Sea of sand

27 August 2019 by

Every so often, I come across an election certificate of a Fellow of the Royal Society that triggers a reaction….

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…

Grisly bears

5 June 2018 by

Have you all been watching the television adaption of ‘The Terror’, the fictionalised, final (and fatal) voyage of Sir John…