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Posted on Wednesday 21st March

On Saturday, 31 March The National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is hosting a special one-day event commemorating the centenary of Scott’s Antarctic expedition, with free entry.

The event will run from 11am–4pm, and on the day, there will be chance to talk to members of the British Services Antarctic Expedition 2012 team (BSAE), hear performances from Jake Wilson of his commemorative composition of All’s Well, see a sledge and skis used during the 1912 expedition and have a go at becoming a Polar scientist in a fun science lab. There will also be the chance to watch Herbert Ponting’s ‘The Great White Silence’ film of the 1912 expedition.

29 March 2012 marks the 100th Anniversary of Scott’s final diary entry of his heroic efforts to reach the South Pole, during which he achieved an astonishing amount of scientific research, but ultimately led to his team’s tragic demise in 1912.

Further Reading

Scott of the Antarctic

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Scott of the Antarctic

(Hardback - 224 pages)
by Sue Blackhall

Captain Robert Falcon Scott CVO (6 June 1868 – 29 March 1912) was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions. During the second venture, Scott led a party of five which reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912, only to find that they had been preceded by Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition. On their return journey, Scott and his four comrades all perished from a combination of exhaustion,… Read more...


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