Scott Polar Research Inst.
SGS112 Centenary of Scott Polar Research Institute FDC
SGS112 Centenary of Scott Polar Research Institute £3.50 Full Sheet
£3.50 This stamp commemorates the SPRI’s centenary and depicts Sir Ernest Shackleton with the Endurance, which took he and his crew on his third expedition to the Antarctic. Departing in 1914 Shackleton and his men intended to undertake the first crossing of Antarctica via the South Pole. The expedition was known formally as the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) and informally as the E…
SGS112 Centenary of Scott Polar Research Institute £3.50 Stamp
Founded in 1920, as part of the University of Cambridge, the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) is the oldest international centre for polar research within a university. The SPRI's mission is to enhance the understanding of the polar regions through scholarly research and publication, educating new generations of polar researchers, caring for and making accessible its collections, and projecti…