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Winnie-the-Pooh Day press release

January 25, 2016

Wow, what a busy week it was for Winnie-the-Pooh. Everybody from newspapers to television was talking about this special day, which remembers A.A. Milne’s life and work. In case you missed any of these news releases we have been keeping track of them. Click here to see all the media release of 2016, which we shall be keeping up to date throughout the year.

Don’t forget to pencil in your diaries that the World Poohsticks Championships is happen on Sunday 5th June 2016.

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Skull of Winnie the Pooh on display

November 20, 2015

pooh-skullThe skull of the bear that inspired the Winnie-the-Pooh books is going to be put on public display for the first time, in a London museum.

Christopher Robin’s teddy bear, which gave the name to AA Milne’s books, was named after Winnie, a black bear he liked to visit in London Zoo.

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The bear which inspired Winnie the Pooh is actually a girl

November 7, 2015

428He is referred to as “he” in AA Milne’s books and in the Disney cartoons his voice has always been provided by a man. But, it turns out that the real-life bear he is named after, was actually a female black bear named Winnie.

Christopher Robin, son of AA Milne and star of the books and cartoons, had called his teddy Winnie, having seen the actual bear a number of times in London Zoo.
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That’s Oxford TV covering the Perfect Poohsticks story

October 19, 2015

thats-oxford-tv-perfect-poohsticks-2After Dr Rhys Morgan announced his formula for the Perfect Poohstick, the media all over the nation did their best to cover this ground-breaking revelation to the game.

This included That’s Oxford TV, who interviewed Rotarian Richie Gray and asked the important questions to the Perfect Poohstick formula. What is the formula? What does it mean for the World Pooh Sticks Championships? And ultimately, does it get in the way of a fun game of Poohsticks?
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The formula for winning Pooh Sticks?

August 26, 2015

_85193010_pa-21416130How to win at Pooh Sticks. Isn’t it just a game of luck or is there any skill in playing the game? This age old question may have been answered once and for all.

Dr Rhys Morgan, from the Royal Academy of Engineering, has created a formula that helps to increase your chances of winning the classic game of Pooh Sticks..

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Thank you Witney!

June 9, 2015

P1050466Wow! This was a truly memorable experience for the first World Pooh Sticks Championships to be held in Witney, Oxfordshire. There were hundreds of participants and spectators on Langel Common to watch the event unfold and to meet Pooh, Tigger, Owl and Piglet as well as Deb Hoffman from Wisconsin, USA, the Guinness World Record Holder of the largest Pooh & Friends Memorabilia Collection.

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