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War and planets

7 June 2016 by

Astronomical tables hold a decidedly unglamorous place in the history of science. With hundreds of pages covered in nothing but…

Seth Ward

Pies and piety

16 May 2016 by

Does the name Seth Ward ring any bells with you?     He’s one of those early Fellows of the…

Samuel Pepys

Pepys and the Royal Society

17 December 2015 by

The National Maritime Museum is currently celebrating the life and times of Stuart London’s most celebrated diarist, Samuel Pepys (1633-1703),…