Capital climate

6 August 2019 by

Complaining about the weather sometimes feels like a quintessential British pastime, and the recent heatwave certainly qualifies as something to…

Cash in the archive

11 June 2019 by

The Royal Society has many connections with Chinese scientific and historical institutions. Our Foreign Secretary Professor Richard Catlow FRS, and…

Route canal

21 May 2019 by

I recently retrieved one of our volumes of John Smeaton’s design drawings from the archive, in the course of dealing…

Tracking radar

12 March 2019 by

You may have missed the recent anniversary of the Daventry Experiment, the first successful test of radar technology in the…