Exploring the Titanic

Cork Educate Together National School is pleased to announce their fundraising event “Exploring the Titanic” on Friday, October 18 at 7.30 p.m. at UCC, in Boole 4.

Our distinguished guest speaker is Paul Henri Nargeolet, the world’s leading expert on the Titanic wreck site. Formerly a French Navy commander, he is Director of the Underwater Research Program for RMS Titanic Inc. He has led six expeditions to the Titanic wreck site, and his latest visit to the site took place 2019 as part of the Five Deep project. Since the first expedition, more than 5,000 artifacts have been recovered from the Titanic, which sank in 1912.

Nargeolet will be speaking about the
evolution of underwater exploration at the Titanic wreck site – and the current
goal to treat the wreck as an archeological site, a first for a wreck at two
and a half miles below the surface. His talk will describe the exciting changes
in technology that have enabled Titanic explorers in 2010 to conserve the
memory of this legendary ship in high definition 3-D.

Nargeolet has opened Titanic exhibits all
over the world. Cities include Paris, Amsterdam, Bangkok, New York, Geneva, Quebec,
Brussels, Orlando, Las Vegas and many more in the US.  More than 25
million people have visited these exhibits worldwide. Nargeolet is widely
considered to be the world’s leading authority on the Titanic wreck site. He
has been interviewed for countless documentaries for National Geographic, Discovery
Channel, History Channel, NBC network news and European news. In 2014, he
provided analysis on CNN regarding the search for Malaysian Air flight 370, and
in 2010, he led the search to find the black boxes for the doomed Air France
flight 447. “I’m delighted to help my grandson’s school,” said Mr. Nargeolet
“and the Titanic story is part of Irish history”.  

Proceeds of the fundraiser will be used
for a much needed site development. The ‘temporary’ portacabins dedicated to
support classes are soon to be condemned and removed from the school yard. As a
result, the School urgently requires funding to produce a permanent solution,
which is to extend the building to a second storey above the hall. This will
not only permit to create permanent space for academic and creative accomplishments,
but it will also expand the space available for children to play in the yard.

With a local contribution target of €10,000, our objective is to offer the pupils a
permanent environment that fosters their talents and boosts their physical
activities.

Seating for the talk is
available now by going to the following website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exploring-the-titanic-tickets-72252899367

The price of admission is €15 per person.
Additionally, in order to reach our target, we’re asking people to contribute
more if they can, by donating on the Eventbrite
page.

For more information e-mail Anne at a.etienne@ucc.ie or call Michael on 087 9187303