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30th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel

Post submitted by Caitlin, Student Experience Ambassador Opening on 6th May 1994, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel. The anniversary allows us to reflect on three decades of profound connectivity between the United Kingdom and France. Since its inauguration, the tunnel has facilitated seamless travel, trade and cultural exchange, symbolizing the … Continue reading “30th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel”

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E Nesbit – centenary

Submitted by Caitlin, Student Experience Ambassador 4th May marks the centenary of the death of English writer and poet, E. Nesbit, and offers a chance to commemorate not only the woman herself but also the enduring impact of her literary contributions. Edith Nesbit, renowned for her children’s classics like “The Railway Children” and “Five Children and … Continue reading “E Nesbit – centenary”

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200th anniversary of the death of Lord Byron

Post contributed by Lorna, Student Experience Ambassador Lord Byron was an influential literary figure who helped influence the Romantic movement inthe late 18th and 19th centuries. The Romantic movement focused on the human condition,emotion, imagination and individualism as a rebellion to the rationalism and order of theEnlightenment period. George Gordon Byron, commonly known as Lord … Continue reading “200th anniversary of the death of Lord Byron”

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Henry Mancini – centenary

Post submitted by Caitlin, Student Experience Ambassador 16 April marks the centenary of the birth of Henry Mancini,  American composer, conductor, arranger, pianist and flautist. He is often cited as one of the greatest composers in the history of film. On this day, we celebrate a musical genius whose compositions shaped the very fabric of … Continue reading “Henry Mancini – centenary”

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75th anniversary of NATO

Established in the aftermath of World War Two, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) is the organisation that implements the North Atlantic Treaty, signed in Washington, D.C. on 4 April 1949. It is a collective security system, with its independent member states agreeing to defend each other against attacks by third parties. Also called the North Atlantic … Continue reading “75th anniversary of NATO”

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50th anniversary of the discovery of the Terracotta Army of Qin Shi Huang

Post contributed by Lorna, Student Experience Ambassador The Terracotta Army is one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history, offering a captivating glimpse into ancient China’s military and cultural prowess. This vast collection of life-sized clay soldiers, horses and chariots was unearthed 20 March 1974 by local farmers drilling a well near the city … Continue reading “50th anniversary of the discovery of the Terracotta Army of Qin Shi Huang”

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Cadbury 200th birthday

On 4 March 1824 John Cadbury opened his first shop selling cocoa, tea and coffee on Bull Street, Birmingham. In 1861 Richard and George Cadbury took over the family business and created the UK’s first totally pure drinking cocoa. In 1871 Cadbury was among the first to introduce bank holidays for its workers, something which … Continue reading “Cadbury 200th birthday”

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