recording butterflies

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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garden in may

The Garden in May

The Garden in May Well this is it- my last Wakes Weeders newsletter, exactly 34 years after the first one was issued in June 1983. I would never have dreamed all would go on this long! It has been a monthly diary of sorts, and as such an interesting record

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adrian berg

Art Intervention- Adrian Berg

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections presents an exhibition of the paintings and watercolours of Adrian Berg, the first of what is hoped to be a series of such ‘interventions’ at the Museum, is a particularly appropriate way to introduce contemporary art into this context. This subtle and unostentatious painter,

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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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tips for may

A Guide to our Wedding Fayre

What’s happening at the Wedding Fayre? Here’s a step by step guide to what you can expect at our Wedding Fayre! But don’t worry if you forget our Master of Ceremonies, Nigel Worsfold, will keep people informed about the events throughout the day! 11:00am We Open! Stalls will come alive,

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top tips for summer

10 Tips for May

It’s May and here our 10 tips for visiting the Museum this month. See the Meadow! May is an amazing time at Gilbert White’s as our Meadow turns bright yellow with Buttercups as far as the eye can see! 2. Plan a Wedding!  The Wedding Season is nearly upon us,

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Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson Opens our Exhibition!

On Thursday 13th April Bill Bryson OBE opened our Inspired by the Word Exhibition! Inspired by the Word is a collection of pieces of art by British artists, inspired by Hampshire’s great writers. The exhibition, inspired by Gilbert White, Jane Austen and Edward Thomas will be on display in venues

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the garden in April

The Garden in April

As the temperatures rise, and the sun comes out- the garden begins to grow! So this is our time to make sure we get the garden off to a great start, and get on top of the weeds before the weeds get on top of us! The garden is now

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wedding fayre

Designer debuts Wedding Dress Collection at our Wedding Fayre

Perfect for a romantic wedding dress, KASIA AUSTIN’s exquisite designs epitomise an English summer’s day. Exciting news! Kasia Austin will be unveiling her Love’s Young Dream collection of beautiful bespoke bridal wear and accessories here at Gilbert White’s House on 7 May at The Wedding Fayre. Kasia colourwashes and embroiders

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