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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 Y…
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penguins large Why are these penguins here?

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  The map was drawn by Reuben Coe as a way of getting children attending the Schools and Family Learning Department at St Paul's Cathedral, London to look out for the range of animals that appear inside St Paul's Cathedral.  The map includes lions, c…
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New edition of Update published

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This issue includes information on the Premiere of the South 2015 film, progress on the maintenance of the Monuments in Stanley and Cambridge, and insights into the life of Felicity Aston, one of our Ambassadors, and of the Master of many BAS ships T…
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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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