On Scything

Volunteer Dr. Grant Repshire talks about his experience Scything… When I first contacted Gilbert White & The Oates Collections about working as a volunteer, offering up my experience as a historian and literary scholar, I thought I’d spend my time studying history – but I’ve also found myself fortunate to

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Gilbert White’s Kitchen Garden Series – An Introduction

Gilbert White’s Kitchen Garden Series – An Introduction Dr J. Grant Repshire takes us into Gilbert’s Garden in this series of blogs Gilbert White not only recorded pioneering observations of the natural world, he also gave us a valuable insight into how nature was cultivated by humans in the mid-18th

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for the modern reader

For the Modern Reader

Dr. J. Grant Repshire takes the modern reader of the Natural History of Selborne back in time… Gilbert White’s A Natural History of Selborne offers a glimpse into the often-idealised world of a English countryside village in the early-modern era, before industrialisation changed the face of the world forever. Reading

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