The man behind the maths

6 October 2017 by

Here at the Royal Society Archive we’ve just finished cataloguing the papers of Maurice Stevenson Bartlett (1910-2002), and we’re very…

An Arctic mystery

10 August 2017 by

In the summer of 1845 two ships were waiting in the icy waters of Baffin Bay, off the southwest coat…

Tahitian tears

1 August 2017 by

In September this year, the Royal Society is hosting an international conference looking at the career and influence of Sir…

Art and ritual

10 July 2017 by

Most people who have dabbled in art history have come across Sir Ernst Gombrich OM (1909-2001). The Austrian-born art historian, who…