Online Antarctic Talk Series

This year we are holding our Antarctic Series a little differently! Same wonderful speakers, same amazing incites into Antarctica but this year from the comfort of your own home! This march we are treating you to three wonderful talks delving into Antarctica's past and present all hosted on zoom. You

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Retracing Scott & Amundsen’s journey to the South Pole. Part 4

Scott and Amundsen were now in Antarctica and committed to the task ahead, the conquest of the South Geographic Pole. Both expeditions needed to establish their bases which would be their homes during the upcoming Austral winter. They also had to house the dogs and horses and ensure they could

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Retracing Scott & Amundsen’s journey to the South Pole. Part 3

We’re continuing to follow the two expeditions of Scott and Amundsen as they headed south from the warm waters of the mid Atlantic to the cooler Southern Ocean with their respective crews on the Terra Nova and the Fram. They had already experienced the extreme gales that can be encountered

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Gilbert White & Smallpox

2020 has been a year where our health has been at the forefront, as we have watched the devastating impact that COVID-19 has had on the world. Over the year there have been many points where various members of the Gilbert White & The Oates Collections team have exclaimed ‘what

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Anna raises £300 for Gilbert White’s 300th!

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections volunteer Anna Elder has been fundraising for the Selborne museum during lockdown. Anna has just embarked on her 150th walk in lockdown, after each walk of two miles Anna donates £2 to the museum meaning that over the last couple of months she has raised £300.   ‘I started the walks on the 22nd March to do some

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Culture Recovery Fund ensures future of our museum!

Gilbert White Museum awarded nearly £170,000  Gilbert White & The Oates Collections has been awarded £168,778 as part of the Government’s £1.576 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today.

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Retracing Scott & Amundsen’s journey to the South Pole. Part 2

Roald Amundsen’s original expedition plan was to seek the geographic North Pole, but two expeditioners, Cook and Peary, had in September 1909 been reported to have achieved that goal. Keen to continue a polar expedition Amundsen turned his attention to the South Pole, but kept the revised plans under wraps.

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Lockdown Letter

In these strange times we have a chance to glimpse our natural world. We realise that over the years we have been overwhelmed by an intrusive world full of noise and pollution. We appear out of harmony with our natural world and yet, I reflect, when I was born over

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My First Visit

My first visit.  Volunteer and author Louis Coulson tells us about his very first visit to the Wakes. As far back as I can remember I was interested in Nature, especially birds. To start with, there was A Bird Book for the Pocket by Edmund  Sandars, usefully divided  into Large Birds and Small Birds. I

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Gilbert White statue unveiled by Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh unveiled today (Tuesday 21st July) a statue of the 18th century natural history pioneer Gilbert White to mark the 300th anniversary of Gilbert’s birth. In his speech Alan said ‘You may wonder what on earth an 18th century clergyman can contribute to the way we live today, with

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