Latest News

Find out the most recent news from UKAHT and our other partners and stakeholders. There is always something of interest happening within the world of Antarctic heritage, whether it is about jobs we are recruiting for or exciting projects or events that we are supporting. You'll find all you need to know about these stories here.

Port Lockroy Selection

After receiving hundreds of applications, here at the Cambridge office we have been very busy the past few months shortlisting candidates for selection. The selection process (which took place earlier this month) includes an intensive two-day process at which candidates undertake a number of test to assess their strengths and skills. We look for candidates who have good psychical health as well as strong leadership skills and endurance.

Out of the hundreds that applied for the role only twelve were invited to selection and out of those twelve we have appointed three to work at Port Lockroy.We would like to say huge thank you to everyone who applied for the role. We are delighted that the role attracted so many people from all walk of life and we are grateful for everyone who took the time to apply. We would also like to say congratulations to the twelve people who were shortlisted for selection. We will be announcing the successful candidates in the coming months once they have passed their medical checks.

The Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

Over the May Bank Holiday weekend, the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust teamed up with the Polar Museum and the British Antarctic survey to go to the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival. We took with us a collection of Antarctic fossils as well as Antarctic gear to show families what life is like in Antarctica and talk about the history of Antarctica’s fossils.

Most people don’t realise that Antarctica used to be a jungle and they are often surprised to see that there are so many fossils from the icy continent. As well as speaking to lots of enthused children we also had many adults who came to look at our stalls. The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust awarded a grant to the British Antarctic Survey to cover some of their costs towards the event. This was the third year we have been at the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival and it was once again a huge success with over 10,000 people coming to our displays to look at our collections and try on some Antarctic clothing!

UKAHT Private Viewing of the James Cook: The Voyages exhibition

On Thursday 10th May the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust hosted a private viewing of the James Cook: The Voyages exhibition in the British Library. The exhibition will be on at the British Library for the until 28th August. Amongst the collection are original maps which were drawn during the times of his voyages as well as personal diaries from some of the crew members. The exhibition also features videos about his travels with interviews from the likes of David Attenborough and Camilla Nichol!

The private viewing attracted over 100 of our members and there were speeches from a number of figures from the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust as well as the British Library. The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust gave the British Library a grant towards this exhibition. It is truly a remarkable collection and certainly worth visiting.

For further information you can visit the British Library website.

Another successful season

We are delighted to announce that following another successful season both our Port Lockroy team and our Stonington Island conservation Team have safely left Antarctica. It was a busy season at Port Lockroy with over 17,000 visitors to the island. On Stonington Island our conservation team worked tirelessly to survey both Base E and also teh American East Base. They also cataloged over 6,000 items from the bases.  

Rachel Morgan awarded MBE

We are delighted to announce that the former Director of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust Rachel Morgan has been awarded an MBE for her services to UK Antarctic Heritage and Conservation. Rachel was the Director of the UK Antarctic heritage trust from 2000 - 2014

PR Enquiries
Promoting our important heritage work

We are very keen to promote the heritage work that we do, telling the story of life in Antarctica both past and present. If you are interested in running a story, using our images or films or want to discuss an interview or potential collaboration opportunity we would love to hear from you.  Please contact either Sarah or Lewis at Limewash to discuss your requirements sarah@limewashmedia.com or +44 (0)1223 813557.  

Subscribe to our newsletter

Submit

Press Enquiries

We are very keen to promote the important heritage work that we do, telling the story of life in Antarctica both past and present. If you are interested in running a story about us, using our images or films or want to discuss an interview or potential collaboration opportunity we would love to hear from you.  Please contact either Sarah or Lewis at Limewash to discuss your requirements sarah@limewash.co.uk or +44 (0)1223 813 557.