Modern Languages student Sophia Akbari tells us how Eid-al-Fitr is celebrated

Modern Languages student Sophia Akbari tells us how Eid-al-fitr is celebrated in Islam As the end of Ramadan draws closer, Muslims all over the world will celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, one of the religion’s main festivals. Eid-al-Fitr translates to ‘the feast of breaking the fast’.  The fast, during the time of Ramadan, represents one of the five … Continue reading “Modern Languages student Sophia Akbari tells us how Eid-al-Fitr is celebrated”

26 May 2020 by

Centenary of the canonization of Joan of Arc, Maid of Orléans

Joan of Arc (1412–1431) was formally canonized as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church on 16 May 1920 by Pope Benedict XV in his bull Divina disponente, which concluded the canonization process that the Sacred Congregation of Rites instigated after a petition in 1869 from the French Catholic hierarchy. Although pro-English clergy had Joan … Continue reading “Centenary of the canonization of Joan of Arc, Maid of Orléans”

14 May 2020 by

Bicentenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale (12 May 1820-13 August 1910) Florence Nightingale was a British social reformer and statistician and the pioneer of modern nursing. She came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War, in which she organised care for wounded soldiers. She became an icon of Victorian culture, especially … Continue reading “Bicentenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale”

12 May 2020 by

Stanley’s Story

75th commemoration of the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen – one man’s story, Stanley’s story Stanley, Rachel Posaner’s grandfather, was part of the British forces involved in the liberation of Bergen-Belsen. Share his story.  The annual National Commemoration of Yom Hashoah was planned for the 20th of April 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of the end … Continue reading “Stanley’s Story”

7 May 2020 by

VE Day 8 May

VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) is a day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War Two of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces on Tuesday 8 May 1945. The British public is being urged to share stories and memories of those who lived through the war to mark this year’s VE … Continue reading “VE Day 8 May”

7 May 2020 by