The Royal Society
English: Royal Society

The premises of The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London (first four properties only).

The Royal Society is a society for science and scientists.[1] It was founded in 1660 by Charles II. It is the oldest society of its kind still in existence.

History

A Royal Charter, on 15 July 1662, created "The Royal Society of London".

Lord Brouncker was the first President, and Robert Hooke was Curator of Experiments. The reigning monarch has always been the patron of the Royal Society since its foundation.[2]

The motto of the Royal Society is Nullius in Verba (Latin: = Nothing in words).[3][4][5] This shows the Society's commitment to establishing scientific truth through experiment rather than by quoting authority.

Although this seems obvious today, the philosophical basis of the Royal Society differed from previous philosophies such as scholasticism, which established scientific truth based on deductive logic, concordance with divine providence and the citation of such ancient authorities as Aristotle.

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