Flint

Voor de Nederlandse versie van het artikel klik hier Anyone who has ever walked on the beach, especially in southern England, has found flint. For most people not really a special, attractive or beautiful stone. Ok, sometimes they have interesting shapes or beautiful colours. But how ordinary this stone might be, no rock or mineral [...]

Happy Birthday Mary!

Voor de Nederlandse versie van dit verhaal klik hier ‘The carpenter's daughter has won a name for herself , and has deserved to win it. ’ - Charles Dickens, 1865 220 Years ago on the 21st of May Mary Anning was born. Who? Mary Anning ... Most people won't know her name. But people who [...]

St George’s Day, about dragons and dinosaurs. How mythology became paleontology.

Voor de Nederlandse versie van dit verhaal klik hier. April 23rd is St George’s Day in England. The feast day (and in this case also the day of death) of Saint Saint George. The English are more English this day than you can imagine. Everywhere the English flag with the St George’s Cross can be [...]

The White Cliffs of Dover

Nederlandse versie van dit artikel door hier te klikken There'll be bluebirds over The white cliffs of Dover Tomorrow Just you wait and see There'll be love and laughter And peace ever after Tomorrow When the world is free This is how Vera Lynn sang about the White Cliffs of Dover during the Second World [...]