Mathematical treasures

29 May 2018 by

The formation of a collection including mathematical books, instruments and manuscripts was integral to the foundation of the Royal Society…

The gift of 1843

22 May 2018 by

In October 1843 a package of cyanotype photographs was delivered to the Royal Society. It had not been donated by…

Watching and wondering

16 May 2018 by

In January the Royal Society Archive received an exciting donation of the correspondence and photographs of a Nobel Prize winner –…

Newton goes digital

8 May 2018 by

Last December, UNESCO added Sir Isaac Newton’s scientific and mathematical papers to their International Memory of the World Register. The…

Mobilis in mobili

1 May 2018 by

Here is an unexpected discovery, made in a roundabout way. I’d noticed recently that our picture database is a little…