Date: 28 Mar 2012
British Antarctic Survey (BAS) staff are heading to St Paul’s Cathedral, London, on Thursday 29 March to pay their respects to Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his companions who died in Antarctica exactly 100 years ago. They will join up to 2000 people to participate in a commemorative service to remember the great explorer and his men who travelled to Antarctica 100 years ago and never returned.
British Antarctic Survey and many other organisations with links to Antarctica are involved in a series of events around the world to remember Scott’s expedition. Scott and his men perished on the infamous return to their camp at Hut Point. His remarkable journey involved pioneering scientific research, some of which is still valuable today and forms a benchmark for modern science.