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Jurassic Ark

Spectacular Fossils from an Ancient Somerset Sea

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The Great War Weekend Symposium

The Cultural, Artistic and Social Legacy

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th October

Advance booking for whole or part-weekend:

Bath Box Office: 01225 463 362...

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Curious Corners App

Students from Bath Spa University working with Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution have created an interactive app for...

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Youth Activites

Monthly at Queen Square

Stimulating youth orientated activities in science, technology & chemistry.

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SATURDAY COFFEE MORNING

All Welcome 11.00am till 12.30pm

Our Saturday Coffee Morning is open to both members and non-members. Please come and enjoy conversation and Martin Carwardine’s Coffee (£1.00 a...

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What's On

BRLSI's wide-ranging programme of talks are open to all at £4/£2. For non-BRLSI events please check poster for details.

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Museum Collections

The BRLSI has a large collection of objects and specimens from around the world. A selection can be seen in our Online Museum.

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Library & Archives

Our Library collection contains over 10,000 volumes. You can browse the library catalogue, search by keyword and see details of individual volumes.

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Room Hire

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Our venue has rooms to hire for meetings of all kinds from morning to late evening.

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Join BRLSI

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Members attend our programme of events at half price as well as other benefits.

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Click here to buy books, event tickets, membership, and much more.

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Find out more about volunteering at the BRLSI or how to make a (more than welcome) charitable donation.

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News

Literature For Life

There are a few places still available for Literature for Life, a long-established Lifelong Learning course run by The University of Bristol’s Department of English.  The theme this year is Winds of Change

Energy Fairness, Physics and Sustainability

National programmes to address climate change have to be ‘fair’ and physically realistic. Peter Harper, Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, will speak on ‘Energy Fairness, Physics and Sustainability’ at a meeting in the Science Group Energy series on Friday September 26th at 7.30 pm.

Discovery Day and Charity Auction

This is a fund raising event in aid of the restoration of the Duncan Brother Portraits and the Geological Map.  All three items need serious attention especially the portraits as the intention is to rehang them in the room named after them.

Events

Exhibition: Jurassic Ark

FREE EXHIBITION: Spectacular Fossils from an Ancient Somerset Sea
24 May - 27 September
10am - 4pm
Monday - Saturday

Have We Lost The Art Of Conversation?

Wednesday 24th September 2014.

Brian Snellgrove

7.15pm for 7.30pm start.

£4 tickets via: www.art-of-conversation.net

John Clare - Labourer, Countryman, Poet

Wednesday 24th September.

7.30pm.

Janet Cunliffe-Jones.

VISITORS £4 - MEMBERS/STUDENTS £2.

Did you know...

Rubble!

Ron Pickford, who fought valiantly to save the collections, had to stop builders using mineral specimens as hardcore!

Curatorial Curiosities

Early reconstruction of a Labyrinthodon

Early reconstruction of a Labyrinthodont: This is mid-19th Century, 1:30 scale model, designed by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins to be reproduced life size for the grounds of Crystal Palace. This reconstruction assumed it leapt like a frog and was based only on fragments of jaw and teeth. The Labyrinthodontia are a diverse subclass of amphibians, common between about 390 to 210 million years ago. They evolved to fill many adaptive niches occupied by mammals and reptiles today.