Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
The promotion advancement of science, literature and art
Stimulating youth orientated activities in science, technology & chemistry.
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.
The life & exploits of William Herbert Vacher.
We have just uploaded two spectacular fossils to the JESBI gallery, showing the detailed preparatory work undertaken by Lorie Barber.
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...
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.
The BRLSI has a large collection of objects and specimens from around the world. A selection can be seen in our Online Museum.
Our members attend our programme of events at a reduced rate as well as other benefits.
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’ ”.
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.
11th to 26th April
Monday - Saturday
10am - 4pm
Monday 21 April 2014
£4 visitors, £2 members/students
Prof Daniel Karlin, University of Bristol
Tuesday 22 April 7.30pm Dr Razvan Constantinescu, Chairman of Euromovement, Bristol and Bath Visitors £4, members/students £2
Ron Pickford, who fought valiantly to save the collections, had to stop builders using mineral specimens as hardcore!
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.