Automata to AI

11 December 2018 by

One of the more unusual images in the Royal Society’s archives depicts two human musicians and a gold duck. This…

Highly prized

9 October 2018 by

I’ve just added a set of six books to our ‘new items’ shelf in the Library: the winner and shortlisted…

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…

Grisly bears

5 June 2018 by

Have you all been watching the television adaption of ‘The Terror’, the fictionalised, final (and fatal) voyage of Sir John…