This photograph is a composite image made by Ponting to  capture the desolation of the Polar Party.

Final letters mark centenary of Scott’s last march

12 Nov 2012

A new collection of the last letters of Captain Scott and the Pole Party has been released to mark the centenary of the discovery of their bodies in 1912. The book brings together the final thoughts of Scott and his companions in a single volume for the first time.

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Detail from ‘Lost on the Ice Caps’ by Albert Operdi

Dreaming polar lands with the haunted and damned

31 Oct 2012

The Scott Polar Research Institute invites you to take a trip through the psychic hinterlands of Polar exploration for this year’s Festival of Ideas – looking at the dream-like, paranormal and even grizzly side of the Poles.

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One of the photos taken by Captain Scott during the Terra Nova expedition

Lost Captain Scott photos dazzle Parliament

04 Jul 2012

The ‘lost’ photographs of Captain Scott’s final expedition to the South Pole, purchased by the Scott Polar Research Institute with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund, were on show at the Houses of Parliament yesterday.

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Some of the research being undertaken to measure Arctic tree lines

Invading Trees?

09 Mar 2012

Rumours of trees ‘invading’ the Arctic as a by-product of climate change have been ‘greatly exaggerated’ according to a polar scientist due to lecture on the subject at Cambridge University’s annual Science Festival.

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All's Well

A musical expedition to Scott’s South Pole

01 Mar 2012

A cycle of songs imagining the final thoughts of Captain Scott and his polar party has been composed by Cambridge graduate Jake Wilson – with the help of the University’s Scott Polar Research Institute.

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