The Moby-Dick lecture series begins on Wednesday April 17th, 1-2pm, at the Merseyside Maritime Museum 4th Floor Lecture Theatre with a talk entitled ‘From Liverpool’s Greenland Street to Greenland’s Liverpool Coast: William Scoresby Jr., Whaling, and Exploration’ by Dr. Chris Routledge. The talk will offer a brief history of whaling in Liverpool and consider William Scoresby Jr.’s short career as a Liverpool whaler. Snubbed by the Admiralty, Scoresby attempted to explore and document the Arctic regions alongside his commercial duties as the commander of a whale ship.
More information about the lecture series is here. It is still not too late to volunteer to read in the Moby-Dick marathon. For more information, visit this page.