‘Iconic’ buildings

I’ve blogged about the RIBA ‘futures fair’ in a couple of other places. But I just wanted to capture a … More

Why Brown will lose

Anthony Barnett is always shrewd on the state of British politics. Yesterday, in the heat of Labour’s electoral disaster, he … More


From the Royal Observatory’s Time Galleries: “Wristwatches were originally a fashion ‘fad’ for women and regarded as being too feminine … More

The history of shared GMT

I visited the Royal Observatory’s Time Gallery in Greenwich a couple of weeks ago. The notion of publicly agreed shared … More