OCC lectures to highlight epic voyages in history

They’ve faced the roughest seas, the coldest oceans and housed the most dangerous of shipmates.

On Thursday, OCC’s Spring 2009 Visiting Scholar Series will present history professor and OCC President Emeritus David Grant for three hourlong lectures in the library about epic voyages in history.

A reception will be at 5 p.m. in front of the library.

The event starts at 12:45 p.m. with “The Extraordinary First Voyage of the Endeavour,” where Grant will take people through Capt. James Cook’s trek around Cape Horn.

At 4 p.m. guests will relive “The Voyage of the First Fleet,” the story of the convict ships and founding of Australia.

After a 90-minute break for the reception, guests are welcomed to hear a retelling of “The Remarkable Tale of Ernest Shackelton and the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917.”

The library is on the west side of campus with parking available in Parking Lot E off Merrimac Way.

— Joseph Serna

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