Monday, 4 January 2010

The Royal Society

This year, the Royal Society celebrates the 350th anniversary of its founding. To celebrate this, the BBC's consistantly intriguing In Our Time radio show has produced two programs on the Society's history and influence. The first is here, and deals with many of the events fictionalised by Neal Stephenson in his System of the World series. Did you know that there is, brilliantly, a telescope running the entire height of London's monument to the great fire? Nor me. Good stuff.


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