Leeuwenhoek 'Figures of sand' (detail)

Drawing under the microscope

12 October 2015 by

I’ve been investigating some really interesting illustrations of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), who was among the first microscopists in the…

Funafuti CMB.8 crop

Fun on Funafuti

2 October 2015 by

I am delighted to have joined the Library team at the Royal Society, and have spent an enjoyable first few…

X-ray photo by A A Campbell Swinton, 1896 (detail)


9 September 2015 by

During my first weeks at the Royal Society, I was tasked with re-housing the miscellaneous prints. To my delight, I…