Design you see everywhere - Deborah Jaffé reviews the exhibition Margaret Calvert: Woman at Work currently showing at the Design Museum, London.
Jonathan Aylen tells a sailor’s yarn of how old technologies fade away. Much effort is spent considering the diffusion of new technologies, yet old technologies fade away unremarked.
The Rhosus, built in 1986 by Tokuoka Zosen KK, Naruto, Tokushima on the island of Shikoku, South West Japan, was 27-years old when she arrived in Beirut with her cargo of ammonium nitrate in 2013.
Dr Fred Starr reviews the book Golden Egg or Poisoned Chalice: The Story of Nuclear Power in the UK by Tony Wooldridge and Stephen Druce, discussing nuclear's troubled history and its struggle against Gas Generators.
A trade union banner from 1920 featuring a set of eleven paintings of steelworks around the UK, sheds light not only on the technology of the times but also the working conditions and social relationships between workers. These paintings by British artist Herbert Finn were originally commissioned for the banner and offer a snapshot of the UK steel industry a century ago as it emerged from the First World War.
We explore fifty years of history of the Clevedon firm of Willcocks featuring pink elephants, flying saucers and all. This versatile firm pioneered polishing machines for microscopes, a portable respirator for polio victims and turned its hand to a range of difficult projects no one else would undertake.
The tale of a youthful James Watt. As a teenager he often stayed with the Muirheads and through them, ‘met with good society’!
Bob Gwynne explains the many links between 'The Danny' and the Llangollen Railway – two heritage projects threatened by lockdown.
Dr Phillip Judkins and Squadron Leader Mike Dean MBE on the role of autogyros in calibrating Battle of Britain radar stations.
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