Edward Wilson's Antarctic Notebooks were launched at the London Wetlands Centre by Sir David Attenborough, who was interviewed on ITV Meridian for the launch.
Video courtesy of ITV Meridian.
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- A new memorial to Captain Scott and Edward Wilson is being created for Glen Prosen, Angus, Scotland. It is likely to be unveiled in December 2012
- For further forthcoming Scott Centenary events see Scott 100, ISCE 2012
- There are a small number of Edward Wilson's Antarctic paintings, relics connected to the South Pole journey, and other items on permanent display in the Museum of the Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Rd, Cambridge, UK
- There are a number of relics connected to the South Pole journey, along with other items, on permanent display in the Edward Wilson Room of the Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Clarence Street, Cheltenham, UK
- There are a number of relics connected with Edward Wilson and the British National Antarctic Expedition aboard the S.S. Discovery on permanent display at Discovery Point Dundee, UK
Edward Adrian Wilson (1872-1912) is one of the most famous native sons of Cheltenham. He was an influential figure of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, being chiefly remembered today as the artistic scientist who died with Captain Scott.
Edward Adrian Wilson BA, MB (Cantab.), FZS was born in Montpellier Parade, Cheltenham on 23 July 1872. He was educated at Cheltenham College, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and St. George's Hospital, London, becoming a highly regarded self-taught artist and field naturalist. Contracting tuberculosis from his mission work in London slums, he nevertheless recovered to be appointed as the Assistant Surgeon and Vertebrate Zoologist to the British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-1904) aboard Discovery, under Commander Robert Falcon Scott. Upon return he was appointed Field Observer to the Grouse Disease Inquiry and illustrated wildlife books. In 1910 he returned to the Antarctic with Captain Scott aboard Terra Nova as Chief of the Scientific Staff. He died with his comrades on the return from the South Pole in 1912.