Louis Brrrrnacchi

3 March 2020 by

I‘ve recently been delving into the Royal Society’s Meteorological Archives, and have found some fascinating gems. My favourites so far…

Exploring Tom Crean

19 March 2019 by

As an extended celebration of St Patrick’s Day, here’s the tale of a hardy Irishman in the Antarctic. In the…

Halley Bay archives

3 April 2018 by

Here in the Royal Society Library we’ve been busy cataloguing a collection of papers relating to the Society’s expedition to…

Cold snaps

5 December 2016 by

We are fast approaching the 60th anniversary of the International Geophysical Year (IGY), which began in July 1957. I am…