Flamsteed observed

14 May 2019 by

As I made my way through volume 62 of our New Letter Book series, which contains outgoing correspondence from 1922,…

Talking clocks

26 March 2019 by

Clocks are on my mind at the moment, for two reasons. Firstly, the clocks go forward in the UK this…

'Electric star on dancer', from J T Niblett's 'Portative electricity', 1893

Chimes at midnight

22 December 2014 by

Christmas, and what could be better at this time of year than tales of light and darkness? If you’ve decorated…