Tuesday 12 January 2010

Happy Birthday, Royal Society

You can't fail to have missed the birthday celebrations of one of Britain's more venerable learned societies, the Royal Society. Whilst this is a scientific society, the study of the society itself clearly falls within the purview of historians. To celebrate it, there was a rather good four-part In Our Time special last week, to which you may listen here, should you have missed it. And if you wondered about the connexions between Freemasonry and the Royal Society (I have to admit I hadn't), the Library and Museum of Freemasonry has an exhibition on about this until the end of May. I can't imagine there won't be more on this topic over the coming year, so keep watching this space.