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  Royal Society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge, known simply as the Royal Society, claims to be the oldest learned society still in existence, founded in 1660.
A formal Royal Charter of incorporation passed the Great Seal on 15 July 1662, creating "The Royal Society of London", with Viscount William Brouncker as the first President, and Robert Hooke was appointed as Curator of Experiments in November 1662.
Desaguliers, a demonstrator for the Royal Society, was a prominent Freemason.
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 THE ROYAL SOCIETY - LoveToKnow Article on THE ROYAL SOCIETY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
In the royal warrant of 1663 ordering the mace which the king presented to the society, it is described as The Royal Society for the improving of Natural Knowledge by experiments ; and during its earlier years the time of the meetings was principally occupied by the perform.
Another matter to which the society gave attention was the formation of a museum, the nucleus being the collection of rarities formerly belonging to Mr Hubbard, which, by a resolution of council passed on the 21st of February 1666, was purchased for the sum of 100.
The society elects four of the nine members of the managing committee of the Lawes Agricultural Trust, and is officially represented on the governing bodies of a number of important scientific and educational institutions and of the principal public schools.
43.1911encyclopedia.org /R/RO/ROYAL_SOCIETY_THE.htm   (3060 words)

 Royal Astronomical Society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The society acts as the professional body for astronomers and geophysicists in the UK and fellows may apply for the Science Council's Chartered Scientist status through the society.
The Society occupies premises at Burlington House, London, where a substantial library and meeting rooms are available to fellows and, by arrangement, other interested parties.
The Society represents the interests of astronomy and geophysics to UK national and regional, and European government and related bodies, and maintains a press office, through which it keeps the media and the public at large informed of relevant developments in these sciences.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Royal_Astronomical_Society   (635 words)

 Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge - Metaweb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
At first apparently nameless, the name The Royal Society first appears in print in 1661 and in the second Royal Charter of 1663, the Society is referred to as 'The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge'.
The Society found accommodation at Gresham College and rapidly began to acquire a library (the first book was presented in 1661) and a repository or museum of specimens of scientific interest.
From the beginning, Fellows of the Society had to be elected, although the criteria for election were vague and the vast majority of the Fellowship were not professional scientists.
www.metaweb.com /wiki/wiki.phtml?title=Royal_Society_of_London_for_the_Improvement_of_Natural_Knowledge   (1063 words)

 Royal Society | Our work | Funding research | Funding scientists
The Royal Society runs a series of schemes that enhance the UK science base and fosters collaboration between UK based and overseas scientists.
The Royal Society Wolfson laboratory refurbishment grants provide up to £250,000 for the renovation and modernisation of university research laboratories.
The Royal Society aims to promote scholarship and encourage research into the history of science and provides a number of different grant schemes.
www.royalsoc.ac.uk /page.asp?id=1112   (357 words)

 Royal Blind Society Home Page.
The object of the Royal Blind Society today – as for the last 140 years – is the relief of people who are blind or partially sighted and in charitable need.
The charity was founded as “The Protestant Blind Society” in 1863 by the Victorian philanthropist, Thomas Pocock.
Three years later, in her Golden Jubilee year, Queen Victoria agreed to become patron of the Society and the word Royal was added to the Society's title.
www.royalblindsociety.org   (710 words)

 Welcome to the Royal Society
The study will examine the extent to which scientific evidence and advice are being used during policy development and contingency planning in the UK for dealing with the threat of pandemic flu.
A collection of annotated and draft minutes from early meetings of the Royal Society, recorded in the handwriting of Robert Hooke, is due to be sold at auction in March.
This month’s featured journal is Journal of the Royal Society Interface - publishing research at the interface of the physical and life sciences.
www.royalsoc.ac.uk   (308 words)

The Royal Society and its leading Fellows were key players in the attacks on Dr Pusztai from the time he went public with doubts about the safety of GM foods.
Stephen Cox, for the Royal Society, told The Times, 'There is no censorship involved, but the scientific community feels under siege from hostile press coverage of such issues as GM foods and cloning'.
The Royal Society's Guidance for editors was similarly replaced by Guidelines on science and health communication prepared by the Social Issues Research Centre (SIRC) in partnership with the Royal Society and the Royal Institution.
www.lobbywatch.org /profile1.asp?PrId=113   (2805 words)

 Royal Society of Edinburgh
In a move to counter this proposal the Professor of History at the University of Edinburgh, John Walker, proposed that the University of Edinburgh, the Faculty of Advocates, the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh, and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland should seek a Royal Charter to establish the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
The story of how the Society was ejected from the Royal Institution and their subsequent fight for a new home is recounted in our article The Royal Society of Edinburgh and the purchase of 22-24 George Street.
It was during Chrystal's time as General Secretary that the Society was forced out of its rooms in the Royal Institution and the story of this is told in the separate article The Royal Society of Edinburgh and the purchase of 22-24 George Street.
www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/Societies/RSE.html   (1448 words)

 The Mediadrome - History
Two years later the king granted "The Royal Society" its first charter, followed by another a year after that when he granted them their arms.
The motto chosen by the Society, Nullius in Verbia (nothing by words), strove to summarize what had always been their aim - to prove everything with facts, and not to rely on anyone's word or opinion alone.
In addition to their own experiments, The Society assigned someone each year as "itinerant," whose job it was to travel the country and report back on new discoveries.
www.themediadrome.com /content/articles/history_articles/royal_society.htm   (1037 words)

 Royal Photographic Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Royal Photographic Society was founded in 1853 ‘to promote the Art and Science of Photography’, a mission it continues to this day in the United Kingdom and through its considerable overseas membership.
As well as becoming a member of The Society itself, many members also join one or more of the specialist groups which concentrate more closely upon their chosen interests within the medium: from digital imaging to fine printing, nature photography to contemporary practice, pictorialism to imaging science, the moving image, and many more.
As a registered educational charity The Society also runs an active education programme, a part of which includes the administration of and training for its internationally recognised Distinctions.
www.rps.org   (302 words)

 Royal Society
The Royal Society was first incorporated in 1662 as the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge.
The Royal Australian Historical Society 1901-2001: Part III Closing the first hundred years: the Society from the 1980s to 2001.
The admission of women Fellows to the Royal Geographical Society, 1892-1914; the controversy and the outcome.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/sci/A0842585.html   (400 words)

 BBC NEWS | Health | Royal Society lazy, says Lancet
And the journal accused the Royal Society of being "self serving" and a "superficial cheerleader".
The Royal Society was set up in 1660 to debate the fast-developing world of science, but is now the UK's academy of science, promoting excellence by funding research, and influencing policy and education.
He pointed out that a quarter of the £30m the Royal Society invests in research each year is spent on the biomedical field.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/health/4562471.stm   (569 words)

 The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene: Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The mission of the Society is to promote and advance the study, control, prevention and treatment of tropical diseases, to facilitate discussion, exchange of information and promotion of the health of those affected by tropical diseases.
The Society organises an annual programme of meetings in the United Kingdom and sessions at national and international meetings of other related societies and groups.
The Society sponsors three fellowships and awards five medals of which the Manson Medal is the Society’s premier.
www.rstmh.org   (241 words)

 The Royal Statistical Society - Welcome to the Royal Statistical Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
We are one of the premier statistical societies in the world, with a high international reputation.
Founded in 1834, we are both a learned and a professional society, with some 6500 members based in the United Kingdom and overseas.
To promote the discipline of statistics by disseminating and encouraging statistical knowledge and good practice with both producers and consumers of statistics, and in society at large.
www.rss.org.uk   (167 words)

 London Royal Society
The beginnings of the Royal Society came about around 1645 when a group of scientists began to hold regular meetings.
The Second Charter received the Royal Seal on 23 April 1663 and the King presented the new Society with a silver mace which has the emblems of England, Ireland, Scotland and France on its head.
The Society valued experimental work very highly and this was emphasised with the appointment of Hooke as Curator of Experiments in November 1662.
www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/Societies/RS.html   (1334 words)

 Welcome to the official website of the Royal Stuart Society
The Society is therefore of a monarchist and traditionalist character and with a specific interest in the Royal House of Stuart and research concerning the Royal House and Stuart history.
For many members of the Society, a key emphasis will lie with the achievement of historical accuracy and credible interpretations of events, policies and outcomes in studies relevant to the Stuarts and the periods of their primary significance by high quality scholarship.
Other members may have as their foremost interest the fascinating and complex world of Stuart iconography and symbolism found in the portraiture, glassware and medals which enabled the Stuarts to communicate with their subjects and supporters both as reigning and exiled monarchs in an age without means of mass communication.
www.royalstuartsociety.com   (871 words)

 Royal Statistical Society
The Royal Statistical Society was founded as the Statistical Society of London in 1834.
That a Society be established in the name of The Statistical Society of London, the object of which shall be the collection and classification of all facts illustrative of the present condition and prospects of society, especially as it exists in the British Dominions.
The Society was incorporated by Royal Charter, dated 31 January 1887, and became the Royal Statistical Society.
www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/Societies/Royal_Statistical.html   (725 words)

 The Royal Philatelic Society London, philately, stamps, post, postal, stamp collecting, postmark, postal history, ...
The Royal Philatelic Society London, the oldest philatelic society in the world, was established in 1869 as The Philatelic Society, London.
To inform members of the Society on all matters affecting any of its objects by meetings, discussions, displays, lectures, correspondence or otherwise; to assist and carry out philatelic research, and to print, publish and issue such papers, periodicals, books, circulars or other literary matters in support of these objects.
To hold, either alone or jointly with others, promote, or subscribe, or assist with international or other philatelic exhibitions in the UK or elsewhere, and to offer and award prizes, medals or other recognition in connection with such exhibitions or for any literary work connected with philately.
www.rpsl.org.uk   (247 words)

 The Orchid Society of Royal Botantical Gardens
Society exists for the education of members and conservation of orchids.
The Orchid Society has greenhouse space within the Royal Botanical Gardens that houses a collection of approximately 1200 species and hybrid orchids.
The Annual Spring Orchid Show at the Royal Botanical Gardens is organized and staffed by the members of the Orchid Society.
www.osrbg.ca   (292 words)

 Royal Forestry Society of England, Wales and Northern Ireland Home Page
The Royal Forestry Society was born way back in 1882 when a group of foresters in Northumberland got together to exchange news and views about silviculture.
Anyone can join the RFS and we now have over 4,000 members drawn from right across the board - woodland owners, land managers, foresters, students, keen amateurs, arborists, landscapers, timber merchants, ecologists - you name it, we have got them.
And the Royal Scottish Forestry Society is our equivalent north of the Border.
www.rfs.org.uk   (586 words)

 Royal African Society - Welcome to the Royal African Society
The Royal African Society was host to the launch of a major new African book series in September.
Myles Wickstead, the former secretary of the Commission for Africa, said that the Africa Partners Forum was not sufficiently robust to do the job and Lord Holme of Cheltenham, the RAS Chairman said that a monitoring system needed a "sting in the tail".
Through its journal, African Affairs, and by organising meetings, discussions and other activities, the Society strengthens links between Africa and Britain and encourages understanding of Africa and its relations with the rest of the world.
www.royalafricansociety.org   (800 words)

 RSA - The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce - Home
The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce runs a programme of projects and lectures based around five manifesto challenges:
The RSA encourages the development of a principled, prosperous society.
The Commission is a project of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
www.rsa.org.uk   (328 words)

 Royal Economic Society Home Page
The Royal Economic Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious economic associations in the world.
It is a professional association promoting the encouragement of the study of economic science in academic life, government service, banking, industry and public affairs.
If you are a member of the Society visiting for the first time, please go to the New User page and follow the instructions.
www.res.org.uk   (224 words)

 The Probert Encyclopaedia - General Information (Q-R)
Their plan was that all the great officers of state should be chosen by ballot, and that a certain number of members of parliament should be changed annually by rotation from whence they took their title.
The Royal Society is a discussion and philosophical organisation organised in 1660 and constituted by Charles II as The Royal Society of London, with the aim of 'improving natural knowledge'.
The Royal Standard is a flag bearing the royal national arms, flown only by the Sovereign.
www.fas.org /news/reference/probert/A9.HTM   (5909 words)

 Royal British Society of Sculptors - About us
The Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS) is a membership society for professional sculptors, founded in 1904 by a collective of eminent sculptors of the day.
First granted in 1911, royal patronage continues today with HM Queen Elizabeth II.
It has owned and occupied its own headquarters in Old Brompton Road since 1982 and plans a major redevelopment of 108 as a new centre for sculpture in the UK.
www.rbs.org.uk   (171 words)

 Royal Life Saving Society Australia
Royal Life Saving is recruiting a new National Manager - Events to join the team at its national office.
This position will be responsible for the management of the major events and promotions calendar, including the conduct of national and international lifesaving events, conferences, media launche...
The content on this Web Site is © 2006 The Royal Life Saving Society Australia unless otherwise stated.
www.royallifesaving.com.au   (108 words)

 Royal Society of Chemistry, the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences
Royal Society of Chemistry, the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences
The RSC Bill Bryson Prize is aimed at encouraging clear science communication in its widest form and open to school and sixth-form college students throughout the UK View all News
The RSC is to provide free access to its journals back-catalogue in over 50 developing countries, the first learned society to make such a gesture.
www.rsc.org   (184 words)

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