Author Archives: Jonathan Betts - Council Member

John Harrison and the Board of Longitude go digital

 This article was written by Richard Dunn, Senior Curator and Head of Science and Technology at Royal Museums Greenwich.   Last week, the Cambridge Digital Library launched some samples of material from the Board of Longitude archive that will interest … Continue reading

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Waking up with a bang

   In my own time I am Adviser to the National Trust on the care and curatorship of their clocks and watches, and occasionally the Trust’s Advisers on different disciplines are called upon to work together. Clocks and Firearms might … Continue reading

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The Clockmakers’ Charter

   The Queen’s Jubilee this year is being celebrated at Royal Museums Greenwich with a terrific new exhibition, “Royal River”, which takes a fascinating and richly illustrated look at the royal history of the Thames. The city livery companies naturally … Continue reading

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A book sale to remember

  Many of us who are captivated by the history of timekeeping have an equal interest in the historical literature on the subject; in fact, such is the fascination with antiquarian horology, that quite a few of us have more … Continue reading

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Horological research

    Determined to ‘practice what we preach’, a number of us on the Council are currently involved in our own horological research; my project at the Royal Observatory Greenwich is the study of our enormous collection of marine chronometers. … Continue reading

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