Greenwich, Time and the Line

Higgitt, Rebekah F. and Dolan, Graham (2010) Greenwich, Time and the Line. Endeavour, 34 (1). pp. 35-39. ISSN 0160-9327. E-ISSN 1873-1929. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.endeavour.2009.11.004) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Ask most visitors to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, why they have come and they will tell you that they want to stand on ‘the line’. Press them further and they might add something about standing astride longitude zero, one foot in the eastern hemisphere and one in the west. Few know how the Prime Meridian of the world comes to pass through Greenwich, or even realise that the line is there because of the observatory, rather than vice versa. But the line, of course, has a history, as does the public's response to it.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: M.R.L. Hurst
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2016 11:37 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2016 12:54 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/53938 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Higgitt, Rebekah F.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9387-4150
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