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'The Club was founded in 1922 by close associates of Carl Gustav Jung and continues today, building a community that explores Jung's ideas and concepts. Thursday Lectures offer a relaxed and informal way to listen to a variety of speakers covering a broad spectrum of subjects that intersect through Jungian Psychology. Saturday & Weekend Seminars offer an opportunity to delve deeper into particular themes and subjects ...'

Monthly morning Public Lectures which are 'open to anyone with an interest in depth psychology and aim to make the original ideas of Jung more widely accessible and to provide a friendly and informal forum for the ongoing development of Analytical Psychology. The organising committee needs and encourages the support of interested individuals who wish to play an active part in shaping the future of this lecture series. Attending the lectures is an important first step in this direction'.

'Cadw is a Welsh word meaning ‘to keep’ or "to protect". And that’s exactly what we do. We are working for an accessible and well-protected historic environment for Wales ... The Historic Environment is all around us and enhances quality of life and adds local distinctiveness. It includes: * historic buildings; *ancient monuments, such as castles, abbeys, standing stones and industrial remains; *shipwreck sites; *archaeological sites; *historic parks, gardens and landscapes; *World Heritage Sites.'

Category Arts Festivals

'A non-commercial community enterprise celebrating the arts throughout the year and promoting the special place that is Caerleon. It is created by the Community for the Community, but its appeal extends far and wide. At its birth ... the Festival concentrated on sculpture, but it has long since blossomed into a celebration of the arts showcasing talent from near and far. The highlight of the festival calendar year is a ten day Summer Festival in July which includes music, dance, drama, literature, painting, sculpture, arts & crafts at historic venues throughout Caerleon.'

'Café Culture welcomes you to café-style discussions on culture, politics, philosophy and science. Open to all, no prior knowledge needed, just a like-minded desire for convivial and lively banter. Events are free ... Donations welcome ...'

'Café Psychologique is a space to talk about life over a drink from a psychological perspective. It builds on the philosophy of Café Scientifique to take ideas out of universities, laboratories and clinics to make them accessible to people in everyday life. Like Café Scientifique there are trained professionals to provide a resource to the café, but no lectures or seminars. Instead, ideas are dropped into the group to stimulate thought and discussion.'

'A place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to have a conversation about the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings have taken place in cafes, bars, restaurants, theatres, libraries and even out of doors, but always outside a traditional academic context ... Audiences are people who are interested in science. Anyone can participate; speakers are there to be questioned and talk about their work at all levels.'

'Based in Aberdeen, the Club was founded in 1887 and is the oldest and one of the largest hillwalking and climbing club in Scotland ... Its members have from time to time included a number of climbers of repute, but most are simply hillwalkers with interests ranging from cross-country walks, through more strenuous hillwalking (and unashamed Munro-bagging), to serious rock and ice-climbing ... Indoor Meets usually take the form of a slide presentation, and are held about 6 times a year between September or October and March. All members, and guests, are welcome to come along. Indoor meets are an ideal event to meet Club members if you are interested in finding out more about the Club or other Club events.'

'Every year Cairns hosts a series of lectures by invited speakers renowned in their own field under the heading Thinking Allowed ... The series now forms the main thrust of outreach from a church which is well known for its liberal and inclusive approach.'

Category Rail Transport

'Formed in 1983 to further the study of all aspects of the Caledonian Railway, its constituents, subsidiaries and successors, in all their forms and activities.'

Category Arts and Crafts

'Exists to promote the study, practice and teaching of western calligraphy in all its forms, and to generate awareness and appreciation among the wider public ... We offer both individual and group memberships.'

'Founded in 1959 for people with an interest in astronomy in and around the Cambridge area we have been running for over 60 years! The CAA and CYA [Cambridge Young Astronomers] cater for all levels of interest in astronomy from absolute beginners to experts, young and old. We aim to make astronomy interesting and fun ... With Cambridge being one of the leading astronomical centers, we are very lucky to hold our meetings at the University Institute of Astronomy and to have many professional astronomers speak at our meetings, giving us the most up to date information about current research.'

Category Arts Festivals

The new, interdisciplinary Cambridge Festival (replacing the Cambridge Science Festival and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas) took place from 26 March to 4 April 2021.  The new Festival included 'a uniquely Cambridge eclectic mixture of over 350 events and activities: from panel discussions, film premieres, and self-guided walking tours, to "try this at home" activities for the whole family. Topics covered the breadth of Cambridge research and was presented across the Festival’s four themes: Society, Health, Environment and Explore!'  Normally held Late March - Early April.

'We are a world-class, interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to advancing the understanding of music therapy and its ability to affect positive change on health and human wellbeing.'

‘A Society for those with an interest in books, libraries and information. Members enjoy a varied programme of talks, visits and social events at roughly monthly intervals.’

'Spring & Winter festivals | Literary events throughout the year ... Cambridge Literary Festival (CLF) began as Cambridge Wordfest in 2003, when we had our first annual Spring Festival. We began hosting Winter Festivals in 2008 ... We now welcome over 350 writers and speakers to Cambridge each year and stage events that cover a huge variety of topics.'

'An exciting hub for the promotion of scientific research, discussion, and learning ... The title of our Society may sound slightly misleading when you consider the more modern definition of the word ‘philosophy’, but it is in fact the oldest scientific society in Cambridge ... It became a Body Corporate by virtue of a Charter granted by King William IV in 1832.'

Category Rail Transport

'The Circle aims to provide a convivial opportunity for those fascinated by the railway scene to enjoy illustrated talks, films and video screenings, presented by club members or eminent guest speakers. We cover the railway from yesterday to tomorrow, UK and beyond. These first Friday of the month gatherings run from September to May inclusive. The summer months complement the programme with visits to preserved railways, historic towns, river trips and, very occasionally, the hire of our own excursion train. What’s not to enjoy?'

'Gives the public the opportunity to explore Cambridge Science ... Each year, the Festival welcomes visitors to hundreds of events and receives extensive national and local media coverage. Over 170 event coordinators organise talks, interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities, film showings and debates with the assistance of around 1,000 staff and students from departments and organisations across the University and research institutions, charities and industry in the eastern region.' Normally held Early April

‘The Friends are the Library’s largest community of supporters and are open to anyone who loves the Library, wants to give something back, or contribute to its collections and heritage ... To thank you for your support the Library offers Friends a special programme of events and benefits, giving you the chance to see behind the scenes and enjoy and learn about the Library's collections.’

'As a charity, we promote the craft of beekeeping and the importance of bees and other pollinators. We regularly organise events and talks, to which all are welcome.'

Category Gardens Trusts

'Dedicated to understanding and conserving Cambridgeshire's heritage landscape.' The Trust 'publish a bi-annual newsletter and organise garden visits, lectures and seminars for the benefit of members, schools and other interested parties'.

'CGS welcomes new members who would like to learn more about their local landscapes, from the underlying rocks that form them and the environments that existed here in the millions of years of earth’s history to the records of past life and evolution and how the geology relates to human culture, both now and in the thousands of years since man arrived here. Our monthly talks (from September to June) cover a wide range of topics including some of the latest research topics in geology.'

Category Publishers

'Since 1973 we’ve worked to unearth and amplify the most vital, exciting voices we can find, wherever they come from, and we’ve published all kinds of books – thoughtful, upsetting, gripping, beatific, vulgar, chaste, unrepentant, life-changing ... We’re fiercely independent, and we’re as committed to unorthodox and innovative publishing as ever.'

Category Arts Festivals

'There is something special about a Festival. From cathedral concerts to quirky cabaret, over 60,000 people each October join the Canterbury celebration. In a normal year over 2,000 young people participate in outreach projects and our annual Music Bursary competition draws the very best of young talent. We work year-round with schools, colleges, charities and community groups to engage all ages in creative activity, whilst developing the skills of the artists and performers of tomorrow.'

Category Local Heritage

'Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. Located within beautiful parklands at the heart of the capital’s city centre, Cardiff Castle’s Romanesque walls and fairytale towers conceal 2,000 years of history.'

'Every year Cardiff Metropolitan University hosts a series of inaugural lectures delivered by Professors newly appointed to the University. This provides our new Professors with an opportunity to share their research with a broad audience, including members of the public, in the presence of family, invited friends and colleagues. All lectures are open to the public and free to attend.'

'Regular lectures, study groups and workshops covering all aspects of Theosophy ... No previous knowledge of Theosophy is assumed and newcomers are welcome. Other events taking place at Cardiff Theosophical Society include talks on subjects of esoteric and spiritual interest, meditation groups, Sanskrit Mantra Chanting and Huna.'

'Share in our success as a top-five UK university for research excellence and impact. Our events are open to all, and reflect the breadth and depth of our research and courses.'

'Caring for God’s Acre aims to inspire and support local communities to care for churchyards and burial grounds in a way which benefits both people and wildlife.'

'Formed in 1978 by a small group of enthusiasts who wanted to share their passion for carnivorous plants with the wider public. The group wanted to show how amazing carnivorous plants and their various adaptations are, and to encourage their cultivation. Carnivorous plants really are beautiful and fascinating, with some flowers likened to orchids for their beauty!'

'Originally formed in 1969 as the Rayleigh Astronomical Society, the Castle Point Astronomy Club is a small and friendly group of people meeting near Rayleigh in Essex with a common interest in astronomy and the sky at night ... Our meetings are a varied programme of activities that include something for everybody. We have regular Wednesday meetings aimed specifically at beginners. Learn what exciting objects are up there and how best to see them. We also have talks given by members and outside speakers on various topics within the subject, both theoretical and practical.'

Category Local Heritage

'Aims to promote the community's heritage and culture to build a strong, successful community. We use natural as well as cultural heritage as a vehicle for regeneration and improving educational opportunities. We have promoted access to the waterways, local woodland and other green spaces, developed educational opportunities and community involvement in natural and industrial heritage projects and celebrations.'

Category Local Heritage

'Castleshaw is a hamlet in the Saddleworth parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham in Greater Manchester, England. It lies amid the Pennines ... Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Castleshaw is most notable for the Castleshaw Roman fort, the remains of an ancient castrum.' [Wikipedia]

'The CABK is an educational charity, registered in the UK, whose objective is to promote and further the craft of beekeeping. This is achieved by organising lectures and producing publications to enable beekeepers, bee scientists and others interested in bees to keep in touch with the latest research and ideas about bees and other social insects, as well as related topics such as pollination. We aim to act as a bridge between the beekeeper and the scientist ... It invites as its speakers those who are acknowledged experts in their fields, both nationally and internationally, and also a selection of early-career researchers who are active in the field.  In normal times, there are more than ten lectures given each year.'

Category Africa

'Our Centre began in 1964 as the African Studies Unit, and has grown from a small cataloguing enterprise to a research centre with an annual African Studies Lecture, a regular seminar programme and an annual African Studies Bulletin.'

'A research centre which explores all aspects of the Brexit Referendum and life beyond the European Union. Our team of experts examine the impact Brexit could have on society, business and the economy. The team also regularly comment on issues surrounding British politics and the Government’s role worldwide.'

Category Law and Society

'At the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, we envisage a society less dominated by criminalisation and punishment, because we find better ways to prevent and address the problems we face. Through our collaborations, local, national and international, we take practical steps to achieve this vision in the here and now. We also acknowledge the significant barriers we face. As the pace of social, economic and technological change is quickening, our approach to law and order is stuck in the past. After years of legislative hyperactivity, there is an abundance of law, and an absence of order. Too many communities are over-policed and under-protected. All-too-often, unnecessary criminalisation compounds, rather than addresses, problems. We are committed to working with others to mark out transformative solutions to the problems we face, and to address the harmful consequences of our over-reliance on policing, prosecution and punishment.'

'Provides a focus within the University for cross-Faculty, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research in gender and sexuality studies generally, and in relation to Welsh history, culture and society in particular ... Centre members encourage and support one another’s research through an annual event on International Women’s Day, the Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture, as well as a seminar series, public lectures and through regular group meetings.'

'The aim of the Centre is to increase our capacity for rigorous gender analysis and to promote awareness of its relevance in historic, economic, political, artistic, social, and scientific contexts ... The Centre runs high profile symposia, public lectures and research seminars, as well as a multi-disciplinary MPhil and PhD programme, a visiting scholars’ programme and a distinguished Visiting Professorship Scheme (The Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professorship). The Centre also has an excellent network of visiting scholars and invited lecturers.'

'Gender is a key theme for Sussex research and many of our faculty are expert leaders in this field. We research and teach on gender issues in a variety of schools and departments which leads to fresh and innovative debates and to a diverse approach to teaching and learning. We also have a strong policy, community, and media presence via several high-profile research projects.'

Category Law and Society

'Established in 2000 and has rapidly achieved an international reputation for its innovative policy research and its consultancy projects, in particular in the fields of creative industries and emerging technologies ... Our public lectures series on topical issues of intellectual property law and policy is open to anyone to attend, but registration is required.'

Category Antiquity

'An interdisciplinary hub for research development, support, and networking that brings together colleagues in medieval and early modern studies from several departments in Liverpool and HE institutions across the northwest of England (Chester, Liverpool Hope, Lancaster, Manchester) ...The Seminar Series remains an important dimension of LCMRS activity, enriching the research environment for staff and postgraduate students alike – but also offering a key channel through which we can communicate our research to a wider audience of colleagues from other institutions and also the general public. Many of our events are therefore open for anyone to attend, and our "Key Lectures" series ... seeks to engage the wider community in a historical approach to subjects of contemporary debate.'

'The Centre for Printing History and Culture is a joint initiative between Birmingham City University and the University of Birmingham and consists of researchers, heritage professionals and librarians. It seeks to encourage research into all aspects and periods of printing history and culture, as well as education and training into the art and practice of printing.'

'Established to promote high quality critical and academic research into apocalyptic and millenarian movements across time, place and culture ... An important function of the Centre is promoting public understanding of the issues surrounding the study of apocalyptic and millenarian movements, and the nature and history of those movements in themselves. Thus, the Centre seeks to develop the research and scholars it supports to ensure that their scholarly endeavours are helped to translate into publicly accessible and useful sources of information.'

'The public lecture series is organised to aid the MA/Diploma students in "Islam in Contemporary Britain" in their studies, but to also allow a chance for academics and students from other schools, and the general public, to attend and gain a better understanding on the various and dynamic aspects related to the study of Islam in the UK ... 'We envisage the Centre as an accessible, vibrant, and inclusive hub of learning about Islam in Cardiff and South Wales, for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The Centre has strong links with the local Muslim community, and we are proud of this partnership.'

'The Centre for Urban History, founded in 1985, is a unique institution for the study of towns and cities. With an international reputation, our knowledge and expertise have a global as well as a local reach. We study the urban history of Europe and Asia since 1700 with special interests in Britain, China, India and Ireland ... Each year we host a series of free seminars and lectures which is open to graduates, students, staff and members of the public.'

'The Centre for West Midlands History, (originally the Centre for Birmingham and Midlands History), was founded at the University of Birmingham to create a forum for research into and study of the history of the region. The Centre runs a Masters degree in West Midlands History, an annual conference, day schools and other public events. It provides support for projects and works with heritage professionals and independent scholars in the wider community. The Friends of the Centre for West Midlands History is another initiative.'

Category Africa

'The Centre’s primary role in the University is to undertake, promote, and support research and teaching about Africa as well as to build academic engagement with African scholars and institutions. Among the ways we do this is through intensive and dynamic seminar series, workshops, public lectures, and conferences.'

Category Africa

'The largest centre of expertise on Africa outside Africa. Founded in 1965 at SOAS, University of London, where its administration is still based, since 1991 the Centre has assumed formal responsibility for co-ordinating, stimulating and promoting interdisciplinary study, research and discussion on Africa within the University; and promoting a wider awareness of African issues.'

Category America - North

'The longest running Centre outside Canada ... Its research focus lies primarily in the social sciences, in Politics and International Relatoins, Sociology, Social Anthropology and Social Policy ... We run regular Open Research Seminars, Conferences and Special Events and Lectures throughout the year.'

Category Modern History

'The largest Festival dedicated entirely to history ... The aim is to excite, enthral and entertain about the past. All proceeds from the festival have, since 2012, been directed to the Chalke Valley History Trust, which promotes the understanding of history to all ages, but especially children.' Held Mid June.

'Established in 1973 to promote and encourage awareness of the Scottish architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh ... Membership provides an opportunity to meet fellow enthusiasts and participate in the events programme. Study tours, lectures, visits, private views and other events are offered exclusively to Society members.'

'Leicestershires' only geological society, Section 'C', is rooted within the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, beginning in 1835, and offers a year-round range of activities for all those who have an interest in the Earth Sciences. The Section was formally founded in 1849, from the in-house geological-interest group, which makes it now, at 172 years, one of the oldest geological societies in the UK. But could it be the oldest? If you know of an older geological society, please do get in touch ...'

'Ergonomics is a science-based discipline that brings together knowledge from other subjects such as anatomy and physiology, psychology, engineering and statistics to ensure that designs complement the strengths and abilities of people and minimise the effects of their limitations. Rather than expecting people to adapt to a design that forces them to work in an uncomfortable, stressful or dangerous way, ergonomists and human factors specialists seek to understand how a product, workplace or system can be designed to suit the people who need to use it ... We aim to organise and run several events throughout the year and throughout the UK that give attendees the chance to meet others, to learn and to be inspired ... Regional Networks hold events which may include presentations, talks or site visits and are open to anyone.'

'Chatham House’s mission is to help governments and societies build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world. We pursue our mission through dialogue, analysis and solutions-based ideas, and by empowering the next generation to build a better world ... Each year, the Institute runs more than 300 private and public events – conferences, workshops and roundtables – in London and internationally with partners.'

'Discover the "Great House" referred to in Jane Austen’s letters, now sensitively restored, relax in the peace and tranquillity of the gardens, and find inspiration in the lives and works of our women writers ... We run a lively and varied events programme, including evening talks, music recitals and international conferences.'

Category Modern History

'This year’s Chelsea History Festival will bring the past to life through a series of talks, tours and events, both physical and virtual. The immersive programme will reveal history in all its variety, and demonstrate its ongoing resonance and relevance today.'

Category Europe

'For all who love Italy: its culture, history, language and people ... We normally meet on a Monday, once a month.'

'Cheltenham Literature Festival is the world’s first literature festival, leading the way in celebrating the written and spoken word, presenting the best new voices in fiction and poetry alongside literary greats and high-profile speakers, while inspiring over 9,000 school children with a love of books through its Literature for Schools programme. ' Normally held Mid October.

'Cheltenham Poetry Festival offers an annual 10 day program of exciting live literature events. As well as the Spring programme, the Festival celebrates the power of words throughout the year at readings, performances and workshops.'

'How long is a piece of string? What makes the world turn? And why does chocolate taste so good? Nothing is off limits at Cheltenham Science Festival. Every year we are joined by the world’s greatest scientists, futurologists and thought-leaders to help make sense of the world around us.'  Normally held Early June.

Category Cheshire

'We are a group of enthusiasts who meet to share our enjoyment of orchids. Membership is open to anyone who is interested. Beginners are very welcome!'

'The aims of the Cheshire Beekeepers’ Association are to promote and further the craft of bee keeping. We do this through meetings, apiary events and educational courses ... We organise a full programme of indoor and outdoor meetings throughout the year.'

Category Gardens Trusts

'We are an organisation of volunteers who care about Cheshire’s rich heritage of parks, gardens and designed landscapes. Our membership encompasses those who simply enjoy visiting gardens to professional designers, horticulturalists and historians. Visits and talks run throughout the year where we visit parks and gardens, meet gardeners, owners and designers for that ‘inside’ view and understanding.'

'One of the world's oldest scientific societies going back to 1892. It hosts public lectures by amateurs and professionals alike and arranges visits to sites of technical interest.'

Normally held Mid November: 'One of the longest-running annual literature events in the country ... with a packed programme of visiting poets, writers, broadcasters, wordsmiths and actors'.

'Studying paranormal phenomena such as: auras, dowsing, ghosts, hypnosis, mediumship, poltergeists, reincarnation, Spiritualism, telepathy and UFOs, since 1982 ... CPSG runs a monthly programme of talks, demonstrations and videos relating to the paranormal. The group's secretary arranges for a different speaker to join us at each meeting, in order to give a talk on, or to demonstrate, a particular aspect of the subject.'

Search for Activity Type 'Talks & Lectures'. Also note the Chichester Cathedral Friends who 'host a range of events and provide opportunities to meet new people and share new experiences'.

'The heart of this project is a focus on the fantastic imagination as a creative force both in literature and culture ... The Centre seeks to explore, discuss and celebrate the diversity, exuberance and evolution of fairy tales, folklore, the fantastic and the speculative, and takes a critical interest in works in translation, decolonial literature and theory, and in the concept of the emerging "third space" between cultural identities in a transmodern world.'

'Chichester Literary Society, despite its name, is not elitist. If you love books – and learning about writers and their lives – then this Society is for you. With our programme of talks and social events, we aim to promote love of the written word in whatever form it takes, be it prose or verse, the classics or more modern writers. In addition to talks by writers and literary experts, there are two annual social events – a summer party with readings and a Christmas social.'

Category Booksellers

'This is the online home of both our lovely shops: the Chorleywood Bookshop and the Gerrards Cross Bookshop. If you want to book places for one of our many high profile events, purchase a limited edition book, or find out out how to get hold of us to place orders or make a query, you’re in the right place!'

'We aim to offer lively, entertaining and informative events: performance, illustrated talks, lectures, conversation, interviews and discussions.' Normally held Mid September.

'Formed in 2005, we are well established amongst the other national societies and enjoy a strong, enthusiastic membership of all ages and abilities, the group being administered by a core committee ... We try and observe whenever conditions and other commitments allow and invite everyone to join us under the stars. Regardless of the weather, however, we also meet once a month in Chipping Norton for a talk by a professional astronomer or CNAAG member and a warm welcome is guaranteed if you care to come along.'

'Chipping Norton Literary Festival is created and run by volunteers. All the fizz and sparkle of the Festival days is a result of year round tireless work by a small army of people who put their enthusiasm and skills – and above all their love of books - to work for their festival and their community.'  Normally held Mid April.

'Brings together top authors and their readers for a week of history, poetry, biography, creative writing, fiction, thrillers, gardens, food, wine, politics and children’s books.' Normally held Early September.

Category Local Heritage

'Chiswick House, built between 1726 and 1729 is one of the earliest and most important neo-Palladian villas in England ... By the 20th century, the House and Gardens were in decline and in 1929 the reduced estate was sold to Middlesex County Council. In 1948, ownership of the house passed to the Ministry of Works, which embarked on a restoration campaign aimed at returning the villa to its original size and design and the gardens to their original layout. Following a major restoration project, which finished in 2010 with £12m support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, London Borough of Hounslow and English Heritage Trust formed the independent Chiswick House and Gardens Trust to unify the care of the House and Gardens ... Today we welcome over one million visitors every year. Our vision is simple – we want to be here for everyone, every day.'

Category Christianity

'An international and interdenominational educational charity working to develop multicultural and interfaith understanding and friendship locally, nationally and internationally. Its aim is to work for justice, peace and development. The focus is on listening to encourage awareness and action. It does this with a programme of special interest groups, conferences, international exchanges, work-camps, books and the magazine.'

Category Christianity

’Founded in 1973 and formally launched at a conference in London in January 1976 as the Librarians’ Christian Fellowship, CLIS is an association of Christians working in libraries, information services and related fields.‘

Category Christianity

'We are a network of people including research scientists in universities, commercial and government laboratories and hi-tech companies, engineers, theologians and philosophers, as well as students, school teachers, administrators and anyone interested in science and faith issues ...  There are local groups around the UK and Ireland which provide meetings for members and others, organizing public lectures, talks in local churches, study and prayer groups.'

'The Churches Conservation Trust is the national charity protecting churches at risk. We care for the churches vested in us by the Church Commissioners of the Church of England, repairing the damage from sometimes years of neglect, and work with local communities to bring them alive again ... We hold a wide range of events in our churches. Apart from services, they host art exhibitions, concerts, performances and other community events ... Each year we also offer a selection of paid tours, lectures and courses. From a two day excursion taking in the church where Shakespeare is said to have married Anne Hathaway, 400 years after the Bard's death, to day trips and walking tours around the country, there is something to suit everyone.'

Category Christianity

'There are many different Christian churches and denominations, but all have the same basic calling – to worship God, to share the good news about Jesus Christ and to work for the good of all people. Churches Together in Britain and Ireland is the umbrella organisation helping to bring these Christian churches together under Christian unity.'

Category Christianity

'Churches Together in England is the national ecumenical instrument supporting and encouraging churches from a wide range of traditions to work together in unity. With churches drawn from the Anglican, Catholic, Pentecostal, Charismatic, Orthodox and Lutheran traditions, as well as Free Churches, Quakers and others, we unite one of the broadest range of churches in the whole of Europe.'

CHUtalks  'This fascinating seminar series highlights cutting-edge research undertaken at all levels of academia within the Churchill College community. Held in an informal setting with discussion encouraged, these talks aim to make complex topics accessible to a general audience.'

'The Cinema Theatre Association organises visits to cinemas and theatres, past and present, across the UK and overseas. Lectures and other events feature in our programme of activities too. There are in-person events which are usually for members only, and also online events which can be enjoyed by anyone, although members pay less for their tickets - so why not join us to enjoy all the benefits of CTA membership?'

'Each year the society holds a series of ten lectures on a varied selection of topics intended to appeal to a wide variety of interests and levels of scientific background.  Members include not only scientists, doctors and engineers but also many who have a general interest in science and technology.

Category Local Heritage

'City Culture Peterborough delivers a year-round programme of events across our venues and beyond to promote the city’s cultural fabric.

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'The national charity for the civic movement in England. We make places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive. We promote civic pride ... We welcome civic and amenity societies and other local groups as well as individuals, town and parish councils, local authorities and businesses as members and supporters of Civic Voice.'

Category Antiquity

'Since 1903, The Classical Association has supported the establishment of local branches – classics communities across England and Wales which meet regularly and are run by dedicated volunteers ... providing a mix of lecture programmes, outreach events, competitions, reading groups and other initiatives on classical topics.'

Category Antiquity

'Following sweeping education reform, the teaching of classics was in sharp decline in UK state schools from the 1970s. In 2010, researchers estimated that classics was taught in only 25% of state schools, compared with 75% of schools in the independent sector. Classics for All was established to reverse this trend. It aims to raise the aspirations and build the cultural capital of young people from all backgrounds by teaching them about the ancient world ... Our events seek to bring together like-minded individuals from across the classical community with a shared passion for the ancient world. Covering everything from mouth-watering Roman food to eye-watering ancient medicine, we welcome those of all ages and levels of knowledge to attend.'

Founded 1969: 'We have our own lecture room and observatory containing a 16 inch Newtonian/Cassegrain telescope as well as other smaller telescopes. Regular monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month with invited speakers who give talks on a range of astronomical topics ... We also run beginners’ sessions from September to May once a month on Friday evenings which are open to everyone'.

Founded 1990, merging to neighbouring societies: 'We meet once per month from September to June, usually on the second Friday ... Most meetings feature a talk by a guest speaker, sometimes a professional astronomer and sometimes a fellow amateur. These talks are always on a fairly non-technical level; no prior knowledge of astronomy is necessary to join the Society, and new members, novices included, are always more than welcome. Though many of our members are casual or "armchair" astronomers, we also have several dedicated and expert observers among our ranks'.

'The home of Beekeeping in the old County of Cleveland ... Spring, Autumn, and Winter meetings (January to April, and then September to December) are held at 7.15 pm on the 3rd Monday of the month. There will normally be an improvers teaching session starting at 6.30pm before the main meeting.'

'A Lecture Forum on World Affairs held in the idyllic village of Clovelly, North Devon, where a soft backdrop of picturesque England welcomes tough discussions. The purpose of this Forum is to provide information on policy directions for making informed choices.'

'The objectives of the Society are: (i) To aid and encourage amateur astronomy in the South Lanarkshire area; (ii) To promote social intercourse between its members and those of other Societies; (iii) To promote the education of students and members of the general public in the subject of astronomy.  These objectives are to be achieved by holding open meetings, exhibitions of astronomical interests, presentations to students and members of the general public when requested, and observation sessions.'

Category Highland

Member of the Local History Societies - Highlands and Islands Grouping

'We are based at the observatory in Cody Technology Park close to Farnborough airport in Hampshire ... Individual Membership of the Cody Astronomical Society has many benefits: * Invitations to all meetings, including monthly seminars on a wide range of topics; * A set of introductory seminars are run on a regular basis to help newcomers get up to speed on topics such as Navigating the Night Sky, the Moon, Planets of the Solar System, etc.; * More advanced topics are presented by a range of experts, typically from higher educational and research establishments across the UK.'

Category Local Heritage

'Formed in 2000 by a small group of villagers anxious to see the heritage of the area preserved for ever. Our mandate has not wavered - to study record and stimulate interest in the heritage of our two villages and their surrounding areas. Our membership fluctuates between 40 to 50 members. The Society organises and manages an annual programme of twelve open meetings in which it invites knowledgeable speakers to talk on a wide variety of subjects of local, national and international interest.'

'Exists to foster interest in the life and works of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his circle, and to support Coleridge Cottage in Nether Stowey, Somerset, through co-operation with the National Trust. We pursue our aims by publishing the Coleridge Bulletin, sent out to members twice a year; by hosting a biennial Summer Conference and an annual Autumn Study Weekend, in the area surrounding the Quantock Hills, which inspired some of Coleridge's greatest poetry.'

We are rated among the top 100 universities for the study of arts and humanities in the world, and are one of the UK’s leading centres for research and teaching across our diverse range of subjects, reflecting all aspects of human experience, culture and creativity through disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches ... We have an ethos of co-creation, prioritising the interactions (between students, staff and partners) that enable knowledge sharing and inclusive progress. We believe that everyone, no matter their background or their ultimate vocation, benefits from interactions with the Arts and Humanities, and it is our role to enable that engagement.'

'Our monthly online lecture series showcases some of the most globally impactful research in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences. In each lecture, our world-class academics will share an area of their research relating to the UN Sustainable Development Goals for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.'

Category Christianity

'We're a network of preachers, some experienced and some new to the task, ordained and lay, from different denominations and traditions, drawn together by a shared belief that good preaching matters, who want to help each other fulfil their preaching ministry ... Our public events and seminars are open to preachers of all denominations. The list also includes events run by partner organisations.'

'From courses on chakras, dowsing and shamanism to training in mediumship and psychic development, The College of Psychic Studies supports every investigation into life's great mysteries. Alongside our team of respected tutors, we're proud to host esteemed thought-leaders both online and in person at our London College ... There's so much happening at the College all year round. Take your pick from our courses, workshops, talks and special events, both online and in-person.'

'Forthcoming events relevant to the College of Social Sciences and International Studies. Any SSIS staff or postgrads may always attend, although registration may be required (the event will specify if so). Anyone else should contact the department or the centre in question.'

'Comprised of nine schools, two research institutes and nine research centres across the breadth of arts, humanities and social sciences and interdisciplinary subjects. We are ambitious, innovative, future-facing, and interdisciplinary; guided in everything we do by our desire to nurture a stimulating, creative, and collegial working and learning environment. We embrace diversity and challenge ourselves to achieve excellence in research and teaching that shapes policy and changes minds through our interpretation of the past and present.'

'The people of Colonsay, like many communities large and small, have always shared a love of books and literature, joining in book groups and participating in fringe poetry sessions at the music festival. At a community meeting in June 2011, the idea of a book festival for the island was tentatively mooted, and ten months later, at the end of April 2012, we were welcoming our first six authors and an eager audience.' Normally held Early May.

'The aim of the Combined Military Services Museum is to display artefacts from Britain’s proud military history, for the education and enjoyment of both present and future generations.'

Category Law and Society

'Combar is the specialist association of the English and Welsh Bar for commercial barristers advising the international business community.' Once per year - usually in November - the Association holds an Annual Lecture to which 'all are welcome'.

Category Road Transport

'Founded in 1998 CTP is a club for commercial transport enthusiasts where like minded people enjoy their particular pastime in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The club has nationwide membership but is centred in the Salisbury area where indoor social events are held during the winter months.'