Back catalogues

28 January 2020 by

I have already confessed here and here to a benign obsession with the catalogues of the Royal Society collections. Today’s…

Idle hands

21 January 2020 by

Care for the removal of fingers, Yakuza style? Then try scribbling in a book under the eyes of a reading…

World war food

14 January 2020 by

We’re only a couple of weeks into the New Year and already the holidays seem like a distant memory. After…

Busy New Year

7 January 2020 by

A happy 2020 from the Royal Society Library staff. We hope you all had an excellent festive season and have…

Cheesy Christmas

17 December 2019 by

The festive season is officially upon us and the gastronomical over-indulgence of Christmas has already begun for me. For some…