Sir Bernard Lovell FRS

The making of Jodrell Bank

16 November 2015 by

As a small child I vividly remember visiting Jodrell Bank and being awestruck by the enormous radio telescope. I also went spinning…

Leeuwenhoek 'Figures of sand' (detail)

Drawing under the microscope

12 October 2015 by

I’ve been investigating some really interesting illustrations of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), who was among the first microscopists in the…

Fun on Funafuti

2 October 2015 by

I am delighted to have joined the Library team at the Royal Society, and have spent an enjoyable first few…

Lissajous curves created by a harmonograph

Swinging art

9 July 2015 by

You probably won’t be surprised to read that among my vices is a serious second-hand bookshop habit; another is a…