Stories from our Collections
From colourful personalities to mysterious specimens, read the tales our curators and staff find within old books, journals, collected specimens...
We partnered STEM Live for an innovative and engaging digital journey through the history of classification - and why it matters today
24th November 2023
This month Glenn Benson, our Honorary Curator of Artefacts, looks at another treasure that hides in plain sight in the Linnean Society’s rooms in New Burlington House: the one metre tall statue of Carl Linnaeus
Dr Christina Welch uncovers the story of Maria, an enslaved African woman, and her three children, Chance, Frances, and Liverpool, who, at the end of the long eighteenth century, find themselves connected to the St Vincent Botanical Garden.
13th October 2023
For October's "Treasure of the Month", our Librarian Will Beharrell describes the fascinating private library of Alfred Russel Wallace and efforts to reunite it in one space after more than a century