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Image caption Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Edgar Evans (all pictured) and Lawrence Oates reached the South Pole. They died attempting to return. A scientific institution founded in the wake of the fatal Scott expedition to Antarctica is "vital" to "our understanding of the global climate". Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his four companions died returning from the South Pole in 1912. Money poured in after his last written words were revealed to be "for God's sake look after our people". Cambridge University founded the Scott Polar Research Institute 100 years ago using £6,000 of the £76,000 raised. Image caption Institute director Julian Dowdeswell said the "expediti... Full story

12 January