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About the Royal Society

The Royal Society is the independent academy of science in the UK. It was founded in 1660 and works to fund science in the UK and advise on goverment policy.

Many important figures have been associated with the society, including Charles Darwin.

Past presidents include Sir Christopher Wren (1680-1682) and Sir Isaac Newton (1703-1727).

Presidents include, Sir Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, (2005-2010), Nobel prize winner Sir Paul Nurse (2010-2015), and the current president Venkatraman Ramakrishnan(2015+). For more information follow the links on the right.

 

More info :

Royal Society's website

Wikipedia entry

Royal Society publications

Video of lectures from the Royal Society