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),…

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…