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The Antarctic Monument Campaign


The British Antarctic Monument Trust is a charity set up to celebrate the achievements of the men and women whose scientific exploration in the
British Antarctic Territory has led to a new understanding of our  planet, and to honour those amongst them who did not return
We have placed a memorial made of Welsh slate and Carrara marble in the crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral. The 1100 mm diameter memorial is set on a wall just off the central aisle, halfway between the tombs of Nelson and Wellington. On the other side of the main aisle are memorials to the South Atlantic Conflict and Florence Nightingale.  The memorial was dedicated on 10 May 2011.
We have also created a monumental sculpture, by the sculptor Oliver Barratt, the northern part of which is at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University was unveiled on 12 May 2011 and the southern part on Dockyard Point, Stanley, Falkland Islands - gateway to the Antarctic - was dedicated on 25 February 2015.


To assist the Trust organise educational and other activities and to help raise awareness of its work four eminent polar explorers have joined as British Antarctic Monument Trust Ambassadors.

They are:
Felicity Aston the first woman to walk alone across Antarctica from the Ross Sea to the Wedell Sea;

John Killingbeck 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;

Dr Russell Thompson glaciologist, meteorologist and Antarctic guide.

Charity Commision Registration
The British Antarctic Monument Trust is registered with the Charity Commissioners number 01123064

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