Darwin depicted in 'Vanity Fair', 1871

Darwin Day

12 February 2016 by

Happy 207th birthday, Charles Darwin! The Royal Society Library team is joining today’s global Darwin Day celebrations by unveiling a…

Samuel Pepys

Pepys and the Royal Society

17 December 2015 by

The National Maritime Museum is currently celebrating the life and times of Stuart London’s most celebrated diarist, Samuel Pepys (1633-1703),…

Sir Bernard Lovell FRS

The making of Jodrell Bank

16 November 2015 by

As a small child I vividly remember visiting Jodrell Bank and being awestruck by the enormous radio telescope. I also went spinning…