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Scott Polar Research Institute

History of the Scott Polar Research Institute

General information about the Scott Polar Research Institute can be found on Wikipedia.

6/5/1933: There is a good deal of interest in the building operations in progress at the corner of Lensfield Road. It is for the Scott Polar Research Institute which has been based in a house at the corner of Panton Street since 1925. The new building, designed by Sir Herbert Baker and being built by Messrs Sindall, should be completed next year. (Cambridge Press)

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Cambridge Inscriptions Explained by Nancy Gregory (2006) looks at the background to the inscription above the front entrance:

QVAESIVIT ARCANA POLI VIDET DEI

He sought the mysteries of the Pole, he sees [the mysteries] of God 

This was composed by Sir Herbert Fisher, Warden of New College Oxford.

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