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About the Royal Society

About us

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
our history


Catch up on the latest headlines and news stories about the Society’s work.

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our history

Our history

Learn about our origins in an ‘invisible college’ of natural philosophers, and the meaning of our motto ‘Nullius in verba’

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our programmes

Our programmes

Find out more about our work in areas including diversity in science, public engagement, education and working with industry

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our international work

Our international work

Discover how we work with partners around the world to promote science and its value.

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how we are funded

How we are funded

Support the future of science through donations or legacies, and find out how the money is spent.

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how we are run

How we are run

Meet the President, Council, committees and staff who govern and manage the Society’s work.

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