Tag Archive: Away Day

Jun 04

CHOTS Away! at Down House

Yesterday was the annual┬áCentre for the History of the Sciences (CHOTS) Away Day. Last year’s visit was to Chatham Dockyard: this year, although there were some maritime connections and we continue to make the most of Kent’s heritage, we were considerably more domestic at Down House. Down House is, as the English Heritage website tells …

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May 20

CHOTS Away Day: The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, 9 May 2014

Members of the University of Kent's Centre for the History of the Sciences meet outside The Royal Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent.

It was in the mid-sixteenth century when the Royal Navy first used the riparian areas surrounding the River Medway for the construction, repair and storage of its ships, with the first warship, the Sunne, launched in 1586. From that time until now the dockyard on the Chatham shore has been in near-constant use building ships …

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