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Samedi 25 Avril 2015

de 2:15pm à 16:00

par Thierry Viennois

Visitors £5 Members £2.50 Students £1

 

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Sunday 26 April 2015 ● 3 pm ALL WELCOME
Advance booking: Bath Box Office 01225 463362
 
T A L K & T E A £10
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Monday 27 April 2015 - 7.30 pm

VISITORS £4 - MEMBERS / STUDENTS £2

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Wednesday 29 April 2015 ● 7.30 pm
VISITORS £4 ● MEMBERS /STUDENTS £2
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Felicity Aylieff has been making largescale
porcelain vessels in Jingdezhen,
China, since 2006. Working in
collaboration with small family
workshops and skilled craftsmen she has
seen an increase in the fortune of many of
these individuals, witnessed the
entrepreneurial spirit of the young and
seen a growing optimism within the
development of small businesses.
In her lecture she will look at what took
her to Jingdezhen in the first place, the
challenges she faced making work in an
unfamiliar culture, and how taking on
these new experiences opened up
opportunities and extended her creativity
as an artist.
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Tuesday 5th May 2015

7:30pm

Chair - Dr Gerard Kilroy

Visitors £4  Members/Students £2

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Cosmic impacts represent the most extreme class of natural hazards, combining a very low probability of occurrence with a capability of killing hundreds of millions and destabilizing global civilization. Fortunately, these disasters are amenable to precise prediction and, in principle, can be avoided entirely by appropriate application of space technology. However, impacts take place so rarely that they have only recently been recognized as a significant natural hazard, and there are many misconceptions in the media and the public.
I will discuss the Chelyabinsk superbolide of February 2013, the results from the NASA Spaceguard Survey (which has discovered several thousand potentially hazardous asteroids), how we try to quantify the impact hazard, and the technologies for planetary defence.
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Upcoming events

25 April 2015 La Présidence de la République jusqu’à aujourd’hui

Samedi 25 Avril 2015

de 2:15pm à 16:00

par Thierry Viennois

Visitors £5 Members £2.50 Students £1

 


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26 April 2015 Jane Austen's London
Sunday 26 April 2015 ● 3 pm ALL WELCOME
Advance booking: Bath Box Office 01225 463362
 
T A L K & T E A £10

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27 April 2015 DESOLATION ISLAND

Monday 27 April 2015 - 7.30 pm

VISITORS £4 - MEMBERS / STUDENTS £2


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29 April 2015 THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT Is it beyond resolution?
Wednesday 29 April 2015 ● 7.30 pm
VISITORS £4 ● MEMBERS /STUDENTS £2

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30 April 2015 Bath Society of Artists ART TALKS “Witnessing Change: the Jingdezhen Experience”
Felicity Aylieff has been making largescale
porcelain vessels in Jingdezhen,
China, since 2006. Working in
collaboration with small family
workshops and skilled craftsmen she has
seen an increase in the fortune of many of
these individuals, witnessed the
entrepreneurial spirit of the young and
seen a growing optimism within the
development of small businesses.
In her lecture she will look at what took
her to Jingdezhen in the first place, the
challenges she faced making work in an
unfamiliar culture, and how taking on
these new experiences opened up
opportunities and extended her creativity
as an artist.

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05 May 2015 What is Justice?

Tuesday 5th May 2015

7:30pm

Chair - Dr Gerard Kilroy

Visitors £4  Members/Students £2


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08 May 2015 C O S M I C I M P A C T S Protecting Our Planet
Cosmic impacts represent the most extreme class of natural hazards, combining a very low probability of occurrence with a capability of killing hundreds of millions and destabilizing global civilization. Fortunately, these disasters are amenable to precise prediction and, in principle, can be avoided entirely by appropriate application of space technology. However, impacts take place so rarely that they have only recently been recognized as a significant natural hazard, and there are many misconceptions in the media and the public.
I will discuss the Chelyabinsk superbolide of February 2013, the results from the NASA Spaceguard Survey (which has discovered several thousand potentially hazardous asteroids), how we try to quantify the impact hazard, and the technologies for planetary defence.

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19 May 2015 Sri Lanka Democracy, development and war
Tuesday 19 May 2015 ● 7.30 pm
VISITORS £4 ● MEMBERS /STUDENTS £2

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28 May 2015 Tomb security in Ancient Egypt from the Predynastic to the Pyramid Age
Thursday 28 May 2015 ● 7.30 pm
VISITORS £4 ● MEMBERS /STUDENTS £2

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03 June 2015 Enlightenment Ideas ENLIGHTENMENT

Wednesday 3 June 2015.

Professor John Robertson Clare College, University of Cambridge.

7 for 7.30pm.

VISITORS £4 - MEMBERS/STUDENTS £2.

 

 


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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

Early reconstruction of a Labyrinthodon

Early reconstruction of a Labyrinthodont: This is mid-19th Century, 1:30 scale model, designed by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins to be reproduced life size for the grounds of Crystal Palace. This reconstruction assumed it leapt like a frog and was based only on fragments of jaw and teeth. The Labyrinthodontia are a diverse subclass of amphibians, common between about 390 to 210 million years ago. They evolved to fill many adaptive niches occupied by mammals and reptiles today.