Today is Red Nose Day. Here’s the BBC Website with details on what’s on tonight and, of course, how to donate: http://www.bbc.co.uk/rednoseday/ Also, this week is National Science and Engineering Week. Here’s what the University’s been doing for it: http://www.port.ac.uk/aboutus/newsandevents/frontpagenews/title,127475,en.html

TOTD was at a conference in Cambridge last week and visited the amazing Whipple Museum of the History of Science. The collection contains examples of scientific instruments relating to astronomy, navigation, surveying, drawing and calculating, including some magnificent globes and sundials. …

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