Meeting Sloane

15 January 2019 by

Would you like to know what Isaac Newton, President of the Royal Society, was doing on 23 May 1705, or…

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),…

Felt-makers at work, by Robert Hooke

Archives into books

25 November 2013 by

Opening a parcel and unwrapping a new book is one of the pleasures of the librarianly life. When the book…