Type of Body:National Association

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* British Association for Local History

www.balh.co.uk
Open Lectures & TalksUseful and Interesting Links 'We have included here some suggestions of national organisations which are of interest to local historians and whose websites provide useful information. In the section labelled "Local Societies" we have provided just a small sample of the many local history societies which now have their own website. Groups and societies dealing with local history vary widely in what they call themselves and what they do, not all have the term 'local history' in their title. There is a long list to be found in The Family and Local History Handbook. New ones, and their websites, are often mentioned in Local History News. If your group is considering having its own website those listed here may provide some examples.'
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Visits to Website611

* British Association of Numismatic Societies

www.coinclubs.org.uk
Open Lectures & Talks'The British Association of Numismatic Societies is the national organisation which represents numismatic societies throughout the United Kingdom. It exists to promote the study of numismatics by bringing these societies and their members together to share and increase their interest and expertise in coins, tokens and currency.'
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Visits to Website668

* British Beekeepers Association

www.bbka.org.uk
Navigate Website>>> About >>> Local Associations >>> Find an Association
Open Lectures & Talks'Most of the activities beekeepers enjoy are run at local associations. These include; lectures, open-air summer apiary meetings, courses, parties, quizzes, auctions, etc. Members of these associations pay subscriptions which gives them a voice and a vote in their association affairs. From the subscription, a capitation fee is paid annually to the BBKA and those combined fees are the only reliable income received by the national body. The BBKA holds a comprehensive list of member associations detailed by UK County.'
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Visits to Website527

* British Orchid Council

www.british-orchid-council.info
Navigate Website>>> Events Diary
Open Lectures & Talks'The BOC maintains and publishes a Diary of Orchid Events around the UK and overseas. This covers details of Member organisation's Shows, British Orchid Congresses and other national Shows, meetings of Council and of the RHS Orchid Committee, plus significant international events such as European and World Orchid Conferences.'
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Visits to Website591

* Historic Houses Association

www.hha.org.uk
Navigate Website>>> Friends' Page
Open Lectures & TalksFriends Events and News The Association's team of volunteer Regional Friends Representatives organise a full programme of special events and visits to houses, gardens and other places of interest, some not usually open to the public, throughout the year. These events are publicised in the Activities supplement to the HHA's quarterly magazine Historic House and are open to applications from Members and Friends of the Association only ... You can find a list of HHA Properties to Visit within "About Us".'
Named Lectures & TalksHugh Shirreff Lecture | HHA/Smiths Gore Lecture
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* Royal Horticultural Society

www.rhs.org.uk
Navigate Website>>> Shows & Events >>> Find an Event
Open Lectures & TalksRHS Event Finder You can search for Event Type 'Demonstration / Talk / Lecture' against Date and Location - including 'Search Only RHS Gardens' or 'Search All Venues' ... 'View Details' gives: date, time, skill level, venue info, booking info, prices, and any additional info.
Also IndexedRHS Lindley Library
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Visits to Website1001

* Scottish Beekeepers Association

www.scottishbeekeepers.org.uk
Navigate Website>>> About >>> Local Associations
Open Lectures & Talks'The Scottish Beekeepers Association is the national body that represents Scotland's beekeepers within the UK, throughout Europe and globally.'
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Visits to Website637

* Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding

www.sacu.org/events.html
Category:China
Open Lectures & Talks'We are currently unable to give our normal events listing service. We hope to resume it as soon as we can. If you can help please let us know. ...'
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Visits to Website697

* Society of Genealogists

14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, Islington, EC1M 7BA, London
www.sog.org.uk/events/calendar.shtml
Open Lectures & Talks'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').
Historic CountyLondon - Central
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Visits to Website634

* The British Fuchsia Society

www.thebfs.org.uk/affiliates.asp
Open Lectures & TalksThe Affiliated Societies page 'is primarily for the connection to the affiliated societies for name, address and contacts in various areas'. The Events Diary just lists "Important Dates" for the Society as a whole.
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Visits to Website732

* The British Society of Dowsers

www.britishdowsers.org/whats_on/affiliated_local_groups.shtml
Category:Dowsing
Open Lectures & Talks'Affiliated Local Groups, are separate and independent of BSD. Some groups specialise in certain areas of dowsing, others are general interest. Each group is run by volunteers who set their own programmes.'
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< Geologists' Association >

Lecture Theatre, Geological Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, Westminster, W1J 0BG, London
www.geologistsassociation.org.uk
Navigate Website>>> Lectures
Open Lectures & Talks'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'
Also IndexedFestival of Geology
Historic CountyLondon - Central
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Visits to Website1006

< Royal Philatelic Society London, The >

41 Devonshire Place, Westminster, W1G 6JY, London
www.rpsl.org
Navigate Website>>> Events
Open Lectures & Talks'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.'
Historic CountyLondon - Central
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< The Orchid Society of Great Britain >

Napier Hall, Hide Place, Westminster, SW1P 4NJ, London
www.osgb.org.uk
Navigate Website>>> Affiliates
Open Lectures & TalksThe 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 ...'
Historic CountyLondon - Central
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Visits to Website1054

Adlerian Society UK

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Camden, WC1R 4RL, London
www.adleriansociety.co.uk
Open Lectures & TalksLondon Lectures Monthly evening lectures - plus other lectures which might be open to all.
Named Lectures & TalksHertha Orgler Memorial Lecture | Rita Udall Memorial Lecture
Also IndexedInstitute for Individual Psychology
Historic CountyLondon - Central
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Visits to Website1459

Alexander Thomson Society, The

Mackintosh Lecture Theatre, Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, City of Glasgow, G3 6RQ, Scotland
www.pollokshieldsheritage.org/Events/AlexanderThomson.html
Open Lectures & TalksProgramme of lectures.
Historic CountyLanarkshire
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Visits to Website692

Alister Hardy Society for the Study of Spiritual Experience

studyspiritualexperiences.weebly.com
Navigate Website>>> Events
Open Lectures & Talks'Currently The Alister Hardy Society supports five Local Groups in Great Britain; the AHS London Group, the Oxford/Cotswold Group, the Wales group, the Chesterfield Group and the Midlands Group. Meetings of all Groups are open to all members of the public - the only qualification being interest in the study and discussion of spiritual/religious experience and related topics. The Groups invite speakers to give talks and run more informal discussion group meetings.'
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Visits to Website737

Alkan Society, The

www.alkansociety.org
Open Lectures & TalksSite lists 'Society events and other events relating to Alkan that swim into our view'.
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Visits to Website571

Amateur Entomologists' Society

www.amentsoc.org/events/
Category:Entomology
Open Lectures & TalksLists occasional lectures and talks organized by the Society or cognate bodies.
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Visits to Website1199

Ancient Monuments Society

www.ancientmonumentssociety.org.uk
Navigate Website>>> Events
Open Lectures & Talks'Each of the AMS Newsletters details over 100 events taking place throughout the country organised by kindred societies, museums and universities ... Our own events are normally only open to members and their guests, however if you would like to attend any of these please contact the office ...'
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Visits to Website556

Angela Thirkell Society

www.angelathirkellsociety.co.uk
Open Lectures & Talks'Talks and discussions are held at the AGM and at Regional meetings.'
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Visits to Website765

Anglican & Eastern Churches Association, The

Lambeth Palace, Lambeth, SE1 7JU, London
www.aeca.org.uk
Category:Christianity
Navigate Website>>> Events
Open Lectures & Talks'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.'
Named Lectures & TalksConstantinople Lecture
Historic CountyLondon - Central
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Visits to Website628

Anglo Catholic History Society, The

www.achs.org.uk/index.html
Navigate Website>>> Events
Open Lectures & Talks'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.'
Historic CountyLondon - Central
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Visits to Website631

Anglo German Family History Society

King's Cross Methodist Church, Crestfield Street, Camden, WC1H 8AT, London
www.agfhs.org/site/index.php
Category:Social History
Navigate Website>>> Calendar
Open Lectures & Talks'We hold six meetings in London on the second Saturday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October and December). The meetings offer a chance to talk to people in person and to listen to fascinating guest lectures.'
Historic CountyLondon - Central
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Visits to Website711

Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society

Stevenson Lecture Theatre, Clore Education Centre, British Museum, Camden, WC1B 3DG, London
aias.org.uk
Navigate Website>>> Events
Open Lectures & TalksMonthly evening lectures: 'Provide a series of illustrated public presentations explaining and informing on recent archaeological findings and new theories'.
Historic CountyLondon - Central
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Visits to Website901

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