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  1. Isaac Newton: His Life and Work (1984 Video)

    Director
    Colin Grimshaw
    Producer
    Kathleen Burk
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 31 min., 1997 sale: £14.95 (+VAT +p&p) (World Microfilms)

    Dr Simon Schaffer presents a short biography of Sir Isaac Newton, explains his main scientific achievements, and sets them in the context of his life and times. Shot on location at Woolsthorpe Manor and...

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  2. Abraham. Penicillin and After: The Rise of the Antibiotics Era (1990)

    Subject
    Biology; Medical sciences

    Sir Edward Penley Abraham FRS (1913-1999) in conversation with Prof. Robert Thomas of Imperial College on 1 May 1990. Abraham and his colleagues at Oxford developed penicillins during the Second World War...

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  3. Gothic Cathedral, The: A Landmark in Engineering (1986 Video)

    Director
    Colin Grimshaw
    Producer
    Kathleen Burk; Denis Smith
    Subject
    Architecture
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min., 1997 sale: £14.95 (+VAT +p&p)

    Compares the structure of the Gothic cathedral with earlier structures of Egypt, Greece and Rome, identifying the constituent elements and discussing the contribution made by each to the stability of the...

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  4. Technology and the Victorian City (1985 Video)

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 31 min., 1997 sale: £14.95 (+VAT +p&p)

    Dr Denis Smith, Chairman of the Greater London Archaeology Department, describes how new technology was used to tackle some of London’s main social problems such as providing clean drinking water, hygenic...

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  5. Radioactive Waste Disposal on a Non-Industrial Scale (1990 Video)

    Director
    Colin Grimshaw
    Producer
    Ruth Osborn
    Subject
    Health & safety
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 13 min.

    Discusses the possible effects on man and the environment of the release of radioactive wastes and explains the principles underlying safe disposal of such wastes. Shows procedures used in Imperial College...

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  6. Science and the English Enlightenment (1982 Video)

    Director
    Colin Grimshaw
    Producer
    Denis Smith
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 29 min., 1997 sale: £14.95 (+VAT +p&p) (World Microfilms)

    Given that Newtonian science is usually identified with the culture of the Enlightenment of the 18th century, Dr Simon Schaffer considers the relationship between the way of life of the English élite and...

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  7. Codes and Ciphers (1987)

    Subject
    Mathematics
    Distribution
    Hire, VHS (PAL, 60 minutes), £5.00

    Recording of a lecture given by Professor F C Piper as part of the London Mathematical Society’s Popular Lecture Series. It introduces the art (or science!) of keeping information secret. One of the main...

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  8. Imagine That!: 5th Colin Cherry Memorial Lecture on Communication (1992 Video)

    Subject
    Information technology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formsts. col. 55 min., 1997 sale: £30.00 (inclusive)

    A lecture looking at human-computer innteraction. Covers the many aspects or dimensions of interaction (presentation, structure, encoding, metaphor) and illustrates the potential they offer by examples drawn...

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  9. Weather on the Move (1989 Video)

    Subject
    Physics
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 35 min., 1997 sale: £14.95 (+VAT +p&p) (World Microfilms)

    Francis Wilson of SKY News Weather discusses how the earth was created, the link between climate and life on earth, predicting the weather, jetstreams and how they affect the earth’s climate, the Gulf...

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  10. Ion Implantation: ‘The Invisible Shield’ (1994 Video)

    Subject
    Engineering
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 13 min.

    An introduction to surface treatment of metal tools by ion implantation. This technique modifies the tool surface, improving the wear, corrosion resistance and frictional properties. The SPRINT project...

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