Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
The promotion advancement of science, literature and art
The latest publication by BRLSI - "Adelard of Bath" is now available to buy. It can be bought in person at 16 Queen Square, or online.
Stimulating youth orientated activities in science, technology and the arts.
The life & exploits of William Herbert Vacher.
We have just uploaded two spectacular fossils to the JESBI gallery, showing the detailed preparatory work undertaken by Lorie Barber.
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...
This is where you can find information on talks and events. BRLSI talks are open to all at £4 (£2 to members and students). Non-BRLSI events check poster.
The BRLSI has a large collection of objects and specimens from around the world. A selection can be seen in our Online Museum.
Our members attend our programme of events at a reduced rate as well as other benefits.
We now have an ALL NEW online shop. Click here to buy books, event tickets, membership, and much more.
Thursday 21st to Tuesday 26th November (except Sunday) from 10-4pm in the Jenyns Room.
At a meeting of the Science Group on Friday 22 Nov 2013 at 7:30 pm, Dr Sarah Main, Director of Campaign for Science and Engineering will speak on “UK science policy - fit for the future?”
Sunday 17 November
2pm - 5pm
ADMISSION BY DONATION
Friday 6 December
Mike Edmunds, Cardiff University
Visitors £4, members/students £2
Tuesday 10th December 2013
RECEPTION from 6.30pm
Prof Brian Davies FRS, King's College London
£4 visitors, £2 members/students
Thursday 12th December
Cat Jarman PhD, Bristol University
£5 visitors, members £3
Rev. Leonard Jenyns, one of the stalwarts of the Institution, was asked to go on the voyage of The Beagle, but declined saying he was far too busy with his parish but recommended his friend Charles Darwin go instead!!
Cave bear canine: Ursus spelaeus was a common European bear during the ice ages, it was at least equivalent in size to the largest of modern bears, the Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) and Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), if not larger. Their remains are found most commonly in caves, and this specimen was found in Wookey Hole in the Mendips, Somerset.