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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

Patrick O'Brian Society of Bath

The Patrick O’Brian Society of Bath is a reading group for devotees of the works of Patrick O’Brian, whose twenty novels in the Aubrey-Maturin series, plus one unfinished, chronicle the exploits of Captain Jack Aubrey and Doctor Steven Maturin in the English navy during the Napoleonic wars.

Proposal for a permanent memorial to celebrate Adelard

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.

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Self Help

In 2009 the BRLSI hosted the 'Self Help' Mechanics Worldwide Conference. This was thanks to the tireless work of BRLSI members Bob Draper and Peter Ford.

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.