Scott’s last expedition

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Further to January’s item about Scott of the Antarctic, Library staff today enjoyed an interesting talk about Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole. By coincidence, this comes the day after the anniversary of his birth on 6th June 1868.

Apparently the Scott’s Last Expedition at the Natural History Museum is excellent and well worth a look.

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/temporary-exhibitions/scott-last-expedition/scott-slideshow/index.html

You may also be interested in The Polar Museum at the Scott Polar Research Institute, which includes two rather fine domed ceilings incorporating  representations of the Artic and Antarctic that were painted by Macdonald Gill in 1934.

http://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/museum/

 

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