The Antarctic Club is a dining club based in the UK. Membership, by invitation, is open to individuals who have spent at least one winter or two summer field seasons south of the Antarctic convergence, and maintain a continuing interest or involvement in Antarctic affairs. It is limited to British and Commonwealth nationals taking part in British or foreign expeditions or foreign nationals taking part in British expeditions.
The first annual dinner and reunion was held the Café Royal on Regent St, London, on 17th January 1929, to coincide with the anniversary of Captain Scott's party reaching the South Pole, in 1912. Thirty four prospective members attended, representing 11 expeditions from Carsten Borchgrevink's Southern Cross Expedition (1989-90) to the British Imperial Expedition to Grahamland (1920-22). Today, the dinner provides an opportunity to meet more recent Antarctic expeditioners and to salute them with a series of toasts.
There are more than 350 members of the Antarctic Club.
A brief history of the Antarctic Club is available.
- President: RK Headland
- President Elect: Bob Bond
- Honorary Secretary: Rod Downie
Annual Reunion Dinner
Friday 7 April 2017 at the Royal Geographical Society, London.