'Please come and support the event. Admission free. Refreshments provided.'
Monthly evening meetings.
Graham Pollard Memorial Lecture | Homee and Phiroze Randeria Lecture | Panizzi Lectures
'Annual Sebald Lecture on literary translation, preceded by presentations and readings from the annual Translation Prizes.' Also list of related events.
Audio recordings of previous Annual Lectures.
University of East Anglia
Occasional lectures: enquire about attendance.
University of Edinburgh
Usually four lectures held in Lent Term: 'They are open to all, with no ticket required.'
Trinity College Cambridge
Attendance at most of the seminars on the extensive list is normally restricted to students and academics within the University. But there are a number open more generally, since there are often annotations such as: 'This event will be free but places are limited'. (So worth exploring further, but definitely enquire first about attendance.)
Birkbeck University of London
Research Seminar Series 'open to all' plus other events which might be attended by all.
Oxford Brookes University
Extensive seminar programme, each description often annotated: 'This event is open to the general public'. Occasional more general lectures.
University of Essex
'Designer Bookbinders highly regarded and popular series of lectures will take place monthly through October to March (except December).' Tuesday evenings and Saturdays.
Usually monthly meetings, Thursday evenings: 'Guests and visitors are welcome to meetings and to the annual dinner, and (depending on places available) to the May outing.' Note the Annual John Murray Archive Lecture, held jointly with the National Library of Scotland.
John Murray Archive Lecture
'Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month from October to the following April ... commencing at 7.30 pm prompt ... Why not come and visit us at one of our meetings? Tha'll find a gradely welcome theer. Then if you'd like to join us afterwards, we'll be more than happy to welcome you as a member.'
'Every semester the Europe Japan Research Centre hosts a series of talks and other events by scholars, artists and commentators from around the world who are Japan specialists. Under the auspices of our Japan Interest Group (JIG), these events are open to the public with guests including students, active and retired researchers or anyone with an interest in Japan.'
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'Several times a year we organise social and fundraising events in all parts of the county, culminating in an ever-popular seasonal "Panto" – in dialect, naturally!'
Department of English Language and Literature, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6UR, South Eastwww.circl.co.uk
>>> News & Events
Annual Lecture, started 'on the occasion of Tony Watkins's retirement in 2003, to mark his great role in the shaping of children's literature studies, and his founding role in making Reading an international leader in this field through founding and running the MA in Children's Literature (the first accredited MA in this field in the UK), and the Graduate Centre for International Research in Childhood (CIRCL)' The Centre organizes other events which are 'open to all'.
Tony Watkins Lecture
University of Reading | CIRCL
Various events are organized which members of the public might be able to attend.
School of Oriental & African Studies
'HoBo currently aims to provide comprehensive coverage of all UK seminars, lectures and conferences related to the history of the book.'
History of the Book @ Oxford
>>> Lectures & Readings
'The Institute of English Studies runs one of the largest programmes of events in the subject area, ranging from one-day to week-long conferences, over twenty research seminars and several annual public lectures given by distinguished international scholars.'
John Coffin Memorial Lectures in English
University of London: School of Advanced Study
Lectures in the history of cartography organized by a small group of enthusiasts: Occasional Thursdays at 5.00 pm each term: 'All are most welcome'.
Warburg Institute | Antiquarian Booksellers Association | International Map Collectors' Society
>>> English and Creative Writing >>> National Centre for Research in Children's Literature (NCRCL) >>> Events
'In association with the Department of English and Creative Writing, the NCRCL hosts a number of research talks across the year which are given by a wide range of experts in the field of children’s literature and are open to anyone who wishes to attend.'
University of Roehampton
>>> The Northumbrian Language Society >>> News & Activities
Organize the Annual Roland Bibby Memorial Lecture. Also: 'Branch Meetings are held in Newcastle and Hexham every month or so, with guest speakers and performers'.
Roland Bibby Memorial Lecture
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Offer the Panizzi Lectures 'An annual lecture series, held in the British Library, focused around an aspect of historical bibliography or the history of the book, which combines scholarly content with an aim to advance public understanding of the subject.' Usually held in the Autumn.
Podcasts - Panizzi Lectures 'Listen to and download audio associated with the "Panizzi Lectures".'
'PhilSoc holds seven meetings each academic year, in October, November, January, February, March, May (AGM) and June. At each meeting, a full paper is read. Meetings start at 4.15 pm, with tea served to members and their guests from 3.45 pm. Unless indicated otherwise, meetings are held on Fridays.'
'The Sandars Readership in Bibliography was instituted in 1895 by Mr Samuel Sandars of Trinity College, and continues today in the annual series of Sandars Lectures.'
University of Cambridge | Cambridge University Library