Jane Churchill

19 Jul 19
Learn English

The next English £5, £10 and £20 banknotes will be printed on plastic. (The fiver will be issued first in September 2016, followed by the tenner, which will be issued in 2017, but the £20 note will have to wait until 2020. Their appearance will change too. Sir Winston Churchill will feature on the £5 […]

19 Jul 19
Flowers For Socrates

July 19th is Daiquiri Day Robin Hood Day * Seneca Falls Opening Day * Stick Out Your Tongue Day _______________________________________ MORE! Edgar Degas, Lucretia Mott and Charles Mayo, click

19 Jul 19
The sojourns continue - July 2019

Synopsis of day: a few of my favourite things – walking, churches, history, classical music concerts, espionage, art gallery, views from above, and tea. Highlight of the day: Jane Austen’s portrait in the National Portrait Gallery, closely followed by the wonder that was Westminster Abbey. Lowlight of the day: Not being able to take photos inside Westminster […]

19 Jul 19

From Colette to The Favourite, Vita and Virginia to Gentleman Jack: why are filmmakers turning to the past to explore relationships between women? Tipping the Velvet starts with a woman dropping an oyster between her lover’s pillowy pink lips. It’s not long before the two of them are under the sheets together, one hand gripping onto the bed bannister. The 2002 BBC […]

19 Jul 19
Today in HisStory

After setting Rome on fire, Nero blamed Christians and enacted the first state sponsored persecution. Many were martyred during this time including Apostles Peter and Paul. (64 AD) Circus Maximus in Rome caught fire during the Great Fire of Rome. (64 AD) Martin of Mayence was burned as a heretic because he belonged to a sect known […]

18 Jul 19
whoisolgafrangieh

“He said: the book or me?…Sometimes I miss him when I’m buying a new book.” According to a family legend, I started reading signs on the road none stop with my parents every time we went somewhere-when I was two. I don’t know if I read because I’m curious, or I am curious because I […]

18 Jul 19
The Imaginative Conservative

Moral imagination runs not incidentally but necessarily in tandem with a certain aspect of conservatism, what I think of as imaginative conservatism… The Moral Imagination: From Edmund Burke to Lionel Trilling, by Gertrude Himmelfarb (259 pages, Ivan R. Dee, 2006) The Moral Imagination is a very engaging collection of a dozen essays on a dozen authors […]

17 Jul 19
Clan Carruthers

Carruthers Clan Int Society                                                                     Promptus et Fidelis Irish Emigrants  Letters From Canada 1839-1870   Duplicated and Bound in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1951 […]

17 Jul 19
jstansfeld

It had been one of those hot airless days on the South Dakota prairie when the air shimmered in hazy distance. The boy, stood staring across the land. He searched for evidence of the world beyond the place where he stood. There was nothing to see, for the land was flat and stretched in three […]

17 Jul 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

The real Boris Johnson Politics Boris Johnson’s support for EU revealed in Leon Brittan letter No 10 frontrunner wrote ‘pro-European letter’ to Tory peer’s widow a year before campaigning for leave Photograph: Mary Turner/AP Boris Johnson revealed his support for the European Union’s single market in “a pro-European” letter written the year before he decided […]

17 Jul 19
GTA Real Estate Pros

GTA Homes For Sale – July 16th 2019 The best of the best homes for sale throughout the GTA are here in one easy, convenient place for you. Find the home you’re looking for. And then we can help you get it. Street and Town MLS Code Link 14 Codsell Ave, Toronto C4516225 14 Codsell […]

16 Jul 19
John Needham

Chapter 21 of my free-to-read family saga novel. To begin at the beginning, please click  Conversations At Table in the May archive.   Chapter 21 1996 5 August Things have improved in Simon’s life. Having got a new job the previous year at the government’s National Physical Laboratory, he has also rediscovered happiness; he has […]

15 Jul 19
Quillette

We live, as the Indian essayist Saeed Akhter Mirza has put it, in “an age of amnesia.” Across the world, most notably in the West, we are discarding the knowledge and insights passed down over millennia and replacing it with politically correct bromides cooked up in the media and the academy. In some ways, this […]

15 Jul 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

Enlarge this image The Bank of England’s new 50-pound note will feature mathematician Alan Turing, honoring the code-breaker who helped lay the foundation for computer science. Bank of England hide caption toggle caption Bank of England Alan Turing, the father of computer science and artificial intelligence who broke Adolf Hitler’s Enigma code system in World […]