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The Paralympic Games owe a huge debt to their founding father, Dr Ludwig Guttmann. Dr Guttmann had an unwavering belief that sport could change both patients’ perceptions of themselves and shift medical and public thinking about the potential of disabled people.
Who's Buried Where? - Book Review
Find out where past kings and queens of England are buried. Discover the last resting places of artists, poets and writers. Learn how past prime ministers have been commemorated. Who’s Buried Where? provides a wealth of information about where you can find memorials to the great and the good.
Geordie English - Book Review
Geordie English is an excellent small book which provides a clear introduction to Geordie - an English dialect spoken in Northumberland. Famous Geordies include Ant and Dec, Alan Shearer and Cheryl Cole.
Andy Murray Olympic Champion
A straight sets win in under two hours sees Andy Murray, at Wimbledon, achieving the ultimate win of his tennis career – Olympic gold. Sweet victory against Roger Federer who four weeks ago beat Murray in his first Wimbledon final.
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 is an English institution. It is unusual in broadcasting programmes that rely on the spoken word rather than music. Whilst some programmes come and go, there are parts of the schedule that have iconic status and are deeply rooted in English culture.
Summer Citrus Drinks
Long summer days with warm, light summer evenings are a feature in England. This article offers a few suggestions for cooling summer drinks using citrus fruits that are refreshing and easy to make.
Tanni Grey Thompson
Tanni Grey-Thompson is one of Britain’s greatest athletes and is a leading spokeswoman for sport. She was given the title Baroness when she became a member of the House of Lords in 2010. She has been in a wheelchair since the age of seven.
Olympic Sports - Gymnastics
Gymnastics has three disciplines – Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics (a women only Olympic event) and Trampolining. Women in particular often reach their peak in this sport whilst young, as gymnastics requires incredible flexibility and strength.
Wimbledon – an English tradition, a Grand Slam tournament, a showcase for the best tennis players in the world. Andy Murray has given British tennis a fresh wave of hope, achieving a Wimbledon final in Britain’s Olympic year.
It is believed that the British have an obsession with weather – no surprise in England where sunshine and floods can coexist in a day.
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