With Scott to the Pole
An enduring scientific legacy
6 April to 28 May 2012
Exhibition now showing in the North West region
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.
The Society’s touring exhibition, ‘With Scott to the Pole’ 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 today.
Following its display at the Society’s Exhibition Pavilion, the exhibition can now been seen from 6 April to 28 May 2012 at Brantwood, Coniston, supported by the Society’s North West Regional committee. 10.30am to 5.00pm.
Contact: telephone +44 (0)15 3944 1396 or email email@example.com.
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 ocean ecosystems.
Examples of contemporary research are illustrated here alongside selected historical images from the exhibition and links to Discovering Antarctica the award-winning schools’ website.
View the Lake Ellsworth slideshow (PPT) in PowerPoint.
An engaging schools’ resource that covers the science and geopolitics of the world’s last great wilderness.
British Antarctic Survey
The British Antarctic Survey is one of the world's leading environmental research centres and is responsible for the UK's national scientific activities in Antarctica – visit the BAS website for more information.
Exploring online images from the Society's Antarctic Collections
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and the British Antarctic Survey gratefully acknowledge the United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust for its support of the exhibition.
For more information on other UK-wide commemorations please visit the Scott 100 website.