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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ten things to do in october

Ten things to do in October!

Here’s our top ten things to do in October! Visit our Pop-Up Cafe! Whilst we wait for new cafe to open in April we are delighted to welcome our new pop-up tea parlour! The same great food, slightly less fancy china! Plus you can learn all about Gilbert White whilst

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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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