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Patrick O'Brian Society

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.

The Lunar Society

On Friday January 23rd at 7.30 pm, Dr Peter Ford MBE will recount the formation of “The Lunar Society” by 18th century scientists and engineers, who met monthly to discuss their latest ideas, and their contributions to the industrial revolution.

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.

The Symbiosis between Medicine and Energy

On Friday November 28th at 7.30 pm Professor Francis Duck of the University of Bath and lately of the RUH will explore this symbiosis, in a talk entitled “How Physics has put Energy into Medicine”.

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.

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I'm busy, try Darwin!

Rev. Leonard Jenyns, one of the stalwarts of the Institution, was asked to go on the voyage of The Beagle, but declined saying he was far too busy with his parish but recommended his friend Charles Darwin go instead!!

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.