Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute

Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute

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  • Ceiling map at the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI)
    Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI)
  • Michael Palin visiting SPRI
    Michael Palin visiting the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI)

The Association of Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute was established in 1946 to provide individuals with a way of supporting the important work of the Institute.

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Gift announcements

Cambridge owes its world-leading excellence in research and teaching to the generosity of its supporters. Our history is synonymous with a history of far-sighted benefaction, and the same is as true today as it has ever been.

An Eastern Blue Groper (Achoerodus viridis). Image copyright Sylke Rohrlach
Gift announcement
A Cambridge alumna has given a 'birthday present' to the Department of Zoology, as it celebrates 150 years of zoology at the University.
A laboratory scientist
Gift announcement
Established as a charity in 1920, the Evelyn Trust makes grants to support medical research and health and wellbeing projects in Cambridgeshire. The Trust is particularly interested in research projects that have the potential to deliver transformational change, such as demonstration or pilot projects.

Related impact stories

Philanthropic giving is at the heart of the success of the Collegiate University, enabling us to make discoveries that change the world and to ensure that our students received an unrivalled education.

Image of camp under the Wild Mountains, Beardmore Glacier, 20 December 1911, overlaid with close up of two negative envelopes
Philanthropic impact story
The 113 photographic negatives taken by Captain Robert Falcon Scott on the British Antarctic Expedition in 1911 represent an extraordinary visual record of his last expedition.