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Which of these objects from the BRLSI Collections should be conserved?

New BRLSI publication

Available for £5

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...


When our building was requisitioned for the war effort during the second World War we were only given 48 hours to pack up all our collections!

Curatorial Curiosities

Mammoth Milk Molar

This milk tooth from a Wooley Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) was found in Wookey Hole, Somerset. The mamoth, like its close relatives the extant elephants, had four molars. As the front pair wore down and droped out in pieces, the back pair shifted forward, with two new molars emerging in the back of the mouth. Elephants replace their teeth six times.