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New BRLSI publication

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Exciting news for Strawberry Bank Fossils

A major review paper on the Strawberry Bank fossils has been published in the Journal of the Geological Society. 


BRLSI Directors
I am pleased to announce that as only four nominations were received, the following members will be eligible to be elected as Directors at the 2015 AGM without a ballot:
Henry Ford, Richard Guthrie, Martin Sturge, Paul Thomas.

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

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Did you know...

Selling the King?

During 1919-21, when we were broke, we started selling off parts of our collections, including a portrait of James II which went to The Crown!

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.