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From Sorcery to Supercomputers: The Story of Weather as told through a series of treasures from The National Meteorological Archive

The National Meteorological Archive holds materials ranging from a 12th century illuminated manuscript of a work by the patron saint of Natural Sciences to the tender for the first Met Office Super…

From  Hayley Cotterill on April 4th, 2017 0 likes 24 plays 0  

Whom do we blame for the weather?

Mark Twain reputedly claimed 'Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.' But do we in fact know whom to blame for 'bad' weather? In this talk,…

From  Hayley Cotterill on March 30th, 2017 0 likes 16 plays 0  

"And what became of the turnips?" Archival Investigations of Extreme Weather Events in the UK

Exhibition curators Georgia Endfield and Lucy Veale discuss their research exploring histories of extreme weather in the UK. They illustrate multiple ways in which unusual and extreme weather has…

From  Hayley Cotterill on March 23rd, 2017 0 likes 22 plays 0  

Trawling for memories and responses to extreme weather events

Drawing on historical records and personal recollections the £1m British Climate Histories project, led by Professor Georgina Endfield from the School of Geography at The University of…

From  Elizabeth Cass on October 29th, 2013 0 likes 113 plays 0