Euclid on display

12 June 2018 by

Euclid’s Elements of Geometry holds a unique position among scientific texts, and for good reason. Historically, it is second only…

The gift of 1843

22 May 2018 by

In October 1843 a package of cyanotype photographs was delivered to the Royal Society. It had not been donated by…

Art and ritual

10 July 2017 by

Most people who have dabbled in art history have come across Sir Ernst Gombrich OM (1909-2001). The Austrian-born art historian, who…