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Brought To Light Exhibition

The 18th century book explosion

2nd May - 5th September

Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

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QUIZ NIGHT

Raising Funds for the Duncan Portraits

BOOK TICKETS AT RECEPTION - £10 EACH

19.09.2015 - 7.30pm

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BRLSI Patrick O'Brian Society

British Navy in Jack Aubrey's Time

27.07.15 - 7.30pm

Members/Students £2 Visitors £4

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Youth Activites

Monthly at Queen Square

Stimulating youth orientated activities in science, technology & chemistry.

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SATURDAY COFFEE MORNING

All Welcome 11.00am till 12.30pm

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...

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What's On

BRLSI's wide-ranging programme of talks are open to all at £4/£2. For non-BRLSI events please check poster for details.

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Museum Collections

The BRLSI has a large collection of objects and specimens from around the world. A selection can be seen in our Online Museum.

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Library & Archives

Our Library collection contains over 10,000 volumes. You can browse the library catalogue, search by keyword and see details of individual volumes.

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Room Hire

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Our venue has rooms to hire for meetings of all kinds from morning to late evening.

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Join BRLSI

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Members attend our programme of events at half price as well as other benefits.

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Shop

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Click here to buy books, event tickets, membership, and much more.

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Volunteer/Donate

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Find out more about volunteering at the BRLSI or how to make a (more than welcome) charitable donation.

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News

Exciting news for Strawberry Bank Fossils

A major review paper on the Strawberry Bank fossils has been published in the Journal of the Geological Society. 

BRLSI DIRECTOR ANNOUNCEMENT

BRLSI Directors
I am pleased to announce that as only four nominations were received, the following members will be eligible to be elected as Directors at the 2015 AGM without a ballot:
Henry Ford, Richard Guthrie, Martin Sturge, Paul Thomas.

FREE eBook - Bath & the Nile Explorers

Bath and the Nile Explorers: In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Burton and Speke's encounter in Bath, September 1864, and their 'Nile Duel' which never happened

Events

BAth Geological Society

Thursday 3rd September 2015
At 7.30 p.m.

Spectroscopy: Cracking Starlight's hidden code

Friday 4 September 2015 ● 7.30 pm
VISITORS £4 ● MEMBERS /STUDENTS £2

Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea 54 days on the Pacific Ocean

Thursday 17 September 2015 ● 7.30 pm
VISITORS £4 ● MEMBERS /STUDENTS £2

Did you know...

Genius!

Intellect in the Bath area has always been high. On 31st December 1780 Edmund Rack commented, "this institution promises much rational improvement and instruction; and has a much more favourable beginning than the Royal Society in London had 100 years ago - there being only 5 members for more than two years: and those 5 not superior in learning and genius to most of our members". 11 Members went on to become Fellows of the Royal Society!

Curatorial Curiosities

6-shot percussion pepperbox revolver Clough & Son of Bath

Early six-shooter:This six shot percussion pepperbox revolver was made by Clough & Son of Bath (who were based on Southgate Street), c.1850. It has a fluted barrel block with six numbered chambers, each stamped with London proof marks. The rounded frame, chequered walnut 1-piece grip, and blueing (passivation) of the steel, are all testament to the fine craftsmanship of this piece.