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Snow Widows with Katherine MacInnes

Tickets are still available for this event. Please call 01420 511275 to book or buy on arrival.

Thursday 1st September 7pm

Gilbert White Field Studies Centre

Based on Katherine MacInnes 2022 book Snow Widows which tells the story of the women the Terra Nova expedition left behind. MacInnes will join us in Selborne for a one of a kind talk focusing on her research on Caroline Oates. Captain Lawrence Oates’ was a bachelor who confided only in his mother. Only Caroline really knew her son’s opinion of Captain Scott and the British Antarctic Expedition. Sue Limb Oates’s biographer and Bryan Oates, his nephew have both praised Snow Widows for its integrity, timely revelations and uncanny insight. This is the story of the South Pole told for the first time, not through the official expedition journals but through uncensored letters and notes to their women left behind.

Tickets are £10 per person.


    Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre

    Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre is the Education Department of Gilbert White’s House and The Oates Collection. Our mission is to inspire journeys of discovery in the natural world for all ages and abilities and throughout the seasons.

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