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Places Past and Present

Why be ‘against’ drawing contour lines on maps? Tucked deep in the shelves of the Lit and Phil is an 1856 report, or ‘minutes of evidence’, where eminent engineers of the day weigh-in, for and against, the contour line. 233 more words

What happens when you mix Science with Politics?

This week I took part in The Royal Society Pairing Scheme 2017, which aims to “build bridges between parliamentarians, civil servants and some of the best research scientists in the UK.”.

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Isaac Newton: Opticks


Opticks: or, a treatise of the reflexions, refractions, inflexions and colours of light. Also two treatises of the species and magnitude of curvilinear figures. (henceforth referred to simply as Opticks) is a personal account written by Sir Isaac Newton about his experiments with light in the late seventeenth century (Westfall). 2,445 more words

18th Century

Sunday 26 November: Exclusive walk & tour of Chicheley Hall awaits

A stunning  countryside walk from Cranfield University via the quintessentially English village of North Crawley to the beautifully restored Chicheley Hall awaits us this coming Sunday. 179 more words

After the reboot - a primary perspective

Today, The Royal Society launched it’s report into computing education in UK schools. The title refers to the major curriculum overhaul that was implemented back in 2014, when ICT stepped aside and Computing (and particularly computer science) gained more prominence. 469 more words

1681 Natural and Artificial Rarities Belonging to the Royal Society.

941G      Nehemiah Grew                 1641-1712

Musaeum Regalis Societatis. Or A Catalogue & Description Of the Natural and Artificial Rarities Belonging to the Royal Society And preserved at Gresham Colledge. 523 more words

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