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…

Sea of sand

27 August 2019 by

Every so often, I come across an election certificate of a Fellow of the Royal Society that triggers a reaction….

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…

Capital climate

6 August 2019 by

Complaining about the weather sometimes feels like a quintessential British pastime, and the recent heatwave certainly qualifies as something to…