The Antarctic Monument CampaignDedication in St Paul's Cathedral, City of London
The Antarctic Memorial in the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral, London was dedicated following a Special Evensong on 10 May 2011. You can see family and friends gathering outside the Cathedral here. The names of those who lost their lives were read by the Right Reverend Stephen Venner, Bishop to HM Armed Forces and the Falkland Islands. The Rev Canon Mark Oakley dedicated the memorial. The memorial was designed by Graeme Wilson and the sculptor Fergus Wessel.
A Reception at Saddlers Hall followed the events in St Paul's at which Rod Rhys Jones, Chairman of the British Antarctic Monument Trust, Jane Rumble, Deputy Commissioner of the British Antarctic Territory and Professor Nicholas Owens, Director of the British Antarctic Survey, made short addresses. Later in the evening many of those present continued to Balls Brothers Wine Bar for a meal together.
Monument sculpture in Cambridge
The monumental sculpture outside the Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road, Cambridge was unveiled on 12 May 2011 by the artist Oliver Barratt and Roderick Rhys Jones, Chairman of the British Antarctic Monument Trust. Professor Julian Dowdeswell, Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute, welcomed to the Institute the friends and relatives of those who died in the Antarctic. After the unveiling Oliver Barratt explained the significance of his design of the monument. The Director concluded the afternoon by inviting the hundred or so visitors to explore the newly furbished Polar Museum and take tea in the Entrance Hall.
You can see a slide show of the unveiling here.
To assist us to organise educational and other activities and to help raise awareness of our work four eminent polar explorers have agreed to being British Antarctic Monument Trust Ambassadors.
Felicity Aston who has recently returned from an unsupported walk to the South Pole with eight women representatives from Commonwealth countries;
John Killingbeck who is particularly noted for driving the last team of huskies in the Antarctic with John Sweeney;
Paul Rose well known for his television series on exploration and adventure; and
Dr Russell Thompson glaciologist, meteorologist and Antarctic guide.
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