Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
The promotion advancement of science, literature and art
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...
Stimulating youth orientated activities in science, technology & chemistry.
Monday 1st December - Monday 15th December. Watercolour's conventional image of landscape in muted tones is re-examined in these works...
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.
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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.
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”.
Thursday 8th January 2015.
Ceri Lambdin Director of St Algar's Project Group.
Wednesday 14th January 2015
7 for 7:30pm
Professor Nicholas Cronk - Director, Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford
Visitors £4 members/Students £2
Tuesday 21 January 2015
Dr Palash Kamruzzam, University of Bath
VISITORS £4 MEMBERS / STUDENTS £2
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.
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.