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.
Are we eating more than in the past or exercising less? The answer is complicated and controversial. On Friday 25 July 2014 at 7.30 pm, Professor Joe Millward of the University of Surrey will speak on “Energy Balance and Obesity: Gluttony or Sloth”, as part of the Science Group series on Energy.
For green energy technologies, development of new materials is crucial. On Friday June 27th at 7.30 pm, Professor Saiful Islam of the University of Bath will explain recent advances for fuel cells and lithium batteries as part of the Science Group series on Energy.
Paul Thomas awarded the Mayor of Bath's Citizen Award 2014.
FREE EXHIBITION: Spectacular Fossils from an Ancient Somerset Sea
24 May - 30 September
10am - 4pm
Monday - Saturday
Thursday 24th July 2014.
Visitors £4. Members/Students £2.
Friday 25th July 2014.
Professor Joe Millward.
Visitors £4 - Members/Students £2.
Adela C. Breton (daughter of BRLSI founding member William Breton), followed her father's passion for exploration, athough she took her tour on horseback in Mexico. Along with her guide Pablo she collected archaeological material throughout Mexico and produced important academic work at the Mayan site of Chichén Itzá in the state Yucatan, Mexico. She donated some of her finds to the collections.
Cave bear canine: Ursus spelaeus was a common European bear during the ice ages, it was at least equivalent in size to the largest of modern bears, the Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) and Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), if not larger. Their remains are found most commonly in caves, and this specimen was found in Wookey Hole in the Mendips, Somerset.