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.
Gilbert White & The Oates Collections are opening the museum on the 1st August, four months after closing. We have announced that we will be opening the house from the 1st August. The grounds opened on the 4th July and since then we have welcomed back many visitors. Judith Bowles
Jo Bailey has researched how Gilbert White's anniversaries have been celebrated in the past, with thanks to the Special Collections at Hartley Library, University of Southampton. As this week marks the 300th anniversary of Gilbert White’s birth, we thought you might be interested to see how the Selborne Society invited
Gilbert White & The Oates Collections teams up with Sparsholt College to celebrate Gilbert White’s 300th Birthday. Sparsholt College has teamed up with Gilbert White & The Oates Collections to create Sparsholt’s 2020 RHS Chelsea garden entry ‘The Natural Kalendar’, sponsored by seed and plant specialist Thompson & Morgan. The
Gilbert White was a clergyman and thus for him Christmas was ultimately a festival of faith. The lead up to Christmas is of course advent, rather than this being associated with opening little doors on your calendar each day; advent was a period of fasting and reflection. White would have
Woof Woof! It’s almost time for the dog show! Join us on the 15th September for novelty classes, fun classes, obstacle courses and fastest recall. A BBQ and refreshments will be there for the human companions and stalls. And all for free! Proceeds are split between Many Tears Animal Rescue
The line up for our 2019 looks great! We have stall holders all with experts and a fun activity to do. This year our stall holders include: Hampshire Bat Group Hampshire & IoW Wildlife Trust Alton Natural History Society Hampshire Fungus Recording Group SDNPA Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Trust Meon
Gilbert White & The Oates Collections is taking part in the Dark Skies Festival led by South Downs National Park this February. Gilbert White was a keen astronomer ‘The planet Venus is just become an evening star: but being now in the descending signs; that is, the end of Virgo,