The ghost of a flea

18 October 2012 by

Robert Hooke’s flea plate from Micrographia (1665) is one of the most reproduced and representative images of science at the…

Shutterbugs

25 September 2012 by

The Society has very rich image collections and recently I’ve been recording all manner of material that will end up…

Shaggy dog stories

26 April 2012 by

Sometimes the history which catches my eye can accumulate around related topics and at the moment I’m having a run…

Newton’s apple tree

22 February 2012 by

As we prepare for the launch of the Society’s new picture database there’s plenty to do in scanning and cataloguing…

Alienists

3 February 2012 by

You can get archival treasures in the dullest of wrappings. I recently opened an undistinguished and frankly scuffed-looking ledger marked…