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Navigation vacation

‘Can you actually be ‘on holiday’ if you’re going on a cruise and you work at a maritime museum?’ asked one person when I explained that this summer, for my holiday, I would be boarding the Azamara Quest for a 10 day cruise from Rome to Istanbul. Well, it turns…

Longitude in Georgian London walking tour

On Saturday 30 August I will be leading a walking tour to explore the many London-focused aspects of the longitude story. The aim is to share some of what is displayed in the Ships, Clocks & Stars in the locations in which they actually happened, reminding us of the local geography…

Celebrating John Harrison

We’ve done a lot of celebrating here at Royal Museums Greenwich to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the passing of the 1714 Longitude Act, and with a full season of events, we have plenty more celebrating still to come. But the celebrations aren’t limited to Greenwich. Below, Year 6 pupils…

Longitude in Lisbon

I have just returned from a visit to Lisbon, where I had been invited to speak about the Longitude Act and project at the Seminário Nacional de Historia da Matemática. An added bonus of the visit was that an exhibition marking the tercentenary of the first Longitude Act had just…