Blogs and Essays
Fly on, Little Wig: The curious history of London’s parakeets
This year, for World Parrot Day and London History Day on 31 May, Leonie Berwick looks into the stories behind one of London’s most surprising species.
30th May 2022
Professor Gunnar Broberg (1942-2022): An Unsurpassed and Astute Historian of Linnaeus
Curious and friendly, Gunnar Broberg set human beings as the frontispiece of historical research. In his death, he will be remembered for his humour, empathy and intellect.
18th May 2022
Sherwin Carlquist FMLS: Champion Botanist, Storyteller and a Relentless Ally of Students
Scott Zona was one of Carlquist's doctoral students and a close friend till Carlquist passed away last December. Scott portrays Carlquist as not just as a brilliant scientist but also a dedicated mentor and imperfect human being, like all of us.
25th April 2022
"Before Fellowship": Celebrating Women in Natural History at the Linnean Society
This International Women's Day, we celebrate some of our scientific champions—suggested by our staff and members—from the years before 1905
4th March 2022
The Darwin-Wallace Collection: Notes from the Private Lives of Naturalists
Archivist Alex Milne examines the lesser known interests of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace though correspondence held in the Linnean Society Library
23rd November 2021
COP26: Despite clear scientific proof, political ambition falls short
The Glasgow Climate Pact recognises the efforts by civil society and local communities to focus global attention on climate change but also that progress now must accelerate rapidly
16th November 2021