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One hundred years after Captain Robert Falcon Scott wrote his last diary entry, St Pauls Cathedral will host a service to commemorate the centenary of the British Antarctic Terra Nova Expedition 1910 to 1913.
The service will pay tribute to the courage of Scott and his men and celebrate the scientific legacy of the expedition. Sir David Attenborough is set to read an extract from the final diary entry of Captain Scott, and Foreign Secretary William Hague and Princess Anne are due to attend.
The "Scott 100 letters" campaign intends to mirror the success of Captain Scott's letter in 1912 to his own grandson which he wrote before his death in a tent in freezing weather conditions.
His letter inspired his grandson to start the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in London
The grandchildren of Polar explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott have marked the 100th anniversary of his death by launching an appeal which aims to inspire future generations.
As he lay dying in his tent, stranded without supplies in minus 70C temperatures on March 29 1912, Captain Scott wrote to his wife Kathleen encouraging her to have their son take an interest in nature.
The "Scott 100 letters" campaign intends to mirror the success of that letter by encouragint members of the public to write to someone with inspiring words.
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On 29 March 1912, Captain Scott made the last entry in his diary. St Pauls Cathedral hosted a special ceremony to mark the centenary.