Found 9 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Community', for March 2020.
Looking at your Community (all) for March 2020All in the month of MARCH Volunteers needed now for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal 200 years of astronomy Gandhi’s salt march against the British Remembering the martyrdom of Oscar Romero The man who invented self-raising flour World Water Day 22nd March Eating Disorders Awareness Week – 2nd – 8th March ** Editor: We continue... (1761 words)
All in the month of MARCHIt was: 200 years ago, on 10th March 1820 that the Royal Astronomical Society was founded in Britain. 175 years ago, on 17th March 1845 that one Henry Jones, a baker from Bristol, was granted a patent for his invention of self-raising flour. 100 years ago, on 25th March 1920 that the British special constables... (411 words)
Volunteers needed now for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil AppealMarie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness and their families, will shortly launch their annual Great Daffodil Appeal, held across the UK every March. As part of the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie needs volunteers who will give two hours of their time to help hand out their iconic... (252 words)
200 years of astronomyThe Royal Astronomical Society was founded 200 years ago, on 10th March 1820. Originally called the Astronomical Society of London, it had been opposed by Sir Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society, who persuaded the Duke of Somerset to withdraw his agreement to be the first president. But it survived with William Herschel as... (198 words)
Gandhi’s salt march against the BritishIt was 90 years ago, on 12th March 1930, that Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi led 78 activists and followers on a 23-day “salt march” to protest against a British tax on salt and a ban on Indians collecting or selling it. On 5th April he reached the sea and made salt, breaking... (193 words)
Remembering the martyrdom of Oscar RomeroOscar Romero, the Archbishop of San Salvador, was shot dead by a gunman as he celebrated Mass in a hospital chapel 40 years ago, on 24th March 1980. The Archbishop was widely known for speaking out against poverty, social injustice, torture and assassinations during a struggle between left-wing and right-wing forces. No-one was ever convicted... (201 words)
The man who invented self-raising flourHenry Jones, a baker from Bristol, was granted a patent for his invention of self-raising flour 175 years ago, on 17th March 1845. Jones was born in Monmouth, Wales, but he established a bakery in Broadmead, Bristol. His formula for making self-raising flour – essentially a process of baking without yeast – was granted a patent in... (194 words)
World Water Day – 22nd MarchThis year, it is all about water and climate change – and how the two are linked. There is a website offering good ideas and resources if you would like to join in. Please go to: https://www.worldwaterday.org/ (39 words)
Eating Disorders Awareness Week – 2nd – 8th MarchA staggering 1.25 million people in the UK are living with an eating disorder. And every one of them is affecting other people by that disorder. In fact, it is reckoned that as many as five million of us in the UK are struggling to help someone whom we care about, who has an eating... (85 words)
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