Friday, 26 February 2010

Royal Society 350th Anniversary Stamps

The Post Office has launched a set of ten first-class stamps with the heads of famous ex-members together with illustrations of some of their work.

I thought, knowing a certain Fellow of the RS rather well, I'd join in the celebrations and post in image of the stamps here ;)

I expect there'll be more as the year progresses!

Oh yes, and I was mildly entertained when I played the item yesterday on news.bbc.co.uk that RS Executive Secretary Stephen Cox got Alfred Russell Wallace's name wrong and kept calling him Alfred Russell. Wallace was co-discoverer of natural selection, along with Darwin, of course.

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