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The Marvellous Doors Of Mr. Harrison (1626)

“Sir?” The carpenter frowned as he spoke, as if the request had made no sense. He wiped some sawdust from the hairs on his brawny forearm as he waited to hear it again. 1,317 more words

Soundtrack Of A Photograph, Part 15

Country Science

“Time Changes Everything”

Recently my wife and I went out to dinner with some good friends of ours. Over a meal of some delicious Mexican food we somehow came to a discussion about if we had the ability to go back in time to school again, what would we change about it. 2,413 more words

Photography & Music

Maskelyne v Harrison - the longitude show in London


We finally managed to take in the excellent Ships, Clocks and Stars exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, which runs only until 4 January. Among other things, it puts the record somewhat straighter on the eminent 18th century Astronomer Royal, Nevil Maskelyne, chief villain of Dava Sobel’s best selling nautical history of the race to measure longitude at sea. 501 more words

Technical Posts

Wine, Women and (Scotch) Whiskey with Simon Kempston

The theme of Folk Club 53 at Haus Müllestumpe was ‘WWW’. No that’s not the World Wide Web,but ‘Wine, Women & Whisky’. I was interested to see if anyone could fit all three into one song… 1,462 more words


The Place Where Time Begins 

By Mostyn Gale

Does time really have a beginning? This past week the Clocks students from West Dean College went to the Royal Observatory Greenwich… 701 more words