monty halls

Monty Halls WWII’s Great Escapes

We will be playing host to TV’s Monty Halls on the 15th December, 7:30pm at the Gilbert White Field Studies Centre. In this exclusive talk Monty Halls reveals the story behind the filming of Channel 4’s hit series ‘WWII’s Great Escapes – The Freedom Trails.’ Monty and the film crew

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Gilbert White Gin No. 3

After the success of Gilbert White Gin No. 1 & No. 2, Gilbert White & The Oates Collections are proud to present No. 3, a new gin made in partnership with Winchester Distillery. Gilbert White Gin no.3 has been made with botanicals from White’s garden, which is tendered and cared

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tips for christmas

Tips to help you get ready for Christmas!

It’s November… which means it isn’t long until Christmas! With diaries filling up, presents to get, and places to decorate we’ve put together eight tips on how Gilbert White & The Oates Collections can ease the festive rush! 1. Drink Gin… No really! We can’t wait to share with you

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mrs oates gets to the truth

Mrs Oates Gets to the Truth

Mrs Oates Gets to the Truth What really happened on the Scott Expedition… Captain Lawrence Oates 1880-1912 “He was just champion….he was a gentleman through and through” (Alfred Cheetham, Bosun). “Nothing too good could ever be said when written about the Captain” (Tom Crean, seaman). “He had no idea of

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top tips for November

Top Tips for November

Here are our top tips for November! 1. Sparkle at our Bonfire Night Remember Remember the fifth of November… as we’re having a bonfire! Free to attend with a BBQ and sparklers! We start from 6pm! 2. Enjoy a slice of cake and a coffee with friends Nothing better on

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autumn nature lectures

Autumn Nature Lectures

Join us this November for two wonderful lectures focusing on conversing our wildlife. The final two lectures of our Autumn Lecture Series, give us a fascinating insight into how we can preserve the natural world. On Thursday 9th we are delighted to welcome Andy Broadhurst and Tim Norriss from the

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moth night 2017

Moth Night 2017

Moths are sensitive indicators of the health of the natural environment and a vital part of the food chain; something which didn’t escape the attention of Gilbert White as early as the 18th Century. On Friday 13th October, and the following morning, we participated in the national celebration of moths

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Migrant Moths are heading our way!

The silver-striped hawk-moth, a migrant moth, may be heading our way over the next few nights to feed on our ivy… Join our Moth Night, and let’s see what we can find! We cant promise a Silver-striped Hawk-moth but we’re sugaring some trees and putting out some lights as well

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an evening with jane austen

An Evening with Jane Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged that we all love a little Jane Austen, including us! On Friday 27th October we will be hosting an evening with Jane Austen, between 6pm and 9pm. Although Gilbert White may have missed meeting his most famous literary neighbour it hasn’t stopped the museum

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ten things to do in october

Ten things to do in October!

Here’s our top ten things to do in October! Visit our Pop-Up Cafe! Whilst we wait for new cafe to open in April we are delighted to welcome our new pop-up tea parlour! The same great food, slightly less fancy china! Plus you can learn all about Gilbert White whilst

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