Monday: bucolic (adjective) – relating to rural or pastoral life
Tuesday: cerulean – (adjective) – deep blue in colour like the sky
Wednesday: pedagogy (noun) – the profession, science or theory of teaching
Thursday: anthropomorphism (noun) – the attribution of human characteristics or behaviour to a god, animal or object
Friday:passerine (adjective) – relating to the largest order of birds (Passeriformes) – distinguished by having feet adapted for perching – includes all songbirds
At Moreton Morrell College there is a bucolic atmosphere. We can see the cerulean sky through the windows and watch the passerine birds hopping by. The teaching staff exercise their pedagogies in the classrooms and we try not to practise anthropomorphism on the animals which live here.
You can now buy stationery from the Leamington College Library, very handy for when the College shop is closed! Our range of stationery includes pens, glue sticks, Blu tack, plastic wallets, Sellotape and much, much more.
Please be aware that we are experiencing intermittent problems getting access to e-books due to technical problems with our supplier. If you find you are unable to access e-books, please try again later. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.
Check out our Opening Hours page (find it using the tabs along the top of this page) to see when the College Libraries are open during the half term. Term time opening hours resume on Monday 3rd November.
Animal populations are roughly half the size they were in 40 years ago – a 52% decline between 1970 and 2010. Terrestrial species have declined by 39%, freshwater species by 76%, marine species by 39%. The biggest recorded threat to biodiversity globally comes from the combined impacts of habitat loss and degradation, driven by unsustainable human consumption, plus the impact of climate change.
In Ghana, the lion population in one reserve is down 90% in 40 years.
In West Africa, forest felling has restricted forest elephants to 6-7% of their historic range.
Globally, habitat loss and hunting have reduced tigers from 100,000 a century ago to just 3,000.
Just published is the 2014 Living Planet Report produced by WWF in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London and the Global Footprint Network. The report uses the global Living Planet Index as a measure of the health of over 10,000 populations of more than 3,000 species to track changes in wildlife populations.