Picture perfect

10 December 2019 by

We’re on the countdown to Christmas! If the arrival of December has surprised you too, and you’re reading this thinking…

The Collector Earl

26 November 2019 by

One of the perks of cataloguing a collection like the Royal Society’s is that you can follow items, and their…

Divine fermentation?

19 November 2019 by

In these days of trendy craft beers, artisan gin and molecular mixology, sometimes only a traditional beverage will do. One…

Building Passions

12 November 2019 by

My new book ‘Building Passions’ covers the period during the nineteenth century when Britain had two giants of architecture and…