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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Mosaic of the Arctic

Polar science: IPY and SPRI

01 Jun 2007

The largest coordinated programme of international polar activities in 50 years – International Polar Year (IPY) – kicked off globally on 1 March 2007. Building on a 125-year history of previous polar events in 1882–1883, 1932–1933 and 1957–1958, the aim of IPY is to promote even greater international scientific collaboration to address issues of global importance within the Arctic and Antarctic.

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