Dr. Auzoux's House of Horror

Okay, not really. I have spent most of my recent Friday's enjoying the wonderful Robert Lloyd Parry (of Nunkie theatre) performing readings of H. G. Well's short stories of science fiction. His one-man performance of The Time Machine was stunning (and I was close enough to the stage to smell the cucumber!), and it is always a pleasure to see what he is up to. This time it was merrily combined with a reason to visit the Whipple Museum of the History of Science in Cambridge. It houses some marvellous globes of the planets of our solar system, as well as a copy of a Harrison Clock (H3 I believe) that will be familiar to anyone who got hooked on the book "Longitude". However, this is all just a