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St Paul’s to mark centenary of Scott’s Antarctic Expedition, 100 years on
21 March 2012
A century after Captain Robert Falcon Scott wrote his last diary entry, St Paul’s Cathedral will commemorate the British Antarctic ‘Terra Nova’ Expedition and pay tribute to the courage and fortitude of Scott and his men and celebrate the scientific legacy of the expedition.
The service, on Thursday, 29thMarch at 11am, will be attended by HRH The Princess Royal who will read a lesson; the broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, who will read an extract from the final diary entry of Captain Scott and the Bishop of London, who will give the sermon. The Government will be represented by the Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon William Hague MP.
The service will also be attended by many descendants of Scott’s team, some of whom will lay a memorial wreath at the commemorative plaque to Scott in the cathedral.The service is being organised and sponsored by the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) (www.spri.cam.ac.uk) and the United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT) (www.ukaht.org).
South with Scott – art installation
From 27 March to 3 April, St Paul’s will be hosting an art installation, created by the grandson of Lt Teddy Evans, second in command of the British Antarctic Expedition.
Julian Broke-Evans will present ‘South with Scott’, a live audio-visual feed of two-metre high vertical ice flutes standing in a windswept ice landscape. The images will be on a large screen with wireless headphones relaying the haunting sound. The installation is open for all visitors to see.USEFUL INFORMATION