World of watercolours

19 February 2019 by

You can now discover over 250 images from the Royal Society’s collections through The Watercolour World, a new geographically indexed…

Grisly bears

5 June 2018 by

Have you all been watching the television adaption of ‘The Terror’, the fictionalised, final (and fatal) voyage of Sir John…

The man behind the maths

6 October 2017 by

Here at the Royal Society Archive we’ve just finished cataloguing the papers of Maurice Stevenson Bartlett (1910-2002), and we’re very…

'Red wing'd starling' by Mark Catesby

Christmas gifts!

4 December 2015 by

For unique gift ideas, why not try the Royal Society Print Shop. You can purchase high quality framed prints of…

Lissajous curves created by a harmonograph

Swinging art

9 July 2015 by

You probably won’t be surprised to read that among my vices is a serious second-hand bookshop habit; another is a…