Monday 1st March

1. In the lead up to International Women’s Day, the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and the UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) are launching a new core resource package for gender in education in emergencies: the ‘EiE-GenKit’. Register here to join the launch event on Wednesday 3 March at 12:00 UK time https://unicef.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PugoM3glSyCgK2EZbVZm9w

More info on UNGEI here https://www.ungei.org/what-we-do/gender-education-emergencies

on INEE here https://inee.org/

and on ECW – who I think I’ve mentioned before – here https://www.educationcannotwait.org/

2. Two pieces from just down the road here in Cambridge: scroll down the page a little for a time lapse video of the Cambridge University Botanical Garden’s Moonflower eventually opening: https://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/the-suspense-is-over/

and click here for the programme for Cambridge University’s free festival starting 26th March https://www.festival.cam.ac.uk/ Early notice so you can book early – a number of the events have limited capacity.

3. A great set of animated films from the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage,  Animating the Mother Tongue: An Indigenous Language Playlist https://folklife.si.edu/magazine/mother-tongue-indigenous-language-animation Try the Mapudungun one!

4. More – yet more! – on accents, from the British Library: https://sounds.bl.uk/Accents-and-dialects For a blast from the past, try this collection https://sounds.bl.uk/Accents-and-dialects/Survey-of-English-dialects

The one in the Yorkshire section from Askrigg https://goo.gl/maps/koe6AuCgcq2KpEny9 comes from just up the dale from my family hometown, Richmond – give it a go! https://sounds.bl.uk/Accents-and-dialects/Survey-of-English-dialects/021M-C0908X0006XX-0500V1

5. And, finally, another – yet another! – podcast: https://www.nosuchthingasafish.com/ 362 weekly episodes on strange facts and counting …

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