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Reflections: Somerset Floods, One Year On

Photographic Exhibition: 21 - 31 January, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Documents the impact of the devastating floods that transformed the landscapes and communities of the Somerset Levels in early 2014.

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BRLSI Talk

Admiral Arthur Philip RN: First Governor & Founder of Australia

Monday 26th January

7.30pm

Bath Box Office 463 362 - £4/£6

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BRLSI Talk

Poetry Party + readings of Keats's The Eve of St Agnes

Wednesday 28th January

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

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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

Patrick O'Brian Society

The Patrick O’Brian Society of Bath is a reading group for devotees of the works of Patrick O’Brian, whose twenty novels in the Aubrey-Maturin series, plus one unfinished, chronicle the exploits of Captain Jack Aubrey and Doctor Steven Maturin in the English navy during the Napoleonic wars.

The Lunar Society

On Friday January 23rd at 7.30 pm, Dr Peter Ford MBE will recount the formation of “The Lunar Society” by 18th century scientists and engineers, who met monthly to discuss their latest ideas, and their contributions to the industrial revolution.

Proposal for a permanent memorial to celebrate Adelard

A proposal for a permanent memorial to celebrate Adelard of Bath one of the great minds of the Middle Ages, now almost entirely forgotten in his native city.

Events

Reflections: Somerset Floods, One Year On

A stunning photographic exhibition that documents the impact of the devastating floods that transformed the landscapes and communities of the Somerset Levels in early 2014.

Who reads the literature of small nations and why?

Wednesday 4th February 2015.

Age of Reason, or of Passion? The Case of David Hume

Friday 6th February 2015

7 for 7:30pm

Dr James Harris - University of St Andrews

Visitors £4  Members/Students £2

Did you know...

The original BRLSI site.

The original site of the Institution was Terrace Walk, by Parade Gardens. It replaced the Lower Assembly Rooms (Harrisons) which was burnt down in 1820.

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.