Flea treatment

22 October 2019 by

It seems fair to say that Robert Hooke’s Micrographia is one of the most iconic volumes of our collections. As…

In the margins

13 August 2019 by

In a previous blogpost, I described my semi-successful hunt through the records of the Royal Society for a chameleon owned…

Karma chameleons

23 April 2019 by

In September 1763, the recently appointed Library and Repository Keeper, Clerk and Housekeeper of the Royal Society Emanuel Mendes da…

Meeting Sloane

15 January 2019 by

Would you like to know what Isaac Newton, President of the Royal Society, was doing on 23 May 1705, or…