Seth Ward

Pies and piety

16 May 2016 by

Does the name Seth Ward ring any bells with you?     He’s one of those early Fellows of the…

Henry Brougham FRS

Mocking your elders

4 May 2016 by

Recently I found myself trawling through the minute-books of the Royal Society’s Committee of Papers. This was the body responsible…

Ceres

Opening envelopes

22 April 2016 by

High over a tranquil English landscape, a life-or-death struggle is taking place. A balloon is locked into a stratospheric rise,…

John Wallis FRS

Dating Easter

24 March 2016 by

Have you ever wondered why Easter never falls on the same date each year? If so, you’re not alone – the…