Friday 27 November 2009

Royal Mail marks 350th Anniversary of The Royal Society - 25 February 2010

Founded in 1660, The Royal Society celebrates its 350th Anniversary in 2010 and as the National Academy of Science of the UK and the Commonwealth. It maintains its position at the forefront of enquiry and discovery, and at the cutting edge of scientific progress.

The Royal Society still supports many top young scientists, engineers and technologists, and continues to influencing science policy and stimulating debate on scientific issues with the public.

Royal Mail is issuing 10 stamps showing significant scientific figures from its 350-year history:

Yes, they look odd, don't they? Shades of Monty Python? Not too bad when you have them individually, I suppose:

And there's also a Prestige Stamp Book:

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