News

November 2008

Trust Chairman, Philippa Foster Back (centre) introduces Culture Minister Barbara Follett (right) who hosted a reception for Friends of Antarctica at the splendid Lancaster House in London. The Trust's patron HRH The Princess Royal (left) was guest of honour.

Trust Chairman, Philippa Foster Back (centre) introduces Culture Minister Barbara Follett (right) who hosted a reception for Friends of Antarctica at the splendid Lancaster House in London. The Trust's patron HRH The Princess Royal (left) was guest of honour.

Our Patron spoke passionately about Scott's hut....
"It gives an enormous boost ... now to have matching funds available. This is an extraordinary encouragement, which I hope will lead others to make a real contribution to the effort to save the huts....

"This is ... about maintaining a link with the continent that had no human activity until the expeditions. The huts have known human history in Antarctica from its starting point, and that is ... an exciting and worthwhile thing to maintain."