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Tragedy & Triumph: Scott, Amundsen & the Race to the South Pole

28/09/2022 @ 14:00 - 15:00


In 1910 Antarctica was relatively unknown. Robert Scott, Roald Amundsen, and Ernest Shackleton had both been there on earlier expeditions but without reaching the Pole.

With reference to these earlier expeditions, Mark Cottle’s lecture will focus initially on the photographs of Scott’s photographer Ponting and Edward Wilson’s watercolours – which both capture eloquently Scott’s expedition and Antarctica itself. It will then look at and assess the race between Scott and Amundsen to be first at the Pole.

We will allocate tickets by a ballot system. Please email enquiries@morrablibrary.org.uk, or call 01736 364474 to register your interest in attending by Monday 19th September. We will then draw out names and let you know if you have been successful.

£5 suggested donation. Refreshments served.


14:00 - 15:00


Morrab Library


Morrab Library