Saving Bletchley Park

Saving Bletchley Park is a wonderful story of new technology being used to save the place of work of those who pioneered it. Dr Sue Black was inspired by the incredible group of people who worked at Bletchley Park during World War Two. As she notes, it is calculated that their secret code-breaking work helped […]

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The Bee : a Natural History

Did you know that there are over twenty thousand species of bee? Or, that bees can see ultraviolet light but cannot see the red end of the spectrum? These are just two of the intriguing facts gleaned from “The Bee : a Natural History”, which I had the pleasure of cataloguing this week.

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10% human

For every single cell that makes up the human body, there are nine cells of microbes living both on and within our bodies. This rather shocking fact, is revealed by the title of one of the latest additions to our catalogue: “10% Human : How Your Body’s Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness”. […]

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We Remember D-Day

As we mark the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, what better time to draw your attention to “We Remember D-Day : Powerful and Moving True Stories from 6 June 1944” compiled by Frank & Joan Shaw. D-Day was the biggest amphibious assault in military history and over 150,000 Allied Troops landed in Normandy on […]

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