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Meeting Groups

Do you have an idea for a group at BRLSI?

We are always keen to hear proposals for new meeting and lecture groups at BRLSI, so if you have a subject which you think would attract a regular audience (it doesn't have to be big), get in touch with us at admin@brlsi.org.

1960s

Organiser: Betty Suchar

The theme of the '1960s' will take place in 2017.

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Adelard

Welcome to the website of Adelard of Bath at BRLSI.


 

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Anthropology

Currently resting

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Antiquity

Currently resting

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Astronomy/Herschel

Convenor: Tony Symes

A collaboration between the Herschel Society and BRLSI.

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Belief

Convenor: Martin Sturge

To some an irrelevance, to others vital sustenance, Belief is a touchstone to the human predicament.

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Creativity

Currently resting

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Daytime Meetings

Organiser: Janet Cunliffe-Jones

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Economics

Convenor: Rodney Tye

Evening meetings start at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated

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French Civilisation

Convenor: Lindsay Udall

co-Convenor: Steve Wharton

The French Civilisation and Culture group meets on the last Tuesday of each month save for August.

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Geography & Adventure

Convenor: Jane Sparrow-Niang

co-Convenor: Dick Bateman

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German Culture & Language

Convenor: Philipa Sondheimer

This group focusses on German-speaking countries and their culture.

 

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History & Culture

Convenor: Marie-Louise Luxemburg

The History & Culture Group meets on the second Monday of on the month.

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Literature & Humanities

Convenor: Robert Blackburn

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Mesoamerica

Organiser: Jane Sparrow-Niang

A series of talks and an exhibition centred on Mesoamerica; includes "The Remarkable Miss Breton".

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Passions in Botany

Convenor: Martin Sturge

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Patrick O'Brian Society of Bath

Convenor: Michael Twohig

for devotees of Patrick O’Brian

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Philosophy

Convenor: Don Cameron

co-Convenor: Andreas Wasmuht

Founded by the late Victor Suchar.

Lectures are given on the first Tuesday of the month

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Poet's Voice

Convenor: Duncan McGibbon

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Poetry

Convenor: Janet Cunliffe-Jones

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Russian Civilisation

Currently resting

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Science

Convenor: John Davies

co-Convenor: Stuart Reynolds

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Speaking of Research

Convenor: Teresa Chiang

co-Convenor: Martin Sturge

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Visual Arts

Convenor: Liz Renes 

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World Affairs

Convenor: David Haywood

Lectures are given on the third Tuesday of the month from 7.30pm - 9.00pm

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Young BRLSI

Convenor: Paul Thomas

Youth Activities is passionate about learning and serious fun in a relaxing academic environment. We provide a wide variety of fascinating and stimulating activities in science, technology, engineering and maths every second Saturday in the month from 1pm to 4pm (not August). This includes research opportunities for teenagers (BRLSI Young Researchers).

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Did you know...

Ever heard of Nelson's Brandy?

Deathly souvenirs are amongst our collections. We have a small bottle of brandy which allegedly is a sample from the liquor Nelson's body was pickled in after the battle of Trafalgar.

Curatorial Curiosities