Jailbirds

22 January 2019 by

One of my standing jokes at the Royal Society is that, one day, I’ll take a step back from lauding…

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),…

Death mask of Sir Isaac Newton

Death masks

6 August 2013 by

The death mask is a curious historical niche which attracts considerable interest. They are made by taking a cast of…