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    08/03/2024
    Discovery Point

    Discovery’s Female Ship’s Crew

    In Discovery's days at sea, the presence of a woman on board was a rarity: exploration was reserved for men. Nowadays, we're proud to welcome women aboard as ships crew!
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    05/03/2024
    Discovery Point

    Polar Publications

    Explore the fascinating world of two of Antarctica's most revered publications!
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    03/03/2024
    Verdant Works Museum

    Researching Robertson’s Land

    Scaling the story of what is known as Dundee's tallest tenements; Robertsons Land.
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    03/03/2024
    Verdant Works Museum

    The Role of Public Health in Tackling TB in Dundee

    Volunteer - and retired GP - Alison discusses the impact of public health campaigns in controlling the spread of tuberculosis in the 20th century.
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    03/03/2024
    Verdant Works Museum

    Impressions in Jute

    Exclusive insights into the creative process of Kim Appleton, and the appeal of using jute as a printmaking material.
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    15/02/2024
    Discovery Point

    The Boss

    Celebrating one of Antarctic exploration's most famed characters; Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton.
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    07/02/2024
    Discovery Point

    Lieutenant George Mulock

    George Mulock famously took the place of Ernest Shackleton aboard Discovery in 1903. His contribution to Antarctic science is pioneering to say the least.
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    01/02/2024
    Discovery Point

    Celebrating Lieutenant Charles Royds

    Lieut. Royds was responsible for keeping everything ship-shape aboard Discovery in 1901. The young Lancashire man was also an excellent sportsman!
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  • Stories
    28/01/2024
    Discovery Point

    ‘Our Junior Scientist’

    A young scientist with remarkable achievements and contributions to modern understanding of the Antarctic climate.
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  • Monochrome image of the front of Royal Research Ship Discovery at a dock. Gentleman seen in the water in a small dinghy boat below.
    Stories
    11/01/2024
    Discovery Point

    British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition

    Learn why RRS Discovery’s final trip to Antarctica, aimed at charting more of the coastline and land, was also highly political.
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    11/01/2024
    Discovery Point

    Oceanographic Expeditions

    How did a ship based on the famous Dundee Whalers become the center of a project to conserve the struggling whale stocks of Antarctica?
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  • Stories
    11/01/2024
    Discovery Point

    The Forgotten Years

    Costs of the 1901 Expedition meant SY Discovery was sold to a private company. Find out how she was then sent into war service during the First World War.
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