Snow Widows with Katherine MacInnes

Gilbert White’s House & Garden

Date: 1st Sep 2022 - 1st Sep 2022
Time: 7-8pm
Price: Range from £10

Based on Katherine MacInnes 2022 book Snow Widows which tells the story of the women the Terra Nova expedition left behind. MacInnes will join us in Selborne, (the Field Studies Centre) for a one of a kind talk focusing on her research on Caroline Oates.

Captain Lawrence Oates’ was a bachelor who confided only in his mother. Only Caroline really knew her son’s opinion of Captain Scott and the British Antarctic Expedition. Sue Limb Oates’s biographer and Bryan Oates, his nephew have both praised Snow Widows for its integrity, timely revelations and uncanny insight.

This is the story of the South Pole told for the first time, not through the official expedition journals but through uncensored letters and notes to their women left behind.


Gilbert White’s House The Wakes, High Street, Selborne Hampshire GU34 3JH