Title of case study History of British exploration: enhancing public understanding of Scott of the Antarctic

Impact: Cultural impacts, Economic impacts, Societal impacts


Historical research on the story of Captain Scott’s death in the Antarctic in March 1912, after being beaten to the South Pole by a Norwegian expedition, is changing public understanding of British Antarctic exploration. The pathways to impact include public education delivered through public lectures, school talks, and radio and television broadcasts; museum exhibitions in Britain, Australia and New Zealand; and entertainment in the form of a new play based specifically on the research.
Impact date2014
Category of impactCultural impacts, Economic impacts, Societal impacts
Impact levelBenefit