Blogs from the Museum of the History of Science

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For the Love of It

A place to share personal stories and fond memories of scientific objects from our daily lives. Accompanies the small Entrance Gallery exhibition, 28 April – 2 August 2015.

Jewish AstrolabeAstrolabes in Medieval Jewish Culture
A blog documenting this three year project

Innovating in Combat logoInnovating in Combat
Telecommunications and intellectual property in the First World War

Traces Exhibition: Exploring how instruments leave a traceTraces – a blog revealing the arc of an MSc. student exhibit displayed from 24 April – 24 June 2012.

Eccentricity Exhibition BlogEccentricity Scrapbook – notes from an exhibition on Eccentricity displayed from 10 May to 16 October 2011.
Science and Oxford are two traditional sources of eccentricity. Eccentric scientists are familiar creations of the media and eccentric Oxford academics inhabit both literary fiction and historical fact.

Small Worlds Exhibition BlogSmallworlds: Museums and Microscopes – a blog from the exhibition of the miniature world of microscopic specimens, revealing the strange and wonderful contents of the Museum’s collection of some ten thousand slides, which ran from 31 October 2007 to 6 April 2008.

The Museum of the History of Science

The Museum of the History of Science