Henry Brougham FRS

Mocking your elders

4 May 2016 by

Recently I found myself trawling through the minute-books of the Royal Society’s Committee of Papers. This was the body responsible…

Ceres

Opening envelopes

22 April 2016 by

High over a tranquil English landscape, a life-or-death struggle is taking place. A balloon is locked into a stratospheric rise,…

John Wallis FRS

Dating Easter

24 March 2016 by

Have you ever wondered why Easter never falls on the same date each year? If so, you’re not alone – the…