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The Great White Silence

The Great White Silence

Tickets £10

The Great White Silence

Saturday 13 November 2010

BMS Lecture Theatre, School of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1ER

4:00pm (Doors open at 3:30pm)

Join us for a lecture and preview screening of Ponting's iconic film, now digitally restored as he wished it to be seen. Introduced by Bryony Dixon, Curator, Silent Film, BFI National Archive, who has said

"Not only does this film give us a real sense of the challenges and hardships of the expedition, it also resolves controversies which arose in the 1970s concerning Scott's reputation as a leader."

Released as a silent film on 1924, an accompanist would have been on hand to add atmosphere. On this occasion, Neil Brand, internationally renowned writer, composer and silent film accompanist will fill this role.

Watch a preview online.


Tickets are £10.00 each. Please apply by post or in person at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, CB2 1ER.

For postal applications, please enclose a cheque in favour of "University of Cambridge A/C YQ".

For further information, please contact the Friends.