Found 9 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Community', for October 2019.
Looking at your Community (all articles) for October 2019All in the month of OCTOBER Together we fall Dropping a line Medicine for the heart In memory of Doris Lessing Celebrating Girton – one of the first colleges for women Nietzsche – the man for whom ‘God is dead’ Bugs everywhere you touch ** Editor: We continue our column that looks at memorable dates... (2034 words)
All in the month of OCTOBERIt was: 175 years ago, on 15th Oct 1844 that Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher was born. 150 years ago, on 2nd Oct 1869 that Mahatma Gandhi, Indian activist, was born. He led the Indian independence movement against British rule. Also 150 years ago, on 16th Oct 1869 that Girton College (now part of Cambridge... (514 words)
Together we fallI was born a few weeks after the Wall Street Crash, 90 years ago this month. The American economy, so dominant in world trade, seemed to collapse overnight. Banks went bust, and then many businesses. Unemployment followed, and so did genuine poverty in American cities. Needless to say, I was totally unaware of all of... (186 words)
Dropping a lineLike many older readers I can remember being taught how to write a letter. Address, date, recipient, signature, and then we had to address the envelope, buy a stamp (two pence at that time!) and post it. The first change to that routine came exactly 60 years ago this month, with the introduction in the... (202 words)
Monty Python – medicine for the heartOver 80 years ago I sat next to my mother at a pantomime – ‘Cinderella’, I think. It was alright, if a bit too full of dancing for my taste. But suddenly we were in a kitchen where the royal supper was being prepared. And wonderfully and gloriously, everything went wrong. Food took to the... (261 words)
In memory of Doris LessingDoris Lessing, the novelist, playwright and poet, was born 100 years ago, on 22nd October 1919. In 2007 she won the Nobel Prize in Literature. She died in 2013. Lessing was born Doris May Tayler in Persia (now Iran). Both parents were British: her father, badly injured in the war, was a bank clerk. In... (202 words)
Celebrating Girton – one of the first colleges for womenIt was 150 years ago, on 16th October 1869, that Girton College was established as one of England’s first residential colleges for women. It became part of Cambridge University in 1948, and co-educational in 1976. Girton is one of the biggest of the 31 Cambridge colleges, situated next to Girton village about two miles from... (198 words)
Nietzsche – the man for whom ‘God is dead’The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was born 175 years ago, on 15th October 1844, near Leipzig, where his father was a Lutheran minister. His father died five years later, but young Friedrich had a brilliant school and university career. He is perhaps known best for his paradoxical statement that “God is dead”, and his suggestion... (200 words)
Bugs everywhere you touchThis is the kind of story which makes you want to put gloves on. It seems that ‘disturbing’ levels of antibiotic-resistant superbugs have been found on cash machines and escalator rails, not to mention ticket machines, soap dispensers, door handles, armrests and lavatory seats. There were other infected surfaces in Tube stations, shopping centres, hospitals,... (119 words)
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