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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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


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…



A remarkable day in Ballinacurra #RememberingEdwardBransfield at the unveiling of his monument. #UKAHTSupported @AntarcticHT #Antarctica200 #AntarcticaInSight

#FunFactFriday Tomorrow, Remembering Edward Bransfield, supported by UKAHT, will be erecting the first monument dedicated to the Leader of the first expedition to see and chart the Antarctic Mainland (30th Jan 1820).

© UKAHT Photo: Kirsty Dick

#Teachers, in need of learning materials for #PenguinAwarenessDay this Monday 20th January? The 'Discovering #Antarctica' online resource is here to help - #Education #Teaching #EdChat #CoolResource With @RGS_IBG and Polar Regions Department @foreignoffice

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