Vicky Chilton, Author at Oxford Open Learning

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Bats

Facts About Bats!

Fossils of the extinct, earliest known bat, Icaronycteris gunnelli, are estimated to date back over 52 million years.


Marine

National Marine Week

National Marine Week actually lasts a fortnight, in order that organisers can make the most of different tide times around the UK.


Meteor

Meteors: Our Mesmeric Shooting Stars

On February 15, 2013, an asteroid about 20 meters in diameter slammed into Earth’s atmosphere at nearly 70,000 kilometers per hour.


Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian’s Wall

It took around six years to complete the wall, with legions of Roman soldiers providing the labour.


Dark Sky Week

Dark Sky Week

Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon, is bigger than the planet Mercury.


Autistic

6 Ways To Support Yourself As An Autistic Learner

What Can You Do To Support And Help Yourself Whilst Studying?


Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

“Tolkien” was believed by the family (including Tolkien himself) to be of German origin; Toll-kühn, meaning foolishly brave, or stupidly clever.


The International Day Of Forests

The International Day Of Forests

Around 1.6 billion people around the world depend on forests for their livelihoods and daily subsistence needs.


Spring

Spring Celebrations Across The World

Gloucester’s Cooper’s Hill Cheese Roll and Wake is a tradition believed to go back around 600 years.


Victor Hugo

Remembering Victor Hugo

Hugo was inspired by François-René de Chateaubriand, the founder of Romanticism in French literature.


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