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Use our catalogues to search our collections for printed or archival material and browse through our database of past Fellows.

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Buy prints, canvases and cards of your favourite images from the Royal Society's library and archives.

History of science blog

The Royal Society’s history of science blogposts feature updates and insights from the collections team and guests.

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Latest blog posts

Certified success

Jon Bushell explains how a project to re-photograph more than 5,800 Royal Society Election Certificates has resulted in a much-improved digital…

Fellow architects

Join Library Manager Rupert Baker on a virtual walking tour, visiting historic buildings near the Royal Society which were designed by our Fellows.

Sylva and grey

Frankie Chappell discovers some important conservation initiatives by Fellows of the Royal Society, featuring the saviour of the Père David’s deer and…

Objectivity videos

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