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…

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…