Cash in the archive

11 June 2019 by

The Royal Society has many connections with Chinese scientific and historical institutions. Our Foreign Secretary Professor Richard Catlow FRS, and…

Route canal

21 May 2019 by

I recently retrieved one of our volumes of John Smeaton’s design drawings from the archive, in the course of dealing…

Flamsteed observed

14 May 2019 by

As I made my way through volume 62 of our New Letter Book series, which contains outgoing correspondence from 1922,…

Reverting to type

7 May 2019 by

In today’s world of smartphones, tablets and other gadgetry, you’d be forgiven for not sparing much thought for the precursors…