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Explore #187: Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, Cambridge – June 2016

History The Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory(MRAO) is home to a number of large aperture synthesis radio telescopes, including the One-Mile Telescope, 5-km Ryle Telescope, and the Arcminute Micro kelvin Imager. Radio interferometry started in the mid-1940s on the outskirts of Cambridge, and with funding from the Science Research Council and a donation of £100,000 from Mullard Limited, construction of the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory was completed and opened by Sir Edward Victor Appleton on 25 July 1957. The site is…

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Explore #186: King’s Hall Cinema and Methodist Church, Southall, London – June 2016

After our nocturnal adventures rooftopping in central London, we headed to Southall to explore this beautiful derelict church… unfortunately I only managed to take one shot before things went rather wrong! History (rewritten from here) The 3-storey King’s Hall was built in 1916 with a stone and brick facade, designed by architect Sir Alfred Gelder of Hull. It was operated by the Uxbridge and Southall Wesleyan Mission, and screened religious films. By 1926 it was operating as a regular cinema,…

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Explore #185: Rooftop OCP, London -June 2016

Back in the UK after my weeklong roadtrip to Germany and Poland, I popped down to London for a spot of rooftopping at this 18-storey office development in the heart of the City. After scouting the perimeter James, Jade and I identified the most secluded spot to avoid security and cameras, and after some quick climbing and ducking through the site we worked our way to the roof… The top of The Shard was obscured by the rather damp and…

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