The Jodrell Bank Observatory (originally the Jodrell Bank Experimental Station, then the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories from 1966 to 1999) is an observatory that hosts a number of radio telescopes, and is part of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester. The observatory was established in 1945 by Sir Bernard Lovell, who wanted to investigate cosmic rays after his work on radar in the Second World War.
Winkworth Arboretum is a National Trust-owned arboretum located between Godalming and Hascombe, Surrey, England. Winkworth Arboretum exhibits large collections of azalea, rhododendron, and holly on slopes leading down to ornamental lakes. Gertrude Jekyll explored the woods in the early 20th century. The exotic trees were planted from 1938 by Wilfrid Fox.
Westonbirt Arboretum is an arboretum near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, England, perhaps the most important and widely known arboretum in the United Kingdom. It is managed by the Forestry Commission, which also manages Bedgebury Pinetum. The arboretum was established in 1829 by Robert Stayner Holford who inherited the property ten years later, and was later extended by his son Sir George Holford.
Harcourt Arboretum is an arboretum owned and run by the University of Oxford. It is a satellite of the University's Botanic Garden in the city of Oxford, England. The Arboretum itself is located six miles (10 km) south of Oxford on the A4074 road near the village of Nuneham Courtenay in Oxfordshire, and extends across some 150 acres (0.61 km). The Arboretum forms an integral part of the tree and plant collection of Oxford University's Botanic Garden.
Tortworth Court is a Victorian mansion in South Gloucestershire built in Tudor style between 1848 and 1853 by Lord Ducie. Its architect was Samuel Sanders Teulon. During World War II the Grade II listed mansion became a naval training base for coding and signals, under the name of HMS Cabbala, and a mast was erected in the high reception hall.
Arboretum is a residential area of the City of Nottingham in the county of Nottinghamshire, England. The arboretum from which the neighbourhood takes its name was the first designated public park in Nottingham selected under the authority of the Enclosure Act 1845. Samuel Curtis oversaw the design of the park at a cost of £6,554 7s. 10d. In 1850 and on 11 May 1852, the park was officially opened in the presence of approximately 15,000 people.
Derby Arboretum is a public arboretum and park in the city of Derby in England. It was the first publicly owned, landscaped, urban, recreational park in England. It is located in the Rose Hill area, about a mile south of Derby city centre. After many years of neglect, the Arboretum has recently been extensively refurbished with the aid of a National Lottery grant of almost £5 million. It is listed on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.
The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is an arboretum comprising 72 hectares filled with over 42,000 trees and shrubs in about 12,000 taxa, notably the collection of oaks, camellia, magnolia and rhododendron. The Gardens are located 5 km north-east of the town of Romsey in Hampshire, England, and were formerly known simply as the Hillier Arboretum, founded by nurseryman Harold Hillier in June 1953 when he acquired Jermyns House and its grounds.
Howick Hall, a Grade II* listed building in the village of Howick, Northumberland, England, is the ancestral seat of the Earls Grey. It was the home of the Prime Minister Charles, 2nd Earl Grey, after whom the famous tea is named. The original Earl Grey tea was specially blended by a Chinese mandarin to suit the water at Howick, and was later marketed by Twinings. Howick has been owned by the Grey family since 1319.
Comparative law is the study of differences and similarities between the law of different countries. More specifically, it involves study of the different legal systems in existence in the world, including the common law, the civil law, socialist law, Islamic law, Hindu law, and Chinese law. It includes the description and analysis of foreign legal systems, even where no explicit comparison is undertaken.
Walt Disney's Classic Cartoon Favorites is a series of DVDs by Walt Disney Home Video. Each release would feature around one-hour of Disney animated short films, grouped by a starring character or a theme. As opposed to the chronological nature of the Walt Disney Treasures line, each release would feature various cartoons in no particular order. The series featured a total of four waves of releases, between January 11, 2005 and April 11, 2006.
Stretch receptors are mechanoreceptors responsive to distention of the thorax, which are neurologically linked to the medulla via efferent nerve cells, joining them to the expiratory cells present there. Stretch receptors are also found in other organs and muscles, such as bowel wall. Stretch receptors are also found around the carotid artery, where they monitor blood volume and stimulate the release of ADH from posterior pituitary gland.