ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 23

EPISODE 23 – Wed 1st September 2021 – An overview of the project events planned for September and the ReQuest interview with Jan Chojecki. Jan is Managing Director of PBL Technology (, a technology transfer company serving public sector researchers in the biological sciences.  He has a PhD in genetics and previously worked for an international agricultural technology company, now known as Syngenta.  He grew up surrounded by Antarctic paraphernalia, particularly relating to Quest, being the grandson of John Quiller Rowett, who financed the Shackleton-Rowett expedition. Jan has become a steering committee member for ReQuest2021.

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.


Quest Chronicle:  and

We Are All Flourishing: The Letters and Diary of Captain Walter J J Coats MC 1914-1919 Hardcover – Illustrated, 15 Oct. 2016 by Jan Chojecki (Editor), Michael LoCicero (Editor):

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