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Treasures of the Month
Every month, we focus on one object (text/book/illustration/specimen) to bring you its hidden story
Stories from our Collections
From colourful personalities to mysterious specimens, read the tales our curators and staff find within old books, journals, collected specimens...
Professor John Allen had remarked “Sounds interesting!” when he was offered the post of Editor-in-Chief of The Biological Journal of the Linnean Society in 1997. And there is little he would done differently for the next 25 years. We thank you, John.
14th September 2023
Carl Linnaeus' catalogue of plant species, "Species plantarum", was published in 1753 and changed the course of botanical nomenclature. In this blog, we uncover the many unique and wonderful copies held in libraries across the world.
Conservator Janet Ashdown looks at the importance and history of Carl Linnaeus's copy of Kaempfer's famous work
Dr Sears will bring a range of research, editorial and learned society experience to this role starting 1 September 2023, when current Editor-in-Chief, Professor John Allen, steps down after 26 years.
13th July 2023
Liz McGow, Archivist, leads us through Nathaniel Ward's half home-half laboratory in South London
To mark Pride Month, we created special Linnean Pride flags using images from our Collections, including birds representing freedom and colour; snakes, butterflies and moths that represent transformation; and flowers.
30th June 2023