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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Tips for January

What’s on for January at Gilbert White’s Opening times We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:30-4:30 in January. Antarctica 2019 exhibition On the 18th January 1912 the Terra Nova team reached the South Pole. We will marking the day by launching a small exhibition to accompany our Antarctic season.

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guide to nature festival

Looking forward to 2019

2019 comes between two big years in Gilbert White & The Oates Collections history… 2018 the year of the major renovation and 2020 the 300th anniversary of Gilbert White’s birth. Whilst 2019 will feature a lot of us making the most of the new space that we have and preparing

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Thanks to You

We want to say #ThanksToYou December fun thanks to The National Lottery #ThanksToYou  From 4-9 December 2018, we are opening our doors for free to National Lottery players. Gilbert White & The Oates Collections will be throwing open its doors for free to National Lottery players during the week of

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mulled wine weekend

Mulled Wine Weekend

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Okay well maybe it’s a little early now, but on December 1st & 2nd of December it really will look like Christmas at Gilbert White’s! Mulled Wine Weekend in one of our FAVOURITE weekends of the year and here is why! Mulled

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Towards ‘Gilbert 300’ : A personal memory of ‘Gilbert 250’

Volunteer and author of ‘To Edify & Delight: Introducing the sermons of Gilbert White of Selborne’ Louis Coulson shares his memories of previous celebrations of Gilbert White as we prepare for Gilbert’s 300th birthday in 2020. Why do we think that everything on Earth belongs to us, while in reality

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Hampshire Scout sets off from Selborne to the South Pole.

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections celebrates the first British team to reach the South Pole in 1912, now it can count itself as the place Hampshire Scout Joe Doherty launched his Antarctic expedition on the 10th November 2018. Joe will be the first Scout to travel to and from

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