Being a scientist isn't just about sitting in a lab all day running experiments. To be a great scientist you need creativity and imagination to be able to ask interesting questions and find new ways of solving problems. Scientists also need to communicate their findings with other people, whether by writing, drawing pictures or diagrams, or even by going on TV!

A day in the life...

Rupert Baker is the Library Manager at the Royal Society, and in this video he takes you on a journey deep into the basements of the Royal Society, where all the books, manuscripts and objects are kept. These are all things that have been given to the Society over its 350 year history, as well as records about what has happened at the Society over this time.

Take a trip with Rupert into the archives - what might you find?