Poetry in filing

15 December 2010 by

I was recently showing a selection of Robert Boyle’s papers to some visitors, and we chanced across an absolute gem…

Heroines of Science

7 December 2010 by

As part of our recent exhibition “350 years of science”, we asked visitors to fill in a card naming their…

Passionate friends

30 November 2010 by

I’ve just finished reading Michael Sherborne’s excellent new biography H.G.Wells: another kind of life. In my teens you could still…

Gobble, gobble!

25 November 2010 by

Christmas – and not forgetting Thanksgiving – will soon be upon us, and ‘tis nearly the season to be jolly….