Blogs and Essays
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
Manuscripts and drawings of Francis Buchanan-Hamilton now on the archive catalogue!
Working from home this year, the Collections staff has markedly increased remote access to our heritage material via our catalogues and website
17th December 2020
After the Present Fire: The Linnean Society during the Second World War
During WW2, ‘sheltering in place’ was not an option for our collections, that eventually travelled to several locations. Isabelle Charmantier, Head of Collections, writes about these journeys, and how the war led to new ways of doing things.
26th June 2020
Adventurous Fellows: Part Three
As we follow the voyages of some adventurous Fellows, join Curator of Artefacts Glenn Benson as he looks at the Society's connections with the lost Franklin expedition to find the Northwest Passage
8th June 2020
Adventurous Fellows: Part Two
Being 'adventurous' has often meant exploring terrain closer to home. Curator of Artefacts Glenn Benson takes a look at the exploration of not just science itself, but also the rather unassuming town of Braintree, in Essex.
29th May 2020