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List of former Presidents of Oxford University Liberal Club and Oxford University Liberal Democrats

This is a list of presidents of Oxford University Liberal Club, its successors under various names, including the present-day Oxford University Liberal Democrats. Founded in 1913, it is the oldest of the political clubs at the University of Oxford. In Hilary Term 1971, the Oxford University Liberal Club changed its name to the Oxford Union of Liberal Students. In Trinity Term 1976, the Oxford Union of Liberal Students changed its name to the Oxford Students' Liberal Society; the role of President was renamed Chair. By the early 80s, the title was the title President was in use. In Trinity Term 1987, the Oxford Students' Liberal Society merged with the Oxford University Social Democratic Club to form the Oxford Students' Alliance Society; this merger pre-dated the national merger of the SDP by over a year. The merged society was led by a President. In Trinity Term 1988, the Oxford Students' Alliance Society changed its name to the Oxford University Social and Liberal Democrats, in line with the then-name of the newly merged national party.

Between 2010 and 2016, an informal system of co-chairs arose, as opposed to the traditional Presidential system. This was reversed with the adoption of a new constitution in 2015, reversed by constitutional amendment in 2017. In Hilary Term 1990, the Oxford University Social and Liberal Democrats shortened their name to the Oxford University Liberal Democrats, in line with the national party. A.^ Indicates resignation partway through the term and subsequent successor elected for the rest of that term. James Rattue, Kissing Your Sister: A History of the Oxford University Liberal Club, 1913–1993 List of OULC and OULD presidents at the Friends of OULD website List of Presidents of the Oxford Union Former presidents of Oxford University Conservative Association Former Presidents of Cambridge University Liberal Club and Chairs of Cambridge Student Liberal Democrats

Asplenium nidus

See bird's-nest fern for other plants with this common name. Asplenium nidus is an epiphytic species of fern in the family Aspleniaceae, native to tropical southeastern Asia, eastern Australia, Polynesia, Christmas Island and eastern Africa, it is known by the common names bird's-nest fern or nest fern. A 2015 molecular study found that Asplenium nidus is polyphyletic, meaning that some populations were not related to others—A. Nidus from Madagascar and New Guinea were more related to other species than each other. Hence a revision with sampling of the species across its range was required to delineate the taxon and identify cryptic species. Asplenium nidus forms large simple fronds visually similar to banana leaves, with the fronds growing to 50–150 centimetres long and 10–20 centimetres broad, they are light green crinkled, with a black midrib, exhibit circinate vernation. Spores develop in sori on the underside of the fronds; these sori form long rows extending out from the midrib on the back of the outer part of the lamina.

The fronds roll back as they brown and create a massive leaf nest in the branches and trunks of trees. Asplenium nidus is native to east tropical Africa. Asplenium nidus can survive either as an epiphytal, or terrestrial plant, but grows on organic matter; this fern lives in palm trees or bromeliads, where it collects water and humus in its leaf-rosette. It thrives in humid areas in partial to full shade. With a minimum temperature of 10 °C, Asplenium nidus is cultivated in temperate regions as a houseplant. However, many plants sold in America as A. nidus are Asplenium australasicum, which has longer sori, a differently shaped midrib. Asplenium nidus has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. Asplenium nidus has been used locally in folk medicine for asthma, sores and halitosis; the sprouts of A. nidus are eaten as a vegetable in Taiwan where it is called 山蘇 and cut into inch-long pieces and sautéed with garlic and chilli peppers. In Hong Kong, this species is under protection based on Forestry Regulations Cap.

96A. LORENZI, H.. S. Plantas Ornamentais no Brasil: arbustivas, herbáceas e trepadeiras. Plantarum ISBN 85-86714-12-7 Media related to Asplenium nidus at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Asplenium nidus at Wikispecies Asplenium section - Flora Malesiana Symposium Abstracts

Madeleine Gurdon

Madeleine Astrid Gurdon, Baroness Lloyd-Webber is an English former equestrian sportswoman, the third and current wife of musical theatre impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber. Madeleine "Gurtie" Gurdon was born in 1962 to a British Army officer, his wife, who retired as a Brigadier. Gurtie was educated at a convent, was an equestrian competitor for nearly a decade, riding in three-day events in Princess Anne's set. To supplement her riding career, Gurdon designed an exclusive country wear company, featuring leather-and-suede clothing, called The Done Thing, after her favourite dun horse. Gurdon met Lloyd Webber through his Watership Down neighbours. Gurdon married Lloyd Webber at his Hampshire home on 9 February 1991, they have three children together. The family resides in London and Hampshire

Jackson Memorial High School

Jackson Memorial High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grades in Jackson Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, opened in 1964 as part of the Jackson School District. It is the sister high school of Jackson Liberty High School, which opened in the late summer of 2006; as of the 2017-18 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,597 students and 117.2 classroom teachers, for a student–teacher ratio of 13.6:1. There were 66 eligible for reduced-cost lunch. Jackson Memorial High School first opened in 1964 as Jackson Junior-Senior High School. Before students living in Jackson attended Lakewood High School; the school was a single, one story building with three wings. Around 1970, a second story was added to one wing. In the 1980s, it was expanded to include the nearby middle school which became known as the Clayton building; the original high school building was known as the memorial building in the early 1990s. The Fine Arts building, added ca.

1993, connects the once separate Clayton building a middle school, the two-story Bernie Reider Hall. The school was the 115th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", using a new ranking methodology; the school had been ranked 188th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 181st in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 216th in the magazine's September 2008 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state. Schooldigger.com ranked the school 166th out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics and language arts literacy components of the High School Proficiency Assessment. The Jackson Memorial High School Jaguars compete in the Shore Conference, an athletic conference made up of private and public high schools centered at the Northern Jersey Shore.

All schools in this conference are located within Monmouth County and Ocean County, the league operates under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. With 1,194 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as South Jersey, Group IV for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 1,082 to 1,934 students in that grade range. Jackson is a powerhouse in many sports and its key rivals are Southern Regional, Toms River South, Toms River North, Toms River East, Brick Memorial and Brick Township. FootballTeam championships Central Jersey Group IV sectional champions - 2005, 2014, 2015 South Jersey Group IV sectional champions - 2000, 2001BaseballTeam championships Ocean County Tournament Champions - 1972, 2012, 2015 Shore Conference Tournament Champions - 1984, 2012 South Jersey Group IV sectional champions - 2002, 2010, 2014 Group III state champions - 1972 Group IV state champions - 2014WrestlingTeam championships Group IV state champions - 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011.

Boys soccerTeam championships South Jersey Group IV sectional champions - 1990 New Jersey Group IV state champions - 1990Cross countryTeam championships State sectional champions - 2006-07 Meet of Champions winners - 2006-07Boys cross countryTeam championships 2006-2007 New Jersey state champions Central Jersey Group IV Champions - 2006, 2007Boys winter trackTeam championships 2009-2010 Group III state champions 2009-2010 Central Jersey Group III sectional championsBoys outdoor trackTeam championships 2009-2010 Ocean County championsBoys bowlingTeam championships 1975-1976 Group IV state champions 2010-2011 South Jersey Group IV sectional champions 2010-2011 Group IV state champions 2011-2012 South Jersey Group IV sectional champions 2011-2012 Group IV state champions 2012-2013 South Jersey Group IV sectional champions 2012-2013 Group IV state champions Individual champions Mike Ormsby - 2013 individual state champion Donald Kane - 2013 South Jersey individual state sectional champion Mike Ormsby - 2011 South Jersey individual state sectional championGirls cross countryTeam championships Central Jersey Group IV Champions - 2004, 2005 The school's marching band won the US Bands State and National Championships in 2017, traveled down to Orlando, Florida to march down Main Street in Disney's Magic Kingdom in the spring of 2017.

Their current show is entitled "Among the Clouds". The Jackson Memorial Jaguar Band has performed at many events including: 2013 New Year's Day in Pasadena Presidential Inaugural Parade for George W. Bush, Cherry Blossom Parade: Washington DC, Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade, D-Day Invasion Ceremony: Normandy-France, Hula Bowl Halftime and pregame: Waikiki-Hawaii, 4 Ticker Tape parades for the New York Yankees, 2 Ticker Tape parades for the New York Giants, Opening Night performance for "42nd Street": Ford Theater-NYC, Opening Night performance for "The Music Man" NYC, Performance at the Funeral of Levon Helm: Woodstock-NY, Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special, Radio City Music Hall: Performance for Dolly Parton The Jackson Jaguar Marching Band won the USBands Group 6A National Championship Title in 2013 with a score of 96.3, their first national championship. They won first place in the percussion and music ca

Alka Sadat

Alka Sadat (Persian: الکا سادات‎, is an Afghan documentary and feature film producer and cameraman. She became famous with her first 25-minute film Half Value Life, which highlights social injustice and crime, she is the younger sister of the first Afghan woman film producer and director. The two sisters have collaborated in many film productions from 2004 and were instrumental in establishing the Roya Film House. For her first film she received the Afghan Peace Prize and since has made many documentaries for which she has won many international awards as a producer and director and for her work in Television. Both had participated in the "Muslim World: A Short-Film Festival", organized at the Los Angeles Film School, where 32 films from Afghanistan were featured. In 2013, she coordinated in holding the first Afghanistan International Women's Film Festival, her contribution to film making so far is in one short fiction feature film. Alka Sadat was born in 1988 in Afghanistan at a time when the Taliban regime was in force.

In view of the severe restrictions imposed by the Taliban on the freedom of woman in education and social life, her mother boldly decided to educate all her six daughters at home. Alka Sadat started assisting her sister Roya Sadat as costume designer in making the fiction film Three Dots, a 60-minute film which highlights tribulations of a widow trying to make a living in an atmosphere of drug peddling that prevailed in the country, her sister advised her to make documentaries. As Alka Sadat had no experience in making the documentaries she went through a 14-day training programme conducted by the German Goethe Institute at Kabul before venturing to make documentaries, her first 25-minute short documentary film titled Half-Value Life was made during 2008. The film highlights the role of the first women's rights activist. Bashir acts in her real life role of an Afghan woman public prosecutor from Herat Province dealing with the underworld people involved in crime and drug peddling; some of the scenes presented in the documentary relate to family battering and rape cases of child brides.

For this film she won several awards at the London Feminist Film Festival 2013’s film festival. As director, in 2005, Sadat produced the film We Are Post-modernist for Babak Payama & Roya Film House highlighting the plight of a 14-year-old girl in Afghanistan. During 2008–2009 she worked for the Pangea Foundation and produced A Woman Sings in the Desert, a documentary film. Sadat participated and presented her documentaries at the "Women's Voices Now Film Festival" held in Los Angeles in 2011. Like her sister Roya, Alka Sadat produced many documentary films and was recipient of several awards at many international film festivals, she has directed many films focused on women’s issues in Afghanistan. During 2012–2013, as script writer and director, she made three documentaries for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan in collaboration with Afghan Radio and television; these documentaries highlight the ten year efforts of UN and other agencies in reconstruction of Afghanistan. They highlight issues related to children on their rights, child marriage and child abuse.

These documentaries deal with rights of women and other social issues concerned with education, drug addiction and so forth. She produced a documentary titled Afghanistan Night Story, related to the elite commandos of Afghan Army. Another documentary released by her in 2015 is titled Afghanistan Women in 1393 Election which highlights participation of women in the elections; the latest award she received was at the Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival! 2011 on "Public Liberties & Human Rights". 2017: head of the jury in 18th Jeonju International Film Festival South Korea 2015: London Feminist Film Festival 32 2015: 60 Second Film Festival 2014: Afghanistan Student Film Festival 2013: Afghan Contemporary Art Prize 2011: Asiatica Film Festival