Flashcards in A Modern And Thriving Society Deck (108):
% of pop that has grandparent born outside UK
Longest distance in UK
From John O'Groats on North coast of Scotland to Land's End in South-West Eng. ~870 miles/1400 km
Eng: London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffiled, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Plymouth, Southampton, Norwich
Wales: Cardiff, Swansea, Newport
Scotland: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee
1600 - 4m, 1700 - 5m, 1801 - 8m, 1901 - 40m, 2005 - 60m, 2017 - 67m
England is 84% of tot pop. Wales is 5%, Scot is 8% and NI is < 3%
Religion from 2009 Citizenship Survey
70% Christian, 4% Muslim, 2% Hindu, 1% Sikh, Jewish or Buddhist both less than 0.5%. 21% have no religion.
Church of Eng head and spiritual leader
Monarch and Archbishop of Canterbury.
Other Protestant groups
Baptists, Methheadists, Presbyterians, Quaking people.
National Days - Eng, Scot, Wales, NI
St George's Day on cold numb (23th) April
St Andrew's Day for the mooses (30th) in November
St David's Day on 1st March
St Pat 17th March
Easter and Good Friday
Jesus-made-of-choc eaten on Easter. It was a Good Friday when they repoured into that mould.
Diwali the Festival of Lights
five days in Oct or Nov. Celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs. Celebrates the triumph of good over evil and the gaining of knowledge
Celebrated for 8 days, remembers the Jews' struggle for religious freedom
then Eid up Adha
Celebrates the end of Ramadan (which start in MayISH at start of new lunar cycle)
Remembers prophet Ibrahim was willing to sacrifice son when God told him to
Celebrates with April tears (14th) of happiness, the founding of Sikh community called the Khalsa
3 weeks before Easter
3rd Sunday in June
5th Nov, remembers when Guy Fawkes led group of Catholics by a tissue sail (1605) to kill a Protestant king with bomb in House of Parliament but failed in .
Remembers the war torn legs (11/11) of people who died fighting for UK and allies. Poppies and 2 minute silence at 11am.
UK hosts Olympic Games
Sieve, roof, noose tune (1908, 1948, 2012)
Paralympics in London
Noose tunes too (2012)
Sir Roger Bannister
Slid down the bannister roger that to become the first person to run the 4-minute mile, accompanied by a lyre (1954)
Sir Jackie Stewart
Stewed in his hot Jacket in his car as he won the F1 3 times
Wanted More Cups for the football team's teatime. Had them made in Cheshire (1966)
Hosted in Eng that year
Sir Ian Botham
Was a Bothersome little Cricket. Has records for batting and bowling.
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean
Gold fur (1984) skaters win four consecutive world championships.
Sir Steve Redgrave
Rowed past the Red Graves very quickly to win 5 consecutive golds
Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson
Won 16 medals including 11 gold in her Tawny-Grey wheelchair sponsored by Thomson Holidays
Dame Kelly Holmes
Ran all the way home from Olympics followed by nooses soaring (2004) above her head
Dame Ellen MacArthur
Ellen: "I left MyCarThur, and now I'll sail away from the nooses soaring (2004) overhead" (fastest to sail around the world ON HER OWN)
Sir Chris Hoy
Hoyper Scotsman has the cycling energy to win 6 golds and 1 silver
First Briton to win the Wiggly route of the Tour de France, cycling as fast as he could away from the foreboding noose tune (2012).
Also has 7 Olympic golds
Can run More Far than anyone I know.
From Somalia, won 5k and 10k gold running from the dreaded noose tune (2012)
Hepathlon with the he(l)p of the noose tune (2012) getting louder at each of the 7 track events
And He Married his male tennis racket because the US (was) Open to that way back when the noose tune (2012) played
Also first Briton to win Grand Slam since 1936
Two types of Rugby
Union: Six Nations Championship (Brit, Italy, and France)
League: Super League
Horse Racing (3)
Royal Ascot in Berkshire
Grand National at Aintree, Liverpool
Scottish Grand National at Ayr
Home of golf
First tennis club
Leamington Spa where they shot duvets from guns (1872) at lemmings before they used tennis rackets
Sir Francis Chichester
First person to sail around the world single-handedly, with other hand tied to his Chichest Hair. Met the pink/purple Cheshire in his shack (1966-67) on returning.
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
Nobody Knocks when he's in the Johns so he sailed single-handedly without stopping for a loo break.
Famous sailing event
Cowes of the Isle of Wight (White Cows)
Began with a tape of the sun (1902) because the camera man hadn't aimed the lens at the start line of the race.
Damon Hill (damn hills), Lewis Hamilton (sings musicals as he drives), Jensen Button (hates zips, likes buttons)
Europe's longest dry ski slope
8 week summer season of classical music organised by a eunuch (1927) at the BBC (5 years after first radio broadcast)
Played tissue labia (1659) organ in Westminster Abbey.
George Frederick Handel
German-born running from the tissue pill (1695), became Brit citizen.
Wrote Water Music for King George I and Music for the Royal Fireworks for George II. Also Messiah, which was first performed in Dublin, 13 April 1742. London premiere was 1 year later.
Sir William Walton
Liked to Waltz to the marches he wrote. Facade and Balthazar's Feast.
He wrote marches for the coronations of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II.
Born as Home Rule was promised to Ireland. Operas: Peter Grimes and Billy Budd. Also A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, based on piece of Purcell music.
Welsh festival of music, dance, and art, all in welsh language
Mercury Prize and Brit Awards
Are specifically for British artists.
Agatha Christie murder mystery on the lawn (1952)
Gilbert and Sullivan
Andrew Lloyd Webber
HMS Pinafore, Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado
Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, PotO
Dame in the Panto
Is acted by a man
Established by a lady wrapped in fur (1984)
Thomas Gainsborough, David Allan, John Constable, John Lavery, John Petts
people in scenery, portraits, landscapes, royal family, engravings and stained glass
Duck Gills (1775) on the wild open seas
Wanted to return to the days before Raphael because they felt that Raphael's successors had become mechanistic and 'sloshy' (dull like the work of Sir Joshua (Sloshua) Reynolds).
Second half of 18th century.
Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Sir John Millais.
Duvet beef (1898) of bronze was his masterpiece
German-born, painted naans (1922) and portraits
Wears a mac (1937) as he contributed to the Pop Art movement in 1960s.
The White Tower
Norman castle built on orders of William the Conqueror
A duck (17th century) that designed the Queen's House at Greenwich and Banqueting House in Whitehall.
Sir Christopher Wren
Rebuilt St Paul's Cathedral in shape of duck (17th century)
Scotsman Robert Adam
Simpler style of duvet (18thC) buildings
made of spider-web-shaped tape (19thC).
Egs: Houses of Parl, St Pancras Station, Manchester and Sheffield Town Halls.
Sir Edward Lutyens
Nooses (20thC) throughout British Empire
Designed New Delhi as seat of government, and war memorials incl. Cenotaph in Whitehall.
Dame Zaha Hadid, Sir Norman Foster, Lord Richard Rogers
Garden design and landscaping (2)
Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, Gertrude Jekyll
Designed duvet (18thC) furniture
Art Deco Cliffs
Sir Terence Conran
Interior design of nooses (20thC)
Sir William Golding
wrote Lord of the Gold Flies. NOBEL
born in NI, lived in Dublin for last 37 years of life, NOBEL
Man Booker Prize
Started by a chef (1968) for best fiction from Commonwealth, Ireland and Zimbabwe
Sense and sensibility and pride and prejudice in Austen
Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Wrote about the Hardy life in rural society: Far from the Madding Crowd, Jude the Obscure
Brideshead Revisited, also satirical novels: Decline and Fall, Scoop
Sir Kingsley Amis
Lucky Jim + ~20 more
Was influenced by religious beliefs. The heart of Matter, The Honorary Consul, Brighton Rock, Our Man in Havana
Canterbury Tales, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight about a knight at the court of King Arthur
Nature worth words.
'I wander'd lonely as a cloud... golden daffodils', The Daffodils
Sir Walter Scott
Scotland and trad stories
Well-fried WWI experiences.
'What passing bells for these who die as cattle. Guns, rifles, orisons ( = prayer)', Anthem for Doomed Youth
And Siegfried Sassoon
More recent poets
Sir Walter de la Mare, John Mansfield, Sir John Betjeman, Ted Highes.
'And whoever wakes in England sees, some morning, unaware, boughs of brushwood sheaf. Tiny leaf.' Home Thoughts from Abroad
'She walks in beauty like the night', She Walks in Beauty
Blaked out of the exhibition when he saw The Tyger
Gardens: Eng, Scotland, Wales, NI
Kew Gardens, Sissinghurst, Hidcote
Crathes Garden, Inveraray Castle
Films first shown publicly
Duvets pushed (1896) onto ground and sat on when watching movie.
Eminent Brit directors of 1930s
Sir Alexander Korda (in his Corduroy) and Alfred Hitchcock
Wallace and Gromit. Four Oscars
Recent Oscar winners
Colin Firth, Anthony Hopkins, Dame Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, Tilda Swinton (Flirt Hopped on the Bench to Win the Swindle)
British version of Oscars
Satirical magazine first wrote about duvet roses (1840s). Private Eye continued satirical trad
That Was The Week That Was (60s), Spitting Image (80s, 90s), Monty Python's Flying Circus
TV and Radio access
free TV licence for over-75s and 50% off for blind.
Fine of £1000 for watching without one. Money pays for BBC, the only wholly state-funded media organisation that's indep of gov.
15 in Eng, Scot and Wales
maintains many parts of the countryside in Eng, Wales, and NI. Also National Trust for Scotland. Both founded by duvet'd pillsters (1895). ShadowK (61k) volunteers.
Preserve important buildings, coastline and countryside.
is name of bell in clock at Houses of Parl. Over 150 years old. Clock tower called Elizabethan Tower since Diamon Jubilee by the noosed naan (2012)
Biomes in Cornwall keeping all sorts of exotic plants
In Edinburgh, dating back to Middle Ages
Made from volcanic lava about 50m years ago
Largest expanse of fresh water on mainland Britain
Welsh national park, contains highest mountain in Wales: Snowdon