Welcome to the captain cook society

 

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, New Zealand and UK in 2015.

Artwork

Biography

Related Places

Discover beautiful engravings from Cook's voyages .

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These are perhaps the most notable dates in James Cook's life.

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Here you can find related places and sights to Captain James Cook. Such as Cooks' Cottage and many more.

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The Crew

The Ships

Who was the crew and what did they do?

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Read about the ships that Cook sailed in.

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Events

 

Three talks about Cook and the exploration of the Pacific during May

Each talk covers one of Cook's Pacific Voyages.
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First public viewing of Hodges painting, until 21 June

“Dusky Bay, New Zealand, 1773” is very small.  It has been painted in oil on a panel of wood, possi...
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Plants of the Society Islands. Art exhibition from March 23 to May 22, 2015

24 prints from the Banks’ Florilegium, featuring plants of the Society Islands
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Imagining Anchorage. Symposium being held June 18th - 20th, 2015

Lectures and panel discussions about Captain Cook's Third Voyage to Alaska and that community's fir...
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Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage. Exhibition from 27 March to 7 September, 2015

See many artefacts from Cook's time in Canada and USA in 1778 and 1779
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Last updated: May 2015

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