Members' talk: Endeavour by Peter Moore

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Thursday 28 February| 6.00pm-7.30pm
Free, but booking required
National Maritime Museum, Ground floor, Lecture Theatre

Join author and historian Peter Moore as he discusses one of the most famous ships of all time, Endeavour.

Endeavour was a ship with many lives, famously carrying James Cook on his first great voyage to the Pacific islands. She was there at the Wilkes Riots in London and witnessed the bloody birth of the United States. A Polynesian priest, botanists, the first kangaroo to arrive in Britain and Hessian soldiers were just a few amongst her many passengers. According to Charles Darwin, she helped Cook add a hemisphere to the civilised world. NASA named a space shuttle after her. Yet to others, she was a toxic symbol, responsible for the dispossession and disruption of societies. 
Historian Peter Moore's biography of the ship is a Sunday Times Bestseller and winner of the Mary Soames Prize for history. He will be joining us to discuss his book and to take a look at Endeavour’s complete story, exploring the different lives of this remarkable ship -- from the oak that made her to her rich and complex legacy.
This event will also include an opportunity to purchase a copy of Peter's book, and have it signed by the author.

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