Tag Archives: measurement units

Imperial habits die hard

The attention of Metric Views has been drawn to a question appearing in the ‘Problems solved’ section of the November edition of Which? magazine. It relates to washing powder weights and volumes. Likes(10)Dislikes(1)

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Could London bus accident have been prevented?

This weekend we heard the sad news that 26 people were injured when a double-deck bus hit a low bridge in Tottenham, north London. But could this accident have been prevented? Likes(25)Dislikes(16)

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How can people’s behaviour be changed?

One of our regular contributors, Phil Hall, looks at the success of the recently-introduced plastic bag charge in England, and asks if there are lessons for the completion of the UK’s stalled metric changeover. Likes(8)Dislikes(7)

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Why ten and not twelve?

This is a question that often arises during discussions on the merits of the metric system. Martin Vlietstra, one of our regular readers, provides some thoughts on the matter, coincidentally on 10 October. Likes(9)Dislikes(13)

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Cash coshed

In recent weeks, several pro-Brexit newspapers and politicians have raised issues related to the UK’s measurement mess, so we are allowing a Remainer to counter their arguments. Likes(7)Dislikes(0)

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Brexit – where next?

Our series of articles on Brexit concludes with speculation on the future for the UK and its measurement muddle. Likes(4)Dislikes(0)

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How the UK created a measurement muddle

The series of four articles on the outcome of the EU referendum continues with a look at how the current measurement muddle came about. Likes(4)Dislikes(0)

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There may be hope for us yet

Metric Views has come across a personal view on the use of the metric system in Germany that may surprise some of our readers. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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A day at the National Museum of Measurement

The summer holidays are in full swing, so John Frewen-Lord provides us with some light reading for a lazy day, plus a reminder that it is back to school in a month. Now where are my sun glasses? Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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Waterloo 1815 – what if?

We speculate on the consequences if there had been a different outcome at the Battle of Waterloo. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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