‘A man in total harmony with his world’

Gilbert White – “A man in total harmony with his world” – Sir David Attenborough Trustee Philip Geddes explains what makes Gilbert White so remarkable.  Gilbert White (1720 – 1793) is widely regarded as ‘the father of ecology’, the study of the interactions between organisms and their biophysical environment. You

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Flora Selborniensis: Then & Now

Flora Selborniensis: Then and Now In the tricentenary year of Gilbert White’s birth, we are carrying out a project to repeat the year-long document that became the Flora Selborniensis. White made regular observations of plants, particularly when they came into flower, during 1766. He also recorded what the weather was

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Gilbert White: The Pioneer Kisser?

The pioneering naturalist Gilbert White, who celebrates his 300th birthday in 2020, is known for many firsts – the first ecologist, the first to describe a Harvest mouse or the Nuctule bat – but was he also the first person to use “x’s” to mean kisses in a letter?  According

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What’s on in February

It’s finally not January and we have a lot happening this February, something for everyone! Story Telling Day  Did you know that the first week in February is National Story telling week? To celebrate we are hosting a storytelling session with DD Storyteller. Come along on the 8th February for one

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GW300 website is up and running!

We have launched a website to promote the activities and celebrations happening all across the country for Gilbert White’s 300th anniversary. Gilbert White born on the 18th July 1720 is one of Britain’s most influential natural scientists, the father of ecology White revolutionised the way people observed and interacted with

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What’s on in January

Its 2020, we can’t believe we are already in Gilbert White’s 300th anniversary year! January is easing us in to what is set to be a bumper year for the museum! Start the year right! January is a good time to put your best foot forward! A report recently discovered

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What to look forward to in 2020

2020 is a big year for the museum with Gilbert White turning 300 in July we are already working with more than fifty partners to make this year a celebration of Gilbert White as well as our usual events and activities, we’re getting tired just thinking about it! January We

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2019: A Recap

2019 Recap! 2019 was supposed to be a restful year between the craziness of opening our new galleries in 2018 and the craziness of Gilbert White’s tercentenary in 2020… how wrong we were. January: Hampshire Scout Joe, made his way from  Selborne in November to the South Pole in January!

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GW300 Exhibition Announcement

2020 marks Gilbert White’s Tercentenary and Gilbert White & The Oates Collections will be celebrating from the get go! Our first temporary exhibition will open on the 3rd January; entitled ‘Gilbert White around the World’ it will explore Gilbert White’s international impact. The Natural History of Selborne, Gilbert White’s pioneering

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EHDC plants the first of 120,000 trees to mark Gilbert White 300

East Hampshire District Council launched a programme to plant a tree for every resident in East Hampshire at the Selborne home of the district’s famous ecologist, Gilbert White. The council plans to plant 120,000 trees across the district over the next four years as part of its commitment to battling

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