"The help and company of our leader might always be relied upon."

“In the long winter months, when the scientists toiled in darkness and cold at their routine tasks outside, the help and company of our leader might always be relied upon. ... Any jest or argument of unusual interest was sure to draw ‘the Boss’ from his cabin. … He was a sociable man and liked company, and was always the life and soul of any group in which he happened to be.”

Raymond Priestley, geologist, Nimrod

Founder of the Scott Polar Research Institute with Frank Debenham in 1920. In later life, he became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham.



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