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Namer of the clouds

Fascinating Radio 4 programme about the poetic influence of the famous metereologist Luke Howard, who is buried in our burial ground.  It describes how his ground-breaking ’Essay on the Modification of Clouds’ became the subject of poems by Goethe and  Shelley … Continue reading

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Three parent IVF

The government is to consult on allowing a controversial particular new IVF treatment for inherited disease.   Some rare life threatening diseases are carried by mitochondria, little bodies outside the nucleus of the cell, who only have DNA inherited from the mother.  … Continue reading

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Cloud pioneer gets reborn memorial in Winchmore Hill

A famous scientist buried in Winchmore Hill Quaker Meeting burial ground is getting a new memorial. Luke Howard invented the scientific names for clouds still used today and is widely seen as a father of modern meteorology.     However his gravestone … Continue reading

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