Patricia Nixon Cox is the elder daughter of the 37th President Richard Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon, sister to Julie Nixon Eisenhower. She is the mother of Christopher Nixon Cox. In her father's public career, Cox performed a ceremonial role, in contrast to Julie's more political involvement, she accompanied him on many campaign stops and, after his inauguration, on state trips around the world. Cox was born on February 21, 1946, she grew up in DC, attending Horace Mann Elementary and the Sidwell Friends School. She attended the Chapin School in Manhattan. In 1964, she was presented as a debutante to high society at the prestigious International Debutante Ball at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. Edward Cox was her civilian escort at the International Debutante Ball, she attended Finch College, a now-defunct women's college Boston College in Boston, graduating in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. At her graduation on June 14, 1968, her father served as a special guest speaker.
Cox married Harvard Law student Edward Finch Cox in a White House Rose Garden ceremony on June 12, 1971. She has lived a private life in the suburbs of New York, was a stay-at-home mother for her son, Christopher Nixon Cox, born in March 1979, her husband is now a corporate chairman of the New York Republican State Committee. She serves on the boards of many medical research institutions, as well as the Richard Nixon Foundation at the Nixon Library in California
Hedgehog lab is a global technology consultancy headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, with additional offices in London, the US, India. The company, which employs more than 120 people, concentrates on building apps for smartphones and other connected devices, offers a range of services in Virtual and Mixed Reality. In recent years, it has experienced rapid turnover growth, with revenues rising 160% in 2016. In 2016 the business was named "Newcastle's Best Company to Work For" by ratings site Glassdoor, based on five star reviews from staff, who praised its culture and employee benefits. Hedgehog lab takes its name from Jim Collins’ book Good to Great, which features the ‘hedgehog concept’ of cultivating ‘piercing clarity’ in the pursuit of long-term results, while rejecting propositions that ‘fail the hedgehog test’. Hedgehog lab founders, Sarat Pediredla and Mark Forster - now CEO and Chief Product Officer - met while working as developers at a Newcastle-based digital agency. After leaving to launch their own business, they created a tool for the financial services sector and soon generated interest in their software-as-a-service offering.
Plans, were disrupted by the 2008 financial crisis, at which point hedgehog lab switched to a digital agency model. This was refined to focus on ‘post-PC’ technologies, with the company looking internationally to grow market reach while still a micro-business. After launching sites in London and India, it turned its attention to the US, opening an office in Boston in April 2015. A further office in Austin, followed a year and, in January, 2017, it set up a site in Copenhagen. With exports now accounting for a large proportion of revenues, this will become the company's European headquarters, providing access to mainland Europe as well as the Nordics. Having secured £1m of investment from Maven Capital Partners - one of the UK's most active equity houses - hedgehog lab now plans to grow revenues by at least 50% year-on-year until 2020; the cash will be used for increasing the company's delivery capabilities, growing its sales and marketing functions, exploring further international expansion.
Hedgehog lab has worked with well-known names including Mitsubishi, B & M, Channel 4, AkzoNobel, England Rugby, Hult International Business School and the Financial Times. After seeing growing interest in Virtual and Mixed Reality, hedgehog lab invested in its own Immersive Technology division, equipped with state-of-the-art kit to develop for headsets like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Microsoft HoloLens. Launched in January, 2017, this is being headed up by one of the UK's leading experts, Shaun Allan, who has many years’ experience in the field, whose VR pitch helped the North East region win the bid to host the Great Exhibition of the North. In 2018 the renamed Team XR moved to their new development studio within Proto, the new emerging technology centre in Gateshead. Hedgehog lab The prickly business of app development Small business in the spotlight... Hedgehog Lab Newcastle tech company Hedgehog Lab set for three years of 100% growth
Middleton Mount called Middleton Motte and Middleton Castle, is the remains of a medieval castle situated in the village of Middleton, in Norfolk, England. Middleton Mount was a bailey castle built during the Norman period; the motte is 49 m in diameter, protected by an 11 m wide ditch. The castle's crescent-shaped bailey and three rectangular enclosures of uncertain medieval date lay alongside the motte; the castle was built by the Normans on a pre-existing Anglo-Saxon estate centre, a common practice after the Norman conquest of England. The site was excavated in 1987 before the development of much of the surrounding land, including the enclosures, for local housing; the castle is a scheduled monument. The Trust works to make sure the castle is open for public access. Castles in Great Britain and Ireland List of castles in England Creighton, Oliver Hamilton. Castles and Landscapes: Power and Fortification in Medieval England. London: Equinox. ISBN 978-1-904768-67-8. Pettifer, Adrian. English Castles: a Guide by Counties.
Woodbridge, UK: Boydell Press. ISBN 978-0-85115-782-5. Ashwin, T. "Middleton Mount - Excavations in and around the Eastern Bailey of Middleton Castle," Norfolk Archaeology Vol. 43 pp. 645–56