The Society was established on 15 November 1819 with the aim, in the words of that time ‘of promoting scientific inquiry, and of facilitating the communication of facts connected with the advancement of Philosophy and Natural History’. In modern terminology the aims of the Society are to promote research in all branches of science and to encourage the communication of the results of scientific research. The Society became a Body Corporate by virtue of a Charter granted by his late Majesty King William the Fourth and dated 6 August 1832.
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