Geography & Environment Category

16/02/2019

Wave energy

Britain is surrounded by the natural resource of the sea, making the possibility of producing electricity from…

03/02/2019

The Lake District

The Lake District is in Cumbria and is a World Heritage Site. It is the second largest…

05/01/2019

Robin redbreast

The little robin is the national bird of the UK and has won this status for being…

30/12/2018

UK commercial airports

There are almost 150 airports in the UK, of which 60 accommodate scheduled passenger airlines. The world’s…

22/12/2018

Seals common to Britain

There are two types of seal found close to the British coastlines ~ the grey seal (or…

15/12/2018

The concrete cows of Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, England, was designated as a ‘New Town’ in 1967. Among the projects that…

14/12/2018

Downing Street

Downing Street, in Westminster, is very close to the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and New Scotland…

06/12/2018

Snowdonia

Snowdonia is the name given to a group of mountains in North Wales, the tallest of which…

02/12/2018

London Eye

The London Eye has become one of the must-see tourist attractions in the English capital. It was…

02/12/2018

British Summer Time

British Summer Time (BST) was an idea put forward by a wealthy businessman in Kent ~ William…

15/11/2018

Clifton Suspension Bridge

The Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol was initially designed by the celebrated engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, in…

12/11/2018

Ulster planters

In its empire-building phase of the sixteenth century, England took control of its neighbour, Ireland. When King…