Guided Tour and Lecture: The Royal Society
- The Royal Society |
- Wednesday, 23 March 2011 - 12:45
An opportunity to enjoy a lecture on and guided tour around the Royal Society. Founded in 1660 by the illustrious scientists of the day, the Royal Society is the learned society for scientists in London. Its motto is 'Nullius in verba' which roughly translates as 'Take Nobody's Word for it'. Its current home is 6-9 Carlton Terrace. The lavish interiors of No. 6 were commissioned by Henry Sanford, an American millionaire famous for almost ruining Barings Bank. In No. 7, largely original Nash interiors can be enjoyed and No. 8 and 9 were at one time the German embassy and home to Ribbentrop. There will be a talk on the history of the society with a guided tour to follow.