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6 May 2014
One of the moments of epiphany that set me on my course towards becoming a naval historian was – I will admit it, since it was ten years ago – a film scene.
29 April 2014
I'm returning to the subject of one of my first posts because, excitingly, today sees the publication of a special edition of Edward Everett Hale's The Brick Moon.
18 April 2014
With Longitude Punk'd now safely open, I thought I'd take a chance to add my congratulations to Matthew Dockrey, who won the competition we ran with his splendid Celatone.
11 April 2014
Our longitude celebrations kicked off in style yesterday with the opening of Longitude Punk'd at the Royal Observatory.
8 April 2014
The last time I wrote on here was after a visit to Georgians Revealed at the British Library. I lauded the wonderful array of objects that they had on show, but also bemoaned...
31 March 2014
Last week, I ventured over to the Royal Society to see Michael Hunter give an excellent talk about just one image: the iconic and much reproduced frontispiece to Thomas Sprat...
24 March 2014
Last week, a few members of the project met with people from outside the National Maritime Museum to discuss potential learning collaborations this year. Curators from the...
15 March 2014
As we rapidly approach this summer's celebrations of the 300th anniversary of the 1714 Longitude Act, things are beginning to happen up at the Royal Observatory.
6 March 2014
They may not be the first words you'd expect to hear as a toast, but they were most appropriate on Tuesday night, which saw the launch of David Barrie's new book, Sextant.
27 February 2014
As I have already commented elsewhere, the eighteenth century seems to be all the rage right now from exhibitions to books to TV shows.