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New Materials for Green Energy

For green energy technologies, development of new materials is crucial. On Friday June 27th at 7.30 pm, Professor Saiful Islam of the University of Bath will explain recent advances for fuel cells and lithium batteries as part of the Science Group series on Energy.

Mayor Honours BRLSI Science Workshops

Paul Thomas awarded the Mayor of Bath's Citizen Award 2014.

Jurassic Ark

Spectacular Fossils from an Ancient Somerset Sea

The summer exhibition at the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution (BRLSI)

24th May – 30th September 2014, 10am – 4pm, Monday – Saturday

 

Amadou Diagne meets Inglefield's Africa

In association with Party in the City and Museums at Night

Friday 16th May 201417:00-19:00, with gallery tours from 19:00 until 20:30

Also, late opening with gallery tours until 20:30 on Thursday 15th May.

Vote for BRLSI Youth Activities to receive a Community Award

You can help the BRLSI's Youth Activities to receive up to £5,000 worth of funding with just a few clicks. 

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Ever heard of Nelson's Brandy?

Deathly souvenirs are amongst our collections. We have a small bottle of brandy which allegedly is a sample from the liquor Nelson's body was pickled in after the battle of Trafalgar.

Curatorial Curiosities

Wax impression from the mediaeval seal of Glastonbury Abbey

Founded in the 7th Century, Glastonbury Abbey became one of the wealthiest and most powerful in the land by the mid-late mediaeval period. An “Engraving of a seal of the Abbey of Glaston” in the British Museum’s collection, identical to this wax impression, is dated 1536. This seal may have been in use for much longer.