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Royal Society

The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, known as the Royal Society, is a learned society for science, and is possibly the oldest such society in existence. Founded in November 1660, it was granted a Royal Charter by King Charles II as the "Royal Society of London". The Society today acts as a scientific advisor to the British government, receiving a parliamentary grant-in-aid. The Society acts as the UK's Academy of Sciences, and funds research fellowships and scientific start-up companies.

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Royal Society - Honours
... The Royal Society presents numerous awards, lectures and medals to recognise scientific achievement ... in 1701 at the request of the widow of William Croone, one of the founding members of the Royal Society ... Lecture is still awarded on an annual basis, and is considered the most important Royal Society prize for the biological sciences ...
Cuthbert Dukes - Bibliography
... Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2 (6) 299–309 ... Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 42 (1) 14 ... Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 4 (1) 24–37 ...
Mike Chaplin - Life
... In 1971, at the age of 28, Mike was elected as an associate of The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (at that time known as the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers), becoming one of the youngest people ... serving as Honorary Secretary and Vice President, and is now a senior fellow of the society ... having been an associate since 1993, Mike was elected to Full Member of the Royal Watercolour Society ...
Cheryll Tickle
... University of Dundee in 1998, where she became Foulerton Professor of the Royal Society in 2000, and moved again to the University of Bath in 2007 ... She was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society in 1998, a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2000, a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences ...
Sir Thomas Molyneux, 1st Baronet - Works
... partial list from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A Letter from Dr ... Thomas Molyneux, Fellow of the Royal Society to the Right Reverend St ... Colledge of Physicians in Ireland, and of the Royal Society in England Phil ...

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