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Lewis Carroll

Author, mathematician, Logician, Anglican Deacon and Photographer Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) sadly died 14 January 1897. Born 27 January 1832, he is best remembered for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, “The Hunting of the Snark” and “Jabberwocky”. From a young age, Dodgson wrote poetry and short stories, which he contributed to the …

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Lou Reed (The Velvet Underground)

Lou Reed, the founder of The Velvet Underground passed away at the age of 71 on 27 October 2013. Born Lewis Allan Reed in Brooklyn, New York in 1942, Lou Reed developed an ear for rhythm and blues, forming several bands while still in high school after teaching himself to play guitar simply by listening …

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Tawny Owl (Strix Aluco)

Recently I was lucky enough to see some visiting owls from a nearby Owl Sanctuary, including a Barn Owl, Tawny Owl and Little Owl. This is The Tawny Owl or brown owl (Strix aluco), a stocky, medium-sized owl which is commonly found in woodlands across much of Eurasia. Its underparts are pale with dark streaks, and …

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Little Owl (Athene Noctua)

The Little owl (Athene noctua) is a small owl, usually 22 centimetres (8.7 in) tall with a wingspan of 56 centimetres (22 in) for both sexes, and weighs about 180 grams (6.3 oz), which inhabits much of the temperate and warmer parts of Europe, Asia east to Korea, and north Africa. It was also successfully …

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Samuel Morse

Samuel Morse The American contributor to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system and co-inventor of the Morse code, was born 27th April in 1791 in Charlestown Massachusetts he attended the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, after which he went on to Yale College where he studied religious philosophy, mathematics and science of horses. While …

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International Animation Day

International Animation Day (IAD) is celebrated annually on October 28. It was proclaimed in 2002 by the ASIFA as the main global event to celebrate the art of animation. It commemorates the first public performance of Charles-Émile Reynaud’s Théâtre Optique at the Grevin Museum in Paris, 1892. In 1895, the Cinematograph of the Lumière brothers …

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The Big Butterfly Count

The Big Butterfly Count, takes place from Saturday, 19 July, to 10 August 2014. The aim is to survey Britain’s various butterflies and day-flying moths. It was launched in 2010 with the express aim of helping to assess the health of our environment and is supported by esteemed naturalist Sir David Attenborough (Red Admiral – …

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Jacques Yves Cousteau

French naval oficer, explorer conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author nd researcher Jacques-Yves Cousteau was born 11 June 1910. He studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie français. Cousteau completed his preparatory studies at the Collège Stanislas in …

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Salvadore Dali

Spanish surrealist painter Salvadore Dali was born on May 11th 1904 in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. He is best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His artistic skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in 1931. However Dalí’s expansive …

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