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- Grosmont Castle September 22, 2020Grosmont Castle is a ruined castle in Wales very near the English border. It was one of three castles in the area and dates to the 11th or 12th century. It was probably used as an administrative center before being converted to a fortress. In the 13th century, King Henry III's son Edmund made the castle his residence and rebuilt part of it. He construct […]
- Flan September 21, 2020Flan is a dessert made by adding custard to a caramel-lined mold. After it is baked, then chilled, it is tipped out of the mold so the caramel is on top. The dish is popular around the world, from Europe to the Philippines to Latin America, and one form is a staple of Japanese convenience stores. Though flan is typically vanilla-flavored, it can be made with […]
- Mauthausen-Gusen September 20, 2020A complex of Nazi concentration camps in northern Austria, Mauthausen-Gusen was the scene of terrible atrocities during World War II. Originally affiliated with the Dachau camp, it acquired dozens of its own satellite camps by the end of the war. Though the death toll at Mauthausen-Gusen is unknown, it is estimated that more than 100,000 died there. Many pri […]
- Grosmont Castle September 22, 2020
- Nathan Hale Is Hanged for Spying (1776) September 22, 2020A young teacher at the start of the American Revolution, Hale joined the Continental Army and volunteered for the dangerous mission of spying on British forces. The inexperienced 21-year-old managed to penetrate the British lines but was captured and hanged without trial. His last words, reported as, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for m […]
- "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus" Editorial Is Published (1897) September 21, 2020In 1897, eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon of New York City asked her father if Santa Claus was real. When he suggested that "if you see it in The Sun, it's so," she wrote to the newspaper and asked. Editor Francis Pharcellus Church's lengthy, touching reply became one of the most reprinted newspaper editorials in US history. "Al […]
- James Meredith Is Barred from the University of Mississippi (1962) September 20, 2020After a US federal court ruled that colleges could not deny admission to qualified students on the basis of race, civil rights activist James Meredith prepared to enter the segregated University of Mississippi. On the day of Meredith's enrollment, Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett stood in the doorway of the admissions office, physically blocking Meredi […]
- Nathan Hale Is Hanged for Spying (1776) September 22, 2020
- Michael Faraday (1791) September 22, 2020Despite having little formal education, Faraday is responsible for some of the most significant scientific developments in history. His contributions include discovering electromagnetic induction, inventing the first electric motor and dynamo, developing the devices now known as Faraday cages, demonstrating the relation between electricity and chemical bondi […]
- Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853) September 21, 2020A Dutch physicist and professor at the University of Leiden, Onnes founded in 1884 a cryogenic laboratory that would become a renowned research center for low-temperature physics. He was the first to produce liquid helium, and in the process produced a temperature within a degree of absolute zero. He also discovered superconductivity—the abnormally high elec […]
- Maxwell Perkins (1884) September 20, 2020After joining the publishing firm of Charles Scribner's Sons, Perkins became an enormously well-regarded editor with a genius for recognizing and fostering new talent. Though best known for the intensive editorial work that shaped Thomas Wolfe's sprawling manuscripts into publishable form, he also edited and published early works by then-unknown wr […]
- Michael Faraday (1791) September 22, 2020
- Mabon September 22, 2020In ancient history, Celtic peoples observed the year's equinoxes and solstices as the four Quarter Days: Ostara (Vernal Equinox), Litha (Summer Solstice), Yule (Winter Solstice), and Mabon (Autumnal Equinox). Today, Wiccans and Neo-pagans retain the Mabon tradition. Typical celebrations of Mabon, which take place throughout the world, are circle ceremon […]
- International Day of Peace September 21, 2020This is a day proclaimed by the U.N. each year to promote the ideals of peace. The first official observance of the International Day of Peace was in September 1982. At the United Nations, the day is marked with a special message by the secretary-general, who then rings the Japanese Peace Bell and invites people throughout the world to reflect on the meaning […]
- Mothman Festival September 20, 2020In 1966, the first sightings of a creature that came to be known as Mothman were first reported in the small town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Since 2001, the Mothman Museum of Point Pleasant has sponsored the Mothman Festival. Those interested in the Mothman phenomena and in such paranormal topics as ghosts and UFOs gather in the town. Merchandise boot […]
- Mabon September 22, 2020
- beseech September 22, 2020Definition: (verb) Ask for or request earnestly. Synonyms: adjure, entreat, conjure, bid, press. Usage: Daddy, I beseech you to stop smoking before it is too late. Discuss
- chivvy September 21, 2020Definition: (verb) Annoy continually or chronically. Synonyms: beset, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke. Usage: The senator is very demanding and is reputed to endlessly chivvy her staff to work harder.
- ebullition September 20, 2020Definition: (noun) An unrestrained expression of emotion. Synonyms: effusion, outburst, blowup, gush. Usage: The count bit his lips till the blood almost started, to prevent the ebullition of anger which his proud and irritable temper scarcely allowed him to restrain.
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- Francis Bacon September 22, 2020This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge, keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal, and do well. Discuss
- Virginia Woolf September 21, 2020The first duty of a lecturer—to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks, and keep on the mantelpiece forever.
- Thomas Hardy September 20, 2020My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.
- Francis Bacon September 22, 2020
- Grandma therapy in Zimbabwe September 17, 2020Grandmothers are being trained to provide therapy to people in their community.
- Is there a future without bees? September 10, 2020The number of bees is declining at an alarming rate, with serious consequences for us.
- How to talk about conspiracy theories September 3, 2020We discuss what to do when you are confronted with someone who spreads falsehoods.
- What’s the point of blood types? August 27, 2020In this programme, we’ll be finding out all about blood and teaching you some vocabulary.
- Will Covid-19 change cities? August 20, 2020Rob and Neil discuss the future of our cities and teach you useful vocabulary.
- Is this the era of distrust? August 13, 2020In an era of fake news, could it be that we are living through a crisis in trust?
- No more bosses August 6, 2020Can companies operate better without managers? We talk about it and teach you vocabulary.
- The medicine of coronavirus July 30, 2020Neil and Georgina talk about Covid-19 and teach you related vocabulary.
- Food made in space July 23, 2020Find out how growing plants in space might help develop better crops.
- Sport against poverty July 16, 2020Neil and Sam discuss how sport is giving hope to young people leading the toughest lives.
- Grandma therapy in Zimbabwe September 17, 2020