Scott of the Antarctic

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Terror in the Antarctic: graphic novels revisit the horror of the ‘worst journey in the world’
A century on from the publication of Cherry Apsley-Garrard’s classic book about Scott’s doomed Antarctic expedition, a new graphic novel version revisits his terrible tale

Robin McKie Science Editor

04, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The icy pull of tragic polar exploration | Brief letters
Brief letters: A fascination with tragic heroes | Is artificial intelligence an oxymoron? | Orwell’s linguistic inventions | From Granny to Mum to Mumma | Sailing to San Serriffe

01, Apr, 2022 @4:52 PM

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BBCSO/Brabbins: Scott of the Antarctic review – astonishing orchestration is superbly played
Vaughan Williams’s score performed as a live accompaniment to a beautifully restored print of the 1948 movie is incredibly powerful and at times extraordinarily moving

Tim Ashley

13, Mar, 2022 @3:11 PM

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South with Scott: Christmas Day in Antarctica
Admiral Lord Mountevans in his memoirs recalls an extreme white Christmas on the expedition in 1911

Tim Radford

11, Dec, 2019 @9:30 PM

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Dickens novel that joined Captain Scott on doomed expedition goes on display
Book read by Scott’s men over 60 nights while hiding in an Antarctic ice cave forms part of new Charles Dickens exhibition

Alison Flood

07, May, 2019 @3:40 PM

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Expedition sets out to map Larsen C ice shelf
Scientists head to Weddell Sea to model changes to the shelf since the calving, in 2017, of the massive iceberg A68

Ian Sample Science editor

26, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Antarctic diary records horror at finding Captain Scott's body
Norwegian Tryggve Gran’s 1912 journal – sold for £150,000 – reveals ‘horrible nightmare’ of finding the bodies of the polar explorer and his companions

Alison Flood

12, Dec, 2018 @1:11 PM

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Tired, frozen, beaten: image of Captain Scott’s expedition that foretold a tragedy
As a photograph from the ill-starred race to the South Pole goes to auction this week, we look at the reasons for the sad failure of Scott’s men to return

Robin McKie Science editor

12, Nov, 2017 @12:05 AM

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Heroic Failure and the British by Stephanie Barczewski review – why have the defeated been prized in the UK?
From the Charge of the Light Brigade to the failed explorations of Scott and David Livingstone, a fascinating exploration of why defeats and retreats became cherished examples of the British spirit

Bernard Porter

19, Feb, 2016 @7:30 AM

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Thaw reveals photographer’s notebook from Captain Scott’s Antarctic hut
Notebook belonging to George Murray Levick remarkably legible after conservation work, with find blamed on global warming

Maev Kennedy

20, Oct, 2014 @6:09 PM

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Lost photographs from Scott of the Antarctic's doomed expedition
Ponies on the march, scurvy setting in, cabins in a snowdrift, ever-worsening blizzards ... here are some rare negatives of the fatal British Antarctic Expedition in 1911. The Polar Museum has raised the money needed to buy the 113 negatives for the nation

31, Mar, 2014 @4:00 PM

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Race to save Scott's images of doomed Antarctic trek from auction sale
Cambridge University appeals for £275,000 to ensure expedition negatives stay in UK, at Scott Polar Research Institute

Mark Brown

13, Mar, 2014 @6:39 PM

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