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BRLSI's Great War Symposium looks at the roles of medicine and women in 1914-18

Modern battlefield medicine was invented in the Great War, while women had active roles at home and nearer to the front line.

Weekend-long Great War Symposium begins at BRLSI

BRLSI's weekend-long Symposium 'The Great War: Responses and Reactions' began with a lecture on The Origins of The Great War by Professor Keith Robbins, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Wales.

 

AGM Papers

The documents members may need for the BRLSI AGM, to be held Wednesday 29th October 2014 at 7.30pm.

Literature For Life

There are a few places still available for Literature for Life, a long-established Lifelong Learning course run by The University of Bristol’s Department of English.  The theme this year is Winds of Change

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.

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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

brain coral, <i>Diploria labyrinthiformis</i>

Labyrinthiform Anthozoan: This brain coral, Diploria labyrinthiformis, is a reef building coral from tropical areas of the west Atlantic Ocean. It is a member of the class Anthozoa (a name derived from the latin for "flower-animal") within the phylum Cnidaria (a name derived from the latin for "sea-nettle").