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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BLOG: UK Polar Network Antarctic Flags

Written by Jennifer Freer, co-coordinator of the UKPN Antarctic Flags Initiative 2019 It is in the interest of all mankind that Antarctica shall continue to be used forever for peaceful purposes and shall not become the scene or object of international discord The Antarctic Treaty On 1 December 1959, 12 countries signed the Antarctic Treaty…


2019 Stamp Set: 200 year Anniversary

Marking 200 years since the discovery of Antarctica, the British Antarctic Territory is delighted to present this commemorative stamp set. Find out where to buy Since discovery, Antarctica has had a chequered past. Once news of these new lands was known, exploitation of its abundant seal population began almost immediately; later it was whalers that…


2019 Stamp Set: Centenary of the Scott Polar Research Institute

The British Antarctic Territory is delighted to mark the centenary of the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI). Find out where to buy The stamps illustrate the origins of SPRI and the Institute today. Founded in 1920, as part of the University of Cambridge, the Institute is the oldest international centre for polar research within a…


The Discovery of Antarctica and Antarctica Today

On Monday 18 November 2019, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), hosted a lecture marking 200 years since the discovery of land in Antarctica. Three speakers considered Antarctica’s history and its unique status as a continent reserved for peace and science. Camilla Nichol, Chief Executive of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust began proceedings, taking the…



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Within our collections is a Christmas card sent by Sir Ernest Shackleton, featuring a watercolor sketch of scenery at Scott's Furthest South, possibly painted by his sister Kathleen Shackleton. Text on the reverse reads: 'With kindest wishes from E.H. Shackleton'. #FestiveSPRI 🎄

We're celebrating our new Sunday opening hours with a day of festive fun! Explore our collections, join some drop in craft activities, get up close with our handling objects & do some polar themed Christmas shopping, plus refreshments from @RuralCoffeeProj. 12pm-4pm. Sun 1st Dec.

All this week... @Marthakearney is reporting from Antarctica for us, as part of a special series on climate change. Listen out for her broadcasting live from the British Antarctic Survey's research station at Rothera at 0650 & 0730 today @BAS_News | #Antarcticr4today | #r4today

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