Scott Polar Research Institute Museum and Archive

Scott Polar Research Institute Museum and Archive

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    Polar Museum interior
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    The Polar Museum
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    Drum dancer, SPRI (HLF Collecting Cultures)

Through its stunning collections of objects, manuscripts and images the Scott Polar Research Institute tells awe inspiring stories about polar exploration, history and science.

Your donation will support The Polar Museum, Thomas H Manning Polar Archives and our in-house Picture Library to illustrate Britain's, and the University of Cambridge's, unique place in polar history. It will also enable us to communicate the vital work of our own environmental and social scientists to a broad audience.

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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.

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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.
Gift announcement
The Vice-Chancellor celebrated the power of collegiate Cambridge and the importance of philanthropy in his annual address.

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.