There's more to Burlington House than you might first think.
The Burlington House lectures represent a new joint interdisciplinary initiative organised in conjunction with the Royal Academy and the five learned societies that occupy this historic building.
Since 1874, Burlington House has been home to:
- Society of Antiquaries
- Royal Academy of Arts
- Linnean Society
- Geological Society
- Royal Astronomical Society
- Royal Society of Chemistry (formerly The Chemical Society)
Together, the societies contribute to the cultural, historic, natural
and scientific cultural environments.
The organisations are exploiting their close proximity to work together on breaking down the barriers between the arts and sciences, improving cross-fertilisation and communication between the disciplines.
The continuing programme of joint public lectures and events allows everyone to access the exciting scientific and artistic output of the societies.
Did you know?
The layout of fountains, created in 2000 in the central Annenberg Courtyard, reflects the pattern of the planets in relation to the stars at the birth of Sir Joshua Reynolds (the first president of the Royal Academy) 16 July 1723.