Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
The promotion advancement of science, literature and art
Celebrates 30 years of printmaking: diverse work by members, together with that of a guest artist, eminent wood engraver, Anne Desmet, RA,...
Stimulating youth orientated activities in science, technology & chemistry.
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...
BRLSI's wide-ranging programme of talks are open to all at £4/£2. For non-BRLSI events please check poster for details.
The BRLSI has a large collection of objects and specimens from around the world. A selection can be seen in our Online Museum.
Our venue has rooms to hire for meetings of all kinds from morning to late evening.
Modern battlefield medicine was invented in the Great War, while women had active roles at home and nearer to the front line.
BRLSI's weekend-long Symposium 'The Great War: Responses and Reactions' began with a lecture on The Origins of The Great War by Professor Keith Robbins, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Wales.
The documents members may need for the BRLSI AGM, to be held Wednesday 29th October 2014 at 7.30pm.
A Birthday Exhibition
24th October - 8th November, 10am - 4pm, Monday - Saturday.
Monday 27th October 2014
Visitors £4 Members/Students £2
Tuesday 28th October 2014
Welcome by Prof Tony Miles (University of Bath)
Biomechanics of Back Pain – Prof Mike Adams (University of Bristol)
Back Pain - Clinical problems and treatment options – Mr Otto von Arx (RUH)
Biomechanical studies of the spine – Dr Sabina Gheduzzi (University of Bath)
Drinks and canapés
Intellect in the Bath area has always been high. On 31st December 1780 Edmund Rack commented, "this institution promises much rational improvement and instruction; and has a much more favourable beginning than the Royal Society in London had 100 years ago - there being only 5 members for more than two years: and those 5 not superior in learning and genius to most of our members". 11 Members went on to become Fellows of the Royal Society!
Founded in the 7th Century, Glastonbury Abbey became one of the wealthiest and most powerful in the land by the mid-late mediaeval period. An “Engraving of a seal of the Abbey of Glaston” in the British Museum’s collection, identical to this wax impression, is dated 1536. This seal may have been in use for much longer.