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…



Today on #WorldOceanDay we've published the Blue Belt Programme Annual Update 2020/21🌊

After a landmark year for the Programme, read about how it's helping protect and enhance unique marine environments globally▶️

#OTD last week (25 May) the #Rothera Research Station wintering team lowered the Union Jack flag in a ceremony marking the last day the team will see the sun in #Antarctica until the end of July!

📷 Matthew Phillips

Today's the day we welcome visitors back to the Polar Museum, we've missed having you!

If you'd like to visit you can book tickets for the Polar Museum and other @CamUnivMuseums at


Celebrate #Biodiversityweek2021 and join UK Antarctic scientists at this week's Global Biodiversity Festival 🌎👇

#GlobalBioFest #Biodiversity

The #DiversityinPolarScience initiative has led to creation of new BAS EDI 101 training, part of a package of resources made available online for all to use to enable conversations and change:


📷 @Pilvilicious

BAT are proud to celebrate and promote #DiversityinPolarScience. Check out this excellent blog from Dr Huw Griffiths @griffiths_huw to mark #IDAHOBIT today. 👇 🏳️‍🌈

@BAS_News #PolarPride

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 👇❄️

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