Line of flight

24 March 2020 by

A little girl turns the pages of a decorated book in a deserted sitting-room, poring over its frozen vignettes: ‘Each…

A plaque for Papin

10 March 2020 by

What’s the link between the Royal Society, pressure cookers, a village in central France, and St Bride’s Church in London…

Back catalogues

28 January 2020 by

I have already confessed here and here to a benign obsession with the catalogues of the Royal Society collections. Today’s…