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A Celebration of Women in Astronomy

On Thursday 28 April 2016 at 7 .30 pm, Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell FRS of the University of Oxford, herself celebrated for her discovery of pulsars, will speak at a joint meeting of the Science and Herschel Astronomy groups on “A Celebration of Women in Astronomy”.

The Philosophy Compendium

The new Philosophy Compendium brings to life the richness of past philosophical talks and lectures at BRLSI and endeavours to provide food for thought on many of the intellectual topics of our time.

Aristotle World Congress 2016

The World Congress “Aristotle 2400 Years” which is to be held at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in ancient Stageira between 23-28 May 2016.


We are currently seeking a Volunteer Co-ordinator, 20 hours to cover Mon - Fri, with flexibility to work Saturdays.



Polymers: Past, present and future

On Thursday 25th February at 7.30 pm, Dr Matthew Jones of the University of Bath will speak in the science series on Polymers: Past, Present and Future. The talk will focus on familiar everyday polymers, from plastic bags to large structures, and on new kinds of environmentally benign plastics.

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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!

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