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EVENTS

Free exhibition
11th to 26th April
Monday - Saturday
10am - 4pm

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Friday 25 April
7.30pm
Prof. Roy Davies, Royal Holloway University of London

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Sunday 27 April
3pm
Keith Porter-Snell
TALK & TEA £10

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Monday 28 April
7.30pm
£2 visitors, £1 members/students
ALL WELCOME

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Wednesday 30th April
Please be seated by 11.20am
Simon Blacksell, Director
£4 visitors, £2 members/students

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FREE EXHIBITION
Saturday 3rd May - Saturday 17th May
10am - 4pm daily, excluding Sunday
 

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Monday 5 May
7.30pm
Leo J Kasun, Head, National Gallery of Art's Department of Educational Resources
£5 visitors, £4 members/students

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Upcoming events

11 April 2014 EUREKA! An Exhibition of New Work from 16 Professional Calne Artists Calne artists

Free exhibition
11th to 26th April
Monday - Saturday
10am - 4pm


Calne Artists
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25 April 2014 COMPUTER VISION: What goes on 'under the bonnet' Science Group

Friday 25 April
7.30pm
Prof. Roy Davies, Royal Holloway University of London


Science Group
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27 April 2014 The Musical Life of Jane Austen Jane Austen Society

Sunday 27 April
3pm
Keith Porter-Snell
TALK & TEA £10


Jane Austen Society
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28 April 2014 "The Lunar Men" by Jenny Uglow Patrick O'Brian

Monday 28 April
7.30pm
£2 visitors, £1 members/students
ALL WELCOME


Patrick O'Brian
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30 April 2014 Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration: Directing Shakespeare Poetry

Wednesday 30th April
Please be seated by 11.20am
Simon Blacksell, Director
£4 visitors, £2 members/students


Poetry
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03 May 2014 Exhibition: Inglefield's Africa Revisited Exhibitions

FREE EXHIBITION
Saturday 3rd May - Saturday 17th May
10am - 4pm daily, excluding Sunday
 


Exhibitions
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05 May 2014 The Major Donors of Washington's National Gallery of Art Fundraising

Monday 5 May
7.30pm
Leo J Kasun, Head, National Gallery of Art's Department of Educational Resources
£5 visitors, £4 members/students


Fundraising
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06 May 2014 A N Whitehead: The aims of Education Revisited Philosophy

Tuesday 6 May
7.30pm
Mike Snelling, BRLSI Member
£4 visitors, £2 members/students


Philosophy
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12 May 2014 The Rev Dr Thomas Sedgwick Whalley & the 'Queen of Bath' History & Culture

Monday 12 May
7.30pm
Professor Emeritus Chris Stephens OBE
Visitors £4, members/students £2


History & Culture
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19 May 2014 George Eliot: Her Mind and Art Lit & Hum Monday 19 May 2014 7.30pm £4 visitors, £2 members/students John Chambers, Former Head of English, King Edward School, Bath
Lit & Hum
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Did you know...

Stuffed

There are 1500 stuffed birds missing from our collections. 80 are left. They probably all rotted, insufficient mercury and arsenic compounds being used to preserve them. The remainders are probably quite toxic!

Curatorial Curiosities

Coco-de-Mer (<i>Lodoicea maldivica</i>)

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.