About the Royal Society
The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
Our mission and priorities
Learn about our origins in an ‘invisible college’ of natural philosophers, and the meaning of our motto ‘Nullius in verba’
Explore our history
Find out more about our work in areas including diversity in science, public engagement, education and working with industry
Read about our programmes
How we are funded
Support the future of science through donations or legacies, and find out how the money is spent.
More about our funding
How we are run
Meet the President, Council, committees and staff who govern and manage the Society’s work.
More on how we are run