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…
This book is a comprehensive, accessible, illustrated exploration of the fascinating science of colour. Organized by 50 of the most essential questions about color across a variety of fields (physics, chemistry, biology, technology, and psychology) Arielle and Joann Eckstut examine how and why we see colour,...
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...
This fascinating full colour 550-piece puzzle beautifully illustrates each and every one of the elements in the Periodic Table. Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry. Box measures 27.9 x 33 x 5.1 cm
Celebrate women working and achieving in STEM with this brilliant pin. Part of our Badges of Honour range. Enameled blue metal badge. Measures approx 3 cm long.