In issue 107:

  • Off and away – travel issue, featuring balloons, bikes, trains, and even “wandering minds” (and of course all the kit required to travel, such as maps and timepieces).
  • Laura Hobbs explains her family friendly history of science project which was awarded a BSHS Grant.
  • An interview with Ben Marsden.

Viewpoint is the colourful and entertaining magazine of the BSHS. Launched in its present form in 2006, it appears as an A4-format publication aimed at a broad readership, featuring articles, opinions, reviews and interviews addressing the history of science, technology and medicine, and drawing on the Society’s Outreach and Education activities. Viewpoint is published three times a year, in February, June and October.


All contributions and correspondence should be sent to the Editor, Alice White, School of History, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NX, UK, or to [email protected]. Electronic communication is preferred. Instructions for contributors can be found in pdf here.


Enquiries about circulation, including subscription requests, should be sent to the BSHS Executive Secretary (see contacts). Viewpoint is free to all BSHS members and is priced at £12.00 per year (three issues) for non-members based in the UK and £17 a year for overseas non members.


The Editor will always consider advertisements regarding new appointments but, as a general rule, other advertisements are not printed in this publication. However, for an appropriate charge, leaflets advertising suitable events, publications, etc, can be sent out with Viewpoint subject to size and postage restrictions. Full details are available from the BSHS Executive Secretary.