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Just the victory parade to go, and then Britain’s summer of love will be over. London 2012, the capital’s greatest party in living memory, is done. At the risk of using up the entire annual quota of Guardian editorial schmaltz in one go, this past month it feels as if most of us have been (as Boris Johnson would have it) cropdusted with serotonin, the happiness hormone. 

Read the Guardian’s editorial this morning on the Paralympics and Olympics summer of love.
Here’s the review of the closing ceremony from our Olympics editor Owen Gibson, and Jonathan Freedland looks back on the summer of 2012
Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images Europe

What an amazing night - relive the closing ceremony & look back on the summer of 2012 with the Guardian

guardian:

guardianolympics:

Just the victory parade to go, and then Britain’s summer of love will be over. London 2012, the capital’s greatest party in living memory, is done. At the risk of using up the entire annual quota of Guardian editorial schmaltz in one go, this past month it feels as if most of us have been (as Boris Johnson would have it) cropdusted with serotonin, the happiness hormone. 

Read the Guardian’s editorial this morning on the Paralympics and Olympics summer of love.

Here’s the review of the closing ceremony from our Olympics editor Owen Gibson, and Jonathan Freedland looks back on the summer of 2012

Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images Europe

What an amazing night - relive the closing ceremony & look back on the summer of 2012 with the Guardian

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Paralympic Opening Ceremony

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I AM WHAT I AM - LYRICS

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A glimpse at the Paralympic Opening Ceremony Model

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Empowerment

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Empowerment

By understanding our place in the universe we can achieve a sense of place, purpose and empowerment. The 18th-century Enlightenment transformed scientific and intellectual awareness, igniting revolutions and an unstoppable demand for freedom and rights which went on to include…

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Collision

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Collision

Through the collision of ideas, new possibilities are born and perceptions can be changed forever. British scientists and engineers have been transforming our perception of the universe through the leading role they’ve played in the construction, management and experimental work…

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'rehearsing the apples'

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80,046 Apples

80,000 for audience members to crunch, 45 inflatable apples and 1 large golden apple

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A look behind-the-scenes at Technical Rehearsal

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Gravity

Now for some time-travelling back to the 17th century and the garden of Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire where Sir Isaac Newton observed an apple dropping.
We’re all united by the force of gravity and in this playful segment – featuring our mass volunteer cast, tandem riders, trampolinists, wheelchair dancers and jugglers – we pay tribute to Britain’s greatest ever scientist.

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‘There should be no boundary to human endeavour’. 

Stephen Hawking

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'brave new world'

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10.85 seconds.

In June 2012, Jonnie Peacock ran the 100m T44 class in a world record-breaking 10.85 seconds.