Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
The promotion advancement of science, literature and art
2nd May - 5th September
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.
Marine renewable energy is a key component of the drive towards sustainable energy and can provide 20% of the UK’s electricity demand. Dr Philippe Blondel of the University of Bath will speak on Friday May 29th 7.30 pm on ‘Marine Renewable Energies : Sonar, beasties and the quest for green power’.
Bath and the Nile Explorers: In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Burton and Speke's encounter in Bath, September 1864, and their 'Nile Duel' which never happened
Sunday 31st May to Saturday 27th June (open every day)
Springfield Community Campus, Beechfield Road, Corsham, Wilstshire, SN13 9DN
Wednesday 3 June 2015.
Professor John Robertson Clare College, University of Cambridge.
7 for 7.30pm.
VISITORS £4 - MEMBERS/STUDENTS £2.
Friday 5th June 2015
Presented by Ieva Lakute
Visitors £4 Members/Students £2
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!
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.