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Harry Potter was selected as the theme of an undergraduate psychology class taught by 2 Vanderbilt professors in Oxford in England over the spring break, from 1st March to 9th March. The Harry Potter: Child Development and Children’s Literature was guided by associate professor of psychology Georgene Troseth and lecturer in education Emily Pendergrass, at the Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development. 24 students from the college took part in the class.
The trip to United Kingdom took the students to London, Cambridge and Oxford, where the students visited the Harry Potter movies’ film sets and locations. They also took part in various discussions and lectures which delved into J.K. Rowling’s iconic character’s lore as well as other classic children’s literature character.
Georgene Troseth stated that developmental psychology books often invent a fictional child as an example to follow through development. Therefore, their starting point is the orphaned Harry Potter, a resilient child who overcomes poor rearing conditions to thrive. She added that children in adversity who have charming personalities and talent tend to draw adult mentors who foster positive development that is certainly true of the fictional Harry.
In London, the students stopped by the well known site of the now famous platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station. They also went to the Warner Bros. Studios in London where the students went to the Diagon Alley, the Gryffindor Common Room and the Great Hall.
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Several flights have been called off in Heathrow and London City Airports earlier this morning because of thick fog over south west England. A Heathrow Airport spokesperson confirmed that forty outgoing and incoming flights have been called off this morning. A whole lot of flights have also been delayed.
British Airways has asked its passengers to check their website for updates throughout morning. In the London City Airport, almost each early morning flight has been as either cancelled or delayed. Among the services called off were British Airways flights to Dusseldorf, Glasgow and Zurich.
A spokesman told that because of low visibility this morning flights to/from the airport are experiencing disruptions. Passengers are requested to call their airlines for more information.
On the other hand, the weather office warned people of travel disruption. The visibility may drop less than fifty meters in many places.
Wightlink Ferries that runs in routes between the Isle of Wight and Hampshire, has also reported delays. Lara Gunn stated that a dense fog is hanging over South East and up towards Midlands region and it is anticipated to linger in the morning. Visibility will be poor in few regions and travelers must take caution.
Today’s problems in flight operations follow previous Saturday’s top disruption at all major airports after troubles at Hampshire quarters of air traffic control firm Nats.
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