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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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Stuffed

There are 1500 stuffed birds missing from our collections. 80 are left. They probably all rotted, insufficient mercury and arsenic compounds being used to preserve them. The remainders are probably quite toxic!

Curatorial Curiosities

6-shot percussion pepperbox revolver Clough & Son of Bath

Early six-shooter:This six shot percussion pepperbox revolver was made by Clough & Son of Bath (who were based on Southgate Street), c.1850. It has a fluted barrel block with six numbered chambers, each stamped with London proof marks. The rounded frame, chequered walnut 1-piece grip, and blueing (passivation) of the steel, are all testament to the fine craftsmanship of this piece.