Antarctic connections to University of Canterbury

At the UC communication website was a link that caught my attention: historic documents of the first engineering lecture at UC

The link between UC and Antarctica lays in the fact that Robert Falcon Scott’s cousin was the writer of these 127 years old historic lecture notes. Robert Julian Scott also helped to found the department of engineering at UC in the 1880s. There is an interesting story behind the notes and how they found their way back to the University of Canterbury.

Image below taken from the article to illustrate the beauty of these notebooks. As lecturer of ANTA 101 and 102 courses it would be a delight to see lecture notes like these today. 🙂 The books were written by Robert Julian Scott in 1889 for the first mechanical engineering courses at the University of ...


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