guide to our nature festival

Guide to our Nature Festival 2017

Guide to our Nature Festival! Meet the exhibitors and see what’s on at our Nature Festival 27th May 2017! 10:30: We Open! Come and meet the stallholders who will be here until 5pm! This year we are joined by The RSPB . South Downs National Park Authority . The National

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recording butterflies


THE MODERN NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE RECORDING BUTTERFLIES One objective of the current Activity Plan for the Museum is delivery of a Modern Natural History of Selborne based on contemporary observations of the natural world in the grounds and surrounding area. As part of this, the Field Studies Centre in

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nature festival

Nature Festival

We are holding our second annual Nature Festival on 27th May 2017. The day is for everyone, from families looking for a great day out to those passionate about nature and its conservation. The festival will consist of organisations such as The RSPB, South Downs National Park Authority, The National

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Antarctic Science

Antarctic Science as popular as ever!

Antarctic Science is proved as popular as ever with our 2017 Oates Antarctic Lectures – generously supported by UKAHT – proved that the draw of Antarctica is still as great as ever. More than 300 people attended talks on different aspects of Antarctica. Klaus Dodds, Professor of Geopolitics at Royal

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It’s a nice a day for a Gilbert White Wedding

Gilbert White & the Oates Collections cordially invite you to their second annual Wedding Fayre. The barn at Gilbert White’s House is a favourite for beautiful weddings, with brides and grooms from all over Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and London spending their special day in Selborne. This year’s Wedding Fayre on

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Why do Shackleton & Scott Matter?

After the success of ‘Penguin Ecology & Biology’ Gilbert White & the Oates collections is gearing up for the second instalment of it’s three part Antarctic lecture Series. On Thursday 30th March at 6:30pm Professor Klaus Dodds will be asking ‘Why do Shackleton & Scott Matter’ in his talk about

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Penguin Ecology & Biology

Penguin Ecology and Biology: Thursday 23rd February 6:30pm £10 Who doesn’t love Penguins? But these lovable birds have often puzzled scientists. However new technology has helped reveal different elements of penguin behaviour and ecology, much of this previously unknown. Satellite remote sensing has now provided revised information about the breeding, distribution

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February Half Term 2017

It’s Half Term again which means that there is plenty to do at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections. At the start of the school holidays we have bird theme, with a free activity for the garden. On Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th join us for the Great Backyard Bird

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Antarctica Calling

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections met up with pupils from Selborne CE Primary School for a once in a lifetime chance to speak with researchers in Antarctica on Thursday 1st December 2016. To celebrate Antarctica Day children from Otters Class came to the Gilbert White Field Studies Centre to

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Best of 2016

It’s New Year’s eve! Here’s what we’re remembering about 2016! January: We began the year with the first of this years 82 events, Twelfth Night. We welcomed local theatre group Foot in the Door, and enjoyed a wonderful night of food and merriment. February: Antarctic explorer, author and broadcaster Tim Jarvis visited

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