A star-crossed astronomer

12 December 2012 by

You may be familiar with our ‘Fellows in Fiction‘ loan collection in the Library, which focuses on books showing real…

Doggerel for the Duke

2 September 2011 by

Guest post by Gabriel Moshenska In 1830 the Duke of Sussex became president of the Royal Society after a controversial…

Who’s Herschel?

7 March 2011 by

Guest post by James Poskett It’s March 7th. Forgetting anything? A birthday perhaps? Charles Darwin’s has been and gone, 12th…

Total Recall

20 December 2010 by

Picture a group of scientists at dinner in the new age of Queen Victoria, just crowned at Westminster Abbey in…