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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recording small mammals

Recording Small Mammals

RECORDING SMALL MAMMALS Part of our big project is to develop a Modern Natural History of Selborne based on contemporary observations of the natural world in the grounds of Gilbert White’s House and surrounding areas. Good progress has been made by staff and volunteers with recording of butterflies, moths, and

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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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david's bench

David’s Bench

On Tuesday 17th of October staff and volunteers, past and present congregated in the garden to see David Standing unveil his new bench. David retired from being Head Gardener  in May, and the bench marks his 38 years of service to the garden. David Standing often jokes that he first

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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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the garden in October

The Garden in October

The garden blog is back! The torch has passed to Garden manager Rose, now that David has retired and we’re delighted to find out what’s happening in the garden in October. Autumn has come to the garden. Any casual visitor looking up at the hanger, brushed with burnished gold, would

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grow your tenner

Grow your Tenner!

If it wasn’t exciting enough that our neighbour Jane Austen is on the new ten pound note, we’re also involved in Local Giving’s Grow Your Tenner campaign. The campaign will commence on Tuesday 17th October at 10am and run until the match funding runs out (or midday on Thursday 16th November – whichever comes first). Last year, with

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