Above the clouds

29 October 2019 by

A recent enquiry led me to our Manuscripts General series for a volume I was unfamiliar with: MS/626, the ‘Tenerife…

180 years of 3D

14 August 2018 by

  This year marks the anniversary of the invention of the stereoscope. Even if you’re not sure what a stereoscope…

The gift of 1843

22 May 2018 by

In October 1843 a package of cyanotype photographs was delivered to the Royal Society. It had not been donated by…