Stories from our Collections
Judging a Book by its Cover: 18th-century hand-decorated papers in the Linnean Society's Collections
Artisanal hand-decorated papers were all the rage in the 18th century. Conservator Janet Ashdown combs our collections to see what examples we hold.
1st July 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
Tabernaemontanus’s 17th-Century Herbal: To Repair, or Not to Repair?
When a 17th-century book starts to decay, do you repair or preserve it? Conservator Janet Ashdown looks at an item from Linnaeus's personal library to explore the solutions.
21st January 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
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
Burlington House: Our Home Since 1856
Video: Learn about the Linnean Society's origin story in this mid-19th century building and explore some of its hidden spaces
3rd September 2021