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Royal Society

The President, Council, and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, commonly known as the Royal Society, is a learned society for science and is possibly the oldest such society still in existence. [1]

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Abraham Cowley

Abraham Cowley (1618 – 28 July 1667) was an English poet born in the City of London late in 1618.

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Academy of Medical Sciences, United Kingdom

The Academy of Medical Sciences is an organisation established in the UK in 1998.

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Academy of sciences

An academy of sciences is a national academy or another learned society dedicated to sciences.

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Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

The Leopoldina is the national academy of Germany.

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Accademia del Cimento

The Accademia del Cimento (Academy of Experiment), an early scientific society, was founded in Florence in 1657 by students of Galileo, Giovanni Alfonso Borelli and Vincenzo Viviani and ceased to exist about a decade later.

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Alexander Halliday

Alexander Norman Halliday FRS is a British geochemist, and professor at the University of Oxford, and Fellow of.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an American international non-profit organization with the stated goals of promoting cooperation among scientists, defending scientific freedom, encouraging scientific responsibility, and supporting scientific education and science outreach for the betterment of all humanity.

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Anne, Princess Royal

Anne, Princess Royal (Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise; born 15 August 1950) is the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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Anne, Queen of Great Britain

Anne (6 February 1665 – 1 August 1714)All dates in this article are in the Old Style Julian calendar used in Great Britain throughout Anne's lifetime, except that years are assumed to start on 1 January rather than 25 March, which was the English New Year.

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Antarctica

Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent, containing the geographic South Pole.

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Anthony Cheetham

Anthony Kevin Cheetham FRS is a British materials scientist.

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Arundel House

Arundel House was a London town-house or palace located between the Strand and the River Thames, near St Clement Danes.

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Awards, lectures and medals of the Royal Society

The Royal Society presents numerous awards, lectures and medals to recognise scientific achievement.

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Bengt Skytte

Bengt Skytte (1614–1683) was a Swedish courtier and diplomat.

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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

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Benjamin Wilson (painter)

Benjamin Wilson (June 21, 1721 – June 6, 1788) was an English painter, printmaker and scientist (natural philosopher).

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Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle

Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (11 February 16579 January 1757), also called Bernard Le Bouyer de Fontenelle, was a French author and an influential member of three of the academies of the Institut de France, noted especially for his accessible treatment of scientific topics during the unfolding of the Age of Enlightenment.

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Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society

The Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society is an academic journal on the history of science published annually by the Royal Society.

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Biology

Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy.

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Biology Letters

Biology Letters is a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

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Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library, the main research library of the University of Oxford, is one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and in Britain is second in size only to the British Library with over 11 million items.

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British Academy

The British Academy is the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and the social sciences.

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British Museum

The British Museum is a museum dedicated to human history, art, and culture, located in the Bloomsbury area of London.

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British Royal Family

The British Royal Family is the family group of close relatives of the monarch of the United Kingdom.

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British Science Association

The British Science Association, formerly known as British Association for the Advancement of Science or the BA, (founded 1831) is a learned society with the object of promoting science, directing general attention to scientific matters, and facilitating interaction between scientific workers.

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Burlington House

Burlington House is a building on Piccadilly in London.

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Calculus

Calculus is the mathematical study of change, in the same way that geometry is the study of shape and algebra is the study of operations and their application to solving equations.

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Carlton House Terrace

Carlton House Terrace is a street in the St James's district of the City of Westminster in London.

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Cell biology

Cell biology (formerly cytology, from the Greek κυτος, kytos, "contain") is a branch of biology that studies cells – their physiological properties, their structure, the organelles they contain, interactions with their environment, their life cycle, division, death and cell function.

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Central London

Central London is the innermost part of London, England.

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Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage, FRS (26 December 1791 –18 October 1871) was an English polymath.

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Charles II of England

Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland.

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Charles, Prince of Wales

Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948), is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Chicheley Hall

Chicheley Hall, in Chicheley, Buckinghamshire, is an English country house built in the first quarter of the 18th century in the Baroque style.

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Copley Medal

The Copley Medal is a scientific award given by the Royal Society, London, for "outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science." It alternates between the physical and the biological sciences.

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Croonian Lecture

The Croonian Lectures are prestigious lectureships given at the invitation of the Royal Society and the Royal College of Physicians.

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Crown Estate

In the United Kingdom, the Crown Estate is a semi-independent, incorporated public body which manages an extensive property portfolio.

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Cruelty to Animals Act 1876

The Cruelty to Animals Act 1876 was an Act passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom (39 & 40 Vict., Public Acts, c. 77.) which set limits on the practice of, and instituted a licensing system for animal experimentation, amending the Cruelty to Animals Act 1849.

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Daniel Wray

Daniel Wray (1701–1783) was an English antiquary and Fellow of the Royal Society.

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Denis Papin

Denis Papin (22 August 1647 – c. 1712) was a French physicist, mathematician and inventor, best known for his pioneering invention of the steam digester, the forerunner of the steam engine, and of the pressure cooker.

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is a ministerial department of the United Kingdom Government created on 5 June 2009 by the merger of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR).

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Edith Bülbring

Edith Bülbring (27 December 1903 – 5 July 1990) was a British scientist in the field of smooth muscle physiology, one of the first women accepted to the Royal Society as a fellow (FRS).

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English trust law

English trust law concerns the creation and protection of asset funds, which are usually held by one person for someone else's benefit.

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Epistles (Horace)

The Epistles (or Letters) of Horace were published in two books, in 20 BC and 14 BC, respectively.

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European Commission

The European Commission (EC) is the executive body of the European Union responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU.

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Fleet Street

Fleet Street is a street in the City of London named after the River Fleet, London's largest underground river.

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Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, Viscount St.

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Frederick, Prince of Wales

Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales (1 February 1707 – 31 March 1751) was heir apparent to the British throne from 1727 until his death.

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Garter Principal King of Arms

The Garter Principal King of Arms (also Garter King of Arms or simply Garter) is the senior King of Arms, and the senior Officer of Arms of the College of Arms, the heraldic authority with jurisdiction over England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Geological Society of London

The Geological Society of London (also known as the Geological Society) is a learned society based in the United Kingdom.

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George III of the United Kingdom

George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death.

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George IV of the United Kingdom

George IV (George Augustus Frederick; 12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover following the death of his father, George III, on 29 January 1820, until his own death ten years later.

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George Parker, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield

George Parker, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, PRS (c. 1695 or 1697 – 17 March 1764) was an English peer and astronomer.

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Giovanni Domenico Cassini

Giovanni Domenico Cassini (8 June 1625 – 14 September 1712) was an Italian mathematician, astronomer, astrologer and engineer.

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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (also Godefroi Guillaume Leibnitz,; or; July 1, 1646 – November 14, 1716) was a German polymath and philosopher, and to this day he occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy.

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Grant-in-aid

A grant-in-aid is money coming from central government for a specific project.

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Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London was a major conflagration that swept through the central parts of the English city of London, from Sunday, 2 September to Wednesday, 5 September 1666.

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Gresham College

Gresham College is an institution of higher learning located at Barnard's Inn Hall off Holborn in central London, England.

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Gresham College and the formation of the Royal Society

The Gresham College group was a loose collection of scientists in England of the 1640s and 1650s, a precursor to the Royal Society of London.

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Gulliver's Travels

Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.

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Hans Sloane

Sir Hans Sloane, 1st Baronet, PRS (16 April 1660 – 11 January 1753) was a British physician and collector of Irish birth, notable for bequeathing his collection to the nation, thus providing the foundation of the British Museum.

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Helmet (heraldry)

In heraldic achievements, the helmet or helm is situated above the shield and bears the torse and crest.

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Henri Louis Habert de Montmor

Henri Louis Habert de Montmor (c. 1600, Paris - 21 January 1679, Paris) was a French scholar and man of letters.

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Henry Boyle, 1st Baron Carleton

Henry Boyle, 1st Baron Carleton (12 July 1669 – 31 March 1725), was an Anglo-Irish politician of the early eighteenth century.

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Henry Holland (architect)

Henry Holland (20 July 1745 – 17 June 1806) was an architect to the English nobility.

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Henry Oldenburg

Henry Oldenburg (also Henry Oldenbourg) (c. 1619 as Heinrich Oldenburg – 5 September 1677) was a German theologian known as a diplomat, a natural philosopher and as the creator of scientific peer review.

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Her Majesty's Government (term)

The phrase Her Majesty's Government (His Majesty's Government during the reign of a male monarch) is a formal term referring to the government of a Commonwealth realm or one of constituent provinces, states or territories.

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History of science

The history of science is the study of the development of science and scientific knowledge, including both the natural sciences and social sciences.

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Horace

Quintus Horatius Flaccus (December 8, 65 BC – November 27, 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as Octavian).

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Interface Focus

Interface Focus is the Royal Society's cross-disciplinary themed publication promoting research at the interface between the physical and life sciences.

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International Geophysical Year

The International Geophysical Year (IGY; Année géophysique internationale) was an international scientific project that lasted from July 1, 1957, to December 31, 1958.

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Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton (25 December 164220 March 1726/7) was an English physicist and mathematician (described in his own day as a "natural philosopher") who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution.

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Isis (journal)

Isis, a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by University of Chicago Press, focuses on the history of science, history of medicine, and the history of technology, as well as on their cultural influences.

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James Bradley

James Bradley FRS (March 1693 – 13 July 1762) was an English astronomer and served as Astronomer Royal from 1742, succeeding Edmond Halley.

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James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton

James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton KT PRS (1702 – 12 October 1768) was a Scottish astronomer and representative peer who was President of the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh from its foundation in 1737 until his death.

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James South

Sir James South (October 1785 – 19 October 1867) was a British astronomer.

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Jean-Baptiste du Hamel

Jean-Baptiste Du Hamel, Duhamel or du Hamel (11 June 1624 – 6 August 1706) was a French cleric and natural philosopher of the late seventeenth century, and the first secretary of the Academie Royale des Sciences.

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Johannes Valentinus Andreae

Johannes Valentinus Andreae (August 17, 1586 – June 27, 1654), a.k.a. Johannes Valentinus Andreä or Johann Valentin Andreae, was a German theologian, who claimed to be the author of the Chymische Hochzeit Christiani Rosencreutz anno 1459 (1616, Strasbourg, the Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz), one of the three founding works of Rosicrucianism.

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John Evelyn

John Evelyn, FRS (31 October 1620 – 27 February 1706) was an English writer, gardener and diarist.

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John Hadley

John Hadley (16 April 1682 – 14 February 1744) was an English mathematician, and laid claim to the invention of the octant, two years after Thomas Godfrey claimed the same.

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John Nash (architect)

John Nash (18 January 1752 – 13 May 1835) was a British architect responsible for much of the layout of Regency London under the patronage of the Prince Regent, and during his reign as George IV.

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John Pringle

Sir John Pringle, 1st Baronet, PRS (10 April 1707 – 18 January 1782) was a Scottish physician who has been called the "father of military medicine" (although Ambroise Paré and Jonathan Letterman have also been accorded this sobriquet).

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John Skehel

Sir John James Skehel, FRS FMedSci (born 27 February 1941) is a British virologist.

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John Wilkins

John Wilkins FRS (14 February 1614 – 19 November 1672) was an Anglican clergyman, natural philosopher and author, and was one of the founders of the Royal Society.

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Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish.

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Joseph Banks

Sir Joseph Banks, 1st Baronet, GCB, PRS (19 June 1820) was an English naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences.

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Journal of the Royal Society Interface

The Journal of the Royal Society Interface is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering the interface between the life sciences and the physical sciences, including chemistry, engineering, materials science, mathematics, and physics.

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Julie Maxton

Julie Maxton (b. 31 Aug 1955) is a British lawyer and academic.

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Kathleen Lonsdale

Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, DBE FRS (née Yardley, 28 January 1903 – 1 April 1971) was an Irish crystallographer who finally proved that the benzene ring was flat by X-ray diffraction methods in 1929.

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Laputa

Laputa is a flying island described in the 1726 book Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift.

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Latin

Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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Learned society

A learned society (also known as a learned academy, scholarly society, or academic association) is an organization that exists to promote an academic discipline or profession, or a group of related disciplines or professions.

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Lightning rod

A lightning rod (US, AUS) or lightning conductor (UK) is a metal rod or metallic object mounted on top of an elevated structure, such as a building, a ship, or even a tree, electrically bonded using a wire or electrical conductor to interface with ground or "earth" through an electrode, engineered to protect the structure in the event of lightning strike.

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Linnean Society of London

The Linnean Society of London is a society for the study and dissemination of taxonomy and natural history.

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List of Fellows of the Royal Society

About 8,000 Fellows have been elected to the Royal Society of London since its inception in 1660.

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List of female Fellows of the Royal Society

Fellowship of the Royal Society is open to scientists, engineers and technologists from the United Kingdom and Commonwealth of Nations, on the basis of having made "a substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science".

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List of presidents of the Royal Society

The President of the Royal Society (PRS) is the elected director of the Royal Society of London who presides over meetings of the society's council.

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List of professional associations in the United Kingdom

The following is a list of professional bodies in the United Kingdom.

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List of Royal Societies

This is a list of Royal Societies listed alphabetically with the date of founding.

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Listed building

A listed building, in the United Kingdom, is one that has been placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.

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Marjory Stephenson

Marjory Stephenson, MBE, FRS (24 January 1885 – 12 December 1948) was a British biochemist.

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Martin Folkes

Martin Folkes PRS (29 October 1690 – 28 June 1754), English antiquary, numismatist mathematician, and astronomer.

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Martyn Poliakoff

Sir Martyn Poliakoff (born 16 December 1947) is a British chemist, working on gaining insights into fundamental chemistry and also on developing environmentally acceptable processes and materials.

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Melchisédech Thévenot

Melchisédech (or Melchisédec) Thévenot (c. 1620 – 29 October 1692) was a French author, scientist, traveler, cartographer, orientalist, inventor, and diplomat.

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Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes, locally abbreviated MK, is a large townAlthough Milton Keynes was specified to be a city in scale and the term "city" is used locally (inter alia to avoid confusion with its constituent towns), formally this title cannot be used.

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Molecular biology

Molecular biology concerns the molecular basis of biological activity between the various systems of a cell, including the interactions between the different types of DNA, RNA and proteins and their biosynthesis, and studies how these interactions are regulated.

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Monarchy of the United Kingdom

The monarchy of the United Kingdom, commonly referred to as the British monarchy, is the constitutional monarchy of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories.

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Natural philosophy

Natural philosophy or the philosophy of nature (from Latin philosophia naturalis) was the philosophical study of nature and the physical universe that was dominant before the development of modern science.

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Nature Publishing Group

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is an international publishing company that publishes academic journals, magazines, online databases, and services in science and medicine.

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Neal Stephenson

Neal Town Stephenson (born October 31, 1959) is an award-winning American writer and game designer known for his works of speculative fiction.

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New Atlantis

New Atlantis is an incomplete utopian novel by Sir Francis Bacon, published in 1627.

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Notes and Records

Notes and Records: the Royal Society Journal of the History of Science is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal covering the history of science, technology, and medicine up to and including the 21st century.

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Nullius in verba

Nullius in verba (Latin for "on the word of no one" or "Take nobody's word for it") is the motto of the Royal Society.

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Nutation

Nutation (from Latin nūtātiō, "nodding, swaying") is a rocking, swaying, or nodding motion in the axis of rotation of a largely axially symmetric object, such as a gyroscope, planet, or bullet in flight, or as an intended behavior of a mechanism.

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Onora O'Neill, Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve

Onora Sylvia O'Neill, Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve (born 23 August 1941) is a philosopher and a crossbench member of the House of Lords.

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Open access journal

Open access (OA) journals are scholarly journals that are available online to the reader "without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself." While open access journals are freely available to the reader, there are still costs associated with the publication and production of such journals.

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Open Biology

Open Biology is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Royal Society covering biology at the molecular and cellular levels.

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Paul Nurse

Sir Paul Maxime Nurse, PRS, HonFREng (born 25 January 1949), is an English geneticist, President of the Royal Society and Chief Executive and Director of the Francis Crick Institute.

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Peer review

Peer review is the evaluation of work by one or more people of similar competence to the producers of the work (peers).

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Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield PC KG (22 September 169424 March 1773) was a British statesman, and man of letters, and wit.

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Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke

Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke FRS (9 March 1720 – 16 May 1790) was an English politician.

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Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

Philosophical Transactions later Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (Phil. Trans.) is a scientific journal published by the Royal Society.

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Post-nominal letters

Post-nominal letters, also called post-nominal initials, post-nominal titles, or designatory letters, are letters placed after the name of a person to indicate that the individual holds a position, educational degree, accreditation, office, military decoration, or honour, or is a member of a religious institute or fraternity.

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Prince Edward, Duke of Kent

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick; born 9 October 1935) is a grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary.

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark on 10 June 1921) is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (William Arthur Philip Louis, born 21 June 1982) is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales.

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Proceedings of the Royal Society

Proceedings of the Royal Society is the parent title of two scientific journals published by the Royal Society.

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Restoration (England)

The Restoration of the English monarchy began in 1660 when the English, Scottish and Irish monarchies were all restored under Charles II after the Interregnum that followed the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.

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Robert Boyle

Robert Boyle FRS was an Irish natural philosopher, chemist, physicist and inventor born in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland.

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Robert Hooke

Robert Hooke FRS (– 3 March 1703) was an English natural philosopher, architect and polymath.

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Robert Moray

Sir Robert Moray (alternative spellings: Murrey, Murray) (1608 or 1609 – 4 July 1673) was a Scottish soldier, statesman, diplomat, judge, spy, freemason and natural philosopher.

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Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is an art institution based in Burlington House on Piccadilly in London.

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Royal charter

A royal charter is a formal document issued by a monarch as letters patent, granting a right or power to an individual or a body corporate.

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Royal Fellow of the Royal Society

A Royal Fellow of the Royal Society is elected to the Fellowship and Foreign Membership of the British Royal Society.

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Royal Institution

The Royal Institution of Great Britain (often abbreviated as the Royal Institution or RI) is an organisation devoted to scientific education and research, based in London.

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Royal Society of Arts

The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) is a London-based, British organisation committed to finding practical solutions to today's social challenges.

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Royal Society of Canada

The Royal Society of Canada (La Société royale du Canada) known also as RSC: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada (SRC: Les Académies des arts, des lettres et des sciences du Canada) is the senior national, bilingual council of distinguished Canadian scholars, humanists, scientists and artists.

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Royal Society Open Science

Royal Society Open Science is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Royal Society since September 2014.

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Royal Society Range

The Royal Society Range is a majestic mountain range in Victoria Land, Antarctica.

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Salomon's House

Salomon's House (or Solomon's House) is a fictional institution in Sir Francis Bacon's utopian work New Atlantis, published in English in 1627, the year after Bacon's death.

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Science (journal)

Science, also widely referred to as Science Magazine, is the academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and is one of the world's top scientific journals.

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Scientific method

The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge.

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Shilling

The shilling is a unit of currency formerly used in the United Kingdom and other British Commonwealth countries.

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Society Islands

The Society Islands (Îles de la Société or officially Archipel de la Société; Tōtaiete mā.) are a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean.

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Society of Antiquaries of London

The Society of Antiquaries of London (SAL) is a learned society "charged by its Royal Charter of 1751 with 'the encouragement, advancement and furtherance of the study and knowledge of the antiquities and history of this and other countries'." It is based at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London (a building owned by the UK government), and is a registered charity.

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Somerset House

Somerset House is a large Neoclassical building situated on the south side of the Strand in central London, overlooking the River Thames, just east of Waterloo Bridge.

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The Baroque Cycle

The Baroque Cycle is a series of novels by American writer Neal Stephenson.

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The Kavli Foundation

The Kavli Foundation, based in Oxnard, California, is a foundation that supports the advancement of science and the increase of public understanding and support for scientists and their work.

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Thomas Birch

Thomas Birch (23 November 1705 – 9 January 1766) was an English historian.

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Thomas Sprat

Thomas Sprat (1635 – 20 May 1713), English divine, was born at Beaminster, Dorset, and educated at Wadham College, Oxford, where he held a fellowship from 1657 to 1670.

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University of Cambridge

The University of CambridgeThe corporate title of the university is The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.

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University of Chicago Press

The University of Chicago Press is the largest and one of the oldest university presses in the United States.

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University of Oxford

The University of Oxford (informally Oxford University or simply Oxford) is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England.

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University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews (informally known as St Andrews University or simply St Andrews; abbreviated as St And, from the Latin Sancti Andreae, in post-nominals) is a public research university in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland.

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Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

Venkatraman ("Venki") Ramakrishnan, (born 1952) is an Indian-born American and British structural biologist.

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Whigs (British political party)

The Whigs were a political faction and then a political party in the parliaments of England, Scotland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom.

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William Brouncker, 2nd Viscount Brouncker

William Brouncker, 2nd Viscount Brouncker, PRS (1620 – 5 April 1684) was an English mathematician who introduced Brouncker's formula, and was the first President of the Royal Society.

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William Croone

William Croone (15 September 1633 – 12 October 1684) was an English physician and one of the original Fellows of the Royal Society.

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William Jones (mathematician)

William Jones, FRS (1675 – 3 July 1749) was a Welsh mathematician, most noted for his proposal for the use of the symbol (the Greek letter pi) to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Society

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