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8 November 2007
January 2008 marks the 150th anniversary of the launch of the SS Great Eastern, Isambard Kingdom Brunel's last great steamship and for several years the largest ship ever to...
7 November 2007
I got some exciting news last month - both the Guardian and the Economist have been busy digitising their backfiles, and are about to launch online archives. The Guardian...


6 November 2007
Even though the summer has long gone, we can still see the summer triangle!


5 November 2007
We've just held the second of five evening classes, called 'Back to the future: studying history through primary sources'. We have been trying to make these sessions fun and...
5 November 2007
Comet Holmes continues to be clearly visible to the unaided eye. See my previous post for details of where to look (it hasn't moved much in the last week or so).


2 November 2007
November's item of the month is from our rare book collections: the account of a British naval surgeon's voyage to St Petersburg on board the Smyelyi, a
30 October 2007
The next meeting of the Flamsteed Society will be in one week's time on Monday November 5 in the NMM Lecture Theatre. Dr Francisco Diego will be talking about "What the stars...


29 October 2007
On October 23, Comet Holmes was a faint comet. A large and very expensive amateur telescope, located far away from light pollution, was required to catch even a glimpse of it...


29 October 2007
Recently I was contacted by a gentleman researching for a play, set at the end of the 15th Century on a boat and in a port. He was particularly interested in what would have...


26 October 2007
I have recently been busy cataloguing the papers of Admiral Sir Edward Pellew, Viscount Exmouth (1757-1833).