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Geography & Adventure

The Adventures of Captain Cook

14.04.15 - 7.30pm

Members/Students £2 Visitors £4

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GERMAN CULTURE

Bauhaus-Frauen

16.04.2015 - 7.30pm

Members/Students £2 - Visitors £4

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Unpredictable Explorations

Rosalind Robinson & Roger Zair

10am 4pm 10th - 18th April

Paintings by Rosalind Robinson

Poetry by Roger Zair

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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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Find out more about volunteering at the BRLSI or how to make a (more than welcome) charitable donation.

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News

Dark Energy

On Friday April 24th at 7.30 pm Professor Peter Coles of the University of Sussex will speak on "Dark Energy and its Discontents". The meeting is part of the Science Group series on Energy and will be held jointly with the Herschel Astronomy group.

Inglefield's Africa Revisited now online

Patrick O'Brian Society of Bath

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.

Events

The Ancient Science of Mind, Matter and Meditation

Course Fee: Students – Free   /   Public £5

Suggested Minimum Donation: Students £5    /   Public £7

Total: Students £5 (suggested donation)   /   Public  £12

The course fee covers our basic expenses and the teaching is offered on a voluntary basis as is customary in the traditional yoga system. We kindly request that you make a donation to the Yoga Healing Foundation in recognition of the teaching and to support our charitable projects in India and the UK.

The Chinese in Africa New colonialism or smart business?

Tuesday 21 April 2015 ● 7.30 pm
VISITORS £4 ● MEMBERS /STUDENTS £2

POETRY GROUP with BATH SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY Celebrating S H A K E S P E A R E’ S B I R T H D A Y

Wednesday 22 April 2015 ● 11 am
VISITORS £4 ● MEMBERS /STUDENTS £2

Did you know...

Ever heard of Nelson's Brandy?

Deathly souvenirs are amongst our collections. We have a small bottle of brandy which allegedly is a sample from the liquor Nelson's body was pickled in after the battle of Trafalgar.

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.