a very special guided tour of this iconic ship. Hear about Discovery's beginnings in Dundee, her amazing Antarctic expedition with Captain Scott and her voyages up to present day.

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