Beyond The Terrace

The triannual newsletter of the Association.
Editor: Dr Peter Collins (

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The latest issue of BTT

Download the latest issue BTT81 (Feb 2022) (access to members only; opens in new window/tab)

See below for earlier issues.

Aims and history of BTT (by Chris Argent, Founding Editor)

Some years after the late Ronald Keay set up the Royal Society Pensioners’ Association, ignoring the ambiguity as to whether the pensioners were former staff of the Royal Society or Fellows, it was decided to add a newsletter of the ammunition available to attract and keep the pensioner members ‘on board’. As while working at the Society from July 1967 onwards staff were 'on the Terrace' (Carlton House Terrace), it wasn’t rocket science to dream up the title Beyond The Terrace for the newsletter, thus complementing the title of the newsletter for the Royal Society Staff Association, On The Terrace.

BTT is not strictly a newsletter but more a rag bag magazine attracting input from members pertaining to their service at the Society, pertinent historical articles about the Society’s homes, Fellows, governance, history, members’ news, reports on pensions (an obvious continuing theme), and the like. The Committee has, on occasion, considered whether the misnamed newsletter should be renamed and concluded that BTT is so well established and its nature so well understood that it would serve no useful purpose to recharacterize it.

By the rules of the Association, BTT is intended to be issued at least twice a year, a target that has been reached and generally exceeded with three issues/year starting in January 1993. As at March 2013, 20 years later, a member joining in January 1993 will have received a total of 55 issues.

[Chris Argent, BTT Founding Editor & Editor Emeritus]

Previous issues of BTT

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BTT80 (Oct 2021)  BTT79 (Jul 2021)  BTT78 (Jan 2021)  BTT77 (Oct 2020)  BTT76 (Jun 2020)  BTT75 (Jan 2020)  BTT74 (Sep 2019)  BTT73 (May 2019)  BTT72 (Jan 2019)  BTT71 (Oct 2018)  BTT70 (May 2018)  BTT69 (Jan 2018)  BTT68 (Sep 2017)  BTT67 (Apr 2017)  BTT66 (Nov 2016)  BTT65 (Jun 2016)  BTT64 (Jan 2016)  BTT63 (Sep 2015)  BTT62 (May 2015)  BTT61 (Jan 2015)  BTT60 (Sep 2014)  BTT59 (May 2014)  BTT58 (Dec 2013)  BTT57 (Aug 2013)  BTT56 (Apr 2013)  BTT55 (Dec 2012)  BTT54 (Sep 2012)  BTT53 (Mar 2012)  BTT52 (Dec 2011)  BTT51 (Jul 2011)  BTT50 (Mar 2011)  BTT49 (Dec 2011)  BTT48 (Sep 2010)  BTT47 (Mar 2010)  BTT46 (Dec 2009)  BTT45 (Aug 2009)  BTT44 (Mar 2009)  BTT43 (Nov 2008)  BTT42 (May 2008)  BTT41 (Mar 2008)  BTT40 (Oct 2007)  BTT39 (Jun 2007)  BTT38 (Dec 2006)  BTT37 (Aug 2006)  BTT36 (Apr 2006)  BTT35 (Nov 2005)  BTT34 (Jul 2005)  BTT33 (Jan 2005)  BTT32 (Aug 2004)  BTT31 (Apr 2004)  BTT30 (Dec 2003)  BTT29 (Aug 2003)  BTT28 (Apr 2003)  BTT27 (Dec 2002)  BTT26 (Sep 2002)  BTT25 (Apr 2002)  BTT24 (Dec 2001)  BTT23 (Sep 2001)  BTT22 (Apr 2001)  BTT21 (Dec 2000)  BTT20 (Aug 2000)  BTT19 (Apr 2000)  BTT18 (Dec 1999)  BTT17 (Sep 1999)  BTT16 (Apr 1999)  BTT15 (Dec 1998)  BTT14 (Aug 1998)  BTT13 (May 1998)  BTT12 (Nov 1997)  BTT11 (May 1997)  BTT10 (Nov 1996)  BTT9 (Apr 1996)  BTT8 (Nov 1995)  BTT7 (May 1995)  BTT5 (May 1994)  BTT4 (Nov 1993)  BTT3 (Aug 1993)  BTT2 (May 1993)  BTT1 (Jan 1993) 

Last updated: 15 February 2022