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Category Ealing

Member of the Federation of Middlesex Beekeepers Grouping

'Established in 1967 when many of our founding members were closely involved with local residents’ associations in opposing the Council’s radical plans to re-develop the centre of Ealing. We are not connected with any political party or the Council ... The Society holds a number of regular events during the year held at venues in central Ealing.'

'Founded in 1978 to study, record and publish information relating to the philately and postal history of Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika including all of the forerunners ... Meetings of the East Africa Study Circle are held in London on Saturday afternoons in late February and late September (to coincide with Stampex) and in mid June. These meetings usually feature a presentation and display of philatelic material by one or more members, leading to a lively and informative discussion.'

Category Carmarthenshire

Member of the Welsh Beekeepers' Association Grouping

Category Honiton

Member of the Devon Beekeepers' Association Grouping

'An amateur society which is actively engaged in all aspects of archaeology and historical research ... EDAS activities include monthly lectures from September to May each year.'

'East Dorset Heritage Trust is a small educational charity established over 30 years ago. Our home is Allendale House, centered in the wonderful market town of Wimborne Minster and we offer the opportunity to learn no matter what your age or ability ... We offer heritage events throughout the year with guided walks, talks or visits to interesting and unusual places.'

Category East Grinstead

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

'Founded in 1955 the East Lancashire Ornithologists’ Club is the oldest in the county. We hold monthly meetings with a guest speaker and organise regular birding trips to many of the beautiful birding sites around Lancashire and adjoining counties.'

Category East Lothian

Member of the Scottish Beekeepers' Association Grouping

Category East Midlands

Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Grouping

Founded in 2010: 'Since then dozens of distinguished speakers have come to Salons in Derby to engage in debates and talk about their work and often to put forward some very controversial ideas. Like other Salons in the UK and internationally, we defend the freedom to think, to act, to say what needs saying – even if it offends others ... The East Midlands Salon, like those that currently exist in Brighton, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Scotland, Dublin and Zurich, is inspired by the Academy of Ideas (AoI) and its flagship event the Battle of Ideas Festival.'

Category East of England

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

'The Society was formed in 1978 by a group of enthusiasts who shared an interest in family history research in the historic area to the east of the City of London. Now a registered charity with over 1,800 members worldwide, the Society has no central offices, telephones or paid staff and all our services are provided by volunteer members ... Our geographic area of interest is that part of Greater London, north of the Thames and east of the old City of London gates of Aldgate & Bishopsgate. Then eastwards through the modern day London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham, Barking and Dagenham through Redbridge to the edge of Metropolitan Essex at Havering.'

'ERAS leads and organises activities for those interested in archaeology in our area. Experts are on hand at our monthly field studies meetings to guide members through hands-on activities. During the summer months our experts on occasion offer walks or visits to local sites of archaeological interest. During the winter months, local and visiting speakers give talks as part of our winter lecture series.'

'Regular meetings are held at four locations around Surrey, which are free for members to attend, where you can meet like-minded people and hear talks on a variety of related topics. Talks vary from family history to social and local history.'

Category Surrey

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

Category East Sussex

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

'The Eastbourne Local History Society, founded in 1970, is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation whose object is the pursuit and encouragement of an active interest in the study of the history of Eastbourne and its immediate environs, and the dissemination of research through talks, publications, conducted walks and visits to places of local interest ... About twelve meetings and events are held each year. Each meeting is addressed by a speaker with local historical knowledge.'

Category Highland

Member of the Scottish Beekeepers' Association Grouping

Category America - North

'Our programme includes a range of events designed to illuminate all aspects of North American literature, history, politics and culture. We nurture our growing community of talented writers, thinkers and creatives through a range of awards which enable great work to happen. Our range of study resources are designed to help inspire those exploring the British Library's Canadian, American and Caribbean collections.'

Category Christianity

'Exists to promote the study of ecclesiastical and canon law particularly in the Church of England and those churches in communion with it. Amongst its activities the Society ... puts on an exciting programme of conferences and lectures bringing together lawyers, clergy and others who are interested in the area.'

'The Ecclesiological Society is for those who are interested in and enthusiastic about church history and church architecture. Members’ interests range over all periods and places, from the earliest churches in Britain through to the most recent developments in ecclesiastical architecture, fittings and liturgy across the world.' Members receive 'invitations to all the Society’s events, lectures, and visits ... Information on similar activities organised by other societies, and on new publications about churches' plus copies of the Society's publications.

'We are the UK's largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues. We support independent, high quality research which has an impact on business, the public sector and civil society ... Social science research plays an important role in our society. Public engagement is about raising awareness of the social sciences and encouraging involvement in both social and science-related research, which will translate into real benefits for society and individuals.' Public-facing activities include the annual UK-wide Festival of Social Science.

'The Eddington Astronomical Society meets once a month in Kendal, usually on the first Thursday of the month ... Meetings generally start with a News round-up, then a break for tea or coffee, followed by a lecture or presentation. Just turn up!'

Category Cumbria

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

'Departments and research institutes across the University are currently hosting an eclectic mix of virtual events to help stimulate debate and deepen people’s understanding of the work of the University. Have a look at the calendar to see what is on each month.'

'Our members share a love of gardens and plants encompassing all levels of knowledge and expertise. Meetings are always well attended, with up to 90 people being a regular feature ... We have meetings most months of the year, together with day and evening visits to gardens large and small. Every summer, many of our members and friends take part in our long weekend mini-holiday, visiting gardens in other parts of the country.'

Category Edinburgh

Member of the Scottish Beekeepers' Association Grouping

Category Arts Festivals

Includes 'a series of new public art commissions and over 45 major exhibitions at galleries, museums and artist-run spaces'. Usually held each year in August.

'The Edinburgh Climate Change Institute was established in 2010 and has consistently worked towards a climate neutral Scotland and wider world.' Their 'Events' Section is 'a database of relevant events and educational opportunities from ECCI, the University of Edinburgh and our partners - and around the climate change community'.

Category Edinburgh

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

'The object of the Club is to advance the education of the public concerning the life and works of Sir Walter Scott. We do this via meetings, lectures, online publications and excursions, as well as by supporting other groups who share our passion for Scott. We have around 5 or 6 lectures per year as well as an Annual Dinner, and a joint lecture with Edinburgh University English Dept. where we award our Scottish Literary Studies Medal .'

Category Road Transport

'Our aim is to promote an interest in contemporary, historic and heritage public transport, encompassing buses, coaches, railway traffic and other vehicles. We meet regularly in the Edinburgh area to discuss our interests in an informal friendly situation, in the form of indoor meetings in the Autumn and Winter seasons, and outdoor events in the Spring and Summer months. Our Winter meetings, from September to April (except January), consist of slide shows, talks and presentations by invited industry managers, knowledgable historians, and our own enthusiastic members. Summer meetings, from May to August when there are more daylight hours, are normally bus trips to various locations on interesting vintage, heritage or modern buses hired for the occasion.'

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