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The Legacy of Captain Scott

The Legacy of Captain Scott

A cultural programme to accompany the exhibition Robert Falcon Scott: A Century OnCaptian Scott (SPRI ref: P83/6/9/12)

To commemorate the end of Scott's centenary year, the Polar Museum is hosting a series of four linked cultural events, alongside its latest special exhibition which explores the impact of Captain Scott's achievements - Antarctic science and exploration, a century of art and literature and the wider cultural legacy of his expeditions.

Tickets for each event are £5 / £3.50 (concessions). If you book for all four events, there is a discounted price of £18 / £12 (conc). All tickets include a glass of wine or juice. To book tickets, follow this link. If you have any trouble booking, please e-mail

All's Well album cover

Thursday 15 November 6.30pm

Musician Jake Wilson will talk and perform songs from his album All's Well, inspired by the journals and final letters written by the five members of Captain Scott's polar party

Book launch We will be launching the Polar Museum's latest publication, The Last Letters of Scott and the Polar Party at this event.

Dead Men cover

Thursday 22 November 6.30pm

Richard Pierce will read from his new novel Dead Men followed by a talk on using Scott's last expedition in a fictional context.

Richard will be available to sign copies of his book after the reading.

Max Jones

Thursday 29 November 6.30pm

'From "Noble Example" to "Potty Pioneer": The Changing Faces of Scott of the Antarctic'

Dr Max Jones, Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester and author of The Last Great Quest: Captain Scott's Antarctic Sacrifice will talk on the development of Scott's reputation after 1945.

Biddulph leaflet image

Thursday 6 December 6.30pm

Dr. John Biddulph is a consultant in the field of autism. He trained originally as a musician and composer and has written music for film, television and radio. John's Terra Nova, a work inspired by the journal, artefacts and photographs of Scott's expedition, uses acoustic, electronic and sampled sounds to create evocative soundscapes with the occasional 'sonic surprise'. The performance at SPRI will be the premiere of Terra Nova.

To book tickets, follow this link. If you have any trouble booking, please e-mail