Every July the Royal Society’s new Fellows convene at the Royal Society to add their names to our prestigious charter book in a special ceremony that harks back to the Royal Society’s founding in the 1660s.

This month Royal Society librarian Keith Moore takes us on a tour of the Royal Society’s charter book which is chock-a-block full of the signatures of the biggest names in science including Newton and Darwin; we catch up with some new Fellows of the Royal Sociey, including Google’s internet evangelist Vint Cerf who tells us why his job title was nearly Archduke of the internet!; and we hear from ancient DNA expert Svante Pääbo and one of the pioneers between the gene editing tool, CRISPR, Jennifer Doudna.

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