Pondero Winchester – Women at Sea: A history of shefarers
Until fairly recently seafaring was a men only occupation, but that didn’t deter some women in the past who ignored the rules and went to sea disguised as men. The presentation will discuss these women, before moving on to women seafarers in the modern era and some of the issues they face today.
Rory Addison has over 45 years’ experience in the maritime industry including time with the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy, Lecturing, acting as a Maritime Advisor to Government and a Strategic Advisor in marine safety management. He holds a Masters Law degree (Maritime Law) from the University of Southampton and a Maritime Studies degree from University of Wales, whilst also having lectured in maritime law at Southampton Solent University. Rory possesses a thorough knowledge of the shipping industry from general to specialised principles and practices of law, with particular interest including maritime law, law of the sea and commercial law, coupled with extensive knowledge of the maritime commercial and regulatory framework at the national and international level, maritime policy development, major international maritime conventions and the process around their implementation, application and amendment.
Pondero talks are run in collaboration with The Really Helpful Club.