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Polar expedition journal on Twitter

You can catch up with the daily events of Captain Scott’s British Antarctic (Terra Nova) Expedition 1910-13 via Twitter.

Full diary entries are available on the Last Expedition blog from the SPRI web site

Taken from Captain Scott’s diary they recount the daily events on his final expedition  giving readers a chance to relive the daily events of the Terra Nova Expedition, as recorded by Scott in his famous journal. By republishing the entries as a daily blog, we hope to give the reader new insights into the scale and scope of Scott’s experience.

Dividing the text into daily blog entries – combined with a twitter account and RSS feed – and linking to the famous photographs held in the Scott Polar Research Institute, means that the latest communication technology will add an extra dimension to a well known text: the dimension of time.

The blog will follow the expedition’s progress day by day, over many months, beginning with its departure from New Zealand, and ending with its tragic and heroic conclusion.

It is hoped that the blog will enable readers to gain a deeper appreciation of the challenges faced by the expedition and the sacrifices made by Scott and his men. You can read more about the project

Christopher Hughes, worked with the Institute to develop the blog