Category:Humanism & Secularism
>>> Community >>> Partner Groups
The British Humanist Association 'holds various events through the year. These offer humanists and the public a chance to socialise, enjoy yourself and learn. Our Events pages contain details on these, as well as related events held by other organisations, and other notable dates ... Numerous Local, Student and Special Interest Humanist Groups affiliate to the British Humanist Association from across the UK. These groups are independent and autonomous but affiliate to us to show that they fall under the humanist umbrella and that they agree with our overall purpose as an organisation ... These offer further opportunities to meet like-minded people, many groups hold talks and social events, or even undertake actions in the local community or campaigns work in line with BHA objectives.'
Shelley Lecture | Voltaire Lecture
Category:School of Advanced Study [London]
'The School of Advanced Study brings together the specialised scholarship and resources of ten prestigious postgraduate research institutes to offer academic opportunities, facilities and stimulation across and between a wide range of subject fields in the humanities and social sciences. Over the year the School and its institutes offer a very wide range of lectures and seminars, workshops and conferences.'
Selected public lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences hosted by the School of Advanced Study and its Institutes are recorded and are accessible for viewing and downloading from these pages and from the University of London platform on iTunes U. The podcasts are grouped into the following broad categories: Culture, Language & Literature; History; Law; Music; Philosophy; Politics, Development & Human Rights; Sociology & Anthropology.
University of London
Category:Family History Federations
'The Society of Genealogists holds regular study days, lectures and evening classes along with workshops demonstrating computer programs and databases of use to family historians.' Lectures are usually priced: check details (and 'non-members now have the opportunity to make use of the Society's library before or after attending a lecture, tutorial or half-day course at a special discount rate').
>>> GLA Societies
'Are you interested in learning about the arts and art history? Or in helping to conserve our heritage? Or making new friends who also enjoy lectures, visiting galleries or days out? Then NADFAS may be for you. You may already be a member and want to know more - this website is for you too.'
Category:University of London
Events at the University of London 'The forthcoming events listed on this page are organised by the central University. For more information about events taking place at the constituent Colleges, Institutes and Activities, please refer to the "Also see events at" section further down the page ...'
'Recordings of School lectures, seminars and conferences, interviews and other content are available from the University of London platform on iTunes U as well as from our video and podcast pages, and YouTube and Tumblr channels.'
Category:Ideas & The Future
'The aim of the 21st Century Challenges series ... is to improve public understanding of, and engagement with, some of the key issues likely to affect our lives and society in the coming years and thereby aid people in making their own informed decisions and judgements on these issues.'
Extensive series of video and audio transcripts.
Royal Geographical Society
Lecture Theatre, Geological Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, Westminster, W1J 0BG, Londonwww.geologistsassociation.org.uk
'Join us for an interesting and informative evening! The Geologists’ Association organizes a series of illustrated evening lectures on a wide range of geological topics. These take place on the first Friday of the month ... Tea is served from 5.30 pm and the lectures begin at 6 pm. Wine and nibbles are available after the meetings ... Non-members are very welcome to attend for an introductory visit - please telephone ... or email ... the Executive Secretary to book a place'
Festival of Geology
Category:Philatelic Societies & Stamp Clubs
'Meetings are held from September to June, normally on alternate Thursdays. They are of two types: the first is of a formal nature, at which one or more papers are read accompanied by displays by individual members, and usually starts at 5 pm; the second consists of a display of stamps, postal history etc. in the frames contributed by one or more members, with or without a written paper. This meeting is open from 1 pm to 6 pm. Tea is served to members and their guests at all meetings ... It is not necessary for a prospective member to be an advanced philatelist.'
The Section 'Affiliates' provides contact details for Groups and Affiliated Societies of the OSGB. In addition: 'We hold monthly meetings for those members who are able to come to London on a Saturday afternoon. Each meeting is different. There is usually an experienced speaker who may talk about travel, cultivation or any other subject related to orchids. Members bring their plants to display at the monthly table show which offers a chance to see a wide variety of orchids in flower. The plants are judged and awarded and there is a short discussion about their history, cultivation and merits ... Tea and coffee are available and members have a chance to chat with the each other and the guest speaker and ask the questions that have been bothering them for ages. "Why won’t my Phalaenopsis flower?" is the most common; no question is too silly to ask ...'
Category:The Medical Sciences
Offers the annual Jean Shanks Lecture - plus other public events from time to time.
Jean Shanks Lecture | Raymond and Beverley Sackler Distinguished Lecture in the Medical Sciences
'Accordia runs an extensive annual programme of public Lectures and Research Seminars on aspects of Italian history and archaeology. The annual series of Italy Lectures have become an established fixture in the diaries of all those interested in early Italy. They are widely appreciated for the diverse range of topics covered, the high standard of the lectures and the convivial post-lecture receptions ... All lectures take place on Tuesday afternoons.' The Lectures are 'public lectures'. The Research Seminars are 'focused at a more detailed level and are open to anyone with a bona fide interest'.
Accordia Lectures on Italy
Institute of Archaeology | Institute of Classical Studies
Category:Local History Societies
>>> Acton History Group
'Meets at 7.30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month from October until March ... Visitors welcome at all meetings. Admission £2.00.'
Category:Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy
London Lectures Monthly evening lectures - plus other lectures which might be open to all.
Hertha Orgler Memorial Lecture | Rita Udall Memorial Lecture
Institute for Individual Psychology
'We put on series of events from all aspects of the cultural perspective – from literature to film, fashion to theatre, art to music. We also have an educational remit, and have been the venue for intense political debate.'
'The Centre of African Studies supports and facilitates the African Development Forum - an innovative, student-driven platform for championing African development. The forum's aims are to promote international interaction, generate lively thought-provoking discussion and challenge assumptions surrounding development in Africa.'
School of Oriental and African Studies
Lecture held every 2-3 years: 'Registration is not required for this event. Seats will be allocated on arrival'.
'Meets five times a year ... Four of the meetings include an afternoon talk commencing 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm, when there is a break for a 'shared supper' (members are invited to bring a little finger food - tea and coffee is provided). Once a year, the Group holds an evening talk or invites members of other organisations with similar interests to join in a joint meeting to explore matters of mutual interest.'
Category:Climbing & Mountaineering
Series of evening talks on most Mondays: 'Doors open at 6.30 pm with Alternatives members enjoying priority entry. Seating is unallocated at our talks. Talks start at 7 pm and end at 8.30 pm. Talks usually cost £10' (and there are concessionary rates).
St James's Church, Piccadilly
'The Association organises an annual Pilgrimage, an annual Constantinople Lecture, a summer Festival, as well as other events, which are open to members and their friends.'
'We meet three times a year in a London church for a lecture – these are usually held in early October, late January and June ... Lectures cover a variety of topics in the subject fields mentioned and are made accessible for those with different levels of expertise and knowledge.'