Title: Upper Library, Geological Society, 1972
Description: Photograph of the Upper Library of the Geological Society, taken to show the refurbishment of the Society’s apartments in 1972.
The Royal Society was housed at Burlington House until 1967 when it moved to its own premises in Carlton House Terrace. The courtyard societies shared out the remaining space between them, resulting in substantial refurbishment between 1967-1974.
The main feature of the redecoration of the Library is the installation of the glass chandeliers, designed by the Italian architect Carlo Scarpa for the Venetian glass firm Venini.
The author, Gordon Herries Davies sits in the foreground. He would later write the Society’s official bicentenary history ‘Whatever is under the Earth’ in 2007.
Date: 21 March 1972
Format: Black and white photograph
Archive reference: GSL/PH/5/2
Image reference: 25-20
Recommended print size: Up to A4 (30 x 20cm)