Following on from the review of The Oxford University Museum (see Coleshed post of July 2016), Coleshed now takes you to the Museum of the History of Science also in Oxford.
Once again we are blessed in Britain with being surrounded by a richness of history. In this, the oldest purpose built museum in the world (1683), you can see all manner of extraordinary things which should impress even the dullest of minds. Including:
- A chalkboard with the actual writing of Albert Einstein explaining the principle of the expansion of the universe
- An astrolabe actually owned by Queen Elizabeth I
- An actual Chinese dragon-boat actual fire clock
- An X-ray actual machine used in the actual Boer War to find bullets actually lodged in injured soldiers
- A set of 19th century surgical implements for amputations and trepanation (obvs without anaesthetic)
…..not to mention a load of Marconi’s first wireless equipment, old cameras, chemistry ‘stuff’ and more…..