9 April 2019 by

Peer review has been an essential step in the process of academic publishing for centuries. As a cataloguer for the…

Retro radiography

27 November 2018 by

When Wilhelm Röntgen discovered the new ‘X-ray’ in 1895, James Mackenzie Davidson was quick to realise the opportunities that it afforded….

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…

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…

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…