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…

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…

Millstone milestone

17 April 2018 by

We’ve reached a Royal Society Picture Library milestone, crossing the threshold of 5000 image records online. A modest number, you…

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)…

The Basilisk

28 June 2017 by

My name is Leah Miller and I am entering my final year of undergraduate work, studying English and Women and…