Age of Enlightenment / Britain / British History / Exhibition / History of Science / Museum / Review / Transport

REVIEW- Ships, Clocks & Stars

What are the great unsolved problems facing humankind today? Flying without damaging the environment? A cure for paralysis, or dementia? Ensuring the world’s growing population have enough food, and access to clean water? To mark 300 years since the British parliament passed the Longitude Act, Nesta and Innovate UK have launched the Longitude Prize 2014, a £10-million prize fund to … Continue reading

19th Century / 20th Century / Age of Enlightenment / Art / Exhibition / London History / Museum / Photography / Review / Transport

REVIEW: Bridge

It’s a well-known fact that without the River Thames, there would never have been a London. The Romans, who first founded Londinium in the first century AD, used the river to connect their new province, Britannia, to the rest of their empire, and Londinium flourished as a port and a trading hub. But perhaps more … Continue reading

20th Century / Art / Exhibition / London / London History / Museum / Review / Transport

REVIEW- Poster Art 150: London Underground’s Greatest Designs

One hundred and fifty posters collected from trains and railway stations may not sound like the makings of an absorbing exhibition. But then again, the London Underground – one hundred and fifty years old this year – is no ordinary railway, and in much the same way that the humble tube map has become a … Continue reading

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REVIEW- Mind the Map: Inspiring Art, Design and Cartography

To start with, let’s make one thing very clear. I love maps. I always have. When I was a child the books I treasured most were Atlases. I can happily waste large chunks of a day zooming in and out of Google Maps and trying to spot things that I didn’t before. Their ability to be … Continue reading

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REVIEW- Royal River: Power, Pageantry and the Thames

For one day in June this year, all eyes in London were on the River Thames. To commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen, we were treated to a thrilling spectacle as over a thousand boats of all shapes, sizes and colours made their way down the river through the heart of the … Continue reading