22 January 2019 by

One of my standing jokes at the Royal Society is that, one day, I’ll take a step back from lauding…

Meeting Sloane

15 January 2019 by

Would you like to know what Isaac Newton, President of the Royal Society, was doing on 23 May 1705, or…

Automata to AI

11 December 2018 by

One of the more unusual images in the Royal Society’s archives depicts two human musicians and a gold duck. This…

Gifted artists

4 December 2018 by

There’s still time to buy Christmas presents from the Royal Society Print Shop. A mixture of unique illustrations from scientific…

Retro radiography

27 November 2018 by

When Wilhelm Röntgen discovered the new ‘X-ray’ in 1895, James Mackenzie Davidson was quick to realise the opportunities that it afforded….