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Youth Activites

Monthly at Queen Square

Stimulating youth orientated activities in science, technology & chemistry.

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Hybrid Artists

Seven Artists / Art Psychotherapists

Sat 22nd - 28th Nov. 2014

Free entry

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Curious Corners App

Students from Bath Spa University working with Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution have created an interactive app for...

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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

The Symbiosis between Medicine and Energy

On Friday November 28th at 7.30 pm Professor Francis Duck of the University of Bath and lately of the RUH will explore this symbiosis, in a talk entitled “How Physics has put Energy into Medicine”.

XMAS at BRLSI

Christmas at BRLSI!

Saturday 6th December 2014 from 3pm
Members and Guests welcome.

Cities, Energy and Development

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.

Events

The Great War - Working Towards a 21st Century Poetics

Wednesday 26th November 2014

7:30pm

Martin Malone

Visitors £4  Members/Students £2

New Discoveries at Stonehenge

Thursday 27th November 2014

7:30pm

Mike Parker Pearson - Professor of British Later Prehistory at The Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

Visitors £4  Members/Students £2

Science Group - How Physics has put Energy into Medicine

Friday 28th November

7:30pm

Professor Francis Duck - University of Bath

Visitors £4  Members/Students £2

Did you know...

French conductor

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.

Curatorial Curiosities

Middle Palaeolithic Hand Axe

Middle Palaeolithic Hand Axe: The flat-ended profile of this axe, found in Farnham, Surrey, is very characteristic of Neanderthal (Homo neanderthalensis) craftsmanship of this period of the Middle Palaeolithic (25,000-40,000 BP). At one Neanderthal site in East Anglia a similar handaxe was found lodged in a Wooly Mammoth's tusk.