Captain Scott Terra Nova Centenary
A variety of events are planned to take place
worldwide during 2012 to celebrate the remarkable achievements of Captain
Scott and his men. Go to the dedicated website www.scott100.org
for information of events as they are planned.
Additionally, the British Library’s online
gallery has extracts from Capt. R.F. Scott’s Diary: the
1911 Antarctic Expedition.
Talks and Lectures
Scott Centenary Events:
It was from Plymouth that the Terra Nova set out, and the City
Museum and Art Gallery is hosting numerous events for all ages. Full
details can be found on their website.
See also the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust's website
for more Centenary events.
For public lectures given on Saturday evenings at the
Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, please go directly to their
Scott Centenary Exhibition: With Scott
to the Pole
In 1910 Captain Robert Falcon Scott set out for the Antarctic. He did
not return from this expedition. Having reached the South Pole, he died
on the return journey. His body was found, alongside his colleagues
– Bowers and Wilson – in a tent just 17.5 km (11 miles)
from the safety of a supply depot.
Much has been written about Scott’s role as a leader. This exhibition,
located at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), does not aim to
judge Scott’s actions. Rather, through Herbert Ponting’s
photographs of the expedition, it reveals the intimate moments of one
of the most renowned episodes of polar exploration.
This exhibition acknowledges our Nation’s debt of gratitude to
Scott for his initial scientific exploration of Antarctica 100 years
ago. The spirit of Scott’s exploration, and the dedication to
discovery, has left a legacy of scientific excellence which continues
Scientists from around the world, including the world-leading British
Antarctic Survey (BAS), UK universities and the Royal Geographical Society
(with IBG) [through our Grants Programme] are engaged in the international
efforts to answer the fundamentally important scientific questions,
about our future climate, sea level rise and the sustainability of our
Examples of contemporary research are illustrated here alongside selected
historical images from the exhibition and links to Discovering Antarctica
the award-winning schools’ website.
In addition to the exhibition the Society has a number of Collections
displays and Be Inspired talks highlighting connections between past
and present polar science.
Date: 16 January - 30 March 2012
Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British
Geographers), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR. Tel: +44 (0)20 7591
The BAS Art Exhibition
Paul Rodhouse, whose work has been featured on this website,
will be exhibiting a collection of his Antarctic paintings this summer
in the gallery at 'Gilbert White's House and the Oates Collection' together
with Steve Roberts (photography) and Peter Fretwell (Remote Sensing
Imagery as Art). The exhibition will open with a private view and reception
on the 14 July; he private view will follow a one-day conference 90
Degrees South - A Virtual Voyage, at which Paul will be a guest
Date: 14 July - 31 August 2012
Venue: Gilbert White's Hous eand the Oates Collection, The
Wakes, High Street, Selborne, Hampshire GU34 3JH, England Tel: (+44)