Category Archives: Science and Technology

A Strange Case of Arsenic, Expert Evidence and Promiscuity

We present another exclusive guest blog by Richard Ireland. Richard W. Ireland is a legal historian who taught for many years at Aberystwyth University. He is the author of many articles and his books include ‘A Want of Order and … Continue reading

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“Venereal Diseases Cause More Casualties than War”: A Grim Magic Lantern Show…

We present another blog about slides digitized during the recent From Darkness into Light project. Newly digitized and now available online, this curious collection of magic lantern slides (ADX/1262) starts with images of flowers and sculptures but quickly gets down … Continue reading

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Before the Photocopier

A guest blog by Dr. Brian H. Davies. Although better known for his improvements to the Newcomen steam engine, James Watt (1736-1819) was also a pioneer of office technology.  He had moved from his native Scotland to Birmingham in 1774 … Continue reading

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