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New research at the University of Cambridge has lifted the lid on an unusual Spanish globe. Until now, the globe in the University of Cambridge's Whipple Museum of the History of Science has been shrouded in mystery: where, when and why was it made? Who would have used it? Most fundamentally, what is it -- some kind of scientific instrument or a child's toy? The globe (c. 1907) is unlike any other currently known. Inside are beautiful illustrations, encyclopaedic entries and a planetarium that re-enacts the revolution of the planets around the sun at the turn of a cog. Research by Seb Falk in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science has brought us closer to understanding the puzzling object. Remarkably, his work highlights how it symbolises a wave of change that swept 19th-cent...
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All the world’s a stage! But in the case of this Curious Object, the world is a tiny pocket globe covered in sharkskin and lined with a celestial chart. Measuring just 7cm in diameter, this globe was made in London around 1775. Pocket globes were first produced in England by Joseph Moxon and remained in vogue as a gentleman’s toy well into the 19th century. Often – as is the case here – they showed the latest terrestrial and celestial discoveries. This globe tracks the first voyage of Captain Cook’s Endeavour and reflects the discoveries he made. It was presented to the Royal Colonial Institute (now the Royal Commonwealth Society) in 1953 by Olive M Thompson. To borrow another line from Shakespeare: ‘That ends this strange, eventful history.’
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Date recorded: 31/01/11 Sir Ian McKellen CBE is an Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winning actor. He is known for his outstanding contributions to theatre and film, for which he was knighted in 1991. On stage has played Macbeth and King Lear amongst many other roles, and is a Tony award winner. Sir Ian is a prominent advocate of LGBT rights and was a founding member of Stonewall. More recently he has become internationally known for his performances in the "X-men" franchise and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. He was made a Companion of Honour for his services to drama and equality in 2008 and is currently working on the film adaptation of "The Hobbit".
http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/on-stage/anne-boleyn She may have finished her time at the Globe, but Anne Boleyn is off on tour around the UK from 15 March 2012. Playing in Cambridge, Birmingham, Blackpool, Brighton, Truro, Darlington, Malvern and Bath, you can see "The Tudor pack at their most snarling, scheming, ribald, pleasure-seeking and gaily entertaining" (The Daily Telegraph). Anne Boleyn is produced in partnership with English Touring Theatre, and will tour to 8 venues across the UK in Spring 2012. (footage taken from 2011 production)
A re-enactment of the Flat Earth Trials by Cambridge Archaeological Unit. Originally carried out on the Old Bedford River. Filmed at OuseFest 2015 at Denver Sluice, 28 July 2015. Cambridge Archaeological Unit: www-cau.arch.cam.ac.uk Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership: www.ousewashes.org.uk
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