Autumn Animation

Things to do in Autumn

Here are ten things to do this Autumn at Gilbert White’s House 1. See the Show The trees are already turning and the hanger always gives a beautiful display of colour. Make sure you visit the garden at see it! Say farewell for now to Frank! The Frank Oates gallery

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inspiring journeys in the natural world

Inspiring Journeys in the Natural World: September Blog

Welcome to our project blog! Here’s a link to some our of previous blogs about out exciting renovation project! We are now in the main throws of the project and will be producing a monthly blog about how we’re getting on! This month the builders have moved in! Over the

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its our birthday

It’s our birthday!

It’s our birthday! The Museum (Then called The Oates Memorial Library and Museum & The Gilbert White Museum!) opened on Tuesday 6th September 1955, which makes us 62! Here’s a snap of patrons alongside the Duke of Wellington at out opening! But how did the museum come togther and why

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heritage open day

Heritage Open Day 2017

Ever wanted to see what’s not on display at Gilbert White’s House? What’s in Store is a once a year opportunity to visit the house for free whilst see a range of objects not usually on display! The event on the 7th September is part of Heritage Open Days and

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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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The Hidden Face of Antarctica

On the 27th April we will be joined by Professor David Vaughan for the last of our Antarctic Lecture series. Professor Vaughan is the Director of Science at British Antarctic Survey with responsibility for the strategic development and excellence in scientific output of the science teams employed by the British

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10 facts about Lawrence Oates

10 facts about Lawrence Oates St. Patrick’s Day is a very special day for us at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections. 1. It’s his birthday and death day.  Lawrence Edward Grace Oates was born on the 17th March 1880, to William and Caroline Oates at their home Gestingthorpe Hall

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Why do Shackleton & Scott Matter?

After the success of ‘Penguin Ecology & Biology’ Gilbert White & the Oates collections is gearing up for the second instalment of it’s three part Antarctic lecture Series. On Thursday 30th March at 6:30pm Professor Klaus Dodds will be asking ‘Why do Shackleton & Scott Matter’ in his talk about

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Penguin Ecology & Biology

Penguin Ecology and Biology: Thursday 23rd February 6:30pm £10 Who doesn’t love Penguins? But these lovable birds have often puzzled scientists. However new technology has helped reveal different elements of penguin behaviour and ecology, much of this previously unknown. Satellite remote sensing has now provided revised information about the breeding, distribution

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tips for a great august

February Half Term 2017

It’s Half Term again which means that there is plenty to do at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections. At the start of the school holidays we have bird theme, with a free activity for the garden. On Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th join us for the Great Backyard Bird

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