Go to podcast
by The Royal Society
R.Science podcast | Royal Society

Meet Google’s internet evangelist and flick through the best autograph book in the world


Every July the Royal Society’s new Fellows convene at the Royal Society to add their names to our prestigious charter book in a special ceremony that harks back to the Royal Society’s founding in the 1660s.

This month Royal Society librarian Keith Moore takes us on a tour of the Royal Society’s charter book which is chock-a-block full of the signatures of the biggest names in science including Newton and Darwin; we catch up with some new Fellows of the Royal Sociey, including Google’s internet evangelist Vint Cerf who tells us why his job title was nearly Archduke of the internet!; and we hear from ancient DNA expert Svante Pääbo and one of the pioneers between the gene editing tool, CRISPR, Jennifer Doudna.

Listen to this episode.



by The Royal Society