The Oral History of British Science team is pleased to announce that a further six extracts from video interviews have been added to the British Library YouTube Channel at
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAFE166FF9369ACE5 taking the total to 14. Newly uploaded interviews are:
Eric Wolff talking about how cores of ice drilled from Antarctica and Greenland are used to determine climate changes (and other changes) over the past 800,000 years
Carole Williams discussing her experiences as the »
In the 1930s and 1940s tanned skin, once looked upon as a sign of low class, became a mark of leisure and good health. A sunbathing craze emerged and fueled demand for products to help achieve glowing tans while avoiding painful sunburns.
Angelique du Coudray’s fabric womb – "Angélique Marguerite Le Boursier du Coudray (c. 1712–1794) was an influential, pioneering midwife. In 1759 the king commissioned her to teach midwifery to Uncategorized Angelique du Coudray, France, Medicine, Midwife, Womb 1700s
A growing number of psychiatrists suspect mental conditions are ‘culture-bound syndromes’ rather than exclusively biological
The latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – DSM 5 – was published over the weekend. Produced by the American Psychiatric Association, it describes the symptoms of a vast range of mental illnesses and is intended as a guide to diagnosis.
Why should we in the UK care? Simple: the political dominance of the US means that as soon as a men… »
Today, students participated in the longest siege in English history, the Siege of Kenilworth Castle. The real battle lasted 9 months, but we finished it in under an hour. Representing the attackers were King Henry III, Prince Edward, Henry’s eldest son, and Prince Edmund, Henry’s second son, and 5000 loyal soldiers. The defenders were composed of Henry de Hastings, Robert Ferrers, Earl of Derby, and Robert de Vere, Earl of Oxford, and 1200 loyal rebels inside the castle.
Matrix Based Simulat… »
By Joel Harrington (W&M Regular Contributor) Rare is the human society, past or present, in which drinking alcohol has not served a variety of purposes. Naturally we think of relaxation and celebration, and of course the lubricating role of drink in
Arthur Taylor von Mehren, the Story Professor of Law Emeritus at Harvard Law School (HLS), died Jan. 18 at the age of 83. In addition to educating thousands of Harvard Law students over the course of a 50-year teaching career, von Mehren was a pioneer in comparative and private international law. He helped to develop new thinking on a range of legal issues including international jurisdictions, commercial arbitration, and comparative constitutional law.