We have a BIG announcement about our site on June 27th 2021. There may be some disruption between now and then. We hope it doesn't spoil your enjoyment of our site. Thank you.

Hi, I'm Owlbut! Welcome to my World of Learning!

The main part of our site lets you study a complete history of England section (Times Past), has a section giving info about every country in the world (cleverly named The World) and a part (Your Turn) with projects for children to do at home or in school. This year we have two new sections, or to be precise one new section and an addition to an existing one. Uploads to these sections will appear by 6.00 pm every Friday but allowing for English school holidays.

The new section is called English counties and can be accessed from every page via the menu in our top banner. The pages will take you on a fun virtual journey through every county and metropolitan borough in England. Each county or borough will have its own page and there will be a few facts (size, population density etc.) and some fun facts, the same headings for each county. Go and check out the ones we have already done and see when future uploads will happen.

The addition is in the form of an introductory podcast to each time period in our Times Past section.

We hope you will enjoy watching and reading the material on our site and hope that it may make you want to find out more for yourself.


21 May 2021
We've released this week's uploads a few hours early. English county-wise we're in Dorset and Times Past introduction-wise we've reached the Birth of the Millennials, or 1976 to 2000. Only one more period to introduce.

We'll now be back on 27th June and Owlbut is already back from his holiday which is just as well as I'm moving home and he might have found it harder to find me. Have a good half-term and see you soon. Oh, and look out for a few changes to our site.

14 May 2021
It's time to introduce the Time of the Hippie, our history of England between the years of 1951-1975. Check it out. We will also be reaching Cornwall on our virtual journey through England.

7 May 2021
We are now in the Scilly Isles on our virtual journey through England. Luckily we left the Channel Islands before the French fishermen arrived. Coincidentally, the Channel Islands were invaded by the Germans during WWII and it is that period, 1926-1950, that our introduction is about this week.

30 April 2021
Owlbut has sent us some photos of his holiday. I've put one below but more of them are in the intro to the "Around World War I" section in Times Past. This week we look at The Channel Islands too and there's another question that will mean you have to find the answer somewhere on our website.

23 April 2021
This week our virtual journey takes us to Devon. Read about the lifeboat that went over the hill, the disastrous flood of 1952 and join Richard in his memories of his time in Devon. We also have a new question for you on the Club pages and our introduction to the Victorians is now on the site. Have fun.

16 April 2021
This week we visit one county and one metropolitan borough; Somerset and Bristol. In the Times Past section we look at the end of the Georgians and yet another question in the Club section. Enjoy and learn.

9 April 2021
We're back. Hope you had a good Easter and we greet you with three more counties or metropolitan boroughs this week, all in the North West Of England. You can read about Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside. We have another question for you, the answer to last time's and our little podcast introduction to the Georgians.

20 March 2021
We're now taking an Easter break. The next uploads will be on Friday 9th April. See you then.

19 March 2021
A fun-filled set of uploads today. Our virtual journey through England hops across the sea to the Isle of Man, a journey Richard remembers from 1985. Don't ask him to bring it up although, sadly, he did. We find cats with no tails, men with three legs and a unique place on earth. We have a really tricky question for you in Question Time on the Club page and we introduce you to the Stuarts and the time England had no monarch.

12 March 2021
Another Friday, another set of uploads. Just one county in the English counties section, Cumbria, our video introduction to the Tudors in the Times Past section and another question on our Club pages. Find out how many lakes in the Lake District, why you nearly might not be reading this, who invented the flushing toilet and see a little video of Owlbut as he sets off to see his family. It's all there.

5 March 2021
We've reached the northern most county of England this week. We've been all the way up the east coast and we are in Northumberland. Here we visit some islands, cross a causeway and learn about the confused town of Berwick. On the Club pages, we give you the answer to last week's question and test you with another. Our Times Past uploads will return next week.

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