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Commentary on the measurement muddle in the UK 2014-07-11T10:20:48Z
Updated: 14 hours 36 min ago

It’s official – the UK’s hybrid collection of measures is here to stay

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:17
Recently, one of our readers wrote to his MP about the UK’s measurement muddle. He received a reply from the office of the Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts MP, who has responsibility for measurement standards in the UK. … Continue reading → 7

The 49th Parallel – still a line in the shifting sands?

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 18:46
John Frewen-Lord, one of our regular contributors, has recently visited Canada and has sent Metric Views his observations on the current state of the metric changeover there. Comments on this article from readers who know Canada are particularly welcome. Canada … Continue reading → 0

“No more imperial-only vehicle signs” says UKMA

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 14:03
In its response to a Department for Transport consultation the UK Metric Association has recommended that the erection of new vehicle height, width and length restriction signs that display only feet and inches should no longer be permitted.  On 1 … Continue reading → 0

From 1520 to 3 – metric still rules (mostly)

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 22:20
A first for Metric Views – an article on model railways. John Frewen-Lord takes us to an area that many of us last visited in our childhood. My last Metric Views article on Russian 1520 mm gauge railways elicited such a … Continue reading → 0

One hundred years of metric rainfall measurement

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 11:16
– not that the media have noticed.  John Frewen-Lord looks into this oversight, drawing our attention to a centenary that occurs on 1 May. Open any of the British mainstream newspapers or tune in to news broadcasts and you will … Continue reading → 0

‘Area 1520′ – not about aliens or UFOs

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:55
With Easter approaching, thoughts turn to the holiday. One of our frequent contributors, John Frewen-Lord, has written an article about travel, or rather about a means of travel, which may help to get us in the mood, and which, moreover, … Continue reading → 0

Whither the National Curriculum?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:11
We take a look at some recent information about the National Curriculum as it relates to measures and measurement. The influence of education on the successes and failures of the UK’s metric transition has been a frequent topic of discussion … Continue reading → 0