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Brought To Light Exhibition

The 18th century book explosion

2nd May - 5th September

Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

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ANTIQUITY

Tomb Security in Ancient Egypt

28.05.15 - 7.30pm

Members/Students £2 Visitors £4

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SCIENCE

Marine Renewable Images

29.05.2015 - 7.30pm

Members/Students £2 - Visitors £4

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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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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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Volunteer/Donate

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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

Marine Renewable Energies

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’.

FREE eBook - Bath & the Nile Explorers

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

Inglefield's Africa Revisited now online

Events

Bath and the Nile Explorers

Sunday 31st May to Saturday 27th June (open every day)

Springfield Community Campus, Beechfield Road, Corsham, Wilstshire, SN13 9DN

FREE ADMISSION

 

Enlightenment Ideas

Wednesday 3 June 2015.

Professor John Robertson Clare College, University of Cambridge.

7 for 7.30pm.

VISITORS £4 - MEMBERS/STUDENTS £2.

 

 

The Soviet Story

Friday 5th June 2015

7:30pm

Presented by Ieva Lakute

Visitors £4  Members/Students £2

Did you know...

Genius!

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!

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.