Halley Bay archives

3 April 2018 by

Here in the Royal Society Library we’ve been busy cataloguing a collection of papers relating to the Society’s expedition to…

Fight, bold yeomen!

20 March 2018 by

As I mentioned in a blog post many moons ago, I’m always on the lookout for the letters ‘FRS’ on…

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)…

Wishing Wells

8 February 2018 by

It’s always a nice coincidence when our activities happen to coincide with my own favourite topics (honestly, I don’t plan…