Regular readers of this blog (if there are any, I should apologise to them for my long silence) will be familiar with the story of King Arthur’s Table. You won’t need me to remind you how I was lucky enough to discover this forgotten object in the stores of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science, and then spent much of 2013 investigating its biography. You’ll already know, I’m sure, that the story takes in Sir Lawrence Bragg, the Cavendish Laboratory and its workshops.
This post is cross-posted from the Connecting with Collections blog. My current project is about King Arthur’s Table. I described this in a previous post. As I’ve explained before, it stems from my PhD research into a 14th-century manuscript, The Equatorie of the Planetis. Yesterday I was in London, looking in the archives of the Royal Institution for information about how and why King Arthur’s Table was built according to the instructions in the manuscript. I didn’t find