Closing time

28 May 2019 by

We’ll be closing the Royal Society Library for a few weeks this summer. Read on to discover when and why,…

Route canal

21 May 2019 by

I recently retrieved one of our volumes of John Smeaton’s design drawings from the archive, in the course of dealing…

Flamsteed observed

14 May 2019 by

As I made my way through volume 62 of our New Letter Book series, which contains outgoing correspondence from 1922,…

Reverting to type

7 May 2019 by

In today’s world of smartphones, tablets and other gadgetry, you’d be forgiven for not sparing much thought for the precursors…