From Sorcery to Super Computers: The Story of Weather as Told Through a Selection of Treasures from

A series of talks will be held to accompany the Extreme Weather exhibition in the Weston Gallery. Places are limited so please book in advance with the Box Office on 0115 846 7777 or online.

The National Meteorological Archive holds materials ranging from a 12th century illuminated manuscript of a work by the patron saint of Natural Sciences to the tender for the first Met Office Super Computer. Using a selection of unique treasures from the archive, this talk by Catherine Ross aims to present a brief overview of developments in meteorology from the work of the Aristotle to the dawn of the computing age.