Volunteer Open Day

We are opening their doors for free on the 9th 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

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Happy Birthday Gilbert White

On the 18th July 1720 Gilbert White was born to parents John White a Lawyer and Anne nee Holt, in the vicarage at Selborne, home to John’s parents. The new born Gilbert’s grandfather (also Gilbert White) was vicar of St. Mary’s , and it was at this church where on

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Oxford Walk in the Footsteps of Gilbert White.

Many will remember that last year we walked from Selborne to Oriel College, Oxford at the end of April, and in so doing raised money for the project to rescue the At Risk buildings of our stable yard at Gilbert White’s House in Selborne, to create a new exhibition to

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We Love Our Friends and Volunteers Day 2016!

Love was certainly in the air last week at Gilbert White’s House! We love our friends, volunteers and supporters all year round but it’s important to show it, and that’s exactly what the day was all about. Friends and Volunteers from all walks of Museum life came together with staff

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Happy New Year! Museum Events in 2016

2015 was one of Gilbert White & The Oates Collections best ever years! However we at Gilbert White’s are now looking forward to a jammed packed year in 2016! We thought we’d share with our Museum Events 2016. January January is already off to a flying start with our first event

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Canapés, The Easy Way

The Friends of Gilbert White & The Oates Collections invite you to a workshop led by Jane Pocock and Monica Lewis-Jones. Come and join our lively demonstration on surprisingly simple & stress free canapé making which will be followed by some wine and chance to taste your creations. The Workshop

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WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GILBERT WHITE- Part 9

Why does Gilbert White’s Museum in Selborne want to raise money and will the walk help? We want to celebrate Gilbert as he deserves to be celebrated, with a marvellous museum is a real asset to the community of Selborne, and to the many visitors who come every year. We

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Lively Climate Change Discussion…

This Thursday the Friends of Gilbert White & The Oates Collections hosted the lecture: Climate Change – The Evidence by Professor Paul Rodhouse! He spoke about the evidence for Climate Change examining the latest research.  He showed compelling evidence that the atmosphere and oceans have warmed and that sea-level has risen and Arctic sea

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Sundial Story

Gilbert White’s Sundial stands, iconically in the centre of the stone Haha at his house, the Wakes. It was purchased, second hand, from Sarson house, Amport, near Andover, in 1761, for £2 and 7shillings. (£2.35p)  the brass dial plate cost an additional 16s 6d (82½p). The post was said to

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We Love our Volunteers and Friends Day 13th February 2014

Gilbert White’s House & The Oates Collection held the third ‘We love our Volunteers’ Day at the Museum on 13th February 2014 – as close to Valentine’s Day as could be managed. For the first time it included Friends as well as volunteers, and it was very good to see

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