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Found 10 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Community', for November 2020.
Looking at Community (all articles) for November 2020All in the month of November Poppy Appeal 2020 Remembering Engels, co-founder of Communism The destruction of Coventry ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ – the beginning of the permissive society? Help our wildlife before it is too late When did you last buy a single-use plastic bag? Zoom to that stable in Bethlehem? Green grow’th the Holly... (2143 words)
All in the month of NovemberIt was: 500 years ago, on 28th Nov 1520 that the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sailed into the South Pacific and named the waters the Pacific Ocean. 200 years ago, on 28th Nov 1820, that Friedrich Engels, German socialist philosopher and social scientist who collaborated with Karl Marx to found modern communism and co-write the... (433 words)
Poppy Appeal 2020Look out for the Poppy Appeal again this year, but not so much via street collections. Instead, the Royal British Legion will focus on contactless donations, as a safer way forward during the pandemic. One such method will be ‘point of sale donations’. This means that when you shop at your supermarket and reach the... (185 words)
Remembering Engels, co-founder of CommunismIt was 200 years ago, on 28th November 1820, that Friedrich Engels, the German socialist philosopher, was born. He collaborated with Karl Marx to found modern communism and co-write the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital. Although he had revolutionary and even violent views, Engels was also a businessman. His father owned textile factories in Prussia... (200 words)
The destruction of CoventryGerman Luftwaffe bombers virtually destroyed the city of Coventry – including its medieval cathedral – 80 years ago this month, on 14th November 1940. Coventry was targeted by ‘Operation Moonlight Sonata’ as an industrial city, but more than 4300 homes were destroyed and about two-thirds of the city’s buildings were damaged. There were many direct... (196 words)
‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ – the beginning of the permissive society?It was 60 years ago, on 2nd November 1960, that a British jury cleared Penguin Books of obscenity for publishing D H Lawrence’s novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover. This is often considered the beginning of the permissive society in Britain. The book had been published before, though not in this country. But the law had changed... (217 words)
Help our wildlife before it is too lateA quarter of mammals in the UK are at risk of extinction, and this decline will continue unless their habitats are restored and some species are reintroduced. So warns the chair of Natural England, Tony Juniper, referring to a recent list of endangered animals issued by the Mammal Society, and approved by the United Nations.... (158 words)
When did you last buy a single-use plastic bag?It seems that most of us have bought just four from our supermarket in the last year, which is a drop of 95 per cent since the 5p charge was introduced five years ago. The Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs reports that prior to 2015, most shoppers were buying 140 single-use bags a... (84 words)
Zoom to that stable in Bethlehem?School nativity plays will take place differently this year. So warned the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, speaking recently at a school in south London. He stressed that while he wanted to save the much-loved tradition, and “how special and important it is to go along to see your children performing in a nativity play”, safety... (89 words)
Green grow’th the HollyA music manuscript from about 1515 and attributed to King Henry VIII has the words: Green grow’th the holly, So doth the ivy, Though winter blasts ne’er so high Green grow’th the holly. The next three verses take us through spring, summer and autumn, so this is clearly not a Christmas carol, unlike the familiar... (294 words)
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