Meeting Sloane

15 January 2019 by

Would you like to know what Isaac Newton, President of the Royal Society, was doing on 23 May 1705, or…

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….

A face from the archives

16 October 2018 by

Emanuel Mendes da Costa (1717-1791) is not one of the most high-profile past Fellows of the Royal Society. To the…

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…