Posts by Guest Writer
The Lawnmower – an accidental invention
Those perfect stripes of green, essential to our image of tennis courts, cricket pitches or palace grounds. Only possible though because of an accidental discovery by one….
Astounding Inventions in the National Trust’s Collection
From chocolate worms to hair-raising gadgets and back to front furniture, a rummage amongst the collections of the National Trust doesn't always turn up what you….
4 Intriguing Innovations at Thackray Museum of Medicine
Today's post brings you a metal 'knight', sculptural skill, dazzling technology and something small but very useful. This year we’re exploring….
Introducing… Icon: the expert care & repair shop
Q - Who protects ancient bones, tiny books and wild rubber dresses, with the help of parasitic wasps (eek!) whilst trying to avoid creating a monkey on the way? A -….
Celebrating Women in Engineering
Do you remember using one of those special guillotines to cut paper at school? Do you still use one?! Did you know they were invented by a woman? It's women's….
A 40 Year Duet
This painting has more to tell than a first glance shows. Benjamin Britten & Peter Pears - individually great musicians, but together simply extraordinary. Their….
Curious Carvings at ‘Friendless’ Churches
A world turned upside down and mysterious stones that may have marked the burial of a heart... Clare Kirk from Friends of Friendless Churches is back with us to….
Best Christmas Pudding Award
Bring us some figgy pudding! In the red corner is a Medieval mash up, in the tinsel bedecked corner a Regency favourite! Are you ready for the contest of….
Introducing… Friends of Friendless Churches
These once nearly forgotten churches may be small and humble but their stories are anything but! From extraordinary women to secret princes, brave sailors….