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Wireless Telegraphy

From under the sea to the edge of space: the work of Oliver Heaviside

By Anne Locker Early life and career Oliver Heaviside (1850-1925) was a telegraphist, self-taught mathematician and reclusive figure. He never attended meetings – he nearly turned down a nomination for Fellowship of the Royal Society over the requirement to come... Continue Reading →

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Marconi and the Lizard Wireless Station

During a recent walk along the coast path in Cornwall I came across the Lizard Wireless Station, now owned by The National Trust, located on the cliffs above Housel Bay. Not only is this one of the oldest surviving wireless... Continue Reading →

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