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…

Gifted artists

4 December 2018 by

There’s still time to buy Christmas presents from the Royal Society Print Shop. A mixture of unique illustrations from scientific…

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….