The Oxford Museum of the History of Science
A couple of weekends ago, I had the opportunity to take a look around the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford. There were lots of interesting exhibits but here are a few that caught my eye.
First, a blackboard. A smart scientist called Albert Einstein visited Oxford. During his lecture – he used this blackboard. I was really thrilled to see Einstein’s writing.
The formula? I’m not an expert, but I believe it shows the age of the Universe. The result of which holds up pretty well.
Here’s a beautiful Marconiphone receiver.
And a Marconi transmitter!
Look at this gorgeous morse key! A ‘grasshopper’ design. Never seen anything like it.
An excellent visit! Highly recommended if you’re in the Oxford area.
Yes, Tim G4VXE, members of ODARS, Oxford and District Amateur Radio Society supported the Museum in setting up the exhibition which displayed the acquisition of the Marconi collection, running a Special Event Station at the museum, GB4MHS. We met Marconi’s daughter and grandson too. We normally run GB4MHS on Marconi Day too. Our Chairman is a guide to the Museum.
I visited last Summer. It was a very interesting museum. A must-see for science nerds visiting the area.
You can look at a lot of the Marconi collection online. I particularly enjoyed seeing this piece:
Marconi’s parabolic transmitter, ca. 1896. I guess that is the oldest “radio equipment” I have ever seen.
Thanks for sharing your visit.
Few weeks ago my wife and I visited Boston had nothing to do with radio but seeing how American history was started was great.