Any newcomer to CSOS Bude is told that snow is a sort of English disease which would never dare to cross the Tamar and invade Cornwall, and it is true that Bude does enjoy its own peculiar climate. Whether anyone else enjoys it is a moot point – it is particularly subject to high winds
Oral Histories on PKOC
The archive at PK holds histories collected from those connected with C&W available to listen to online through the PK Online Collection.
PKOC World Map – Explore the Global History of Communications
The collections held at the Museum of Global Communications contain archive material and objects from around the world, reflecting the global nature of the industry. The PK Online Collection (PKOC) provides a World Map that allows users to explore the items we have connected with a particular place.
PK Online Collection
The PK Online Collection project moves closer to its scheduled launch date of December 2021.
Meet the team behind the PK150 Connected Collections project
Meet the team behind the PK150 Connected Collections project as they share their experience of researching the PK Archive and exploring new perspectives.
PK150 Connected Collections Symposium
Held on the 10 September 2021, the PK150 Connected Collections Symposium presented the research projects by the 2021 Citizen Curators and International Student Volunteers.
The Naval Shipworm
Jay Hollis explores how the naval shipworm (Teredo navalis) had an intricate part to play in the history of telegraphy. Jay also shares his blog series STRANDS created as part of his research into the PK Archive.
The End of the Grappler
Duncan Mackenzie explores the fateful story of the cableship Grappler which got caught in the pyroclastic flow of the Mont Pelée volcano eruption of 1902. Part of our cableship blog series.
Colonia vs the U.S. Navy
Duncan Mackenzie continues his cableship blog series with a story about the British cableship Colonia being fired upon by the US Navy in 1920!
Strategic Implementation of the Telegraph in India
International student Prabhat Rathva, India, has investigated gutta-percha, a material used in cable insulation, and the ecological impact this has had on the forests of Southeast Asia.
Recovering the Titanic’s Dead: the Mackay-Bennett
Our Digital Collections Officer, Duncan Mackenzie, looks at the cable ship the Mackay-Bennett and it’s role in recovering the deceased from the Titanic.
India Then & Now
Hannah and Rutvi have created the film India Then & Now, a short film exploring the impact of the telegraph system on language use in India.