India Unboxed: Astronomy and Empire

In this newest India Unboxed video, we visit the Whipple Museum of the History of Science to find out how transit instruments tracked the motion of the stars to keep time in India for the British Empire. Find out more in the Whipple Museum’s exhibition Astronomy and Empire, 2 October 2017 – 28 September 2018. India Unboxed is a year-long… Read full article

An interview with Titus

We’re proud to present this exclusive interview with one of the Botanic Garden’s celebrities. Titus the titan arum plant’s spectacular flowering was all over the media this summer. We caught up with him as he takes a well-earned break after all the excitement. Hello Titus. Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed. First, please tell us a little bit more… Read full article

India Unboxed: The Indian crocodilian

The next video in our India Unboxed series comes from the Museum of Zoology. The Indian Gharial, Gavialis gangeticus, is one of the largest living crocodilians and this skull is one of the largest in any collection. It was collected from the Yamuna River in north-central India, and presented to the Museum in 1897 by Ernest Hanbury Hankin, a pioneering… Read full article