Timely Wanderings and Lunar Wonderings

By wthpod February 13, 2018

Timely Wanderings and Lunar Wonderings

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In this episode Suzie investigates the mystery of the Moberly-Jourdain Incident and Trevor looks at the remarkable plan of John Wilkins.


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Chateau de Versailles n.d., ‘History – The Reign of Louis XVI’
Docevski B 2018, ‘The Moberly–Jourdain incident: In 1901, two female academics claimed to have experienced a timeslip into pre-revolutionary France’
McGowan K 2013, ‘The Mystery of the Versailles Time Slip – PART ONE – The Original Time Slip of 1901’


Bishop John Wilkins – University of Cambridge

The Jacobean space programme: the life of John Wilkins – Royal Astronomical Society

The ‘jacobean space programme’: Rediscovering bishop John Wilkins – Science Daily

Cromwell’s moonshot: how one Jacobean scientist tried to kick off the space race – The Independent

The 17​th​-Century Moon Mission That Never Got Off the Ground – Atlas Obscura

Amazing story of a 17th-century Moon mission – Sky Mania

Oliver Cromwell’s brother-in-law wanted to organize a space exploration program in the 17th century – Vintage News

Oliver Cromwell –

Other stuff:

The word history in the opening theme has been extracted from…

History Never Repeats – Split Enz (1981)

History Repeating – Propellerheads feat: Miss Shirley Bassey (1998)

Flame Trees – Cold Chisel (1984)

You’re History – Shakespeare’s Sister (1989)

Centuries – Fall Out Boy (2015)

Fade out music – Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra (1964)

All music used under fair use provisions.


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