Reference numberDEJ/1
TitleWorking papers of David Edward Hugh Jones's Daedalus column
DescriptionPapers accrued over the years in which David Jones worked as a columnist under the pseudonym 'Daedalus'; first in the 'Ariadne' section of 'New Scientist' (1964-1988), and later in 'Nature' and 'The Guardian' (1988-2002).
Extent7 boxes
ArrangementArranged into seven Series: Correspondence relating to the Daedalus column, Notes and technical data relating to the Daedalus column, Notebooks relating to the Daedalus column, News items relevant to the Daedalus Column, Media response to the Daedalus column, Paper drafts from the Daedalus column and Papers relating to David Jones's books, The Inventions of Daedalus: A Compendium of Plausible Schemes (1982) and 'The Further Inventions of Daedalus' (1999)
Access statusOpen
Administrative historyThe Ariadne pages in 'New Scientist' commented on the lighter side of science and technology and marked the birthplace Daedalus. Daedalus was conceived by the editor of 'New Scientist', Nigel Calder, as a fictitious inventor who devised plausible but impractical and humorous inventions. Jones continued in this vein throughout his years writing as Daedalus, continuing to put forth ideas that were both outlandish and grounded in genuine scientific fact in 'Nature' and 'The Guardian'.
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