Agia Triada Monastery

Agia Triada Monastery or the Monastery of Agia Triada Tsangarolon is a Greek Orthodox monastery in the Akrotiri peninsula in the Chania regional unit, Greece. It contains a museum; the monastery, whose name means "Holy Trinity", was built in the 17th century by two brothers of the Venetian Zangaroli family on the site of a pre-existing church. The monks sell wine and olive oil on the premises; the church is built in the Byzantine architectural cruciform style with three domes. The main church is flanked by two smaller domed chapels, one of, dedicated to the Life-Giving Spring and the other to Saint John the Theologian; the main church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity and the church has a narthex at the front set at right angles to the main aisle. There are two large Doric-style columns and one smaller, Corinthian-style column on either side of the main entrance; the facade of the church has double columns of Ionian and Corinthian style and bears an inscription in Greek, dated to 1631. The monastery's cellar door is dated to 1613.

In the 19th century the monastery was established as an important theological school from 1833, the belfry is dated to 1864. The monastery was extensively damaged during conflicts with the Turks and in 1892, a seminary was established; the monastery has a library which contains some rare books, a museum which contains a collection of icons and a collection of codices. Important exhibits include a portable icon of St John the Theologian dated to around 1500, The Last Judgment, work of Emmanuel Skordiles from 17th century, St John the Precursor, The Tree of Jesse, The Hospitality of Abraham and The Descent into Hades, The Story of Beauteaus Joseph and a manuscript on a parchment roll with the mass of St Basil. Gouverneto Monastery Official site

George Henry Evans Hopkins

George Henry Evans Hopkins OBE was an English entomologist. Hopkins made major contributions in scientific research into three groups of insects – lice and mosquitoes, he was regarded with multidisciplinary training and experiences. George Henry Evans Hopkins was born in Hanley in Staffordshire on 22 March 1898, the son of the Rev. George Blagden Hopkins, curate of Hanley, his wife, Hannah Fletcher Evans, he was educated at Upholland Grammar School in Orrell and Rossall School near Fleetwood in Lancashire. He sat and passed the Oxford and Cambridge Higher School Certificate in July 1916. Great Britain having entered the First World War in August 1914, the Military Service Act 1916 having come into effect, soon after leaving school Hopkins was liable for full-time military service, he accordingly enlisted a Private in the 4th Battalion, the Prince of Wales's Volunteers, but was posted to the 10th Officer Cadet Battalion in Gailes, near Troon in Ayrshire on the West coast of Scotland. Having completed his officer training, he was discharged from the cadet battalion on 24 January 1917 to take up a temporary commission in the South Lancashire Regiment and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the 4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment on 25 January 1917.

He was posted to Park Hall Camp, Shropshire. After a prolonged period of ill health, he left for India in March 1918, he served with the 1st Battalion, Madras Guards, Indian Defence Force. He did not see any active service on military operations, his posting to Madras allowed Hopkins to pursue his interest in butterfly collecting. He sent a fellow-naturalist, Lieutenant-Colonel William Harry Evans, D. S. O. R. E. some specimens of a small Sarangesa he had caught during the cold season at St. Thomas Mount in Madras, which were considered new to science and were described as Sarangesa hopkinsi, Evans 1921, he returned to England, where he was demobilised and released from the army, before going up to Downing College, Cambridge in 1920. He continued to build his reputation as an entomologist, was elected as a Fellow of the Entomological Society in October 1922, he graduated in 1923 as a Bachelor of Arts in medical entomology with specialisation in the Mallophaga. In the summer of 1923 Dr. Patrick Alfred Buxton accepted a temporary post under the London School of Tropical Medicine to lead a research expedition to Samoa to study filariasis.

"The plan was somewhat vague: to control the insect vector to do work on its biology. Anyhow, he had plenty of generous terms and complete independence, he chose his own assistant, G. H. E. Hopkins, a careful worker and a good naturalist, together they spent two years in Samoa". Hopkins and his newly married wife left England for Samoa on 15 November 1923. Buxton wrote, "I left England in November, 1923, taking with me, as my assistant, Mr. G. H. E. Hopkins, B. A. of Downing College, Cambridge. On our way through Panama we were most courteously assisted by Colonel H. C. Fisher, the Chief Health Officer, his staff. We reached New Zealand at Christmas time and made arrangements with the officials of the Ministry of Health for a laboratory assistant for the Apia laboratory. Travelling through Fiji we reached Apia in the middle of January, 1924." Hopkins recollected that they "visited all the islands of Western Samoa, in addition were able to do a little collecting in Tutuila on several occasions." He visited the Tongan island group during February–March 1925.

Together with Dr Buxton he published two articles in The Bulletin of Entomological Research which appeared in 1925. He returned to England in January 1926, collaborated in the writing of Researches in Polynesia and Melanesia. An account of investigations in Samoa, the Ellice group and the New Hebrides in 1924 and 1925, which appeared in 1927. Buxton was cautiously complimentary: "Of my assistant, Mr. G. H. E. Hopkins, it is difficult to write, he was with me two years in Samoa, since our return he has co-operated in producing the greater part of this report. During the five months of my travels in the New Hebrides, he was in charge of the experimental work at Apia, that says more for the standard of his performance than anything I could write here." After spending a year in England, Hopkins accepted an appointment under the British Colonial Service as an entomologist in the Medical Department in Kenya Colony, which took effect in February 1927. He was transferred to Uganda as Government Entomologist in August 1929.

Among his duties was responsibility for determining "the incidence of plague by ascertaining the distribution of fleas carrying the plague bacterium. To this end, between 1932 and 1945, he visited all districts collecting those rodents, living in association with humans, that were known to carry the fleas; these collections led Hopkins a stage further. He produced a comprehensive, authoritative review, never published, on the wild rodents of Uganda. Like Pitman, Hopkins made his contributions to the BM donating 472 specimens rodents". During the nineteen thirties Hopkins established himself in the Entomological Section of the Agricultural Laboratories in Kampala. In 1936 he published Mosquitoes of the Ethiopian Region. I. Larval bionomics of mosquitoe