Alan Turing designed some of the earliest computers and was pivotal in the cracking of the Enigma code used by the German Navy. Tragically, his accomplishments were never fully recognised during his lifetime due to his homosexuality, then a crime in the UK. In 1952 he was prosecuted and accepted "chemical castration" treatment as an alternative to prison. It wasn’t until 2009 that British P.M. Gordon Brown officially apologised on behalf of the British government.
Are you a good code-breaker? There's a secret code buried in this tea towel – see if you can crack it…
Celebrate women working and achieving in STEM with this brilliant pin. Part of our Badges of Honour range. Enamelled blue metal badge. Measures approx 3 cm long. Made in the UK.
A brilliant book to get you started in STEM. It explains things using only drawings and a vocabulary of just our 1,000 (or the ten hundred) most common words. From how a microwave works and toll bridges to the solar system and tectonic plates, this...
A generously sized eraser for inevitable errors. A smooth and satisfyingly pebble-shaped manual delete button. Measures 7 x 4 cm x 1.5 cm.
A special edition of the Haynes Apollo 13 Manual, to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Moon mission April 1970 which very nearly ended in catastrophe. The special edition includes an expanded look at what was learned from the investigation, and how these lessons...