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Electricity gives the Wellcome Collection a Spark of Life
Electricity gives the Wellcome Collection a Spark of Life

Electricity gives the Wellcome Collection a Spark of Life

You've probably seen the black and white photo of a woman in futuristic hair-curlers promoting the Wellcome Collection's exhibition about electricity, but its more than hair tongs and kettles that's on display.

Jun
01
2017
The day a huge power cut left thousands trapped on tube trains
The day a huge power cut left thousands trapped on tube trains

The day a huge power cut left thousands trapped on tube trains

It's the ebb of the evening rush hour when engineers carrying out planned work on the National Grid's electricity network report a problem with one of the transformers at the substation. Within minutes most of South London is plunged into darkness, mainline train stations close, and over half the London Underground shuts down.

Aug
28
2013
A tour around Shoreham Power Station
A tour around Shoreham Power Station

A tour around Shoreham Power Station

As part of last weekend’s Open House not in London events, I secured a tour of the Shoreham power station. There are in fact two Shoreham power stations to choose from, one nuclear and one gas powered. Sadly for my

Sep
16
2011

Domesticating Electricity – a lunchtime lecture

This lunchtime, I wandered over to the opulent splendor of the Royal Society for one of their free lunchtime lectures. They are usually presented by someone who is coincidentally just about to release a new book – and today was

Apr
04
2008

More hidden tunnels under London

I am sure you are familiar with my fascination with underground tunnels etc – and you probably know that in addition to the obvious tube network and municipal services, that there are a fair number of other tunnels under the

Feb
20
2008