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A First Rate Tragedy

Diana Preston
Friday, 15 Sep 2000
Sports House
The author and historian gave an illustrated lecture on the story of Robert Falcon Scott's two Antarctic expeditions, the 1901/4 Discovery expedition and the Terra Nova expedition of 1910/12. Preston looked at many themes, including Scott's temperament and motivation, the reasons for his failure to return safely to base, the scientific element of the expeditions and Scott's relationship with his wife.

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