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Part of the new Oates Galleries, photo courtesy of Gilbert White's House & The Oates Museum
Part of the new Oates Galleries, photo's courtesy of Gilbert White's House and The Oates Museum
10 March 2012
RenEnergy sponsor the new Oates Galleries at Gilbert White's House
Graham and Doug Johnson from the Hampshire office attended the official opening of the new Oates Collection at Gilbert White's house in Selborne on Saturday 10th March.

We are thrilled to have supported the new galleries which describe the life of Laurence 'no surrender' Oates, who accompanied Captain Scott on his expedition to the Antarctic and famously sacrificed himself for the sake of the group with the line,"I am just going for a walk and may be some time."

Most of the space in the galleries is devoted to the story of the Scott Expedition of 1910-12. The expedition was very well documented and photographed, and the new galleries have numerous artefacts, photographs and documents – many not seen before – from the expedition. A completely new section reflects the scientific importance and legacy of the Scott Expedition: almost all climate change science originates with the work done by Scott’s scientific team.

The connection with the gallery was established via British Antarctic Survey. RenEnergy sent Solar Panels to BAS's Rothera base in December 2012. The panels will be mounted on the roof of the new Dutch research centre - the green electricity the panels produce in the summer months will offset the carbon used by the generators during winter.

RenEnergy's contribution has been put towards the gallery's education programme.

You can read more about the opening and the galleries themselves here.

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