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Meeting Groups

Do you have an idea for a group at BRLSI?

We are always keen to hear proposals for new meeting and lecture groups at BRLSI, so if you have a subject which you think would attract a regular audience (it doesn't have to be big), get in touch with us at admin@brlsi.org.

20th Anniversary

Information and guestbook for the 20th Anniversary Celebrations.

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Adelard

Welcome to the website of Adelard of Bath at BRLSI.

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Anthropology

We will broadly cover psychology, sociology & anthropology.

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Antiquity

Antiquity at BRLSI is a research, discussion and lecture group.

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Astronomy

A collaboration between the Herschel Society and BRLSI.

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Belief

To some an irrelevance, to others vital sustenance, Belief is a touchstone to the human predicament.

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Creativity

BRLSI's Creativity Programme began towards the end of 2011.

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Daytime Meetings

Lunchtime lectures for those who can't make it in the evening.

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Economics

Evening meetings start at 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated

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French Civilisation

The French Civilisation and Culture group meets on the last Tuesday of each month save for August.

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History & Culture

Winter to Spring programme 2012

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Lit & Hum

Literature & Humanities
Convenor: Dr Robert Blackburn

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Passions in Botany

Visitors welcome £4 : Members £2

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Patrick O'Brian

For Patrick O’Brian Enthusiasts

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Philosophy

Founded by the late Victor Suchar.

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Poet's Voice

Visitors welcome £4 : Members £2

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Poetry

The Poetry Group was launched in autumn 2003.

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Russian Civilisation

This new group will cover topics of interest relating to the Russian-speaking world

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Science

Convenors: John Davies & Stuart Reynolds

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Transport and Built Environment

Convenor: Geoff Walker

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Visual Arts

Visual Arts & Exhibitions

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World Affairs

Lectures are given on Tuesdays from 7.30 p.m. (except where shown)

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Youth Activities

Youth Activities is passionate about learning and serious fun in a relaxing academic environment. We provide a wide variety of fascinating and stimulating activities in science, technology and the arts every second Saturday in the month from 1pm to 4pm

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Did you know...

Pan, God of Nature and Music

'Pan' you believe it??

Our Elwin room has four, original Casali paintings on the ceiling which were painted in the 1830's including Pan, The Arcadian god of nature and music.. Find out more here:
http://www.brlsi.org/casali

Curatorial Curiosities

Coco-de-Mer (<i>Lodoicea maldivica</i>)

Seedy humour:The fruit of the Coco-de-Mer (Lodoicea maldivica) contains the largest seed known. 40–50 cm in diameter and weighing 15–30 kg, the fruit requires 6–7 years to mature. The shape of the seed has been said to be suggestive of parts of human anatomy. Coincidentally, the inflorescence of the palm is rather phallic.