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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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I'm busy, try Darwin!

Rev. Leonard Jenyns, one of the stalwarts of the Institution, was asked to go on the voyage of The Beagle, but declined saying he was far too busy with his parish but recommended his friend Charles Darwin go instead!!

Curatorial Curiosities

Middle Palaeolithic Hand Axe

Middle Palaeolithic Hand Axe: The flat-ended profile of this axe, found in Farnham, Surrey, is very characteristic of Neanderthal (Homo neanderthalensis) craftsmanship of this period of the Middle Palaeolithic (25,000-40,000 BP). At one Neanderthal site in East Anglia a similar handaxe was found lodged in a Wooly Mammoth's tusk.