Education
Home Up Language

 

Education in Britain Online

ALL UK NEWS – English Newspapers – British Media

All the British newspapers publishing online news and information, including more than 800 local and regional papers in Great Britain - England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The full range of British national daily press and UK Sunday papers and media, news portals, weekly digests and major monthly magazines on the Web, the sport, financial and education newspaper supplements, book reviews and business bulletins, plus live BBC television, World Service and radio.
 More information

National daily UK newspapers The dailies, Sunday papers, plus weekly and monthly magazines

Local Press: Newspapers in England, North and South, Scotland, Wales and Ireland

Back issues / searchable news archives: Ana Nova, BBC, The Guardian, Independent, Mirror...

Computer and Internet magazines in Britain More than 50 weekly and monthly publications

UK Regional Press Companies The publishers of newspapers from Aberdeenshire to Wessex

British business and regional directories, BT telephone directory, postcodes, maps and more...

The Top 20 UK-specific search engines, on one page and ready to use

UK Media, with European, USA and World links and searchable news archives

UK Media, News Centres and Portals  http://www.wrx.zen.co.uk/britnews.htm


United Kingdom


Country Profile


Flag of the United Kingdom
British Union Flag
Union Jack

 


Official Name:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
conventional short form: United Kingdom
abbreviation: UK

ISO Country Code: uk


Time:
Time Zone: Western European Time Zone (WET). Western European Standard Time is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Local Time = UTC +1h (DST)
Actual Time: Tue-May-4  21:14

Capital City: London (metropolitan pop. about 7.2 million) London
The Official Site for London, Capital of the United Kingdom.

Other Cities:
Belfast, Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield.

Government:
Constitutional monarchy.
Constitution: Unwritten; partly statutes, partly common law and practice.

Geography:
Location: Western Europe, islands including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France
Area: 243,000 sq. km. (93,000 sq. mi.)
Terrain: 30% arable, 50% meadow and pasture, 12% waste or urban, 7% forested, 1% inland water.
Land use: 25% arable, 46% meadows and pastures, 10% forests and woodland, 19% other.

Climate:
Very British: more than one-half of the days are overcast;
generally mild and temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current.

People:
Nationality: Noun--Briton(s). Adjective--British.
Population (2003 est.): 60.1 million.
Major ethnic groups: British, Irish, West Indian, South Asian.
Major religions: Church of England (Anglican), Roman Catholic, Church of Scotland (Presbyterian), Muslim.
Major languages: English, Welsh, Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic.
Literacy: 99%.

Natural resources: Coal, oil, natural gas, tin, limestone, iron ore, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, lead, silica.

Currency: British Pound (GBP)

Flag of England
Flag of England
The St. George's Cross

Flag of Northern Ireland
Government of Northern Ireland Flag
The Red Hand Flag (The official Flag of Northern Ireland is the Union Jack)

Flag of Scotand
The national flag of Scotland
The St. Andrew's Cross

Flag of Wales
The national flag of Wales
The Red Dragon Flag

Background:
Four constituent nations form the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface.
The first half of the 20th century saw the UK's strength seriously depleted in two World Wars. The second half witnessed the dismantling of the Empire and the UK rebuilding itself into a modern and prosperous European nation. As one of five permanent members of the UN Security Council, a founding member of NATO, and of the Commonwealth, the UK pursues a global approach to foreign policy; it currently is weighing the degree of its integration with continental Europe.
A member of the EU, it chose to remain outside of the European Monetary Union for the time being. Constitutional reform is also a significant issue in the UK. Regional assemblies with varying degrees of power opened in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland in 1999.
(Source: various sources)

border countries:
related countries:


Official Sites of United Kingdom
royal The British Monarchy
The official Web site is Crown copyright.

United Kingdom Parliament

The House of Commons and the

House of Lords

Number 10 Downing Street
Toni Blair's Office.

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
The British Government department responsible for overseas relations and foreign affairs.
open.gov.uk
UK government information and services.

new  Foreign & Commonwealth Office Britain and the EU
Provides detailed information on Britain's relationship with the EU and has an open Discussion Forum on the draft EU Constitutional Treaty.

United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations
Britain at the United Nations, the United Kingdom is one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.
BritainUSA
The British Embassy, Washington D.C.

Statistics
National Statistics
Official UK statistics and information about statistics.

 

Map
Map of the United Kingdom
Political Map of the United Kingdom.
to Map of Europe
Political map of Europe.
 

News
BBC
The British Broadcasting Corporation online.
BBC News Online
News site of the British Broadcasting Corporation.
The Financial Times
Business topics.
The Guardian
National and international news.
The Telegraph
A major 'conservative' broadsheet.
The Times
A well-known British Newspaper online.
 


 

Arts & Culture
great web site Britannica Online
The Encyclopaedia Britannica online.
great web site British Library, The
One of the world's great knowledge institutions.

Arts
British Art
A comprehensive listing of the arts in the UK.

Music
new  Beatles Ultimate Experience
Beatles Interviews, Photos, and Animations.
web culture David Bowie
Contemporary British music.
The Rolling Stones
Traditional British music.
the state51 conspiracy
the revolution is music.

Visual arts
National Gallery, The
The national collection of Western European painting, London.
The Royal Academy of Arts
Fine arts from the 18th century to the present.
Tate Gallery
National collections of British Art.
Yale Center for British Art
The Yale Center for British Art houses the most comprehensive collection of British paintings, prints, drawings, rare books, and sculpture outside Great Britain.

Language
Oxford English Dictionary
The last word on words for the English language.


 


 

Business & Economy
Bank of England
London Stock Exchange

British Chambers of Commerce, The
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry

British Trade International
Department of Trade and Industry - DTI

Dos and Dont's
Etiquette Guide: The UK
How to Succeed Royally in Britain.

British Brands
Alfred Dunhill
English style.
Bentley
A typical British car.
The Body Shop
Natural Cosmetics with a high level responsibility for fair trade.
Christie's
The world’s first fine art auctioneers.
Hackett
Essential British Kit.
Harrods
The Store.
Jaguar
Typical British cars.
Lloyd's
Insurance.
Marks & Spencer
British retailer.
Metropolitan Police
The Scotland Yard homepage.
Mulberry
Leather accessories.
 update   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Also very typical British car, unfortunately now owned by Germanys BMW.
Sotheby's
Auctions.
Wimbledon
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

Transportation
BMI - british midland
UK's second largest airline, serves over 30 European destinations.
British Airways
The Kingdoms national airline.
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Privately held UK airline.

Brittany Ferries

BritRail


 

Think global, act international!
United Kingdomn Companies & Products

Link to your company Zum Company Profile
Your company listing here?
Plus an additional Company Profile? Only $USD/EUR 90,- for one year,
For yor listing please fill in the Registration form.
 

OWNO Business-Link News:

If you have Business-News related to United Kingdom please contact: info@nationsonline.org

Country Guides
Visit Britain
The British Tourist Authority Web Site.
Guardian Unlimited: Travel United Kingdom
The Guardian's guide to UK.
great web site The Knowhere Guide
A compilation of (unedited) information and views supplied by users, has even some information on Galnafanaigh.
 

Books about United KingdomBooks about Travel in United Kingdom
Travel United Kingdom
 

Education
Eton College
The Eton College Web Page.
London School of Economics and Political Science
Founded in 1895, teaching and research across the full range of the social, political and economic sciences.
University of Cambridge
Welcome to the University of Cambridge.
University College London
Founded in 1826, UCL is consistently ranked in the top three multifaculty UK universities.
University of Nottingham
University of Rochester
University of Oxford
Home page of the University of Oxford.
University of Sussex
Founded in the 1960s, the University has become a leading teaching and research institution in the UK.

studentUK.com
A Guide to UK Universities, written by and for students.
University Guide by EducationGuardian.co.uk
Comprehensive source of information on the UK's academic sector, provides university rankings, university statistics and student statistics.
 

 

History
Arthurian Resources
Dedicated to understanding the early medieval Arthurian legend.
great web site British History
Comprehensive information of the UK's past.
The Camelot Project
Database of Arthurian texts, images, bibliographies, and basic information, University of Rochester.
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University
Digital facsimiles of complete manuscripts.
English Heritage
Historical Manuscripts Commission
Information about the existence, location and nature of manuscripts and records for the study of British history.
History of the Monarchy
The history of the oldest institution of government in the United Kingdom.
Richard III Society
The life and times of Richard III.

Additional sites:
The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School
Digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government.
 update   History of the United Kingdom
Primary Documents, from Antiquity through the Present.
Knighthood, Chivalry & Tournaments Resource Library
World Heritage Sites in the United Kingdom
 update   WWW-VL: HISTORY of the United Kingdom Museum
British Museum
Founded in 1753, this is the world's oldest museum.
spot Museum of the City of London
The world's largest urban history museum and Europe's largest archaeological archive.
The National Museum of Science & Industry
Illustrating the history and contemporary practice of science, technology, medicine and industry.
National Maritime Museum
The largest Maritime Museum in the World.
The Natural History Museum
Promoting the discovery, understanding, responsible use and enjoyment of the natural world.


 

 

Science
The Geological Society
UK's national society for geoscience.
cultural reference  Royal Geographical Society
Founded in 1830 for the advancement of geographical science.
Royal Observatory Greenwich
Home of the Prime Meridian of the world.
Science Museum
The Science Museum, London improve scientific and technical education.
 

 

Search
Mirago
UK Search engine and directory
@UK
UK links, tourist and travel guide to the UK.
UKIndex
UK search.
Brit Index
The Web from a UK Perspective.
 

 

 

 

 


 

England

Guides
VisitEngland
Visitors guide to England.

 

England

Flag of England
Flag of England
The St. George's Cross

Area: 130,423 sq. km
Population: 49,290,000
Capital City: London
London
The Official Site for London, Capital of the United Kingdom.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Assembly
Institution formed after the Belfast Agreement, as a part of the peace process in Northern Ireland.
The Northern Ireland Executive
Devolving Power to the People of Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland Tourist Board
A guide to Northern Ireland.

 


Northern Ireland News
Belfast Telegraph News
Irish News
News from Ireland - Belfast Newspaper.
Newshound
Links to daily newspaper articles about Northern Ireland.

Business & Economy
Bank of Ireland
Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry
NICCI represents every sector of the business community in Northern Ireland.

 


Guide
Northern Ireland Tourist Board
Travel Belfast, Derry, Londonderry & Armagh, Giant's Causway, Fermanagh Lakelands.
Destination Northern Ireland
A guide to Northern Ireland by VisitBritain

 


Education
University of Ulster
The University of Ulster.

 


Musik
 update   The Van Morrison Website
All about this great musician.

 


to Ireland ( Éire )


 

Northern Ireland

Flag of Northern Ireland
Government of Northern Ireland Flag
The Red Hand Flag (The official Flag of Northern Ireland is the Union Jack)

Area: 13,843 sq. km
Population: 1,690,000
Capital City: Belfast
Belfast
The Belfast City Council.

Scotland

Scottish Parliament
The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Statistics
General Register Office for Scotland

 


Scotland News
The Press and Journal
Aberdeen based newspaper
The Scotsman
National and international news

 


Arts & Culture
Ancient Stones of Scotland
A fascinating journey through the ancient monuments of Scotland
Highlander Web Magazine
Electronic magazine in the Highlands Scotland.
The Gathering of the Clans
Bravehearts
Loch Ness
Nessies Home Page
National Galleries of Scotland
Home to Scotland's greatest collection of European paintings and sculpture from the Renaissance to Post-Impressionism.
National Museum of Scotland
The National Museums of Scotland show Scotland to the World and the World to Scotland
WhiskyWeb
Hot Stuff

 


Business & Economy
Royal Bank of Scotland
Scottish Chambers of Commerce

Scottish Products
Glenmorangie
Single Highland Malt Whisky
Kilberry
Bagpipes
Pringle of Scotland
Knitwear

Transportation
ScotAirways
Scottish regional airline.
Scotrail

 


Country Guides
The Scottish Tourist Board
Holidays in Scotland
Edinburgh and Lothians Tourist Board
A guide to Edinburgh, compiled and maintained by the official tourist board for Edinburgh and Lothians.
Gateway to Scotland
By the Department of Geography at the University of Edinburgh.
new  Gazetteer for Scotland
The definitive source of information on places and people in Scotland, with 9000 text entries, more than 3000 photographs and growing.

Education
University of Aberdeen
A centre for higher education since 1505
University of Edinburgh
The first post-Reformation University in Scotland, and the first civic University to be established in the British Isles, founded 1583.

History
new  A Brief History of Scotland
An 18-chapter history of Scotland. It covers everything from Scottish pre-history to the 1997 referendum.
A Timeline of Scottish History
A list of important dates in Scottish History from 3000 BC to present-day.

Search
scotsman,com
Scottish search.
 

Scotland

Flag of Scotand
The national flag of Scotland
The St. Andrew's Cross

Area: 78,313 sq. km
Population: 5,123,000
Capital City: Edinburgh
Edinburgh
The Municipality of Edinburgh

Wales

Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru
The National Assembly for Wales

Statistics
Statistics for Wales

Business & Economy
Bank of Wales Cardiff Chamber of Commerce
The only accredited Chamber in Wales

Guide
icWales
Welsh portal, the national website of Wales.


 

Wales

Flag of Wales
The national flag of Wales
The Red Dragon Flag

Area: 20,755 sq. km
  Population: 2,927,000
Capital City: Cardiff
Cardiff
The City of Cardiff
Cardiff County Council
The Cardiff

Newsgroups of United Kingdom
soc.culture.british
Newsgroup of Ireland
soc.culture.irish
Newsgroup of Scotland
soc.culture.scottish

 

Additional Information on United Kingdom
Background Notes: United Kingdom
Governments on the WWW: Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Open Directory: United Kingdom
The World Factbook -- United Kingdom
 

MORE

 

Links to services which help you find other Internet resources. Subject-oriented services are grouped separately. Sites providing additional information about search engines and their use are also grouped together.

AllTheWeb, this search engine lets you specify the type of search

AltaVista, a web index . An AltaVista:UK site is available, and also a simplified graphic-free text search form interface

Ananzi, a search engine with a focus on South Africa

ANZWERS Search Centre, a guide to Australian and New Zealand Internet resources

The Argus Clearinghouse, a selective guide to the Internet (no longer actively maintained)

Ask Jeeves, a knowledgebase which can be interrogated with plain English questions

Aussieseek, a search engine and messageboard service with a focus on Australia

Click2UK, an established UK-based search engine.

Doras, a directory of Irish Web sites

Espotting, a pay for placement search engine with a European focus

Excite, a search engine based in the US

Ez2www.com, a meta search engine

Fast Search: All the Web, All the Time, a search engine built to accommodate multimedia

Fazzle.com, a meta search engine, formerly called Search Online

Find UK - a UK search engine gateway

flemiro - the international version of a German search engine

Go - an international web directory

Godado - a UK and Europe search engine including a pay to promote facility

Google, a search engine which aims to offer high quality information on the Web (an image search feature is available via the advanced search option)

HotBot (a Lycos site), a comprehensive index of the WWW . A UK HotBot site is available.

Ixquick, a metasearch engine that queries twelve other search engines

Lookseek, a US-based search engine

LookSmart (United Kingdom), the UK site of this directory and search engine

Lycos (UK site), search the database of Internet information resources (world-wide or UK and Ireland only) . The main Lycos site is in the USA.

Mamma.com, a meta search engine that queries ten other search engines

MetaCrawler, a search tool that queries other Web search engines

MetaEureka, a graphics-free meta search engine

MetaFind , searches six other search engines and orders the results

Mirago, a search engine aimed specifically at UK businesses and families

Open Directory Project, a human-edited directory of the Web

Overture, a pay-for-placement search site

ProFusion, a search engine that allows simultaneous searches of many other search engines and related resources

Rambler, a search engine with a focus on Russia

Search Europe, a search engine with a focus on European information

Search4i, the site focuses on India

SearchMalta.com, a search engine with a focus on the Maltese Islands

SearchUK, a search engine with a focus on UK domains

Searchy.co.uk, a metacrawler that interrogates 15 other search engines for UK resources

Suchknecht.at - an Austrian search engine (interface in German)

UK Plus, a web directory with a focus on UK domains

WebCrawler, a database indexed by content of WWW pages

Wordmap - a search engine that clarifies the meaning and context of your enquiry

WoYaa!, a guide to Internet sites in Africa

WWW Virtual Library, the CERN directory of WWW services

Yahoo, a directory of Internet sites

Yelloweb Europe, a directory of Internet sites in Europe

European search engines, directories and lists listed by country

Search Engine Colossus, a directory of search engines in countries world-wide

Subject-orientated search services

Biotechfind, a directory and search engine in the field of biotechnologies.

divine: Northern Light, business-oriented information.

Eduseek, a UK directory of teaching and learning resources classified by age range

INFOMINE a scholarly Internet resource collection

IT World Search, an intelligent search engine dedicated to the world of information technology

jobs1.co.uk - a search engine for recruitment and careers information in the UK

Medical World Search, a WWW search engine developed especially for the medical field

Pilot-Search.com, a starting point for literary searches

Port, a subject gateway with a maritime focus

Scientopica, a search engine and directory with a focus on science

SciNet Science Search, a science and nature directory and search engine

Additional information about search engines, their use, and how they find resources

Bare Bones 101: A Very Basic Web Search Tutorial, written by the Head Librarian at the University of South Carolina (USA)

direct search, a site offering access to the 'invisible web', resources that general search tools do not always find

Guide to Effective Searching of the Internet, an overview of how to conduct effective and successful online queries

Mysearchengines.com, build your own search page with your selection of search engines

Search Engine Showdown, a site offering reviews, analysis, statistics and strategies for many of the major search engines

Search Engine Watch, for information about world-wide search engines and their operation

WebSite-Watcher, helps you monitor changes to websites


UK
Cairn Gorm --Scotland.....thanks to Heriot-Watt University Department of Physics. Direct from the summit of Cairn Gorm.
Virtual London.....Henrietta St in Covent Garden, where the cam looks down the street to Covent Garden Market from outside Porters English Restaurant.
FIP Cam.....view of Oxford circus street scene at heart of London. From FIP Ltd.
Thames Cam Live......the first livestreaming Internet camera from the River Thames in the heart of London! Scroll down forTower Bridge, the Tower of London and much more....
Retford Cam...This is a very English view of the Market Square at Retford in Nottinghamshire (Robin Hood's country). Updates every 2 hours.
Crown Bar Cam.....Live view from the Crown. The Crown Bar on Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland is an historic pub owned by the National Trust.
Belfast Traffic Cams....4 traffic cams from different road intersections live using Microsoft Media Player. Great site.
DomeCam....BBC's view of Britain's symbol for the next century - the Millennium Dome in London's Docklands.
Glasgow WebCam....View George Square from Glasgow City Chamber. Glasgow, Scotland. Tip from Gordon Valentine.
Scilly WebCam.....this site updated daily with two Pics location is:- Isles of Scilly UK. Beautiful views. The Isles of Scilly are located 28 miles WSW of Land's End, Cornwall. The southern tip of UK.
Devon County WebCams.....two views(east and west) of motorway Junction ( J30 of the M5) in Devon County in SW England. The Webcams pictures automatically refresh every minute between 7am and 7pm BST. Tip from Marc Hamon.
CWN Webcam.....Live view from Broadgate, Coventry running 24 hours a day. The current view looks down on the Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre - in the centre is the Lady Godiva statue. 30 second update.
Lochness Live.....Live stream from Scotland. Right on the banks of lake Loch Ness, you can watch for Nessie, the Monster (if he appears of course...) or just enjoy the countryside.
BBC LondonLive Jam Cams.....There are now 80 and counting traffic cams for you to view covering London.
Ascension Island Cam.....Pierhead Web Cam. Not sure if I should list this here ...but it's under the British Crown. This is a live view of the Pierhead, Georgetown, as seen from the Shipping Manager's Office. Great view. Tip from Robert Wood. Info at site.
Tameside MBC Webcam.....Great view from the roof of Ashton Market Hall looking West over Ashton Market from of course Ashton. Updated every three minutes from 07:00 AM to 23:57 PM GMT. Tip from Andy Woolliscroft.
Spanner Cam.....Brighton/Hove Beach....Live stream webcam from the seventh floor offices of Spannerworks on Palmeira Square in Brighton. It runs live 24/7 and points south down Holland Road to the beach.
Soho Cams.....Three webcams here. Two are views from the Café Latino and one inside the Cafe in Soho, London, UK.
England Webcams.....Over twenty Webcams around England thanks to BBC. Click on the interactive map. You can also find more around the UK here. Again thanks to BBC. Have fun.
Abbey Road Webcam.....This is a webcam from the Abbey Road crossing in London. It's in front of Abbey Road Studios where The Beatles recorded most of their songs. This is where the picture of the Beatles was taken at on the 1969 album cover. Tip from Eric H. Erbert.
Chesterton Cam.....A view from Chesterton Staffordshire UK. Ther live stream link is just below the cam shot.
Aberdeen Webcam....Scotland....Positioned on top of St. Nicholas House - the City Council's fourteen-storey high administrative HQ - the webcam shows live pictures of Aberdeen's busy city centre, the historic Town House and harbour area. The picture automatically updates every 60 seconds.
Dunoon Webcam....Scotland....a web cam on Argyll Street, the main street in Dunoon which runs 24/7 and changes every 20 seconds. A great site. Tip from Jim Rapata.

Click HERE to continue.

 

Follow the topics in this link rack to quickly go to your interests.
Britain Home Facts & Figures  My Favorite Cities Transportation 
 Food  Entertainment Music Museums
Education   Language Video Shopping
Books  Collectibles   Stamps Postcards
Google Search Translation Tool Dictionary Encyclopedia

 

2004-2009   Copyleft   
Enter search terms here to find details fast at VisitEuropeOnline
  eMail dularson@bellsouth.net

Other websites by David Ullian Larson which may be of interest:
http://www.electricianeducation.com
http://www.electricianmath.com
http://www.technicianeducation.com
http://www.oldpostcardsforsale.com
http://www.swedenroots.com
http://www.houseflipguide.com
http://www.stampdealerlots.com
http://www.greenfieldvillageonline.com
http://www.6901st.org