Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Happy Birthday J.K.Rowling

Best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series, the British novelist Joanne “Jo” Rowling, OBE, (J. K. Rowling)was born 31 July 1965.The Harry Potter books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, sold more than 400 million copies to become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a …

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Happy Birthday Bill Berry (R.E.M)

Bill Berry the drummer with Alternative Rock Band R.E.M was born 31st August 1958 and being a big fan of R.E.M I thought I’d post something to mark the occasion REM First emerged in 1980s from the college radio scene, and at first they were scrappy and lo-fi, abrasive but somehow beautiful, and the development …

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Tribute to Peter Benenson

British lawyer and the founder of human rights group Amnesty International Peter Benenson was Born on this date 31st July 1921 in London. Benenson was tutored privately by W. H. Auden before going to Eton. At the age of sixteen he helped to establish a relief fund with other schoolboys for children orphaned by the …

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Tribute to Emily Bronte

Best remembered for her classic novel, Wuthering Heights, the English novelist Emily Brontë  was born 30th july 1818 was the third eldest of the four surviving Brontë siblings, between the youngest Anne and her brother Branwell. She published under the pen name Ellis Bell. Emily Brontë was born on 30 July 1818 in Thornton, near …

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The pitfalls of Internet Addiction

According to a growing band of American technology leaders and psychologists the notion of the addictive power of digital gadgets is gaining sway. Although the idea of a clinical disorder of internet addiction was first mooted in the 90s and is now regularly treated by doctors on both sides of the Atlantic, attention is shifting from …

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Hungarian Grand Prix 2012/Happy Birthday Fernando Alonso

The Hungarian Grand Prix took place on Sunday 29th July 2012 At the Hungaroring and the results were 1. Lewis Hamilton 1:41:05.503 2. Kimi Raikkonen +00:01.032 3. Romain Grosjean +00:10.518 4. Sebastian Vettel +00:11.614 5. Fernando Alonso +00:26.653 6. Jenson Button +00:30.243 7. Bruno Senna +00:33.899 8. Mark Webber +00:34.458 9. Felipe Massa +00:38.350 10. …

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Happy Birthday Geddy Lee

Geddy Lee, the bass player and singer with celebrated Canadian rogressive rock band Rush was Born 29th July 1953. Rush were formed in August 1968, in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario. The band is composed of bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist and backing vocalist Alex Lifeson, and drummer, percussionist and lyricist …

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Olympic Exhibitions

London’s museums and galleries are also getting into the Olympic spirit and have delivered a number of exceptional exhibitions that consider the cultural significance of athletic achievement and enduring importance of the Olympic Games and the perennial quest for victory. Below are a selection of some of the most inspiring and insightful Olympics-themed exhibitions taking …

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Tribute to Beatrix Potter

Best known for her imaginative children’s books featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit which celebrated the British landscape and country life, English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist Beatrix Potter was born 28th July 1866.Born into a privileged Unitarian family, Potter, along with her younger brother, Walter Bertram, grew up …

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Choose life, Choose a big TV, Choose the Olympic Opening Ceremony

Almost 100 heads of state and heads of government have descended on London for the Olympic opening ceremony, and have also been invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace attended by the Queen. Michelle Obama will represent her husband at the reception. This years 2012 Olympic Games Opening ceremony, is a £27 million  three-hour extravaganza Written by …

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