Found 8 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Community', for September 2020.
Looking at Community (all articles) for September 2020All in the month of September Celebrating 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower Louis Pasteur – ‘father’ of microbiology Bring back hedgerows Gorse – cheerful and perfumed, but prickly! Happy Birthday, Glastonbury Festival Now even more plastic ** Editor: We continue our column that looks at memorable dates in the month (this time,... (2298 words)
All in the month of SeptemberIt was: 400 years ago, on 6th September 1620, that 102 English Puritans (now known as the Pilgrims) set sail aboard the Mayflower from Plymouth, for a new life in America. After a perilous journey they landed in what is now Provincetown Harbour, Cape Cod, Massachusetts on 11th November. They had intended landing in Virginia,... (384 words)
Celebrating 400th anniversary of the voyage of the MayflowerIf we find it difficult to cross the Atlantic just now, it was even worse 400 years this month. On 6th September 1620, 102 determined Puritans climbed on board the Mayflower and set sail from Plymouth. They had 30 crew to steer them across 3000 miles of open, perilous ocean. Those Puritans, or ‘Pilgrim fathers’,... (366 words)
Louis Pasteur – ‘father’ of microbiologyA tiny invisible thing that brings disease and death …. where have we heard that before?! But Louis Pasteur, who died 125 years ago this month, on 28th September 1895, was not interested in a virus from China, but in tiny living organisms that brought disease and death in other ways. Pasteur made some outstanding... (160 words)
Bring back hedgerowsWe need our hedgerows back – urgently. They are part of ‘nature’s toolbox’ to help us reduce our carbon emissions. That was the recent message from the CPRE countryside charity which points out that there were twice as many hedges in England before the Second World War. Since then thousands of kilometres of hedges have... (212 words)
Gorse – cheerful and perfumed, but prickly!The old saying ‘Kissing is out of season when the gorse is not in bloom’ is based on the fact that it is a rare time of year when a flower or two cannot be found. The bush itself, growing on heaths and moors is well-known for its vicious spikes. This is its answer to... (298 words)
Happy Birthday, Glastonbury FestivalGlastonbury Festival. The name conjures up images of world-famous bands and singers making loud music before enthusiastic crowds who are up to their knees in mud. The statistics for the famous Pyramid stage are impressive: standing 25 metres tall, it has 292 audio speakers and 8.5 km of cables for video and audio. It has 354... (470 words)
Now even more plasticThere is growing concern in the Government, among campaigners, and among scientists over how coronavirus has sparked an increase in single-use plastics. Not only are millions of disposable masks and gloves now ‘out there’, but there has been also a huge increase in disposable cutlery, sachets and containers. One study by UCL estimates that in... (161 words)
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