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John Harrison and the search for longitude

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich asked me to write a guest blog for them, because of my poem John’s Curious Machines. They currently have an exhibition running called… 79 more words

Ships, Clocks & Stars

Despite the fact that my family is from London, and I was born there, I’ve never been to Greenwich. This means I’ve never seen the Royal Observatory or the Greenwich meridian, even though it is, quite literally, the centre of the world. 1,118 more words

Observations

Direction

A woman was watching t.v. when a breaking news story interrupted her show. A driver was wreaking havoc by driving the wrong way on Interstate 280. 461 more words

Business Formation

The Longitude Problem

On October 22 1707, a fleet of English ships returning home from a war with France, meets tragedy. While believing they were on course for Portsmouth England, four ships ran aground on the Scilly Islands killing about 1400 men. 418 more words

Engineering

Awake And Create releases new single with new vocalist

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania metalcore/post-hardcore band Awake And Create have released their new single “Name Dropper.”

Its the band’s first single with new vocalist Brandon White… 15 more words

News

The C9 Harrison 5 Day Automatic by Christopher Ward

Christopher Ward is a brand about people, and their ambitions and ideas. Founded in a boat on the River Thames in 2004, by Chris Ward, Mike France and Peter Ellis, the concept was about making quality Swiss watches accessible to a large sector of the population. 506 more words

Christopher Ward