Retro radiography

27 November 2018 by

When Wilhelm Röntgen discovered the new ‘X-ray’ in 1895, James Mackenzie Davidson was quick to realise the opportunities that it afforded….

Revisiting Ramanujan

2 October 2018 by

‘I first heard of Ramanujan in 1913. The first letter which he sent me was certainly the most remarkable that…

Chemists in demand

21 August 2018 by

As a new cataloguer at the Royal Society, I’m relishing the opportunity to handle some wonderful and historically significant records…