Shattered worlds

5 January 2011 by

I was lucky enough to see two volcanoes last summer: Etna, as I passed through Sicily, and Stromboli by night…

Heroes of Science

29 December 2010 by

In my recent post about heroines of science, as voted for by visitors to our exhibition during the summer, I…

Total Recall

20 December 2010 by

Picture a group of scientists at dinner in the new age of Queen Victoria, just crowned at Westminster Abbey in…

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…