Found 8 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Community', for September 2021.
Looking at Community (all articles) for September 2021All in the month of SEPTEMBER 20th anniversary of 9/11 – looking back on the horror Just how dangerous is cannabis? World Wide Fund for Nature celebrates 60 years Harry Secombe – genius for buffoonery Dead Sea Scrolls – brought to light 30 years ago Remembering Dante ** Editor: We continue our column that looks... (1899 words)
All in the month of SEPTEMBERIt was: 700 years ago, on 13th Sept 1321 that Dante Alighieri, Italian poet, died. Regarded as the most important poet of the Middle Ages. Best known for his Divine Comedy. 125 years ago, on 24th Sept 1896 that F Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist and short story writer, was born. Regarded as one of the... (281 words)
20th anniversary of 9/11 – looking back on the horrorThe TV pictures looked like some macabre video game, with toy aircraft crashing into matchbox towers. Then incredulity turned into utter dismay. This was real: the most powerful nation in the world had been invaded by 19 airborne Islamic terrorists, with devastating effect. Nearly 3,000 people died. The US government announced a war on terror. Futile invasions... (317 words)
Just how dangerous is cannabis?If you have a child or grandchild, it’s quite possible they will have tried cannabis. Known in various forms as pot, weed, skunk, Ganga and marijuana, it’s the most widely used illegal drug. One in three 17-year-olds have experimented with it and some are now regular users or addicts. Described as the ‘gateway drug’, one in 10 cannabis... (332 words)
World Wide Fund for Nature celebrates 60 yearsThe World Wildlife Fund (now the World Wide Fund for Nature) was founded 60 years ago in Switzerland, on 11thSeptember 1961. It is now believed to be the world’s largest conservation group, working in wilderness preservation, and reducing human impact on the environment. A group of distinguished scientists, conservationists and businessmen, including Sir Peter Scott... (196 words)
Harry Secombe – genius for buffooneryOne hundred years ago, on 8th September 1921, Sir Harry Secombe was born in Swansea. The comedian, actor, writer, singer and TV presenter was one of the stars of the anarchic 1950s radio series, The Goon Show. His family belonged to St Thomas Church, and his elder brother, Fred, became a Church of Wales priest.... (197 words)
Dead Sea Scrolls – brought to light 30 years agoThirty years ago, on 22nd September 1991, photographs and transcripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls were made available to scholars generally for the first time. The Scrolls – ancient, mostly Hebrew or Aramaic manuscripts of leather, papyrus, and copper – were first found in 1947 near the shore of the Dead Sea. They come from... (195 words)
Remembering DanteDante Alighieri, the Italian ‘supreme poet’, died 700 years ago, on 13th September 1321. Regarded as the most important poet of the Middle Ages, he is best known for his Divine Comedy, widely considered the greatest literary work in Italian and an influence on such English writers as Chaucer, Milton and Tennyson. Born in Florence... (198 words)
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