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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.
17 February 2014
We’re well into 2014 already, which is, of course, our big year: the tercentenary of the first Longitude Act. As well as continuing to produce outputs from the academic...
31 January 2014
Followers of this blog who are also fans of wider social media, will know that the longitude problem is no stranger to Twitter. Becky, Sophie, Alexi and I all tweet, often...
24 January 2014
I had a lovely trip to Leeds yesterday to help open a new display at Leeds City Museum devoted to John Harrison.
13 January 2014
A new year and a new acquisition! I’m excited to say I’ve made my first purchase for the museum, and bought one or two companions for our new Stubbs Kangaroo and Dingo.


14 November 2013
Richard posted back in August about an unprecedented new acquisition initiative being undertaken by Royal Museums Greenwich: two paintings by George Stubbs of The Kongouro...
7 October 2013
When John Harrison and the Board of Longitude were wrangling over the disclosure of H4 in the mid-1760s, one phrase proved particularly tricky. The Harrisons constantly...


20 September 2013
This is cross-posted from the British Library Social Science blog, with their kind permission ...


20 September 2013
The steampunks are taking over the Royal Observatory, Greenwich and we need someone to write about them! Jurassic London are looking for authors for an anthology called...


15 September 2013
We've mentioned a few times that we're working on an exhibition on the longitude story, which will open next summer, but we have some other projects in mind for 2014 as well...