Wildflower meadows are one of the British countryside’s most glorious sights, filled with grass and flower species and providing a much-needed haven for wildlife. Dr Clare Lawson and Professor David Gowing explain how you can explore them further.
As a society, we depend upon our countryside for food production, but also for many other environmental goods and services. These include recreation, enjoying the outdoors, regulating natural hazards such as floods, and mitigating climate change through carbon storage.
Reflecting so far, 2020 and the unfortunate arrival of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has certainly given the Year of the Nurse, a unique position on the global health stage. Dr Rebecca Garcia, Lecturer in Nursing at The Open University, looks at the importance of nursing.