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Around the world in 80 days…or more – IMT Autumn Talks

7th December 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Around the world in 80 days…or more – Cathy Shelbourne

What do Christchurch Mansion, the island of Mactan and the recently released Amazon Prime series Boundless all have in common?

The answer is the first ever recorded circumnavigation 500 years ago.

Maritime historian and cruise ship speaker Cathy Shelbourne will be giving a Suffolk-centric talk on the early circumnavigators, including Trimley St Martin’s own Thomas Cavendish and Ipswich’s Thomas Eldred – and sharing her original research into the mystery of the missing Eldred mantelpiece.

Cathy has created a very unusual and informative pack of Monumental Maritime Heroes playing cards, and these will be available for sale after the talk.

This talk will start at 7:30pm with entry from 7pm at the University of Suffolk Waterfront Building.

Car parking is available in the nearby Duke St car park or at IBC pay car parks at St Peters Wharf or Fore St Baths.

The cost for attending a talk is £3.50 for members and £4.50 for guests; included are free tea, coffee and biscuits after the talk.

We no longer require pre-booking of tickets for our talks and take both card and cash payments.


7th December 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ipswich Maritime Trust


University of Suffolk Waterfront Building
University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, 19 Neptune Quay
Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1QJ
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