Discoveries Category

17/10/2021

Polythene and Perspex

Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), once the UK’s biggest manufacturing company,…

02/09/2021

Flinders Petrie, pioneer of Egyptology

Although his grandfather, Capt. Matthew Flinders (1774-1814), was the first…

02/05/2021

West Kennet long barrow

A ‘long barrow’ was an earthwork mound, housing at one…

08/01/2021

The Falklands Conflict

The Falkland Islands are a British Overseas Territory  just north…

03/12/2020

Stephen Hawking’s universe

Oxford-born cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) said:“Look up at the…

12/10/2020

British Antarctic Territory

Britain’s two tallest mountains by far ~ Mount Hope (10,627ft.)…

30/09/2020

Silicone

It is hard to imagine life today without the multitudinous…

13/07/2020

Colour blindness

John Dalton* (1766-1844) from Cumberland was the first scientist to…

27/06/2020

The double-helix of DNA

Dr. Francis Crick (1916-2004) was born in Northamptonshire and was…

27/05/2020

Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. James Parkinson (1755-1824) from London was quite the polymath,…

11/05/2020

Everest & the mapping of India

By 1871 the mapping of India was the most detailed…

21/04/2020

Connecting the dots of prehistory

Edinburgh-born Graham Hancock (1950-) grew up in India and studied…