On the Queen Square trail

With Bath’s amazing Roman remains – and outstanding Georgian architecture – it will come as no surprise to hear that there are plenty of guide books and histories in the bookshops to choose when you come to look around this World Heritage city.

There are plenty of guided tours to join too.

The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution in Queen Square.

So what’s different about the city ‘trails’ being created by volunteers at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution.

Well l can tell you.

The people creating them are all under the age of 18 – and these are self-guided walks designed with young people in mind!

Some of the trail leaflets the youngsters at BRSLI have helped produce.

So far they’ve published leaflets covering everything from Adelard – the local man who became England’s first mathematician – to a Science Trail that will introduce you to Bath’s famous scientists, explorers and inventors.

The youngsters who want your help in producing a leaflet on Queen Square.

The latest leaflet being prepared involves finding out more about a modest park area on the doorstep of the BRSLI – the lawn in Queen Square.

Beatrice Richens and Ralph Bridge are two of the young people leading the research into the Queen Square lawn.

The youngsters involved in research are members of  the Young BRSLI or Science Cadets – and they need your help.

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Here’s a rough idea of how far they have got with the new Queen Square trail.

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They still need to hear from anyone with a story to tell which involves the tree-covered lawn in the middle of Queen Square – so they can expand on its social history.

Lisa Buddrus and some of the youngsters involved in producing the new trail leaflet.

I asked Coordinator, Lisa Buddrus to tell me more.

If you think you can help with the Queen Square research or want to find out more information about the trail leaflets or Young BRSLI then the contact email is: coolbookings@brlsi.org

That’s the one to use to find out more on the Young BRLSI or book onto workshops and the Young Researchers, too.

You can also check out the BRSLI website https://www.brlsi.orghttps://www.brlsi.org

The Institution is also recruiting for the BRSLI Young Researchers. So please look below!

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