Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
The promotion advancement of science, literature and art
2nd May - 5th September
BOOK TICKETS AT RECEPTION - £10 EACH
19.09.2015 - 7.30pm
27.07.15 - 7.30pm
Members/Students £2 Visitors £4
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.
A major review paper on the Strawberry Bank fossils has been published in the Journal of the Geological Society.
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.
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
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!
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.