Monthly Archives: March 2014

Clock world full of cranks?

  Things turn up. Back in 2006, when David Rooney and I were researching the Standard Time Company (STC), we planned a lecture at the Guildhall library. The only surviving early clock we knew of had spent its life at … Continue reading

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Stopping the clock after death

In a previous post I included an opera scene, in which a woman mentions (sings!) that at times she stops all the clocks in her house. She dreads getting old and wants time to stand still. One reader told me … Continue reading

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100,000 more free images

  When I got an email from the Wellcome Trust which began, ‘we have some very important news to announce’, it certainly got my attention. And they were right: it is very important news indeed, and I’m delighted to share … Continue reading

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The Battle of the Three Emperors – or the Battle of the Three Dates

  I was recently reading Dušan Uhlír’s book The Battle of the Three Emperors and I came across an intriguing fact about the battle of Austerlitz which took place on the 2th December 1805 between the armies of Emperor Francis … Continue reading

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