Cold snaps

5 December 2016 by

We are fast approaching the 60th anniversary of the International Geophysical Year (IGY), which began in July 1957. I am…

'Red wing'd starling' by Mark Catesby

Christmas gifts!

4 December 2015 by

For unique gift ideas, why not try the Royal Society Print Shop. You can purchase high quality framed prints of…

X-ray photo by A A Campbell Swinton, 1896 (detail)

Shadowgraphs

9 September 2015 by

During my first weeks at the Royal Society, I was tasked with re-housing the miscellaneous prints. To my delight, I…