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Dame Jane Francis

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BAS Director, Professor Jane Francis, is appointed Dame Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (DCMG) in recognition of services to UK polar science and diplomacy. The announcement was gazeteered in the 2017 New Year's Honours LIst.

Dame Francis has been a long time supporter of the Trust and appears in the Film of the creation of the monument at the Scott Polar and in the Falkland Islands as well as the Antarctic Memorial in the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral. The film is to be premiered at the Royal Geographical Society on 14 June 2017 at 19.00. Bar from 18.00.

Tuesday, November 6th 2018

Brian Dorsett-Bailey

Brian Dorsett-Bailey, who has died aged 79, was a Trustee of the British Antarctic Monument Trust. He was the brother of Jeremy Bailey who died in a crevasse accident in 1965 near the British Antarctic Survey base of Halley Bay. Jeremy was a pioneer in the technology of ice-depth radar which allowe… Full Story...
Saturday, October 27th 2018

A gleaming Southern Monument

Ian Bury, our contractor friend in the Falkland Islands, has thoroughly polished the Southern Monument in preparation for the influx of tourists either staying for a holiday in the Falklands or passing through on a cruise ship bound for South Georgia and the Antarctic. There has been a significant a… Full Story...
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