Found 7 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Community', for May 2021.
Looking at your Community (all articles) for May 2021All in the month of MAY Remembering an outstanding astronomer 100 years of the British Legion Amnesty International celebrates 60 years Famine may be on the way What will happen to our offices in the future? ** Editor: We continue our column that looks at memorable dates in the month (this time, MAY) down the... (1571 words)
All in the month of MAYIt was: 200 years ago, on 5th May 1821 that Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France (1804 – 1815) died of stomach cancer. He was in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic, aged 51. 175 years ago, on 30th May 1846 that Peter Carl Fabergé was born. This Russian goldsmith and... (577 words)
Remembering an outstanding astronomerIt was 150 years ago, on 11th May 1871, that John Herschel – British astronomer, mathematician, chemist and pioneering photographer – died at the age of 79. Among other things, he named seven of Saturn’s moons and four moons of Uranus, as well as investigating colour blindness. He was also President of the Royal Astronomical... (193 words)
100 years of the British LegionOne hundred years ago, on 15th May 1921, the British Legion was founded in the aftermath of the First World War, to provide support to veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants. It was created at a time when two million people were unemployed. More than six million had served in the... (202 words)
Amnesty International celebrates 60 yearsAmnesty International was founded in London 60 years ago, on 28th May 1961. A non-governmental organisation with its headquarters in the United Kingdom, Amnesty International focuses on human rights and is believed to have more than seven million members and supporters around the world. It was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for its... (198 words)
Famine may be on the wayThat is the stark warning of the Disasters Emergency Committee coalition of UK aid agencies, who says that the economic devastation caused by the pandemic is leading to increasing hunger in poorer countries. Thousands are likely to die this year as the knock-on effect of Covid-19 worldwide has left millions less able to afford food.... (156 words)
What will happen to our offices in the future?There will be less of them – a lot less. In fact, one recent study warns that the pandemic will mean office space in the UK shrinks by a fifth, which is 18 million square ft. Certainly, the current flexibility of working from home, brought on by the pandemic, seems set to bring in permanent... (116 words)
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