Dr Stephen Pumfrey is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Lancaster University. His research interests lie in the history of Renaissance and early modern science and medicine.
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    300 Years of the Longitude Prize: From Sea Clocks to Antibiotics

    Last month, BBC’s The One Show announced that the British public had voted to award the £10 million 2014 Longitude Prize - currenly funded by Nesta and the Technology Strategy Board - to further scientific research to solve the urgent global problem of rising resistance to antibiotics.