Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
The promotion advancement of science, literature and art
Celebrates 30 years of printmaking: diverse work by members, together with that of a guest artist, eminent wood engraver, Anne Desmet, RA,...
Stimulating youth orientated activities in science, technology & chemistry.
Our Saturday Coffee Morning is open to both members and non-members. Please come and enjoy conversation and Martin Carwardine’s Coffee (£1.00 a...
BRLSI's wide-ranging programme of talks are open to all at £4/£2. For non-BRLSI events please check poster for details.
The BRLSI has a large collection of objects and specimens from around the world. A selection can be seen in our Online Museum.
Our venue has rooms to hire for meetings of all kinds from morning to late evening.
Christmas at BRLSI!
Saturday 6th December 2014 from 3pm
Members and Guests welcome.
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.
Modern battlefield medicine was invented in the Great War, while women had active roles at home and nearer to the front line.
A Birthday Exhibition
24th October - 8th November, 10am - 4pm, Monday - Saturday.
Friday 31st October 2014
Dr Vanesa Castan Broto (University College London)
Visitors £4, Members/Students £2
Tuesday 4th November 2014
Dr Michael Lewis - Philosophy, University of the West of England
Visitors £4 Members/Students £2
One of the debates at the1864 meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, in Bath, argued whether lightning conductors were better made of iron or copper. A Frenchman burst into the proceedings saying that they were going to solve this problem by building the biggest lightning conductor ever seen.
Early reconstruction of a Labyrinthodont: This is mid-19th Century, 1:30 scale model, designed by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins to be reproduced life size for the grounds of Crystal Palace. This reconstruction assumed it leapt like a frog and was based only on fragments of jaw and teeth. The Labyrinthodontia are a diverse subclass of amphibians, common between about 390 to 210 million years ago. They evolved to fill many adaptive niches occupied by mammals and reptiles today.