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Aloe aloe!

9 September 2016 by

If, like me, you lack the green fingers to care even for plants such as aloes and cacti that are…

'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…

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…

Lissajous curves created by a harmonograph

Swinging art

9 July 2015 by

You probably won’t be surprised to read that among my vices is a serious second-hand bookshop habit; another is a…