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ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is a science, technology and mathematics university in the city of Zürich and one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Like its sister institution EPFL, it is an integral part of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Domain, directly subordinate to Switzerland's Federal Department of Economic Affairs and Research; the school was founded by the Swiss Federal Government in 1854 with the stated mission to educate engineers and scientists, serve as a national center of excellence in science and technology and provide a hub for interaction between the scientific community and industry. In the 2020 edition of the QS World University Rankings ETH Zurich is ranked 6th in the world, which represents a one place improvement compared to the 2019 edition, is ranked 13th in the world by the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2018. In the 2019 QS World University Rankings by subject it is ranked 3rd in the world for engineering and technology and 1st for Earth & Marine Science.

As of November 2019, 21 Nobel laureates, 2 Fields Medalists, 2 Pritzker Prize winners, 1 Turing Award winner have been affiliated with the Institute, including Albert Einstein. It is a founding member of the IDEA League and the International Alliance of Research Universities and a member of the CESAER network. ETH was founded on 7 February 1854 by the Swiss Confederation and began giving its first lectures on 16 October 1855 as a polytechnic institute at various sites throughout the city of Zurich, it was composed of six faculties: architecture, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, forestry, an integrated department for the fields of mathematics, natural sciences and social and political sciences. It is locally still known as Polytechnikum, or as Poly, derived from the original name eidgenössische polytechnische Schule, which translates to "federal polytechnic school". ETH is a federal institute; the decision for a new federal university was disputed at the time. In the beginning, both universities were co-located in the buildings of the University of Zurich.

From 1905 to 1908, under the presidency of Jérôme Franel, the course program of ETH was restructured to that of a real university and ETH was granted the right to award doctorates. In 1909 the first doctorates were awarded. In 1911, it was given Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule. In 1924, another reorganization structured the university in 12 departments. However, it now has 16 departments. ETH Zurich, the EPFL, four associated research institutes form the "ETH Domain" with the aim of collaborating on scientific projects. ETH Zurich is ranked among the top universities in the world. Popular rankings place the institution as the best university in continental Europe and ETH Zurich is ranked among the top 1-5 universities in Europe, among the top 3-10 best universities of the world. ETH Zurich has achieved its reputation in the fields of chemistry and physics. There are 32 Nobel Laureates who are associated with ETH; the most recent Nobel Laureate is Richard F. Heck, awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2010.

Albert Einstein is its most famous alumnus. In 2018, the QS World University Rankings placed ETH Zurich at 7th overall in the world. In 2015, ETH was ranked 5th in the world in Engineering and Technology, just behind the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and Cambridge University. In 2015, ETH ranked 6th in the world in Natural Sciences, in 2016 ranked 1st in the world for Earth & Marine Sciences for the second consecutive year. In 2016, Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked ETH Zurich 9th overall in the world and 8th in the world in the field of Engineering & Technology, just behind the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, California Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Cambridge University, Imperial College London and Oxford University. In a comparison of Swiss universities by swissUP Ranking and in rankings published by CHE comparing the universities of German-speaking countries, ETH Zurich traditionally is ranked first in natural sciences, computer science and engineering sciences.

In the survey CHE ExcellenceRanking on the quality of Western European graduate school programmes in the fields biology, chemistry and mathematics, ETH was assessed as one of the three institutions to have excellent graduate programmes in all considered fields, the other two being the Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge. ETH Zurich had a total budget of 1.885 billion CHF in the year 2017. For Swiss students, ETH is not selective in its undergraduate admission procedures. Like every public university in Switzerland, ETH is obliged to grant admission to every Swiss resident who took the Matura. Applicants from foreign countries are required to take either the reduced entrance exam or the comprehensive entrance exam although some applicants from several European countries are exempted from this rule. An applicant can be admitted

Anthony Fawcett

Anthony Fawcett is a British writer, art critic, a former personal assistant to John Lennon and Yoko Ono from 1968 till 1970. He took over the role held by Lennon's boyhood friend Peter Shotton, after Shotton's resignation from Apple Corps, Fawcett's role was filled by May Pang. Anthony Fawcett entered the London art world shortly after attending Abingdon School, when he became an assistant at the Robert Fraser Gallery. Fawcett joined Lennon and Ono in the spring of 1968, as they made their first joint forays into avant garde art during the first flush of their romance, Fawcett served as their personal assistant until their departure for New York City at the end of 1971. Fawcett witnessed firsthand many of the goings-on at Apple's Savile Row headquarters, many of the business and interpersonal breakdowns that marked the end of the Beatles as a group, he wrote a biography, John Lennon: One Day at a Time, published by Grove Press in 1976. A 1980 reissue of this book inadvertently played a role in Lennon's murder, as Mark David Chapman bought and read a copy, discovering Lennon wasn't living in retirement at Tittenhurst Park as Chapman had thought, that Lennon had resumed his musical career in New York.

Some years before this, after meeting musician Howard Devoto in New York and again in California in 1979, Fawcett decided to return to London at the beginning of the 1980s. He began to reintegrate into the London Arts scene through befriending current musicians and filmmakers. Fawcett picked up his professional relationship with art dealer Robert Fraser. Over the next few years Fawcett expanded his social circle to encompass several major artists; this period marked the beginning of Fawcett's construction of a new sort of powerful, yet discreet, liaising of business with the Arts. At the beginning of the 1980s, he was one of a small number of well connected and discriminating individuals who were drawing together many of the elements that would enable the transformation of London into a major player in the international art world through the 1990s and beyond. During this same period, Fawcett created Anthony Fawcett Associates with architectural writer and critic Jane Withers. Operating through this company he became involved in organising events for the Victoria and Albert Museum during the period when it was headed by Roy Strong.

He notably played a role in organising London's lavish Warhol event, initiated by the Warhol Foundation to mark the artist's death in 1987. He extended his work to the Serpentine Gallery while participating in organising major events for the Tate Gallery such as the opening of the new wing containing the Turner Gallery. Fawcett is mentioned in Shout! The Beatles in their Generation, by journalist Philip Norman, in Shotton's memoir The Beatles, Lennon and Me, he may be the "Anthony" heard mentioned in "Radio Play", a track on Unfinished Music No.2: Life with the Lions. List of Old Abingdonians

Rosenthal (Berlin)

Rosenthal is an affluent locality within the Berlin borough of Pankow. The old village first mentioned in a 1356 deed as Rosendalle became a part of Greater Berlin in 1920; the Rosenthal locality includes the Nordend neighborhood. Every year the people of Rosenthal celebrate the Rosenthaler Herbst, organised by the "Bürgerverein Dorf Rosenthal e. V.", a registered, non-commercial and non-profit citizens' organisation. Most of the meetings and conference are held at the old restaurant Dittmann's, it is the only traditional restaurant, left in Rosenthal and lasted for over 120 years since 1892. It was founded by Wilhelm Dittmann. From 1901–1903 Master mason Schreiber build a house, supposed to be used as a school at the Hauptstraße 94. Since 1990 it is being used as a youth club called "Landhaus Berlin-Rosenthal". Rosenthal is served by the M1 tramway line of the Berlin Straßenbahn. The federal highway Bundesstraße 96a from Berlin to Oranienburg runs through Nordend. Emmy Damerius-Koenen Otto Nagel Media related to Rosenthal at Wikimedia Commons

Nicol Williamson

Nicol Williamson was a British actor and singer, once described by John Osborne as "the greatest actor since Marlon Brando". He was described by Samuel Beckett as "touched by genius" and viewed by many critics as "the Hamlet of his generation" during the late 1960s. Thomas Nicol Williamson was born in 1936 in Hamilton, Scotland, the son of a factory owner; when he was aged two his family moved south to England, Williamson was educated at the Central Grammar School for Boys, Birmingham. He left school at 16 to begin work in his father's factory and attended the Birmingham School of Speech & Drama, he recalled his time there as "a disaster" and claimed "it was nothing more than a finishing school for the daughters of local businessmen". After his national service as a gunner in the Airborne Division, Williamson made his professional debut with the Dundee Repertory Theatre in 1960 and the following year appeared with the Arts Theatre in Cambridge. In 1962 he made his London debut as Flute in Tony Richardson's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Royal Court Theatre.

His first major success came in 1964 with John Osborne's Inadmissible Evidence, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award when it transferred to Broadway the following year. 1964 saw him appearing as Vladimir in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot at the Royal Court. He starred in the film version in 1968. Williamson's Hamlet for Tony Richardson at the Roundhouse caused a sensation. Faithfull stated in her autobiography Faithfull that she and Williamson had had an affair while filming Hamlet, his most celebrated film role was as Merlin the magician in the King Arthur epic Excalibur in 1981. Director John Boorman cast him opposite Helen Mirren as Morgana over the protests of both actors, it was Boorman's hope that the real animosity that they had towards each other would generate more tension between them on screen. Williamson gained recognition from a much wider fanbase for his performance as Merlin. A review of Excalibur in The Times in 1981 states: "The actors are led by Williamson's witty, perceptive Merlin, missed every time he's off the screen."

According to Mirren and Williamson, free from the problems with Macbeth, "wound up becoming good friends" during Excalibur. Some of his other notable cinematic performances include as a troubled Irish soldier in the 1968 Jack Gold film The Bofors Gun. Additionally, he portrayed an MI6 bureaucrat in The Human Factor, an alcoholic attorney in I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can. Williamson made a major contribution to the documentary John Osborne and the Gift of Friendship, recalling episodes from his long professional relationship with Osborne. Recorded excerpts of his award-winning stage performance in Inadmissible Evidence feature in the video. Williamson was known for onstage antics. During the Philadelphia tryout of Inadmissible Evidence, a play in which he delivered a performance that would win him a Tony Award nomination in 1965, he hit the mercurial producer David Merrick. In 1968, he apologised to the audience for his performance one night while playing Hamlet and walked off the stage, announcing he was retiring.

In the early 1970s, Williamson left The Dick Cavett Show prior to a scheduled appearance, leaving the host and guest Nora Ephron to fill the remaining time. In 1976, he slapped actor Jim Litten during the curtain call for the Broadway musical Rex. In 1991, he hit co-star Evan Handler on the backside with a sword during a Broadway performance of I Hate Hamlet. Following a late-night chat show appearance in which he showcased his singing talents, Williamson released an album of songs in 1971 on the CBS label; the album contained songs such as "Didn't We", "It's Impossible" and "Help Me Make It Through the Night". In 1974, Williamson recorded an abridged reading of The Hobbit for Argo Records, authorisation for the abridgement having been provided by Tolkien's publisher; the recording was produced by Harley Usill. According to his official website, Williamson re-edited the original script himself, removing many occurrences of "he said", "she said", so on, as he felt that an over-reliance on descriptive narrative would not give the desired effect.

In 1978, he portrayed a murderous behaviour expert in the Columbo episode "How To Dial A Murder". In 1971, Williamson married actress Jill Townsend, who had played his daughter in the Broadway production of Inadmissible Evidence, they had a son, but divorced in 1977. Despite concerns over his health in the 1970s, Williamson admitted drinking and claimed to smoke 80 cigarettes a day. In an episode of The David Frost Show in the 1960s, during a discussion about death, which involved

St. Leopold's Church, Donaufeld

Saint Leopold's Church is the Roman Catholic parish church of Donaufeld in Floridsdorf, the 21st district of Vienna, Austria. Located at Kinzerplatz, it stands at a height of 96 m, which makes it the third tallest church in Vienna. Construction was completed in ten years after the death of its architect, Franz Neumann. Earlier plans to use the church as a cathedral for a new diocese east of the Danube were abandoned when Floridsdorf was merged into Vienna in 1904; the rectory was built under the premise of serving as a bishop's residence. Today the parish belongs to the Archdiocese of Vienna and is entrusted to the pastoral care of the Augustinian Canons of Klosterneuburg, it is dedicated to patron saint of Austria and founder of Klosterneuburg. Information about the building at Official parish website

Diocese of Coventry

The Diocese of Coventry is a Church of England diocese in the Province of Canterbury. It is headed by the Bishop of Coventry, who sits at Coventry Cathedral in Coventry, is assisted by one suffragan bishop, the Bishop of Warwick; the diocese covers Warwickshire. The diocese is divided into two archdeaconries and Coventry. Warwick archdeaconry is divided into the deaneries of Shipston, Alcester and Warwick & Leamington, whilst Coventry archdeaconry is divided into the deaneries of Rugby, Nuneaton and Coventry South and North; the diocese was formed on 6 September 1918 from part of the Diocese of Worcester. The current diocesan Bishop of Coventry is Christopher Cocksworth, assisted by John Stroyan, Bishop suffragan of Warwick; the provincial episcopal visitor is Jonathan Goodall, Bishop suffragan of Ebbsfleet, licensed as an honorary assistant bishop of the diocese in order to facilitate his work there. David Evans, a former Bishop of Peru and Bolivia, has been licensed as an honorary assistant bishop in the diocese since 2003.

While the diocese is divided into archdeaconries and has archdeacons like other dioceses, Coventry diocese is unique in that the two do not correlate. In 2010, the post of Archdeacon of Warwick was replaced by that of Archdeacon Missioner and statutory oversight over the archdeaconry of Warwick was delegated to the Archdeacon of Coventry. Following Watson's retirement in 2012, John Green was appointed as Acting Archdeacon of Coventry pending his installation into the new role of Archdeacon Pastor, which duly occurred on 9 December 2012; these arrangements follow the Bishop's 2009 document Signposts for the Future, the creation of the two posts of Archdeacon Missioner and Archdeacon Pastor are consistent with the suggested "transitional period" after which there will be only one archdeacon in the diocese. Rodham and Green remained collated to the Archdeaconries of Warwick and of Coventry. Green retired at the end of August 2017, Clive Hogger joined him as Acting Archdeacon for July and August remained Acting Archdeacon after Green's retirement.

Sue Field was collated Archdeacon Pastor and Archdeacon of Coventry on 18 March 2018. Church of England Statistics 2002 Diocese of Coventry