- n. an honorary English society (formalized in 1660 and given a royal charter by Charles II in 1662) through which the British government has supported science
“‘On the blow-hole of the porpoise’, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 138, 117–23.”
“On the 28th of April in 1686, Isaac Newton presented his Principia Mathematica to the Royal Society of London.”
“‘Major low levels of Lake Malawi and their implications for speciation rates in cichlid fishes’, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 240, 519–53.”
“Not much more than a decade ago, the Royal Society and its powerful Royal Navy connections sent one Captain James Cook to Otaheite to observe the transit of Venus across the sun.”
“‘The gyroscopic mechanism of the halteres of Diptera’, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B,Biological Sciences , 223, 347–84.”
“Byrom, a leading figure in the Jacobite movement that aimed to restore the Stuarts to the English throne, was a fellow of the Royal Society and a Freemason.”
“After a passing threat in the 1960s that the British government might put an air base on Aldabra, and a public outcry against that bad idea much like the outcry that Darwin had joined earlier, the Royal Society of London assumed protectorship of the atoll.”
“‘Palaeoecology of Triassic stem turtles sheds new light on turtle origins’, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 271, 1–5.”
“They obtained for him the Rumford Medal of the Royal Society of”
“And when he founded what was to become the Royal Society under the name The Invisible College, this was in itself an ironic reference to the common Rosicrucian description of themselves as an ‘Invisible’ society48.”
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