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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.

Jurassic Ark

Spectacular Fossils from an Ancient Somerset Sea

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

24th May – 27th 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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(Plant) food for thought.

We have more than 8500 herbarium sheets, some with more than one specimen on.

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).