…Hiram Maxim had an idea. Hiram Maxim is the dictionary definition of an eccentric. An American by birth, he was also an inventor – creating a type of inhaler and a machine gun. You could argue he’s responsible for filling up most of the world’s cemeteries with the latter device, although in his own lifetime when […]Read More What Becomes of Us After Death?
Now available to watch! Two scientists, both alike in dignity, In fair London, where we lay our scene… The birth of the scientific movement in the United Kingdom was a drama comparable to the one written by The Bard. Our two scientists are Robert Hooke and Isaac Newton. Both brilliant and yet very different. Where […]Read More Robert Hooke – The Forgotten Genius
How often have you heard Isaac Newton being called a bitch? Imagine being at the forefront of scientific discovery, in an age where Kings help extinguish fires. Where your best mate is helping you rebuild the City of London. Chatting to an administrator-cum-diarist who buries his Cheese in the garden. Oh, to be a Scientist […]Read More Standing On the Shoulders of Giants
The Man Who Saved a King: Lord Lister and his contribution to Science!Read More The Man Who Saved a King
A bustling street in Camden is hardly the place you’d expect time to rewind itself to the 1840’s. From the outside, the brutalist Christopher Ingold Building in Gordon Street would seem to embody everything from the 1950’s onward. And it does. At an event at UCL, a lady in a bustling Victorian costume ushered us to […]Read More Keep the Candle Burning