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Jurassic Ark

Spectacular Fossils from an Ancient Somerset Sea

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The Great War Weekend Symposium

The Cultural, Artistic and Social Legacy

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th October

Advance booking for whole or part-weekend:

Bath Box Office: 01225 463 362...

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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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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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Bath Society of Artists at BRLSI

Members Exhibition 4-18 October

Featuring work from the past year, including paintings by David Brooke, Tom Elliott and Brian Elwell, and sculpture by Richard Crooks.

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Bath Society of Artists at BRLSI

Bath Artist Printmakers - 30 / Thirty

A Birthday Exhibition - 24 October to 8 November

Celebrating 30 years of printmaking in Bath with work by members, and by guest artist, the eminent wood-engraver, Anne Desmet, RA, RE.

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Bath Artist Printmakers - 30 / Thirty - A Birthday Exhibition - 24 October to 8 November

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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Room Hire

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

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Join BRLSI

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

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Click here to buy books, event tickets, membership, and much more.

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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

Literature For Life

There are a few places still available for Literature for Life, a long-established Lifelong Learning course run by The University of Bristol’s Department of English.  The theme this year is Winds of Change

Energy Fairness, Physics and Sustainability

National programmes to address climate change have to be ‘fair’ and physically realistic. Peter Harper, Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, will speak on ‘Energy Fairness, Physics and Sustainability’ at a meeting in the Science Group Energy series on Friday September 26th at 7.30 pm.

Jurassic Ark

Spectacular Fossils from an Ancient Somerset Sea

The summer exhibition at the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution (BRLSI)

24th May – 27th September 2014, 10am – 4pm, Monday – Saturday

 

Events

Space at 100 - The Next 50 Years of Human and Robotic Exploration of the Solar System

Friday 3rd October 2014

7:30pm

Dr David Baker - Editor, Space Flight Magazine

Visitors £4  Members/Students £2

Bath Society of Artists at BRLSI

Members Exhibition

Operation Chariot: The Most Audacious Commando Raid of World War II

Monday 13 October
7.30pm
Mike Nicholas, BRLSI Member
£4 visitors, £2 members/students

Did you know...

Selling the King?

During 1919-21, when we were broke, we started selling off parts of our collections, including a portrait of James II which went to The Crown!

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.