GWA Design


British Antarctic Memorial

A memorial to commemorate those who have died in Antarctica in the pursuit of Science was installed in the crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral and dedicated on 10 May 2011.

Designed by Graeme Wilson for the British Antarctic Monument Trust the memorial was produced in collaboration with the stone cutter Fergus Wessel.

The circular plaque which measures 1100mm diameter is made of riven Welsh slate with a map of Antarctica inlaid using Carrara Marble. A huddle of Emperor penguins is carved at the base. The inscription ‘for those who lost their lives in Antarctica in pursuit of science to benefit us all’ is carved into the smooth periphery of the disc.

The slate and marble elements were cut to shape using water jet technology by Cerrig Ltd.

Graeme Wilson also designed and produced 16 drawings for The Book of Remembrance.

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