Animal magic

9 March 2018 by

Recently, I was re-reading In a Glass Darkly, short stories by the Irish Gothic writer Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873)…

A new portrait

16 January 2018 by

A new oil painting of Dame Julia Higgins FRS has recently been unveiled at the Royal Society. Julia is a…

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…