River Thames

Photo: Thames Barrier Park The River Thames flows through southern England including London. At 215 miles (346 km), it is the longest river entirely in England and the second-longest in the United Kingdom, after the River Severn. Embedded Tweets “I discovered the river you see behind me here in London. I don’t know what the …

The RSA

Photo: C. G. P. Grey/Wikipedia, Royal Society The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, aka The RSA thersa.org is an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance human capability to close the gap …

England Black Country

Photo: Black Country Museums Wikipedia: The Black Country is an area of the West Midlands, England, west of Birmingham and commonly refers to a region covering most of the four Metropolitan Boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. During the Industrial Revolution, it became one of the most industrialised parts of the UK with coal …

William Shakespeare

Photo: Boston Public Library William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 – April 23, 1616), England Events Cedar City, Utah: https://www.bard.org Ashland, Oregon: https://www.osfashland.org Recommended Listening Tumult of the times: William Shakespeare’s King Lear – 1606. Catholic terrorists have just been arrested in a plot to blow up the King and massacre politicians and innocent people. At …

Gloucester

Photo: JJ Glos Gloucester is a city in Gloucestershire, in the South West of England. Gloucester lies close to the Welsh border, on the River Severn, between the Cotswolds to the east and the Forest of Dean to the southwest. Recommended listening https://www.bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire Live Elsewhere on the Web http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/latestnews/Pub-puts-food-miles-menu/article-420089-detail/article.html http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/parkandride http://www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire http://www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire/nature http://www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk http://discovergloucester.com …

London Links

London flag Links related to London, England presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @catherinemack @danravenellison @LondonSounds @GreenGuideUK @GreenLondoner @RSAEvents @boroughmarket @Londonist @TheMexLondoner @wabbey @kewgardens @LondonNPC @StanfordsTravel @intelligence2 @ltmuseum @abundancelondon @Royal_Greenwich @londonspeakspod @AboutLondon @london_kayak @iambrianjones Videos Meetups GreatOutdoorsLondon Hammersmith Bridge https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammersmith_Bridge https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/apr/11/hammersmith-bridge-closed-to-cars-after-critical-faults-found https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-47891838 Just cycled out to Hammersmith Bridge from Hackney to see what this bridge …

England Parks Review (2018)

Photo: Andrew Foster England – Earlier in 2018 Environment Secretary Michael Gove launched an independent review into the nation’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). The closing date for responses is 18 December 2018. Nearly 70 years after the country’s National Parks were first established, opening up the countryside and allowing more …