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The Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge, known simply as the Royal Society, is a learned society for science, and is possibly the oldest such society in existence
The Royal Society started as a group of approximately 12 scientists, known as the Invisible College, which met at a variety of locations, including the houses of their members and Gresham College. Members at particular times were John Wilkins, Jonathan Goddard, Robert Hooke, Christopher Wren, William Petty, and Robert Boyle. The group discussed the "new science", as promoted by Francis Bacon in his New Atlantis, from approximately 1645 onwards.