The Northern Antarctic Monument in Cambridge
The Antarctic Monument has been designed by the distinguished sculptor, Oliver Barratt. He has created a unique work which is in two parts - one in the United Kingdom and the other in the Southern Hemisphere. This reflects the environmental and scientific link between Britain and the Antarctic whilst at the same time recognising the emotional and physical separation experienced by explorers.
One part symbolises a mould made of British oak from which the other stainless steel part has been cast.
A detail of the gap between the two sides of the Monument - an elliptical shape that is the basis of the Southern Part of the Monument in the Falkland Islands.
Trustee Brian Dorsett Bailey assists Oliver Barratt in the rough chiselling of the Cambridge Monument.
The Antarctic Monument created by the sculptor Oliver Barratt was unveiled by the artist and the Chairman of the British Antarctic Monument Trust to applause from well over a hundred family and friends.
Antarctic Monument at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Lensfield Road, Cambridge. Photo Julian Paren
You can see a slide show of the unveiling here.
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