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BBC 2 are currently running a series

BBC 2 are currently running a series entitled Icons, featuring national icons. On Wednesday 9 January, the theme is famous explorers and naturally Sir Ernest is in the running. The Grand Final will involve a vote for viewers to select their  preferred icon. Full details via BBC.co.uk

Julian Dowdeswell of SPRI

Julian Dowdeswell of SPRI is heading up a team of scientists on board SA Agulhas II currently en route for the Weddell Sea. One of the most ambitious Polar expeditions in recent years, the scientists will try to discover why a trillion-tonne iceberg the size of Northumberland broke off the ice shelf and floated 28 miles (45km) last […]

Scholarly Article: Worsley’s Navigational Logbook aboard the James Caird

The Navigational Logbook of Frank Worsley, one he kept whilst navigating the James Caird from Elephant Island to South Georgia is now available via this link: https://www.canterburymuseum.com/research/records-of-the-canterbury-museum/records-of-the-canterbury-museum/ The logbook was discovered at the Canterbury Museum, but instead of a heroic read, it took nearly a decade to decipher and prove each character.  Cmdr Worsley utilized a form of celestial […]

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