Former homes of the Royal Society

  title={Former homes of the Royal Society},
  author={D. C. Martin},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={12 - 19}
  • D. C. Martin
  • Published 1 September 1967
  • History
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
From the date of the first official record of the Royal Society—the memorandum of foundation of 28 November 1660, the Society has had six different homes. From 1660-1710 it was housed in Gresham College with temporary accommodation during this period (1665-1666, 1667-1673) in Arundel House. From 1710-1780 the Society’s home was in Crane Court, off Fleet Street, from 1780-1857 in Somerset House, from 1857-1967 in Burlington House, in 1873 moving into a new wing built to meet the then… 

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  • J. Hughes
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