This year, Notes and Records celebrates the 75th anniversary of its launch.

The first issue of Notes and Records appeared in April 1938. Early on, it began to include ‘information of historical interest’. Gradually, historical contributions came to outweigh announcements of meetings and news of elections and other Society business, and for some years now the journal has welcomed articles on all aspects and all periods of the history of science, including the history of technology and medicine, whether or not the Royal Society and its Fellows have been involved.

As part of the celebrations, editorial board members will be selecting their favourite articles from Notes and Records.

The first article has been selected by Robert Fox:

If you have a favourite article from Notes and Records please let us know and we will highlight it! Here is a list to provide inspiration:

An editorial entitled ‘Notes and Records at 75’ has already been published: