Karma chameleons

23 April 2019 by

In September 1763, the recently appointed Library and Repository Keeper, Clerk and Housekeeper of the Royal Society Emanuel Mendes da…

Boyle’s second list

11 September 2018 by

Robert Boyle’s ‘to-do list’ remains one of our most popular blogposts on the Repository, and the original manuscript is a…

Samuel Pepys

Pepys and the Royal Society

17 December 2015 by

The National Maritime Museum is currently celebrating the life and times of Stuart London’s most celebrated diarist, Samuel Pepys (1633-1703),…

Phil Trans table of Chinese history (detail)

Gifts to China

12 September 2013 by

This week the President of the Royal Society, Sir Paul Nurse, is heading to China on an official Royal Society…