The man behind the maths

6 October 2017 by

Here at the Royal Society Archive we’ve just finished cataloguing the papers of Maurice Stevenson Bartlett (1910-2002), and we’re very…

Art and ritual

10 July 2017 by

Most people who have dabbled in art history have come across Sir Ernst Gombrich OM (1909-2001). The Austrian-born art historian, who…

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…