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World Affairs “Through Our Eyes”: An evening with the Ambassador of The Netherlands

20th February at 7:30 pm8:30 pm

The Netherlands has an international reputation for exploration, trade, Old Master paintings and tulips… but in the twentieth first century era of European instability and rising popular movements, how does this famously liberal nation see its wider role in global politics? In the latest in the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution’s series of insightful talks on world affairs, His Excellency Ambassador Simon Smits will provide a Dutch perspective on major global issues. This talk follows the very popular recent…

From Somerset to the Sahara Desert

21st February at 6:00 pm8:30 pm

Have an evening with Ash Sinfield, Marathon des Sables finisher at Combe Grove on 21 February. From Somerset to the Sahara Desert begins at 6pm and Ash will be speaking about her motivations, training process and the challenges that come with undertaking such a physically demanding feat. In 2016, Ash fulfilled a life-long dream of completing the Marathon de Sables, a six-day ultra-marathon across the Sahara Desert, covering 251km, the equivalent of six regular marathons. Ash is an inspiring mother of…

Phenomenal Women at The Gainsborough

21st February at 6:00 pm7:30 pm

In conjunction with the University of the West of England, The Gainsborough Bath Spa is excited to launch a series of talks entitled: Phenomenal Women. Each talk aims to celebrate, support and inspire. On Wednesday 21 February from 6pm, Liv Garfield: CEO Severn Trent Water will talk about her experiences and the challenges she has encountered on her route to success. Liv took up the reins as Chief Executive of Severn Trent in April 2014 as one of the youngest…

The Birth of Frankenstein

27th February at 7:30 pm9:00 pm

The Bath Royal Literature & Scientific Institution is holding The Birth of Frankenstein event. On 27 February beginning at 7:30pm, Professor Sir Christopher Frayling is a historian, writer and award-winner broadcaster who has published over twenty books on the arts. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein began life as a short story at a holiday villa overlooking Lake Geneva, on 17 June 1816. The story was developed into a full-length novel in Bath that same autumn, and published on New Year's Day 1818. This illustrated lecture will…

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