The English talk about the weather. But what do they say? Did an Anglo-Saxon in the rain feel the same as we do? What did Turner mean when he invoked ‘the weather in our souls’? I am writing a...
11 Jul 2012
The deployment of royal navy anti-slave trade patrols at Sierra Leone in the first half of the 19th century resulted in the release of almost 100,000 enslaved Africans at Freetown. Taken off slave...11 Jul 2012
My work on the early universe has concentrated on investigating the properties of a network of cosmic superstrings, the famous strings of string theory which are usually thought to be too small ever...11 Jul 2012
The submerged landmass of Doggerland, once joining Britain to the Continent, has revolutionised our understanding of Prehistoric Britain. Few people realise that island Britain is a relatively recent...11 Jul 2012