Reports on 2019 Series of Oates Antarctic Lectures

Trustee Philip Geddes reports of the first half of our UK Antarctic Heritage Trust sponsored talks… ‘Spuds, sledges and sovereignty’ Sophie Rowe, Conservator Scott Polar Research Institute 24 January 2019 The ultimate manshed…….in the deep south If you were going on a long trip for several years to the remote

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5 ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is just around the corner and we have 5 great ideas on how to celebrate… Go out for Lunch! There’s nothing better than going out for a meal on Mother’s Day! White’s café has you covered for either a great brunch, and wonderful light lunch or afternoon tea!

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tips for march

Tips for March!

Spring has sprung in Selborne and here’s a list of what you can get up to this March! Find out what makes the Perfect Penguin! Sue Flood will be joining us on the 7th March. Sue is a filmmaker, zoologist, adventure travel leader and public speaker. Find out about her

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The Tortoise Walk 2019

Following the success of the walk from Selborne to Oriel College, Oxford in 2016, and the return walk in 2017, which raised £32,000 for Gilbert White and the Oates Collections, the Friends have planned a walk from Selborne to Ringmer, in East Sussex. White used to visit his aunt there,

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We love our friends and volunteers

We Love our Friends and Volunteers Day 2019

If you’re looking for an opportunity to meet new people and gain some new skills Gilbert White & The Oates Collections has the perfect event for you. On the 14th February the Selborne museum hosts its annual We Love Our Friends and Volunteers Day; an open day held at the

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snowdrops

Tips for February! 

Tips for February! Valentine’s day! It’s Valentine’s Day soon, so why not treat a loved one to a day out? An admission ticket could get you a trip to the museum and a romantic walk around the gardens all year round, plus a lunch for two at White’s Café! Volunteer

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Dark Skies Festival

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections is taking part in the Dark Skies Festival led by South Downs National Park this February. Gilbert White was a keen astronomer ‘The planet Venus is just become an evening star:  but being now in the descending signs;  that is, the end of Virgo,

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Antarctica 2019

On the 18th January 1912, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, along with his team put their union flags into the snow at the South Pole. This was what they had all been striving for, but the experience was embittered by the circumstances. The Terra Nova team (Scott, Oates, Wilson, Bowers and

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Swift Boxes in Selborne

Emma Hawkes our education intern and biology student at The University of Surrey shares some of her work on Swifts.  4 Swift nesting boxes have been constructed and installed in the shed at the top of Baker’s Hill. Putting spare cuts of wood to good use, the nesting boxes have

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New Chair of Trustees announced!

January’s are synonymous with fresh starts and that’s certainly the case her at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections. It was announced just after Christmas that Professor Francis Davis will be taking the role of chair of the charitable trust from January.   Francis Davis is professor of Communities and

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