The story of the Royal Society


As part of the 2012 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Since its foundation, the Royal Society has played its part in some of the most significant scientific breakthroughs and discoveries. Built around a timeline from 1660-2060 this exhibit charts the history of the Royal Society since its inception in 1660, the work of the Society in the present day and the aims of the Society for the future. This exhibit will tell you everything you need to know about the Royal Society but were afraid to ask.


The story of the Royal Society 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Events coming up

  • Are you seeing clearly? 26 May 2015 at The Royal Society, London CafĂ© Scientifique exploring the future of light on earth.
  • Bioinspiration of new technologies 27 May 2015 at The Royal Society, London Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Denis Noble CBE FRS, Professor Clemens Kaminski and Professor Richard Templer
  • The next big thing 29 May 2015 at Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales Four Royal Society Research Fellows discuss their work at the forefront of science at the Hay Festival.

For more events please see the events diary.