Dissecting a King

11 February 2020 by

Ever wondered where the ‘Royal’ in ‘Royal Society’ comes from? The Society was established in 1660 when King Charles II…

Red letter day

4 February 2020 by

A reason to rejoice for the Royal Society’s archive team this February: every item in the New Letter Book series…

Back catalogues

28 January 2020 by

I have already confessed here and here to a benign obsession with the catalogues of the Royal Society collections. Today’s…

Idle hands

21 January 2020 by

Care for the removal of fingers, Yakuza style? Then try scribbling in a book under the eyes of a reading…