Stories from our Collections
Cereus: A Blooming Obsession
Daryl Stenvoll-Wells, Biomedia Project Manager, reflects on an extraordinary plant through the lens of migration, ritual and memory
21st February 2021
Black Lives in the Linnean Society Collections: Amelia Newsham
To coincide with Black History Month, we explore the lives of black and minority ethnic people through evidence found in the Linnean Society's historic collections
19th October 2020
The Linnean Society’s precursor: The Society for Promoting Natural History
From its founding principle to methods of sharing scientific accounts and specimens with wider audiences, the Society for Promoting Natural History, in many ways, shaped the Linnean Society of London into what it is today
26th August 2020
Opuscula Unbound: Organising our 'Little Works'
Janet Ashdown and Leonie Berwick look into some of the Society's opuscula, discovering a quirk or two along the way.
29th July 2020
Metal and memories of World War 2
On occasion, we find mysterious artefacts in our collections. In this case, an old bullet. Curator of Artefacts Glenn Benson finds out more...
8th July 2020
Collinson’s Connections: The Commonplace Book of Peter Collinson
Assistant Archivist Luke Thorne writes about his work cataloguing the "commonplace books" of 18th-century botanist, Peter Collinson
14th June 2020