After cancelling our Antarctic lecture series last year due to covid-19 we were delighted to welcome all of our speakers back in 2021 this time online and reaching a much bigger and far reaching audience. The first returning speaker was Dr John Dudeney OBE, who revisited Shackleton’s famous Endurance expedition
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
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
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
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
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.
We are continuing the Gilbert White 300 celebrations with a series of Online talks throughout October and November. We have asked experts from all over the country to join us on Zoom to share their knowledge on Gilbert White himself and related topics. Each talk is £5 to join, on
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.
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