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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Celebrating the Birthday of Lawrence Oates on the 17th March

To celebrate the birthday of Lawrence Oates on the 17th March Gilbert White & The Oates Collections hosted a competition with an unique prize- your photography displayed in our Lawrence Oates Gallery. The theme of the competition was Extreme Weather, Extreme Places and we were looking for images of fantastic

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Exclusive Winter Offer for Group Visits

It’s often difficult to think of places to bring groups during the winter months, with the cold weather, money being tight after the Christmas period and many visitor attractions being closed from November to March. Gilbert White & The Oates Collections in the picturesque Selborne is a perfect winter getaway

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The extraordinary journey of our Emperor Penguin and Chick on Radio 4

Listen in to BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live to hear Trustee Philip Geddes talk about the extraordinary journey of our Emperor Penguin and Chick from the Antarctic to Selborne! The Penguin and Chick will be on display at the Museum from Tuesday 18th March. Listen in at the BBC>>

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