We have an international membership from countries such as Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States. In all, we have about 400 members and they receive a free quarterly publication called Cook's Log. Each issue contains articles on many aspects of James Cook's Life and those associated with him.
Membership is open to anyone interested in Captain James Cook, whether professionally or as a hobby. Your interests might be in animals, astronomy, birds, books, botany, coins, discovery, engravings, ethnography, exploration, family history, journals, magazines, medals, navigation, ships, stamps, wills, or zoology. You'll find that Cook's Log covers all these subjects and more!
The answers to many Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found by clicking here.
The Society was formed in 1975 as the Captain Cook Study Unit and changed its name to the Captain Cook Society in 2001. The first officers lived in the USA and Australia. Currently, all four officers live in the UK. There is also an Australian branch with additional officers and an additional journal called Endeavour Lines. Members in Canada, Germany and New Zealand also hold meetings from time to time.
Click here to read news about our future and past meetings, including Australia, Canada and the UK in 2014, and New Zealand in 2015.
Learning to Lead: the Admiralty and Pacific Exploration in the Long 18th Century - a talk on 10 February 2015
Captain Cook, Pyrotechnist - a talk on 27 January 2015
Captain Cook in Alaska - a talk on 19 March 2015
James Cook: An Explorer for the Ages - a talk on 19 February 2015
Ships, Clocks and Stars: The Quest for Longitude, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich 11 July 2014 to 4 January, 2015
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