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XMAS at BRLSI

Christmas at BRLSI!

Saturday 6th December 2014 from 3pm
Members and Guests welcome.

Cities, Energy and Development

It has been argued that urbanization would lead to the abandoning of fuels like charcoal and firewood. Whether this is so will be discussed by Dr Vanesa Castan Broto of UCL at a meeting in the Science Group energy series on Friday October 31st at 7.30 pm.

BRLSI's Great War Symposium looks at the roles of medicine and women in 1914-18

Modern battlefield medicine was invented in the Great War, while women had active roles at home and nearer to the front line.

Weekend-long Great War Symposium begins at BRLSI

BRLSI's weekend-long Symposium 'The Great War: Responses and Reactions' began with a lecture on The Origins of The Great War by Professor Keith Robbins, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Wales.

 

AGM Papers

The documents members may need for the BRLSI AGM, to be held Wednesday 29th October 2014 at 7.30pm.

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Did you know...

Genius!

Intellect in the Bath area has always been high. On 31st December 1780 Edmund Rack commented, "this institution promises much rational improvement and instruction; and has a much more favourable beginning than the Royal Society in London had 100 years ago - there being only 5 members for more than two years: and those 5 not superior in learning and genius to most of our members". 11 Members went on to become Fellows of the Royal Society!

Curatorial Curiosities

Canadian birch-bark container

Made from birch-bark with blue and red dyed porcupine quill embroidery (the blue colouration has faded), the craftsmanship of this item is superb. The person who made this container was either a Métis or First Nations aboriginal Canadian of Red River Colony, Manitoba, Canada.