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Members Art Exhibition 2016 - Apply Now!

23rd March - 16th April 2016

Insect pollinators in trouble

Pollinators such as bees have experienced massive worldwide declines in numbers, with potentially serious implications for agriculture. On Thursday January 28th at 7.30 pm Professor Stuart Reynolds of Bath University will discuss recent efforts to alleviate the problem.

BRLSI's Enlightenment series ends with enlightenment

Friday December 11th. Dr Richard Wendorf, Director of the American Museum at Bath and a BRLSI Trustee, brought BRLSI's Enlightenment series to a conclusion with the 2015 Victor Suchar Christmas Lecture on The Legacy of the Enlightenment.


Which of these objects from the BRLSI Collections should be conserved?

New BRLSI publication

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There are 1500 stuffed birds missing from our collections. 80 are left. They probably all rotted, insufficient mercury and arsenic compounds being used to preserve them. The remainders are probably quite toxic!

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