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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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German Culture & Language

A new group focussing on German-speaking countries and their culture.

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History & Culture

The History & Culture Group meets on the second Monday of on the month.

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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...

Stuffed

There are 1500 stuffed birds missing from our collections. 80 are left. They probably all rotted, insufficient mercury and arsenic compounds being used to preserve them. The remainders are probably quite toxic!

Curatorial Curiosities

Wax impression from the mediaeval seal of Glastonbury Abbey

Founded in the 7th Century, Glastonbury Abbey became one of the wealthiest and most powerful in the land by the mid-late mediaeval period. An “Engraving of a seal of the Abbey of Glaston” in the British Museum’s collection, identical to this wax impression, is dated 1536. This seal may have been in use for much longer.