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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'.

'Its function is to trace and preserve any aspect of Caddington’s past (and present) including the surrounding area. It meets once a month with informative and entertaining talks given by local personalities. It is always anxious to collect and archive local memorabilia associated with parish history, events, personalities etc. New members are welcome.'

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 ...'

'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.'

'Formed when a small group of like minded people met in the village pub, then as the club numbers grew they had to rent a room with a dark room in the old school village community centre. We are now situated in new modern premises ... There are many members that have experience and advice to share with members who are struggling or would like to try tackling something new. Old and new members are always welcome to come and visit us.'

'The purpose of the Society is to encourage and support research into the history of families with roots in the area. Calderdale is located in the foothills of the Pennines in West Yorkshire, England and covers 140 square miles with a current population of around 200,100 ... We meet on the 4th Thursday of each month when guest speakers present topics that are relevant to Family History research in the area.'

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 1846: 'Its charitable objects are "to examine, preserve and illustrate the ancient monuments and remains of the history, language, manners, customs, arts and industries of Wales and the Marches and to educate the public in such matters" ... The Association holds two meetings each year, a week in mid-summer and an autumn weekend, visiting sites and monuments in all parts of Wales and, on occasions, in England, Ireland and abroad ... The Association takes an active role in supporting and disseminating research on the archaeology and history of Wales and the Marches'.

'Founded in 1840 to provide access for local people to the local history, architecture and archaeology of Cambridgeshire (which now includes the old County of Huntingdon and the new Unitary Authority of Peterborough). Amongst other benefits, members can attend the annual programme of monthly lectures.'

'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.'

'One of the oldest clubs in East Anglia. It was founded in 1902, when photography had become more accessible, with the launch of the Box Brownie (1900) ... The club season runs from August to May. We offer a full and varied programme of weekly meetings structured around talks, competitions and members evenings. We also encourage members to develop their photography skills, through the Special Interest Groups held monthly. These offer sessions on Portrait, Digital Techniques, practical workshops and opportunities to gain feedback on your photography and advice on working towards a distinction as well as critique on good club photography. These meetings are informal, informative and fun.'

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.

‘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.'

'Founded in 1857 as Cambridge Entomological Society, Cambridge Natural History Society is open to everyone interested in Natural History – including zoology, botany, ecology, entomology, palaeontology, conservation and the environment. Regular activities include evening talks in the spring (January to March or April) and autumn (October and November) ...Talks cover a wide variety of topics, and there are exhibitions, excursions and field studies where there is an opportunity to learn identification skills.'

'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.'

 

‘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.'

'Promotes the study, recording and conservation of birds in Cambridgeshire and encourages a wider interest in natural history and the protection of county wildlife habitats ... We have nine indoor meetings from September to May, and usually three field meetings in the summer months. Indoor meetings are held on the second Friday of the month. All are welcome to attend; there is a small charge for non-members.'

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 Cambridgeshire

Member of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Grouping

'The Camden History Society wants everyone to enjoy the history of the London Borough of Camden. Since 1970, we have worked voluntarily to research the social and architectural history of an area that stretches from Highgate to Holborn and Kilburn to King's Cross. We have discovered stories of growth, struggle, invention and inspiration, and can share that with you through our many local history publications and regular public events.'

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 Canterbury

Member of the Kent Bee-Keepers' Association Grouping

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.'

'If you are interested in Canterbury, its history, archaeology and buildings, then our organisation may be for you. Visit over 800 web pages to see stunning architecture, interesting history and find out about colourful characters who left their mark on Canterbury. We hope you will join us at one of our lectures or one of our excursions to places of interest.'

'We are a friendly society which seeks to foster interest in archaeology in the Cardiff area. We have an annual lecture programme which runs fortnightly from October to March, featuring eminent speakers from universities and heritage organisations from around the world. In the summer we have a series of evening field trips to sites of local archaeological and historical interest, together with three full day trips to sites further afield.'

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