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…

Tycho analysis

2 April 2019 by

Of all the portraits adorning the walls of the Royal Society’s home in Carlton House Terrace, this one is possibly…

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…