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Energy Fairness, Physics and Sustainability

National programmes to address climate change have to be ‘fair’ and physically realistic. Peter Harper, Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, will speak on ‘Energy Fairness, Physics and Sustainability’ at a meeting in the Science Group Energy series on Friday September 26th at 7.30 pm.

Discovery Day and Charity Auction

This is a fund raising event in aid of the restoration of the Duncan Brother Portraits and the Geological Map.  All three items need serious attention especially the portraits as the intention is to rehang them in the room named after them.

Energy Balance and Obesity: Gluttony or Sloth

Are we eating more than in the past or exercising less? The answer is complicated and controversial. On Friday 25 July 2014 at 7.30 pm, Professor Joe Millward of the University of Surrey will speak on “Energy Balance and Obesity: Gluttony or Sloth”, as part of the Science Group series on Energy.

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.

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Self Help

In 2009 the BRLSI hosted the 'Self Help' Mechanics Worldwide Conference. This was thanks to the tireless work of BRLSI members Bob Draper and Peter Ford.

Curatorial Curiosities

pallasite, a stony-iron meteorite

Stony-iron Meteorite: Consisting of planet core and mantle materials, peridot olivine crystals in an iron-nickel matrix, there are only 61 Pallasites known. This is a small section of the first ever found: in 1772 German naturalist Peter Pallas studied a 680kg specimen found near Krasnoyarsk in the mountains of Siberia. Our small section was given to us by the antiquarian and traveller Sir Richard Colt Hoare, 2nd Baronet FRS (1758 – 1838).