Seth Ward

Pies and piety

16 May 2016 by

Does the name Seth Ward ring any bells with you?     He’s one of those early Fellows of the…

Samuel Pepys

Pepys and the Royal Society

17 December 2015 by

The National Maritime Museum is currently celebrating the life and times of Stuart London’s most celebrated diarist, Samuel Pepys (1633-1703),…

Image from Agrippa 'De occulta philosophia', 1533

Newton’s dog-ears

16 October 2015 by

What are the quickest ways of getting into a librarian’s bad books? Well, there are the usual clichés – the…