Blogs and Essays
Jane and 'The Mummy!': Linnean Links to Gothic Fiction
With the nights drawing in, Leonie Berwick and Janet Ashdown investigate the connection between a reanimated mummy, horticulture and the Linnean Society.
29th October 2021
'Philosophia botanica' at 270
To celebrate the 270th year of the publication of 'Philosophia botanica', we showcase copies from Linnaeus Link partners across the globe.
22nd July 2021
Birds and Music: A Violinist's View
Violinist Paul Barritt of the Hallé Orchestra reveals the influence birdsong has had on the works of many famous composers
1st May 2021
Correspondence of Nathaniel John Winch: Botany, Bankruptcy and Coal Mines
Assistant Archivist Luke Thorne delves into the recently catalogued correspondence of Nathaniel John Winch, an 18th century botanist, geologist, and merchant
11th March 2021
Scientist, activist or advocate?
Ahead of the launch of our Planetary Emergency Committee, Linnean Future, Professor Andy Purvis FLS writes about how he recalibrated the idea of his role as a natural scientist, about the importance of taking on 'deniers' and starting conversations
2nd March 2021
Edward M Holmes: A prescriber of salves for both bodies and hearts
“…all-round naturalist and a born collector”: The correspondence collection of Edward Morell Holmes
6th January 2021