Volume 53 Issue 8 August 2003

Radioactive Leak

Andrew Cook compares notes from Soviet sources and recently released MI5 files on Klaus Fuchs, the British nuclear physicist and spy who helped the Soviet Union develop the atom bomb.

The Canal du Midi

Andrew Smyth recalls the vision and enterprise of one of Louis XIV’s chief ministers and a Béziers businessman.

Deep Time in Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern, Devon, is famous throughout the world for its wealth of archaeology and geology. Margaret Powling investigates the cave’s prehistoric past and looks towards its future.

Pius X Elected Pope

Richard Cavendish explores the papacy of Pius X, who was elected on August 4th, 1903.