An Arctic mystery

10 August 2017 by

In the summer of 1845 two ships were waiting in the icy waters of Baffin Bay, off the southwest coat…

Samuel Pepys

Pepys and the Royal Society

17 December 2015 by

The National Maritime Museum is currently celebrating the life and times of Stuart London’s most celebrated diarist, Samuel Pepys (1633-1703),…

john Harrison's H4 watch

Longitude

15 September 2014 by

Recently, a new book in the Royal Society library caught my eye. Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude…