#Cumbria is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in #NorthWestEngland. The county and C#umbriaCounty Council, its local government, came into existence in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972. Cumbria's county town is #Carlisle , in the north of the county, and the only other major urban area is #BarrowInFurness on the southwestern tip of the county.
Cumbria is predominantly #rural and contains the #LakeDistrict and Lake District #NationalPark , a #UNESCO#WorldHeritageSite considered one of #England's most outstanding areas of #natural beauty, serving as inspiration for #artists , #writers , and #musicians.
The Lake District is a #mountainous region in North West England. A popular #holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes, forests and mountains (or #fells) and its associations with the early #19thcentury writings of #WilliamWordsworth and the other Lake Poets, #BeatrixPotter and #JohnRuskin.
Thomas Gray was the first to bring the region to attention, when he wrote a journal of his Grand Tour in 1769, but it was William Wordsworth whose poems were most famous and influential. Wordsworth's poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud", inspired by the sight of #daffodils on the shores of #Ullswater , remains one of the most famous in the English language. Out of his long life of eighty years, sixty were spent amid its lakes and mountains.
During the early #20thcentury , the children's author Beatrix Potter was in residence at Hill Top Farm, setting many of her famous #PeterRabbit books in the Lake District. #ArthurRansome lived in several areas of the Lake District, and set five of his Swallows and Amazons series of books, published between 1930 and 1947, in a fictionalised Lake District setting.
The region is also a recurring theme in #ErnestHemingway's 1926 novella The Torrents of Spring and features prominently in #IanMcEwan's Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize. The 1996 Eisner Award winning graphic novel The Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot featured a young girl’s journey to and subsequent stay in the Lake District.
Am so excited to say that we’re now roaming around #China! 🇨🇳 And, wow, this wall really is great! Since we’re now traveling around the world only by land and sea, instead of flying, we took a 27-hour ferry from South Korea to China. A few trains and buses later and we arrived to this spectacular section of the Great Wall. Turns out, we were the only people there! China is really surprising us so far. Can’t wait to explore more!
Appel à candidatures : Bourses FRANCE L’Oréal-UNESCO Pour les Femmes et la Science 2018:
La Fondation L'Oréal, en partenariat avec l'UNESCO et l'Académie des Sciences, est heureuse de vous annoncer l'ouverture de l'appel à candidatures de l'édition 2018 des Bourses FRANCE L'Oréal-UNESCO Pour les Femmes et la Science.
Créé en 2007, ce programme a pour objet de révéler et récompenser de jeunes chercheuses talentueuses. Au total, 200 jeunes femmes ont bénéficié d’une Bourse FRANCE L’Oréal- UNESCO Pour les Femmes et la Science.
En 2018, la Fondation L’Oréal remettra 30 Bourses :
d’un montant de 15 000 € chacune à des doctorantes,
d’un montant de 20 000 € chacune à des post-doctorantes.
Pour plus d'info, consultez le lien suivant : https://lc.cx/gepo
La date limite de dépôt des dossiers de candidature est le vendredi 04 avril 2018 à 23h59.#encg_agadir_plus_qu_une_ecole#encg_agadir#unesco#loreal