Cassiopeia, Draco, Ursa Major Ursa Minor in relation to Polaris - Thomas WrightPrints The Royal Society

An engraving of a flying fish, one of a set from Historia Piscium. Photograph: Richard Valencia/The Royal Society

How a book about fish nearly sank Isaac Newton's Principia

An engraving of a flying fish, one of a set from Historia Piscium. Photograph: Richard Valencia/The Royal Society

Lost in the library. Guest blogger Jonathan Andrews from King's College London discovers science in poetry hidden in our archives. Something for Friday on the Repository blog http://ow.ly/ss4oN

Lost in the library. Guest blogger Jonathan Andrews from King's College London discovers science in poetry hidden in our archives. Something for Friday on the Repository blog http://ow.ly/ss4oN

Royal Society, Nvllivs In Verba

Royal Society, Nvllivs In Verba

Ants can be cute! We love these microscopical observations of different stages of an ant's life. Come and see our microscopic menagerie at The Royal Society Print Shop.

Ants can be cute! We love these microscopical observations of different stages of an ant's life. Come and see our microscopic menagerie at The Royal Society Print Shop.

Royal Society, Nvllivs In Verba

Royal Society, Nvllivs In Verba

A crossroads between science and art | The Repository - Updates about the Royal Society's work on bringing the history of science to life.

A crossroads between science and art | The Repository - Updates about the Royal Society's work on bringing the history of science to life.

Pre-Victorian (1751). The scathing treatise of John Hill, "broken apothecary," against the Royal Society, which had declined to make him a Fellow. Hill's screed details the preposterous pseudoscience he claims to have heard Fellows presenting. Fun idea for a play: the Fellows as a gibberish-talking, many headed hydra in a huge academic gown...

Pre-Victorian (1751). The scathing treatise of John Hill, "broken apothecary," against the Royal Society, which had declined to make him a Fellow. Hill's screed details the preposterous pseudoscience he claims to have heard Fellows presenting. Fun idea for a play: the Fellows as a gibberish-talking, many headed hydra in a huge academic gown...

‘A review of the Royal Society, containing animadversions on such of the papers as deserve particular observation’ by John Hill (1751) " ... demonstrates many bizarre and dubious experiments and conclusions he claimed to have found in the Philosophical Transactions and heard at Society meetings"

‘A review of the Royal Society, containing animadversions on such of the papers as deserve particular observation’ by John Hill (1751) " ... demonstrates many bizarre and dubious experiments and conclusions he claimed to have found in the Philosophical Transactions and heard at Society meetings"

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