Academics to embark on Titanic pub crawl

July 21, 2000

International and local Titanic experts are gathering in Southampton this week to relive the final moments before the great ship left harbour on its maiden and only voyage.

As many of the conference papers are on subjects such as the cultural meaning of disaster and memorabilia and mourning, delegates will be pleased to learn that the proceedings also include a 90-minute walking tour of Southampton's historic sites.

Led by a local Titanic fan in authentic costume, the academics will not only be able to visit the Town Quay Wall and the Holyrood Memorial, but they will also be able to respectfully enter a number of pubs where members of the ship's crew are thought to have drunk before setting sail.

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Commented

James Fryer illustration (27 July 2017)

It is not Luddism to be cautious about destroying an academic publishing industry that has served us well, says Marilyn Deegan

Hand squeezing stress ball
Working 55 hours per week, the loss of research periods, slashed pensions, increased bureaucracy, tiny budgets and declining standards have finally forced Michael Edwards out
Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and librarian at the University of Colorado Denver

Creator of controversial predatory journals blacklist says some peers are failing to warn of dangers of disreputable publishers

Kayaker and jet skiiers

Nazima Kadir’s social circle reveals a range of alternative careers for would-be scholars, and often with better rewards than academia

hole in ground

‘Drastic action’ required to fix multibillion-pound shortfall in Universities Superannuation Scheme, expert warns