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XMAS at BRLSI

Christmas at BRLSI!

Saturday 6th December 2014 from 3pm
Members and Guests welcome.

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.

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.

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Curatorial Curiosities

Wax impression from the mediaeval seal of Glastonbury Abbey

Founded in the 7th Century, Glastonbury Abbey became one of the wealthiest and most powerful in the land by the mid-late mediaeval period. An “Engraving of a seal of the Abbey of Glaston” in the British Museum’s collection, identical to this wax impression, is dated 1536. This seal may have been in use for much longer.