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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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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Ten Things you might not know about Frank Oates

We celebrate three explorers here at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections, but the most elusive is Frank Oates (1840-1875). Here are ten things you might not know about Frank Oates, who died on the 5th February 1875. 1) One of the first Europeans to reach Victoria Falls The first

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Antarctica Calling

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections met up with pupils from Selborne CE Primary School for a once in a lifetime chance to speak with researchers in Antarctica on Thursday 1st December 2016. To celebrate Antarctica Day children from Otters Class came to the Gilbert White Field Studies Centre to

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Best of 2016

It’s New Year’s eve! Here’s what we’re remembering about 2016! January: We began the year with the first of this years 82 events, Twelfth Night. We welcomed local theatre group Foot in the Door, and enjoyed a wonderful night of food and merriment. February: Antarctic explorer, author and broadcaster Tim Jarvis visited

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Best of 2016

It’s New Year’s eve! Here’s what we’re remembering about 2016! January: We began the year with the first of this years 82 events, Twelfth Night. We welcomed local theatre group Foot in the Door, and enjoyed a wonderful night of food and merriment. February: Antarctic explorer, author and broadcaster Tim

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HLF Success: Gilbert Strikes Gold !

HLF success will reveal hidden within the museum treasures… Hidden treasures, held for years in the archives of Gilbert White & The Oates Collections in Selborne, will become accessible to the public for the first time following a grant of £1.687m from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the redevelopment of

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