Unwrapping Norfolk’s mummy

17 March 2020 by

I recently visited the excellent Tutankhamun exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London. It’s an amazing collection of artefacts and…

Back catalogues

28 January 2020 by

I have already confessed here and here to a benign obsession with the catalogues of the Royal Society collections. Today’s…

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…