Talk:Royal Society

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Good article Royal Society has been listed as one of the Natural sciences good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
December 31, 2009 Good article nominee Listed

Oldest Academy[edit]

The oldest Academy is Accademia dei Lincei founded in 1603 The wiki page is — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:05, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

""The Lincei did not long survive the death in 1630 of Cesi, its founder and patron",[1] and "disappeared in 1651".[2] It was revived in the 1870s to become the national academy of Italy, encompassing both literature and science among its concerns.[3]" - see the article. This is about continuous operation. Johnbod (talk) 14:39, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
The oldest continuously existent is Academia Leopoldina — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:26, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
Covered in note in the article. Formal charter later than RS. Johnbod (talk) 14:39, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
This was founded in 1657
And lasted a decade only! What about Plato's Academy?? Please stop this. Johnbod (talk) 14:40, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

To capitalize or not to capitalize?[edit]

This page should make up its mind whether or not "the Society" is capitalized. It's currently an inconsistent mix with "the society". SpinningSpark 12:27, 31 May 2017 (UTC)


According to Tony Robinson Down Under, a goat that travelled around the world with Captain Cook was made a "member" of the RS. Does anyone have more details of this incident? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 21:05, 2 September 2017 (UTC)