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The Fram/Terra Nova Centenary Event

The Fram/Terra Nova Centenary Event

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Norwegian Embassy Fram

With support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy, the Scott Polar Research Institute and the Fram Museum in Oslo are organising a day of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the meeting of Captain Scott's Terra Nova and Roald Amundsen's Fram in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. The event will take place on 3 February 2011, at the Institute, exactly 100 years from the meeting of the two ships in Antarctica. Below is a list of topics, speakers, and tours of the Institute, which will be followed by a candle-lit dinner in Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

The cost of the event, including dinner, is £125.00. We also hope that a number of you will be able to make an equal donation in support of the Institute's Polar Museum and the Fram Museum in Oslo – this is, of course, optional.

Enquiries and bookings for the event should be directed to Kate Gilbert <>, telephone (01223) 336541. Please note that tickets are limited.


10.00 to 10.45 – Polar Museum open

10.45 to 11.15 - Coffee

11.15 to 11.30 - Welcome by the Director of the SPRI, the Director of the Fram Museum and His Excellency the Norwegian Ambassador

11.30 to 12.45 – Environmental Change at the Poles:

  • 11.30-12.00:
    Ice and environmental change in the Arctic and Antarctic - Julian Dowdeswell (Director, SPRI)
  • 12.00 to 12.30
    Glacier and ice cap change in Svalbard - Jon Ove Hagen (University of Oslo)
  • 12.30 to 12.45
    Question and answer on Arctic and Antarctic environmental change

12.45 to 13.30 – Buffet Lunch in the Institute

13.30 to 15.00 - The Centenary Meeting, Scott and Amundsen:

  • 13.30 to 14.00
    "One cannot help liking them" - Terra Nova meets Fram - Meredith Hooper
  • 14.00 to 14.30
    The Norwegian South Pole Expedition through the diaries of its crew members - Geir O. Kløver (Director, Fram Museum)
  • 14.30 to 15.00
    The Legacy of Captain Scott and the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913) - David Wilson

15.15 to 15.30 - Short Break for Coffee

15.30 to 16.30 - Our polar future – geopolitics in the Arctic and Antarctic:

  • 15.30 to 16.00
    The future of the Arctic Ocean - Olav Schram Stokke (Nansen Institute, Oslo)
  • 16.00 to 16.30
    The future of the Antarctic Treaty - Robert Culshaw (British Antarctic Survey)

16.30 to 18.15 – Coffee and drinks available in the Foyer

16.45 to 18.15 – Tours of the Institute with refreshments available in the Foyer (4 groups of 25)

  • Polar Museum
  • Terra Nova Photo Albums and Documents in Old Library
  • Museum Store and Conservation Laboratory (2 sub-groups of 12)
  • Wilson Paintings in the Friends Room

19.15 for 19.45- Formal Dinner in Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Candle-lit four-course dinner with wines and port.