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

More info on UNGEI here

on INEE here

and on ECW – who I think I’ve mentioned before – here

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:

and click here for the programme for Cambridge University’s free festival starting 26th March 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 Try the Mapudungun one!

4. More – yet more! – on accents, from the British Library: For a blast from the past, try this collection

The one in the Yorkshire section from Askrigg comes from just up the dale from my family hometown, Richmond – give it a go!

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

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