After celebrating the arrival of decimal currency in the UK 50 years ago, Metric Views now goes back to basics on decimal measurement. No, we shall not be looking at nautical distances or Gunter’s chain! Continue reading “How metric units fit together”
Following on from last week’s informative article about the UK’s introduction of decimal currency, we look at some of the features contributing to that success and draw comparisons with the changeover to metric measures.Continue reading “Decimal changeover lessons”
On 15 February 2021, we mark 50 years of decimal currency in the UK.Continue reading “50 years of decimal currency”
John Austin, editor of the UK Metric Association (UKMA) newsletter, looks at incorrect metric symbols used by the BBC.Continue reading “BBC symbol clangers”
During the BBC programme “Bells on Sunday”, one of our readers noted that an unfamiliar unit was used to denote the weight of a bell.Continue reading “Bats in the belfry”
Martin Vlietstra, one of our frequent contributors, has written an article which he says deals with the metric system in use rather that looking at metrication per se.Continue reading “Light measurements”
Following on from our earlier post on social distancing, Ronnie has for praise for the BBC, fulfilling its duty to educate as well as to inform and entertain.Continue reading “Social distancing rules around the UK”
The editor remembers this slogan from his time in the UK construction industry in the early 1970’s. Almost half a century later, Ronnie Cohen gives real-world examples of metric quantities that may help those who are not as familiar with metric units as they might wish.