Wild for London
The British capital is not a place you would necessarily associate with peaceful green spaces, but in fact, new parks are being developed all over the metropolis. Take a five-minute stroll north from King’s Cross station, and you will find yourself in Camley Street Natural Park, a quiet oasis along Regent’s Canal that is home to ducks, bees and bats. And this is just a small space. Bigger projects covering many hectares are being developed in Hackney and Walthamstow. Find out why London is going wild by reading our feature that begins on page 14.
What do you really know about the Commonwealth of Nations? Who is the head of this organization? How many member countries are there? And what are its aims? As Commonwealth Day comes round — every year on the second Monday in March — we take a look at this institution, at its history, where it finds itself now and, as Britain prepares for Brexit, its role in the future. Get an overview first by looking at the World Map on pages 22–23, where you can see which countries belong to the Commonwealth. Then join us on a tour of the facts in “The Commonwealth: common sense?” which begins on page 24.
Finally, find out what Philip Murphy, director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and professor of British and Commonwealth history at the University of London, has to say about this institution in an interview that begins on page 31.
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