Gilbert White: A Pioneer in Kissing

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 to

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Hampshire Garden Trust partners with Gilbert White Museum to help promote GW300

Blog from Hampshire Garden Trust  It’s the start of an exciting year for the Gilbert White Museum in Selborne as it begins to celebrate Gilbert White’s 300th year. Hampshire Gardens Trust is one of the many partners involved in helping to celebrate and promote the year’s activities. ‘Gilbert White around

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Gilbert White Around The World

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 work, is

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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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GW300 Launch

30 organisations and bodies with interests in ecology, the environment, natural history and tourism came together on Thursday 18th July at London’s Natural History Museum to launch GW300, a partnership dedicated to raising the profile of Rev Gilbert White, 18th century naturalist, founder of ecology and author of the famous

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