Audio slideshow: 350 years of discovery

The world's oldest science academy, The Royal Society in London, is starting its 350th anniversary celebrations by letting the public have unprecedented access to some of its most influential papers.

Original manuscripts by figures such as Captain Cook, Sir Isaac Newton and Benjamin Franklin are being made available online. Take a look at some of the most precious items - with the Society's head of archives, Keith Moore.

Some images from The Royal Society, Wellcome Library and Getty Images.
Music courtesy KPM Music and Naxos.
Includes Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A by WA Mozart, and Fugue in C Major by JS Bach.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 30 November 2009.


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