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…

Sparks flying

15 October 2019 by

The Royal Society Library receives a regular flow of research enquiries about our archives. These aren’t always straightforward to answer,…

The fever tree

8 October 2019 by

In summer 2018, I was the sole Undergraduate Research Assistant for a project entitled ‘The Fever Tree’. This initiative, jointly…

Say it with flowers

1 October 2019 by

I had some awareness of the Victorians’ mild obsession with reading coded meanings into gifts of flowers, but I’ve been…