Search our picture library, an image database drawn from the visual resources of the Society’s collections. Images are available to licence for editorial or commercial reproduction through the website or offline.
The Royal Society partners with Google to provide people all over the world access to our collections. View virtual exhibits and learn about portraits, objects, books and manuscripts which made science.
Since the first issue of Philosophical Transactions was published by the Secretary of the Royal Society, in 1665, it has covered some of the most fundamental and significant discoveries in scientific history.
The Wolfson Foundation is a charity, founded in 1955, that awards grants to support and promote excellence in the fields of science and medicine, the arts and humanities, education and health and disability. In celebration of the Foundation’s many contributions to science, and its other areas of activity, the Royal Society presents a selection of stories and documents from the Foundation’s archive.