A face from the archives

16 October 2018 by

Emanuel Mendes da Costa (1717-1791) is not one of the most high-profile past Fellows of the Royal Society. To the…

Revisiting Ramanujan

2 October 2018 by

‘I first heard of Ramanujan in 1913. The first letter which he sent me was certainly the most remarkable that…

Detained in Douglas

18 September 2018 by

Prior to the Second World War, many German, Italian or Austrian nationals lived and worked in the UK. As the…

Boyle’s second list

11 September 2018 by

Robert Boyle’s ‘to-do list’ remains one of our most popular blogposts on the Repository, and the original manuscript is a…

Chemists in demand

21 August 2018 by

As a new cataloguer at the Royal Society, I’m relishing the opportunity to handle some wonderful and historically significant records…