Each of the scientific staff took a turn at the lectern, many to great success, although some of them were less adroit at public speaking. "My talk on ice problems was a fearful business and went on for 2 1/2 hours," Wright admitted in his diary. 
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 Charles S. Wright, diary, 25 May, 1911, quoted by Adrian Raeside in Return to Antarctica: the Amazing Adventure of Sir Charles Wright on Robert Scott's Journey to the South Pole (Mississauga, Ont.: John Wiley, c2009), p.164.