Where in the world? The mathematics of navigation
In the 18th century the lives of thousands of sailors depended on safe navigation at sea. How could they find out where they were?
Uncover the fundamental role mathematicians, their tools and ideas have played in building our world.
With stories spanning the centuries, discover how mathematics connects to every aspect of our lives.
These curious objects have been used to experiment with mathematical principles and to apply maths in our everyday lives. You can explore more in our online collection.