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1955 Birthday Honours

The Queen's Birthday Honours 1955 were appointments in many of the Commonwealth realms of Queen Elizabeth II to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of those countries. The appointments were made to celebrate the official birthday of The Queen, they were announced on 3 June 1955, for the United Kingdom and Colonies, New Zealand, Ceylon and for various members of Commonwealth forces in recognition of services in Korea during 1954–1955. The recipients of honours are displayed here as they were styled before their new honour, arranged by honour, with classes and divisions as appropriate; the Right Honourable Ralph Assheton, Member of Parliament for the Rushcliffe Division, 1934–1945, City of London, 1945–1950, Blackburn West, 1950–1955. For political and public services. Sir Geoffrey Heyworth, Unilever Ltd. For public services; the Right Honourable Malcolm Stewart McCorquodale, Member of Parliament for Sowerby, 1931–1945, Epsom, 1947–1955. For political and public services.

Sir Arnold Duncan McNair, CBE, QC President and United Kingdom Judge, International Court of Justice at The Hague. Henry Brooke, MP, Member of Parliament for West Lewisham, 1938–1945, Hampstead since 1950. Robert Hugh Turton, MC, MP, Member of Parliament for Thirsk and Malton since 1929. Sir Robert Archibald Cary, MP, Member of Parliament for Eccles, 1935–1945, Withington Division of Manchester since 1951. For political and public services. Sir George Horatio Nelson and Managing Director, The English Electric Co. Ltd. London. William McNair Snadden, JP, Member of Parliament for Kinross and West Perth, 1938–1955, his Honour George Clark Williams, QC. For public services in Carmarthenshire. George Harold Banwell, Association of Municipal Corporations. Harold Bishop, CBE, Director of Technical Services, British Broadcasting Corporation. Professor William Moir Calder. For services to Greek Scholarship. William Wiggins Cocker, OBE, JP. For political and public services in Lancashire. John Montagu Craster, JP.

For political and public services in Northumberland. George Harold Curtis, CB, Chief Land Registrar. John Carmichael Denholm, CBE, Chamber of Shipping of the United Kingdom. Colonel Thomas Charles Dunlop, TD, DL. For political and public services in Ayrshire. Francis Alfred Enever, CB, MC, Deputy Treasury Solicitor. Robert Charles Kirkwood Ensor, Writer. Benjamin Ifor Evans, Provost of University College London. Alderman Frank Savin Foster, CBE, JP. For political and public services in Essex. Lieutenant-Colonel Oswald Bissill Giles, DL. For political and public services in the Parts of Holland, Lincolnshire. Ronald Gould, General Secretary, National Union of Teachers. Hugh Rupert Granger and Managing Director, Duke's Grain Warehousing Co. Ltd. Albert William Grant, CBE, Chairman and Allied Employers' West of England Association. Archibald Frederick Harrison, CBE, Ministry of Labour & National Service. Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Humphrey Haslam, OBE, DL. For political and public services in Hertfordshire.

Wing-Commander Norman John Hulbert, DL, MP, Member of Parliament for Stockport, 1935–1950, for North Stockport since 1950. For political and public services. Geoffrey Langdon Keynes, MD, FRCS, Consulting Surgeon, St Bartholomew's Hospital. Ivison Stevenson Macadam, CVO, CBE, Director-General of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Major Duncan McCallum, MC, MP Member of Parliament for Argyllshire since 1940. For political and public services. Robert Henry Maconochie, OBE, QC, Sheriff of Stirling and Clackmannan. Richard Hope Miller. For political and public services in Knutsford. Robert Minshull Shone, CBE, Executive Member, Iron & Steel Board. William Arthur Steward, MP, Member of Parliament for Woolwich West since 1950. For political and public services. Robert Sproul Stewart, CBE. For political services in Scotland. Alderman Edmund Villiers Minshull Stockdale, JP Sheriff, City of London. Captain Cyril Ivan Thompson, Commodore Captain, SS Queen Elizabeth, Cunard Steam-Ship Co. Ltd. Geoffrey Stewart Tomkinson, OBE, MC, JP.

For political and public services in Kidderminster. James Milliard Tucker, QC, Vice-Chairman, Royal Commission on Taxation of Profits and Income. Sydney Vernon. For public services in Birmingham. Hugh Edmund Watts, CB, MBE, GM HM Chief Inspector of Explosives, Home Office. William Emrys Williams, CBE, Secretary-General, Arts Council of Great Britain. State of South AustraliaDarcy Rivers Warren Cowan, MB, BS, a prominent physician in the State of South Australia. Commonwealth ServicesGeorge Mason Mackinlay, President of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Associated Chambers of Commerce of India, 1954–1955. Oversea TerritoriesWilliam Alexander Bustamante. For public services in Jamaica. Hampden Archibald Cuke, CBE. For public services in Barbados. Patrick Herbert F

Sacred Weeds

Sacred Weeds was a four-part television series of 50 minute documentaries investigating the cultural impact of psychoactive plants on a broad array of early civilisations. The series was filmed at Hammerwood Park by the producer, Sarah Marris, her production company TVF, it was broadcast in the summer of 1998 on a British television network. The Reader in European Pre-History at the University of Oxford, Dr Andrew Sherratt, was the series host. Prior to his resignation from the University of Oxford, Sherratt was appointed Professor of Archaeology; each episode began and ended with Sherratt inscribing his diary with his reflections on the series' scientific and cultural investigations. In each episode the series investigated its cultural significance. Three specialists of various scientific disciplines were invited to monitor two volunteers who had taken each plant. After the four episodes, Sherratt assigned more significance to the psychoactive properties of plants in ancient civilization and the prehistoric period than expert knowledge hitherto.

Scientists: Michael Carmichael, Ethnobotanist/Anthropologist Dr Cosmo Hollstrom and lecturer at Imperial College Dr Joanna Iddon, from CeNeS Cognitionvolunteers: Ed Turpin, Johnny Green Memorable moments include a long haired participant in baggy clothes, athletically climbing a large tree and yelping with excitement. The clinical and skeptical approach of Dr. Cosmo contrasted with the psychological and forensic approach of Michael Carmichael; the two scholars debated the significance of research into altered states of consciousness. Scientists: Dr Françoise Barbira-Freedman, medical anthropologist and lecturer at the University of Cambridge Dr Tim Kendall and director of the Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies Dr Jon Robbins, pharmacologist at King's College Londonvolunteers: Daniel Siebert, Sean Thomas scientists: Paul Devereux and researcher of the cultural importance of hallucinogenic plants Dr Diane Purkiss and lecturer at the University of Reading Dr Elizabeth Williamson, from the University of London's School of Pharmacyvolunteers: Paul Rousseau, Jim Boyd scientists: Michael Carmichael, Ethnobotanist/Anthropologist Prof. Alan Lloyd and chairman of the Egypt Exploration Society Dr Susan Duty, pharmacologist at King's College Londonvolunteers: Robert Barnes, Marie McCartney The series ended with the investigation of the psychoactive effects of the Blue Lily, a sacred plant in ancient Egypt.

Michael Carmichael suggested that the psychoactive effects of the blue lily and other psychoactive plants established a new foundation for understanding the origins of philosophy and religion in ancient Egypt. Alan Lloyd, the Egyptologist took a more cautious approach. After witnessing the effects of the plant in two volunteers, all parties agreed that it was a psychoactive plant. Sherratt accepted the new paradigm for the origins of ancient philosophy and religion in his summation of the series. Sacred Weeds at Top Documentary Films Michael Carmichael's website Paul Devereux's website Daniel Siebert's webpage programme researcher Melissa Blackburn interviewed


Odunpazarı, is a historic district of Eskişehir Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. Odunpazarı is one of the central districts of Eskişehir along with the district of Tepebaşı. Alaeddin Mosque Kurşunlu Mosque and Complex Eskişehir Meerschaum Museum Museum of Independence, Eskişehir Museum of Modern Glass Art, Eskişehir Tayfun Talipoğlu Typewriter Museum Yılmaz Büyükerşen Wax Museum Media related to Odunpazarı at Wikimedia Commons Eskişehir governor's official website District municipality's official website Miscellaneous images of Odunpazarı, Eskişehir

Lac Ste.-Thérèse

Lac Ste-Thérèse is a lake in geographic Casgrain Township, Cochrane District in Northeastern Ontario, Canada. It is in the James Bay drainage basin, is located at the northern terminus of Ontario Highway 583 at the community of Lac-Sainte-Thérèse; the primary inflow, at the southwest, is Ste-Thérèse Creek. The primary outflow, at the northeast, is the Pivabiska Narrows, which flows via Lac Pivabiska, the Pivabiska River, the Missinaibi River and the Moose River to James Bay. Ste-Thérèse Creek List of lakes in Ontario

Paavo Korhonen

Paavo Jaakko Matias Korhonen was a Finnish Nordic skier who won the individual titles at the 1957 Holmenkollen ski festival and 1958 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. He competed at the 1952, 1956 and 1960 Olympics and placed fourth and ninth, respectively. At the 1952 games he finished 14th in the 18 km cross-country skiing race, in 1960 served as the Finnish Olympic flag bearer at the opening ceremony. Korhonen lived in his home town of Joutseno. Paavo Korhonen at International Olympic Committee Paavo Korhonen at Olympic Channel Paavo Korhonen at Olympics at Paavo Korhonen at FIS Holmenkollen winners since 1892 – click Vinnere for downloadable pdf file

Siddhesh Lad

Siddhesh Dinesh Lad is a cricketer who plays for Mumbai in Indian domestic cricket. He is a right-hand batsman and occasional right arm off break bowler. Lad was the captain of the Western Wolves team in the Toyota University Cricket Championship, his father, Dinesh LAD, is the coach of Indian international batsman Rohit Sharma. In the 2015 Indian Premier League, he was selected to play for the Mumbai Indians. In January 2018, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians in the 2018 IPL auction. On April 10th 2019, he made IPL debut for Mumbai Indians against Kings XI Punjab in 2019 Indian Premier League replacing the injured Rohit Sharma, he hit a six off the first ball he faced in his IPL career scoring 15 runs in the match before being dismissed. In november 2019 Kolkata Knight Riders have included him for ipl2020He was the leading run-scorer for Mumbai in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy, with 652 runs in seven matches. In August 2018, Lad was released from his squad in the Quadrangular Series and added to India Red's team for the second match of the 2018–19 Duleep Trophy.

In the match, he scored a half-century in each innings, was named the man of the match, as India Red progressed to the final. In November 2018, he scored his 3,000th run in first-class cricket, batting for Mumbai against Railways in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy, he was the leading run-scorer for Mumbai in the tournament. In August 2019, he was named in the India Green team's squad for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy. Siddhesh Lad at ESPNcricinfo