The British Antarctic Territory is the UK’s largest Overseas Territory. It lies in Antarctica, the world's most southerly continent.

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Sir James Clark Ross

As part of a regular series on the meaning of place-names in the Territory, this latest edition focuses on Sir James Clark Ross to mark the final season in Antarctica, after 30 years of service, of the Royal Research Ship (RRS) James Clark Ross. RRS James Clark Ross is named after Admiral Sir James Clark…


2021 Stamp Set: Her Majesty’s 95th Birthday

The Government of the British Antarctic Territory is pleased to release a set of six stamps and a souvenir sheet in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 95th birthday. Her Majesty celebrates her 95th birthday on 21 April 2021. The British Antarctic Territory and ten other postal administrations have agreed to co-operate in a fitting…


HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

  This week, the Union Flag has been lowered at Rothera Research Station in Antarctica to mark the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh on 9 April 2021. Prince Philip visited Antarctica in 1957, becoming the first member of the Royal Family to cross the Antarctic Circle. We pay tribute to his…


Her Majesty’s 95th Birthday Coin – 2021

To commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s 95th Birthday, Pobjoy Mint have released a new 50-pence coin in her honour for the British Antarctic Territory. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has two birthdays to celebrate each year – her actual birthday is on 21st April whilst her official birthday is on 10th June. When Her Majesty…



Looking for a way to spend the Bank Holiday weekend?

Check out the @AntarcticHT podcast #AVoyagetoAntarctica and relive the first season ahead of the launch season 2 👇❄️

Happy #WorldPenguinDay 🎉

You can find a variety of penguins from Emperor to Gentoo "chilling" in and around the British Antarctic Territory.

But can you identify which penguin is featured below?

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Learn more below👇🐧

This week, the Union Flag has been lowered at Rothera Research Station in Antarctica to mark the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

We pay tribute to his lifetime of service and his passion for science and conservation.

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It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

BAT are proud to be part of the exciting new @UKGovBlueBelt BRUVs network and to continue to uphold our commitment to Research and Discovery in Antarctica🌊🐠


Cambridge Festival 2021 (26 Mar - 4 Apr) is well underway! Visit our event page to view recordings of BAS events so far, take a look at our on-demand content, and see what's coming up later in the week! - #CamFest @Cambridge_Fest @NERCscience @UKRI_News

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