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EUREKA!

Calne Artists' Exhibition


11th to 26th April
Monday - Saturday
10am - 4pm

FREE

 

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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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Adelard of Bath

Latest BRLSI Publication now available

The latest publication by BRLSI - "Adelard of Bath" is now available to buy. It can be bought in person at 16 Queen Square, or online.

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Adventures of a Merchant Banker

New BRLSI Publication

The life & exploits of William Herbert Vacher.

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Freshly Prepared Fish

JESBI Project

We have just uploaded two spectacular fossils to the JESBI gallery, showing the detailed preparatory work undertaken by Lorie Barber.

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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

This is where you can find information on talks and events. BRLSI talks are open to all at £4 (£2 to members and students). Non-BRLSI events check poster.

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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

The BRLSI's 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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The BRLSI is the venue for a wide range of daytime and evening events.

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Our members attend our programme of events at a reduced rate 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

How do machines see?

On Friday 25 April 2014 at 7.30 pm, Professor Roy Davies of Royal Holloway University of London will speak in the Science group series on “Computer Vision: What Goes on ‘Under the Bonnet’ ”.

Crimean Relics revisited?

With the Crimean peninsula in the news every day, it has been difficult for us not to think of an earlier Crimean conflict: the Crimean War of 1854–1856. 

‘Curious Corners’ app brings BRLSI's and No.1 Royal Crescent’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ to life

A group of final year students from Bath Spa University teamed up with BRLSI and No.1 Royal Crescent to create an iPad app using objects on loan from the BRLSI Collection.  

Events

EUREKA! An Exhibition of New Work from 16 Professional Calne Artists

Free exhibition
11th to 26th April
Monday - Saturday
10am - 4pm

Rudyard Kipling: his life and work

Monday 21 April 2014
7.30pm
£4 visitors, £2 members/students
Prof Daniel Karlin, University of Bristol

Britain and Europe

Tuesday 22 April 7.30pm Dr Razvan Constantinescu, Chairman of Euromovement, Bristol and Bath 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

Coco-de-Mer (<i>Lodoicea maldivica</i>)

Seedy humour:The fruit of the Coco-de-Mer (Lodoicea maldivica) contains the largest seed known. 40–50 cm in diameter and weighing 15–30 kg, the fruit requires 6–7 years to mature. The shape of the seed has been said to be suggestive of parts of human anatomy. Coincidentally, the inflorescence of the palm is rather phallic.