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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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WORLD AFFAIRS

Sri Lanka: democracy, development & war

19.05.15 - 7.30pm

Members/Students £2 Visitors £4

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GERMAN SOCIETY

Die Maske - short stories by Siegfried Lenz

21.05.2015 - 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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Click here to buy books, event tickets, membership, and much more.

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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

Marine Renewable Energies

Marine renewable energy is a key component of the drive towards sustainable energy and can provide 20% of the UK’s electricity demand. Dr Philippe Blondel of the University of Bath will speak on Friday May 29th 7.30 pm on ‘Marine Renewable Energies : Sonar, beasties and the quest for green power’.

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

Inglefield's Africa Revisited now online

Events

Tomb security in Ancient Egypt from the Predynastic to the Pyramid Age

Thursday 28 May 2015 ● 7.30 pm
VISITORS £4 ● MEMBERS /STUDENTS £2

Marine renewable energies

Friday 29 May 2015 ● 7.30 pm
VISITORS £4 ● MEMBERS /STUDENTS £2

Marine Renewable Energies: Sonar, Beasties and the quest for Green Power

Friday 29th May 2015

7:30pm

Philippe Blondel - Centre for Space, Atmosphere and Ocean Science, Department of Physics, University of Bath

Visitors £4  Members/Students £2

Did you know...

Stuffed

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!

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.