Category: Research Projects

 

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 16

EPISODE 16 – Mon 1st Feb 2021  – An update on our fundraising efforts, the story of Alan the eleven-year-old Antarctic Krill and the ReQuest interview with Philippa Davies, who hosts the Canterbury-based annual Antarctica enthusiasts’ event – Cantarctica and is also the founder of the Betjeman Society.

Some follow up thoughts from Philippa received after recording for the podcast…

“For variety you are welcome to swap my ginger biscuits for mint imperials. I never have travelled without them and have a tin full in my car. My grandchildren call them magic mints.” 

“Another fascinating link is that Louisa Young, Kathleen Scott’s daughter by her second marriage is a goddaughter of Betjeman. So, Betjeman and Scott link.”

Philippa Davies with her wonderful scale model of Scott’s Discovery

The ReQuest2021 podcast is documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Show Notes

Alan the eleven-year-old Antarctic Krill
https://humannatureprojects.org/blog/species-spotlight-antarctic-krill

The Curious Life of Krill by Stephen Nichol
https://islandpress.org/books/curious-life-krill

The Betjeman Society Website:
www.betjemansociety.com

“The Betjeman Society Scrapbook” by Philippa Davies
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Betjeman-Society-Scrapbook-1988-2008/dp/0955999715

Lots of Different Ways to Follow and Support The Project including our penguin badges, Antarctic Top Trumps and other merchandise…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

Only 400 sleeps till we sail!

It is now only 400 days till we sail to Antarctica from South America. Lots to do in the next year – not least to raise another £40,000 by end of June 2021, launch ‘Antarctica In An Icebox‘ educational resource packs, plan our research projects, book flights (Covid-willing!) and take to time to organise the Tower Bridge PR event for Friday 17th September, 2021.
Plus lots more behind the scenes!
We’ve got an amazing team to make it all happen! Darcey Holmes ~ Alex Maciver ~ Laura Bernard ~ Cathy Mummery ~ Matt Wood ~ Lucy Morgan ~ Genevieve Scullion ~ George Stonor ~ Sam Payne

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.12

EPISODE 12 – Thursday 1st Oct 2020  – Celebrating one whole year of the ReQuest2021 podcast including ReQuest interviews with Alex Maciver, the latest Scottish participant to join the team, and with Michael Smith author of many polar exploration books including “Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer”.

The ReQuest2021 podcast is documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Show Notes

Alex Maciver

Alex Maciver’s Fundraising Page
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AlexMaciver  

Michael Smith

Michael Smith’s Website:
http://www.micksmith.co.uk

“Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer” – Michael Smith
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shackleton-Endurance-Prof-Michael-Smith/dp/1780747071

Other books by Michael Smith:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Michael-Smith/e/B001HPNMHK

Lots of Different Ways to Follow and Support The Project including our penguin badges, Antarctic Top Trumps and other merchandise…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.11

EPISODE 11 – Tuesday 1st Sep 2020  – this episode includes the commemorative plaques to Marr and Mooney; the final clip from Alan Noake’s Walderslade presentation to Medway Towns SAS, this time focusing on our ReQuest2021 research projects; and the ReQuest interview with Alan Noake project leader of ReQuest2021 conducted by fellow participant Emma Johnston.

Alan Noake

The ReQuest2021 podcast is documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Show Notes

A link to Alan Noake’s Fundraising Page:
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AlanNoake

Lots of Different Ways to Follow and Support The Project including our penguin badges, Antarctic Top Trumps and other merchandise…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

Alan Noake with Mark Brooks from Artisan Memorials
Commemorative Plaque to Marr and Mooney at Gilwell Park Scout HQ
Commemorative Plaque to Marr and Mooney at Gilwell Park Scout HQ
The Gilwell Plaque before installation
Alan Noake with the Gilwell and Fordell Firs Plaques
Alan Noake with The Fordell Firs Scottish HQ Plaque

PRESS RELEASE – SCOUTS CLIMATE QUEST EVENT

Held over the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July 2020 Climate Quest was a virtual event hosted by Sevenoaks District in partnership with the Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Project.

One of the key themes of the main Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Antarctica project mission is Environment. Antarctica is a living environmental laboratory for Climate Change and Antarctic Wildlife. Climate Quest was put together to engage young people in these important issues.

To earn their Climate Quest Badge participants had to complete a minimum of 2 activities from each of the three different zones – Causes, Consequences and Take Action.

Around 300 people registered for the event and orders have been placed for somewhere in the region of 200 badges already! The activities are still available for other to take part in due course.

CLIMATE QUEST WEBSITE

All the feedback and response from the participants and parents has been phenomenal…

“Thank you. We have had a great time and really enjoyed the tasks. Lots of chatting about the environment with a 5yr old and 10yr old!”

“Such a great weekend full of fun and interesting activities, thank you Kent Scouts. Alex and Charlotte from 1st New Barn Cubs and Beavers.”

“My boys Harrison & Finlay from Larkfield 1st with most of their completed challenges from this Climate Quest Weekend. Thanks so much for all the organising. It was utterly brilliant.”

“Isla, 2nd Radipole Guides, and Oli, Weymouth South Scouts, have enjoyed taking part in the Climate Quest this weekend. Thank you so much for running the event and organising such fantastic activities.”

“I would just like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all the team at Climate Quest. William from 10th Fareham Cubs, Hampshire has had a fab weekend of activities learning lots of things about global warming, recycling. He has loved every minute of it.”

“Bird feeders made, extreme weather report and macaroni cheese made for dinner. Oliver has had a great weekend doing the activities. Thank you to everyone involved.”

During the weekend the number of followers on the ReQuest2021 Facebook page reached over 500 https://www.facebook.com/groups/ReQuest2021

For more information about Climate Quest and the Research2021 project contact info@request2021.org.uk or visit www.ReQuest2021.org.uk                 [NUMBER OF WORDS: 367]

ReQuest2021 Project Mission

Some more work on refinining the mission for the ReQuest2021 project which can now be summarised under the 3 banners of Peace ~ Environment ~ Heritage

Antarctica offers up three unique perspectives as a flagship Global Project:-

• A Beacon of Hope and Peace for all Diverse Nations & Creeds Working in Harmony

• A Living Environmental Laboratory for Climate Change and Antarctic Wildlife

• A Rich Heritage of Scouting’s Connection with the Golden Age of Polar Exploration

Be prepared… the Climate Quest is coming! #climatequest2020

Register here: https://climatequest.sevenoaksscouts.org.uk

Annual Newsletter #2

Have a look at the PDF version our our latest annual newsletter.

Highlights this issue include…

Dream To Reality
Research Round-up
Get Involved
Project Sponspors

This is the second of four issues we have planned for June 2020. The plan is to produce two more issues in June 2021 and June 2022.

We have sent some hardcopies out by post. Let us know if you would like a collectors copy!

http://www.request2021.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/REQUEST2021-UPDATE-JUNE-2020-FINAL.pdf

Highlights tour of our interactive museum with sound commentary

An online interactive virtual reality exhibition to promote the Kent Scouts #REQUEST2021 Antarctic Research Project and the legacy of two Scouts – James William Slesser Marr and Norman Erland Mooney – who sailed with Shackleton on the original 1921 Quest Expedition.

ACCESS THE VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

Once the exhibition has fully loaded press the play button for the highlights tour with voice commentary.

VIRTUAL MUSEUM LINK:
https://www.artsteps.com/view/5e7dc4f2a6fa5817fd3227db

Not got much time?
Below is a simple video version with sound commentary of the highlights tour of our #ReQuest2021 Exhibition…

Visit our Fundraising Ladder for different ways to follow and support the project including our infamous Penguin Badges, Antarctic Top Trumps, Social Media pages and lots more…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.6

EPISODE 6 – Wednesday 1st April 2020 – Chinstrap penguins and climate change, More from Alan’s presentation to Medway Towns Scout Active Support and Interview with Cathy Mummery

A podcast documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Cathy Mummery

Show Notes

Darcey’s Loo Roll Penguin Craft Project video…
https://youtu.be/H1uhHGSNWKg

CBS Newstory about Chinstrap penguins and climate change…
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/declining-penguin-populations-warming-antarctica-cbs-news-visits-remote-shores-of-elephant-island/

Medway Active Support Team…
https://www.medwaytowns.org.uk/spage-section-mast.html

Cathy Mummery’s Sponsorship Link…
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CathyMummery

Photographs by Frank Hurley
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Photographs_of_Antarctica_by_Frank_Hurley

Herbert Ponting Photos
https://www.gettyimagesgallery.com/collection/herbert-ponting/

Henry (Harry) McNish (1874-1930) – Biographical notes
https://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/History/biography/mcnish_henry.php

James Marr’s School Aberdeen Grammar.
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
James Marr’s University, Aberdeen.
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
Cushnie Farmhouse, Auchterless, Turiff, Aberdeenshire
– the house where James Marr was born.
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
6 Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney – where Mooney lived in 1911.
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
1st Aberdeen Scout HQ – James Marr’s Scout Group
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
2nd Orkney Scout HQ – Norman Mooney’s Scout Group
(Photo: A.S. Noake)

Our Fundraising Ladder with lots of other ways you can follow and support the project….
http://www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021/