Stories from our Collections
From colourful personalities to mysterious specimens, read the tales our curators and staff find within old books, journals, collected specimens...
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.
It was on this day, 29 June 1895, that Thomas Henry Huxley, biologist and fierce friend of Charles Darwin, died. To mark the occasion, we're reproducing an article published in our members' magazine, 'PuLSe', by Fellow and volunteer, Alan Brafield.
29th June 2022
Passionate and inspiring, John Burton forged new approaches to conservation, mentored generations of young conservationists, and has left a legacy of over 1 million acres (405,000 hectares) saved for conservation worldwide.
21st June 2022
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
Our Curator of Artefacts Glenn Benson examines one of the great botanist's medals, and finds that all that glitters is not gold
23rd May 2022
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