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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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Youth Activites

Monthly at Queen Square

Stimulating youth orientated activities in science, technology & chemistry.

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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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Red as Red as Red

New Paintings by David McMillan

Monday 1st December - Monday 15th December. Watercolour's conventional image of landscape in muted tones is re-examined in these works...

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Watercolour's conventional image of landscape in muted tones is re-examined

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

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

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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

Stuck for a Christmas present?

Stuck for a Christmas present? 

Why not get someone a BRLSI membership?

 

Proposal for a permanent memorial to celebrate Adelard

A proposal for a permanent memorial to celebrate Adelard of Bath one of the great minds of the Middle Ages, now almost entirely forgotten in his native city.

The Symbiosis between Medicine and Energy

On Friday November 28th at 7.30 pm Professor Francis Duck of the University of Bath and lately of the RUH will explore this symbiosis, in a talk entitled “How Physics has put Energy into Medicine”.

Events

The St Algar's Roman Villa Project

Thursday 8th January 2015.

7.30 pm.

Ceri Lambdin Director of St Algar's Project Group.

Voltaire and the English

Wednesday 14th January 2015

7 for 7:30pm

Professor Nicholas Cronk - Director, Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford

Visitors £4  members/Students £2

 

Bangladesh: from basket case to success story

Tuesday 21 January 2015

7.30 pm

Dr Palash Kamruzzam, University of Bath

VISITORS £4 MEMBERS / STUDENTS £2

Did you know...

French conductor

One of the debates at the1864 meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, in Bath, argued whether lightning conductors were better made of iron or copper. A Frenchman burst into the proceedings saying that they were going to solve this problem by building the biggest lightning conductor ever seen.

Curatorial Curiosities

6-shot percussion pepperbox revolver Clough & Son of Bath

Early six-shooter:This six shot percussion pepperbox revolver was made by Clough & Son of Bath (who were based on Southgate Street), c.1850. It has a fluted barrel block with six numbered chambers, each stamped with London proof marks. The rounded frame, chequered walnut 1-piece grip, and blueing (passivation) of the steel, are all testament to the fine craftsmanship of this piece.