Ceres

Opening envelopes

22 April 2016 by

High over a tranquil English landscape, a life-or-death struggle is taking place. A balloon is locked into a stratospheric rise,…

John Wallis FRS

Dating Easter

24 March 2016 by

Have you ever wondered why Easter never falls on the same date each year? If so, you’re not alone – the…

Darwin depicted in 'Vanity Fair', 1871

Darwin Day

12 February 2016 by

Happy 207th birthday, Charles Darwin! The Royal Society Library team is joining today’s global Darwin Day celebrations by unveiling a…