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Michaelmas Term Lecture

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Hartley Travers Ferrar was the geologist on the “Discovery” expedition of 1901-4, so shared their first foray into Antarctic exploration with both Scott and Shackleton. His grand-daughter Susanna Ferrar has been trying to follow the faint trail he left behind and has been exploring some interesting questions. She was fortunate enough to be accepted onto Canterbury University’s Postgraduate Certificate of Antarctic Studies course in 2011, spending 6 months in quake-ravaged Christchurch and 10 days in Antarctica, camping on the Ross Ice shelf and passing through Scott and McMurdo Bases. She is continuing to trawl the archives at SPRI when she can, rendering her grandfather’s papers into electronic form so that they will be more easily accessible in the future.

This talk is part of the Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute lecture series series.

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