Sparks flying

15 October 2019 by

The Royal Society Library receives a regular flow of research enquiries about our archives. These aren’t always straightforward to answer,…

The final whistle

10 September 2019 by

Drumroll please: I’m happy to report from the archives that the Royal Society’s collection of Referees’ Reports from 1832 to…


9 April 2019 by

Peer review has been an essential step in the process of academic publishing for centuries. As a cataloguer for the…

Henry Brougham FRS

Mocking your elders

4 May 2016 by

Recently I found myself trawling through the minute-books of the Royal Society’s Committee of Papers. This was the body responsible…

Title page of Philosophical Transactions, volume 1 (detail)

A Royal occasion

4 June 2013 by

The beginnings of the Philosophical Transactions Project at the Royal Society. You may not remember what you were doing on…