Science and Technology
This a selection of our features that fall under the subject heading 'Science and Technology'.
This is to give you a flavour of the rich and diverse collections that you can find on the Archives Hub.
- Astronomy: the papers of leading
astronomers, physicists, and mathematicians, and the records of instrument
makers and observatories.
Clips: bicycles, cycling clubs, and road safety.
- A Cabinet of Curiosities:
including body-snatching for anatomists, parapsychology, and UFOs.
- Cold Comfort: the search
for Arctic explorer Rear Admiral Sir John Franklin (1786-1847); with photographs
provided by the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge.
- Curiouser and Curiouser:
intriguing inventions and curious research.
for Victory!: we recruit the Women's Land Army to promote archive awareness.
- Edge of Darkness: highlighting
the papers of scientists, engineers, military personnel, politicians, and
others involved in the development of nuclear power or nuclear weapons; and
also the papers of scientists, politicians and campaigners, as well as the
records of organisations, who have sought to limit or end the use of nuclear
weapons, have been opposed to nuclear power, or have investigated alternative
sources of energy.
- Dorothy Hodgkin, Nobel Prize-winning chemist and crystallographer
- Forensics: a partial print of the history of forensic science, shining a light on the descriptions for the papers of physicians, pharmacists, chemists and toxicologists involved in criminal investigations, and records relating to forgery and violent crimes.
- Hurry Up Please
It's Time: the papers of astronomers, mathematicians, physicists, and
inventors who have developed ways to measure time, as well as papers of craftsworkers,
historians, and others with an interest in time-keeping technologies.
- Maps: maps and map-makers; with
images from the Elizabeth and Arthur Raistrick Map Collection at the University
- The Nobel Prizes: awarded
each year for achievements in physics, chemistry, and medicine.
- pay&power: engineering
companies in the West Midlands.
- Railway history: 200 years of the steam engine: papers
of inventors and engineers, records of locomotive manufacturers, railway companies
and unions, and papers of writers who had a special enthusiasm for railways; illustrated with photographs from Glasgow University Archive Services, University of Dundee Archive Services, and Glasgow Museum of Transport.
- Science Year: Science Year
is a UK-wide educational initiative
to promote science, technology, and engineering.
National Antarctic Expedition: established what is now the oldest continuous
meteorological station operating in the Antarctic; with photographs provided
by the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge.
- Seeing the light: an
amateur meteorologist established the connection between carbon dioxide and
climate change 70 years ago; we also look at British scientists who were researching
solar energy more than fifty years ago.
- Solly Zuckerman: the
papers of scientist Solly Zuckerman (1904-1993) provide a primary source for
the study of British science and technology policy; air operations in Europe
and the Middle East in World War II; wound ballistics research; and the evolution
of operational research.
- Typewriters and Office Machines: typewriters and their impact on office workers in collections at The Women's Library and other collections around the UK. Throughout the 20th century female typists were a key part of office life, resulting in an uneasy relationship between the workforce and the machine.
- University of Salford Archives & Special Collections: how they added images to their archive descriptions.
and earthquakes: papers of geologists and geophysicists, travellers and
photographers who have witnessed the effects of volcanoes and earthquakes,
with 19th century geological illustrations, 19th century photos of Pompeii,
and photos of the 1963 Skopje earthquake; Britain recently experienced its
strongest earthquake in almost a quarter of a century.
- Waterways: Britain's inland
waterways; with images of the Manchester Ship Canal and the Bridgewater Canal.
- What's in a place-name?:
linguists, geographers, and historians who have researched place-names in
the British Isles.