Cambridge in Davos

20 Jan 2014

A delegation of Cambridge academics, led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, is attending the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, this week.

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Letters from the man who tried to save Captain Scott

11 Jan 2014

Letters written by Apsley Cherry-Garrard to his mother during the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-13, will be on display at The Polar Museum until May 2014. The Museum has been lent this exclusive collection of letters by The Richard C Dehmel Trust.

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Xmas eve on Gjoa, 1903, taken from Roald Amundsen's book The North West  Passage, vol.1

Having a Polar Christmas

25 Dec 2012

With Christmas upon us, Cambridge historian Dr Shane McCorristine and geographer and psychologist Dr Jane S.P. Mocellin take us back to the heroic age of Polar exploration, when festive celebrations served as essential emotional, psychological and nutritional functions during winter’s darkest months.

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