Karma chameleons

23 April 2019 by

In September 1763, the recently appointed Library and Repository Keeper, Clerk and Housekeeper of the Royal Society Emanuel Mendes da…

Spectral lights

16 April 2019 by

When we think about the work done by scientists of the past, we probably don’t consider their everyday lives while…

Referee!

9 April 2019 by

Peer review has been an essential step in the process of academic publishing for centuries. As a cataloguer for the…

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…

Exploring Tom Crean

19 March 2019 by

As an extended celebration of St Patrick’s Day, here’s the tale of a hardy Irishman in the Antarctic. In the…