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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Design a Stamp Competition: Discovering Antarctica

2020 marks 200 years since the discovery of the Antarctic continent. To celebrate, we are running a competition for children aged 4 – 17 years old to design an official postage stamp for the British Antarctic Territory (BAT). The design theme is “Discovering Antarctica”. Four lucky winners will have their very own drawings featured on…


Edward Bransfield: 200 years on

The following article has been reproduced from the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Autumn/Winter 2019 edition of the ‘Antarctic Times’.  Read on to learn how to subscribe to this biannual newsletter and become a ‘Friend of Antarctica’ Edward Bransfield With many thanks to Michael Smith, writer and lecturer on Antarctic and Arctic exploration. Michael wrote about Edward Bransfield’s…

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BLOG: Reflecting on the year ahead

Written by Jane Rumble, Head of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s Polar Regions Department and Deputy Commissioner for the British Antarctic Territory. 2020 is an important year. It marks 200 years since the discovery of the Antarctic continent. Having dedicated over 16 years working on Antarctica I am still amazed by this unique region and…


Gazette #53 Published

The latest edition of the British Antarctic Territory Gazette was published today, 8 January 2020. This covers the period February to December 2019. This is an important record of all BAT legislation, orders, appointments. Read the latest Gazette in full



The #SouthSandwichIslands are home to several active #volcanoes and #Copernicus #Sentinel2 images from @esa show a rare persistent lava lake recently discovered on Saunders Island. Do you know which 3 other UK Overseas Territories are also volcanically active? #SGSSIdiscover

Competition! Aged 4-17 and love to draw? Design a stamp for @GovBAT to mark 200 yrs since the discovery of #Antarctica! Winners will see their design in print and get a set of stamps with their design on! Apply by 12 May 2020 #AntarcticaInSight #HalfTerm

This #InternationalWomenInScienceDay we look to 1969 & Lois Jones who led the first all-woman team to Antarctica, leaving a legacy of women in the most remarkable wilderness in the world. to support the future of Antarctica #AntarcticaInSight #WomenInSTEM

Celebrate our centenary by making your post look more beautiful with these @GovBAT & @GovSGSSI commemorative stamps. Featuring the Scott Polar Research Institute, Captain RF Scott & Sir Ernest #Shackleton, they’re available online from #SPRI100

Don't miss this weeks blog... apparently the first ever electrical kettle has been boiled on the island! ☕

... and Kirstie, last years Port Lockroy team member, made a sneak appearance on the island!

#PortLockroyBlogs #AntarcticaInSight

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