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🌍 Are we psychologically unfit to live sustainably? Dr Paul Bain from the University of Bath @UniOfBath discusses whether people are willing to be more sustainable in their day to day life, questioning perceptions of sustainable lifestyles. 

Get tickets via the link in bio

#sustainableliving #sustainable #uniofbath #pychology #eco #green #greenliving #sustainability #ecofriendly #leadingbyexample #cop26 #UN #recycle #climatechange #natural #bath

🌍 Are we psychologically unfit to live sustainably? Dr Paul Bain from the University of Bath @UniOfBath discusses whether people are willing to be more sustainable in their day to day life, questioning perceptions of sustainable lifestyles.

Get tickets via the link in bio

#sustainableliving #sustainable #uniofbath #pychology #eco #green #greenliving #sustainability #ecofriendly #leadingbyexample #cop26 #UN #recycle #climatechange #natural #bath

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🎄🎶’Life before ‘Once in Royal David’s City?’ A talk on Dec 10th uncovers the the history of the English Christmas carol with some surprising conclusions. 

Be the most informed person over the turkey this Christmas dinner! Get tickets via the link in bio.

Fri 10 Dec 7:30pm Tickets 🎟 £2-5

🙏📽️@harrietwise_dance

#christmaslightswitchon #christmasevebox #merrychristmas #christmascarols #xmas #christmaslove #christmastime #christmasiscoming #christmaseve #christmasdecor #christmasspirit #homealone #snowman #christmasmusic #carols #christmasgifts #christmaslights #christmassongs #christmaslight #holidayseason #christmasdecoration #christmassong #gifts #winter #santaclaus #christmascountdown #instachristmas #santa #elf #christmascarol

🎄🎶’Life before ‘Once in Royal David’s City?’ A talk on Dec 10th uncovers the the history of the English Christmas carol with some surprising conclusions.

Be the most informed person over the turkey this Christmas dinner! Get tickets via the link in bio.

Fri 10 Dec 7:30pm Tickets 🎟 £2-5

🙏📽️@harrietwise_dance

#christmaslightswitchon #christmasevebox #merrychristmas #christmascarols #xmas #christmaslove #christmastime #christmasiscoming #christmaseve #christmasdecor #christmasspirit #homealone #snowman #christmasmusic #carols #christmasgifts #christmaslights #christmassongs #christmaslight #holidayseason #christmasdecoration #christmassong #gifts #winter #santaclaus #christmascountdown #instachristmas #santa #elf #christmascarol

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Such distinctive pinwheel crystals, radiating from a central core, occur rarely in this translucent green mineral, wavellite.  One of the many fine mineral specimens in our collection for #MineralMonday. Follow the link in our bio to learn more about the objects in our collection. 

#MuseumCollection #macro #fineminerals #mineralspecimen #minerals #geologyrocks #crystals #earthscience #minerals

Such distinctive pinwheel crystals, radiating from a central core, occur rarely in this translucent green mineral, wavellite. One of the many fine mineral specimens in our collection for #MineralMonday. Follow the link in our bio to learn more about the objects in our collection.

#MuseumCollection #macro #fineminerals #mineralspecimen #minerals #geologyrocks #crystals #earthscience #minerals

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🦘Assumed from the label to be employed for catching kangaroos, a large string net in the collection at @brlsi is 3 metres long by 1.3 metres wide. But it poses a question: would it have had the strength to restrain a powerful animal like a kangaroo in motion? 

📷 : Collections Manager Matt Williams and Dr Jilda Andrews, Research Fellow, @ouranu / @nationalmuseumofaustralia.

Read more via the following link: brlsi.org/news

#kangaroo #kangaroonet #IndigenousAustralia #Australianartefact #Indigenousartefact

🦘Assumed from the label to be employed for catching kangaroos, a large string net in the collection at @brlsi is 3 metres long by 1.3 metres wide. But it poses a question: would it have had the strength to restrain a powerful animal like a kangaroo in motion?

📷 : Collections Manager Matt Williams and Dr Jilda Andrews, Research Fellow, @ouranu / @nationalmuseumofaustralia.

Read more via the following link: brlsi.org/news

#kangaroo #kangaroonet #IndigenousAustralia #Australianartefact #Indigenousartefact

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🧪 Marie Curie was born in Warsaw in 1867, then a part of the Russian empire, now present day Poland. After overcoming great monetary and prejudicial difficulties in order to obtain a degree, she studied the new field of radioactivity alongside her husband Pierre - for which they received the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics, in conjunction with Henri Becquerel.

She later carried out meticulous analysis to isolate the highly radioactive element radium, for which she was awarded the 1911 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. She died in 1934, her death being hastened by her exposure to radioactivity. 

As the only person in history to win Nobel Prizes in two different disciplines, Curie’s life was marked by incredible success - but also marred by awful tragedy - follow the link below to a recording of a live talk where you can find out more.

https://www.brlsi.org/talk/the-life-science-of-marie-curie/

Marie Curie c.1920
Public domain image courtesy of wikimedia commons

#mariecurie #physics #chemistry #radioactive #radiation #radioactivity #nobelprize #science #scientist #womeninscience

🧪 Marie Curie was born in Warsaw in 1867, then a part of the Russian empire, now present day Poland. After overcoming great monetary and prejudicial difficulties in order to obtain a degree, she studied the new field of radioactivity alongside her husband Pierre – for which they received the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics, in conjunction with Henri Becquerel.

She later carried out meticulous analysis to isolate the highly radioactive element radium, for which she was awarded the 1911 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. She died in 1934, her death being hastened by her exposure to radioactivity.

As the only person in history to win Nobel Prizes in two different disciplines, Curie’s life was marked by incredible success – but also marred by awful tragedy – follow the link below to a recording of a live talk where you can find out more.

The Life & Science of Marie Curie

Marie Curie c.1920
Public domain image courtesy of wikimedia commons

#mariecurie #physics #chemistry #radioactive #radiation #radioactivity #nobelprize #science #scientist #womeninscience

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🎶If Jerusalem is England’s national Hymn, then pop icons such as Patti Smith, @U2 and @officialtheverve have kept William Blake’s cultural flame burning for future generations to enjoy.

Join us on Saturday for a full reading of the ‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’ from three local thespians desperate to show you just what makes Blake so important! 

Sat 29 Nov 11am-12.30pm 🎟Register for free via link in bio 

🙏 📹 @gwphotographyblog 

#williamblake #poetry #art #bookstagram #oscarwilde #poetsofinstagram #poesia #poet #blake #literature #poetrycommunity #songsofinnocence #curator #emergingartist #williamshakespeare #pandemicart #williamblakepoetry #democide #greenandunpleasantland  #arte #bhfyp

🎶If Jerusalem is England’s national Hymn, then pop icons such as Patti Smith, @U2 and @officialtheverve have kept William Blake’s cultural flame burning for future generations to enjoy.

Join us on Saturday for a full reading of the ‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’ from three local thespians desperate to show you just what makes Blake so important!

Sat 29 Nov 11am-12.30pm 🎟Register for free via link in bio

🙏 📹 @gwphotographyblog

#williamblake #poetry #art #bookstagram #oscarwilde #poetsofinstagram #poesia #poet #blake #literature #poetrycommunity #songsofinnocence #curator #emergingartist #williamshakespeare #pandemicart #williamblakepoetry #democide #greenandunpleasantland #arte #bhfyp

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🦋 #OnThisDay in 1859, Charles Darwin's seminal work 'On the Origin of Species' was first published. @brlsi can claim a unique connection to Darwin through the work of his lifelong friend and fellow naturalist Rev. Leonard Jenyns.
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Jenyns relocated to Bath in 1850 due to his wife’s ill health. He was a prolific writer of scientific works, as well as a collector of botanical and zoological specimens. These, together with his extensive scientific library, are still housed in the Institution's holdings.
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Jenyns was, in fact, the original choice for naturalist aboard HMS Beagle. However, he declined the offer due to his clerical obligations. He suggested that a young Charles Darwin be his replacement, and the two kept up a correspondence for many years.
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In our collection there are nearly 700 letters between Jenyns and more than 200 of his correspondents that stretch from 1817 until the 1870s. Darwin is, of course, the most recognisable name amongst them - but many other famous natural historians from the period are also present.
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‘On the Origin of Species’ alongside Jenyn’s correspondence
Image (c) @BRLSI
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Leonard Jenyns, age 85
Image (c) Cambridge University Library
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#Darwin #charlesdarwin #jenyns #originofspecies #museumcollection #museumhistory
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🦋 #OnThisDay in 1859, Charles Darwin's seminal work 'On the Origin of Species' was first published. @brlsi can claim a unique connection to Darwin through the work of his lifelong friend and fellow naturalist Rev. Leonard Jenyns.
⠀
Jenyns relocated to Bath in 1850 due to his wife’s ill health. He was a prolific writer of scientific works, as well as a collector of botanical and zoological specimens. These, together with his extensive scientific library, are still housed in the Institution's holdings.
⠀
Jenyns was, in fact, the original choice for naturalist aboard HMS Beagle. However, he declined the offer due to his clerical obligations. He suggested that a young Charles Darwin be his replacement, and the two kept up a correspondence for many years.
⠀
In our collection there are nearly 700 letters between Jenyns and more than 200 of his correspondents that stretch from 1817 until the 1870s. Darwin is, of course, the most recognisable name amongst them - but many other famous natural historians from the period are also present.
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‘On the Origin of Species’ alongside Jenyn’s correspondence
Image (c) @BRLSI
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Leonard Jenyns, age 85
Image (c) Cambridge University Library
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#Darwin #charlesdarwin #jenyns #originofspecies #museumcollection #museumhistory
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🦋 #OnThisDay in 1859, Charles Darwin's seminal work 'On the Origin of Species' was first published. @brlsi can claim a unique connection to Darwin through the work of his lifelong friend and fellow naturalist Rev. Leonard Jenyns.

Jenyns relocated to Bath in 1850 due to his wife’s ill health. He was a prolific writer of scientific works, as well as a collector of botanical and zoological specimens. These, together with his extensive scientific library, are still housed in the Institution's holdings.

Jenyns was, in fact, the original choice for naturalist aboard HMS Beagle. However, he declined the offer due to his clerical obligations. He suggested that a young Charles Darwin be his replacement, and the two kept up a correspondence for many years.

In our collection there are nearly 700 letters between Jenyns and more than 200 of his correspondents that stretch from 1817 until the 1870s. Darwin is, of course, the most recognisable name amongst them – but many other famous natural historians from the period are also present.

‘On the Origin of Species’ alongside Jenyn’s correspondence
Image (c) @BRLSI

Leonard Jenyns, age 85
Image (c) Cambridge University Library

#Darwin #charlesdarwin #jenyns #originofspecies #museumcollection #museumhistory

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🌈 Feeling a little grey? - Come along to Queen Square this Thursday to brighten up your evening with Goethe’s theory of colour! 

A dominant figure in German culture and literature, Goethe was concerned with the human perception of colour, and came to doubt Isaac Newton’s established views. Join Professor Daniel Wolverson from @uniofbath as he guides us through Goethe’s methodology and findings with the aid of live experimental demonstrations.

Thu 25 Nov 7:30pm Tickets 🎟 £2-5
Book tickets via the link in our bio.

Portrait of Johann Goethe, 1787 (Goethe in der roemischen Campagna) by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein 
Image (c) Pixabay

#goethe #johannwolfgangvongoethe #colourwheel #colorwheel #colourspectrum #colorspectrum #newton #physics #optics

🌈 Feeling a little grey? – Come along to Queen Square this Thursday to brighten up your evening with Goethe’s theory of colour!

A dominant figure in German culture and literature, Goethe was concerned with the human perception of colour, and came to doubt Isaac Newton’s established views. Join Professor Daniel Wolverson from @uniofbath as he guides us through Goethe’s methodology and findings with the aid of live experimental demonstrations.

Thu 25 Nov 7:30pm Tickets 🎟 £2-5
Book tickets via the link in our bio.

Portrait of Johann Goethe, 1787 (Goethe in der roemischen Campagna) by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein
Image (c) Pixabay

#goethe #johannwolfgangvongoethe #colourwheel #colorwheel #colourspectrum #colorspectrum #newton #physics #optics

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Quartz - the second most abundant mineral in Earth’s crust, behind feldspar. Believing it to be a form of supercooled ice and sharing the same quality of clear cold crystalline beauty., the Ancient Greeks referred to quartz as ‘krustallos’, meaning ‘icy cold’. One of many fine mineral specimens in our collection for 

#MineralMonday. #MuseumCollection #macro #fineminerals #mineralspecimen #minerals #geologyrocks #crystals #earthscience #minerals

Quartz – the second most abundant mineral in Earth’s crust, behind feldspar. Believing it to be a form of supercooled ice and sharing the same quality of clear cold crystalline beauty., the Ancient Greeks referred to quartz as ‘krustallos’, meaning ‘icy cold’. One of many fine mineral specimens in our collection for

#MineralMonday. #MuseumCollection #macro #fineminerals #mineralspecimen #minerals #geologyrocks #crystals #earthscience #minerals

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