Crane Court new home found for Royal Society by Sir Isaac Newton in 1710

Crane Court was the Royal Society’s second home and was used from 1710 to 1780.  Isaac Newton, then President of the Royal Society, informed the Council in October 1710 that a price of £1,450 had been agreed for the private residence. This gave the Society a home of its own for the first time

A room was designed by fellow Sir Christopher Wren and meeting nights were indicated by a light hung outside.

Other locations for the Society included Gresham College, Arundel House and subsequently Somerset House, Burlington House and more recently Carlton House.

Crane Court London

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