On the anniversary of Frank Oates’ death Dr. J. Grant Repshire explains why Frank Oates deserves to be remembered. On the 5th February 1875, 143 years ago, a life spent pushing boundaries set by the limitations of naturally poor health finally caught up with Frank Oates. Having just completed the
Gilbert White & Valentine’s Day It’s Valentine’s Day, which got us thinking did Gilbert White ever celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Eighteenth Century? He certainly would have been aware of St. Valentine, or the many martyrs that are commemorated on St Valentine’s Day, as part of the Christian calendar, but
Our second Antarctic Lecture of our 2018 programme will be taken by Simon Garrod, and will be focusing on some of the modern and future challenges facing Antarctic Operations, including the Halley Base. Simon Garrod, Head of Operations at the British Antarctic Survey, was awarded the Queen’s Polar medal for
It’s nearly half term and we have got a fabulous week of activities planned! We are starting off with a Penguin Trail between the 10th- 18th February. Can you find the six species of Antarctic Penguin hiding in our gardens? You’ll even learn some interesting Penguin facts along the way!
It’s February! Here are some great tips on how to spend the month in Selborne! 1) Be our Valentine! It’s Valentine’s Day on the 14th and well we might be biased but what’s more romantic than a walk through lovely garden and museum followed by a hot chocolate and cake?
Are you a group organiser or belong to a society that does outings? Then here are 10 reasons to bring your group to Gilbert White’s! 1. Great Packages to choose from! We have a range of different packages to suit your group’s needs. From our basic peak package and winter
We are opening their doors for free on the 8th February for a Volunteer Open Day. We Love our Friends and Volunteers is an annual event where volunteers and supporters of the Museum, Garden and Field Studies Centre, present and future get together, socialise and learn more about this wonderful
Inspiring Journeys January Blog So it’s 2018! That is both extremely scary and exciting for the museum as suddenly the opening of the project is within grasp! We’ve certainly taken it up a notch in terms of building works, Monday –Thursday the staff have been sharing quarters with builders and
Wedding season is quickly approaching, so if you’ve got engaged recently or know someone who has, here are 10 great things about getting married at Gilbert White’s…. 1) We are a unique wedding venue Our 16th Century barn has become a very popular wedding venue over the past few years,
Ever wondered what it’s like to walk to the South Pole? In the first of our 2018 Antarctic lectures Julian Thomas his experience of going to extremes. Julian, who is Master of Wellington College, has a passion for outdoors trekking and climbing. He has climbed Mont Blanc and Gran Paradiso. In