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'Earthwatch is an environmental charity with science at its heart.  We connect people with the natural world, monitor the health of our natural resources, and help people take action to have a positive impact.'

'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.'

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 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.

'The Society was established in 1980 by graduates in Ecology and Conservation courses from Birkbeck, University of London, and we maintain close links with the College. We aim to encourage interest in conservation, based on sound ecological principles, by arranging lectures, field visits and meetings.  The members of our Society have varied professional backgrounds and share a common interest in ecology and conservation.'

'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.

'We are a leading forum to ensure that the natural environment throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland supports wellbeing and prosperity for everyone. We bring people together from across many different professions and sectors, from ecology to economics, finance to farming and health to housing. We provide unique opportunities to learn from practical examples and innovative ideas ... We organise events that no one else does to share innovation, ideas and best practice. These range from large conferences to workshops and webinars ... The Network is for everyone, from park rangers to public health specialists and from land valuers to landscape architects.'

'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!'

‘The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future. Our visitor destination in Cornwall, UK, is nestled in a huge crater. Here, massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to our striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events.’

'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.'

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'.

'It is a distinctive international showcase celebrating the written word, literature and ideas. It brings leading and emerging international, British and Scottish authors and thinkers together to inspire each other and audiences in an extensive programme of public events.' Normally held Mid August.

'Edinburgh Science Foundation is an educational charity, founded in 1989, which operates Edinburgh Science's Education and Festival programmes. We are best known for organising Edinburgh’s annual Science Festival – the world’s first public celebration of science and technology as a festival and still one of Europe’s largest – as well as our science education outreach programmes, Generation Science and Careers Hive and our community engagement work.' Festival normally held during April.

Category Arts and Crafts

'Edinburgh Printmakers is a centre for printmaking and the visual arts in Fountainbridge. It has a large light-filled printmaking studio, digital studio, darkroom, classes, two galleries, a shop selling original prints and handmade products, hire spaces for meetings, events or learning activities, a cafe, a courtyard and community garden.'

'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.'

'Set in 82 acres of sloping parkland, the Zoo is situated three miles to the west of Edinburgh city centre.  Apart from getting close to over 1,000 rare and endangered animals, there are many different ways to enjoy your day out. You can experience a busy programme of educational events and activities - ranging from keeper talks through to hands-on animal encounters - and a wide-range of eating experiences, several play areas and a fantastic gift shop.'

Also indexedRoyal Zoological Society of Scotland

'We see ourselves as having an advocacy role as well as the more traditional academic responsibilities, by ...  creating and distributing resources, and organising public lectures, educational programmes, and other strategic events and activities that will enhance the understanding of religion and religious affairs.'

Category Antiquity

The Egypt Centre has three core functions which are delivered through several Museum services and in which all staff are involved at different levels. The core functions are: * Preservation of the Collection and Collection Management; * Learning and Teaching;  * Widening Participation - 'makes explicit our aim to reach as diverse an audience as possible and to incorporate all groups in the life of the Museum and thus the University. At the same time, those already working within the University are brought into greater co-operation with the wider public'.

Category Antiquity

'Founded in 1882 by Amelia Edwards. Following a visit to Egypt in 1873-4, she developed a passion for documenting, exploring and preserving the country’s unique heritage ... As the UK’s leading charity supporting archaeological fieldwork and research in Egypt since 1882, we engage a diverse international audience of like-minded individuals to preserve and protect cultural heritage for future generations ... Some of the events listed are not run with or by EES but may be of interest to those that support our work.'

Category Antiquity

Founded 1998:  'Aims to offer at least six lectures a year between October and June., with an emphasis on ancient Egypt, but there may also be talks on more modern topics, as well as people associated with the country and its exploration ... Attendance for Members is free, and they will automatically receive links at least a week before each lecture takes place ... Tickets for non-members ... will be made available via Eventbrite on the same timescale'.

Category Arts Festivals

Festival normally held in August - moving each year to a different venue within Wales.

'Britain’s largest composer society ... As a member of The Elgar Society you will be supporting a range of educational projects, the performance of Elgar’s works both at home and abroad and recordings of Elgar’s music ...The Elgar Society has a programme of online events. It is hoped that members will be able to take advantage of this service in order to enjoy a wide ranging selection of talks and presentations, some of which are branch meetings, others being presentations produced by the Society’s national committee. All members are invited to attend any online event. Non-members may also take advantage of this facility by arrangement.'

'Welcome to 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester.  For over 150 years, this house has been associated with its most famous resident: the novelist, Elizabeth Gaskell, who lived here from 1850 to 1865 ... The House, now a Grade II* listed property, was built between 1835-1841 on the outer edge of the growing city.  It was built as part of a new suburban development planned by Richard Lane and is a rare example of the elegant Regency-style villas once popular in Manchester.' Offer a range of talks,  conversations, courses, etc, on subjects related to Elizabeth Gaskell.

'A centre for the study of Ethnology, Folklore, and Ethnomusicology at the University of Aberdeen. Established in 1995 in celebration of the quincentenary of the university's founding, the Institute researches and promotes the culture of the North and North-East of Scotland in context ... A key part of our remit is public engagement, co-producing knowledge and research in partnership with local organizations and individuals ... Our monthly public lectures and ethnographic film series operate throughout the academic year and are open to all. With an exciting combination of cutting-edge research and excellent visual material, each lecture and film closes with questions and often lively discussion.'

Originally 'the University of London Extra-Mural Archaeological Society, catering for past and present students of the University. Now, as EMAS Archaeological Society – or just plain EMAS – we welcome anyone with an interest in archaeology. Beginners, students, amateurs and professionals alike! We’re proud of our broad-based and diverse membership, drawn from many walks of life, and are particularly keen to help younger people (18+) develop their understanding of archaeology or explore new areas of interest ... EMAS lays on a range of group activities for its members, including free lectures, half day visits in London, whole day field trips and longer residential study tours'.

Category Arts and Crafts

'The Embroiderers' Guild exists to build awareness of stitch and textile art. We educate, encourage, inspire and promote the achievement of excellence ... We have a number of independent stitch groups who are affiliated to the Embroiderers' Guild.'

Category Arts and Crafts

'The Embroiderers' Guild exists to build awareness of stitch and textile art. We educate, encourage, inspire and promote the achievement of excellence ... We have a number of independent stitch groups who are affiliated to the Embroiderers' Guild.' (NOTE At the time of Review, the Guild no longer provided Links to the Websites of their affiliated Groups.)

'Emerson College was founded by Francis Edmunds in 1962 as an education centre for young adults. He felt that people were seeking a more holistic way of expressing themselves, creatively, intellectually and spiritually, free from doctrine or convention ... Our courses share a common premise; to support our students in making meaning of their learning and their lives. Our aim is to enable people to find, deepen and fulfil their purpose in life. They combine Anthroposophic teaching with contemporary understanding in a way that is timely and relevant for the challenges we face in the world today.'

'Engaging Theology in Cumbria (ETC) has developed out of the former Cumbria Theological Society, which was founded in 1992 as an ecumenical organisation with the aim of hosting five or six lectures or seminars each year.In 2018, in recognition of the wide variety of theological activity across the county, the steering committee of the Theological Society reviewed what it offered. The members decided to change its name to reflect the aim of engaging as many as possible in exploring how God is present and inspires our hearts, minds and souls towards the mission of Christ ... Over the next few years, the vision of ETC is to host a range of day conferences, groups, including book groups, seminars and lectures, held in various locations to be accessible to as many people as possible, including young people and students.'

Category Arts and Crafts

'The oldest society dedicated to the study of British ceramics and enamels. Members interested in ceramics at all levels of knowledge are always made welcome. Founded in 1927, we aim to advance knowledge by presenting new research on these subjects at our meetings and by publishing this research. The Circle`s worldwide membership embraces collectors, curators, archaeologists, potters, auctioneers, dealers, social historians and all those with an interest in the history of ceramics made in the British Isles.'  ECC benefits include 'regular convivial meetings with talks on new research by ceramic experts'.

'English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of the empire to a Cold War bunker. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year.'

'An interdisciplinary centre leading cutting-edge research into solutions to problems of environmental change. Based on the University's Penryn Campus, in Cornwall, our world class research and education is enhancing people's lives by improving their relationships with the environment ... To stimulate innovative thinking and project ideas, our regular Think Tank events bring together researchers and partners from across the University and community to explore concepts that cut across all our themes. This approach allows us to synthesise across fields, and to be dynamic; changing over time to tackle the big questions in environmental and sustainability science.'

Category Local Heritage

The Mission of the Erasmus Darwin Foundation is 'to promote international awareness of the life and achievements of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) and the manner in which they relate to today’s world and to do this in a way that is enjoyable and easily understood by all'. Erasmus Darwin House is 'a stunning Grade I listed Georgian house with a Palladian front a stone’s throw away from Lichfield Cathedral'. Amongst a range of events, the House organizes the Lunar Lectures Series, held monthly 'on the night of the full moon'.

Also indexedLunar Lecture Series
Category Essex

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

'The EBKA currently has more than 800 members, some with many decades of practical beekeeping experience, while others are newcomers to the craft, bringing enthusiasm and dedication to their new-found hobby ... Membership of the Essex Beekeepers’ Association is through local groups, known as Divisions ... Each Division within Essex holds a number of talks and meetings throughout the year, covering many aspects of the craft of beekeeping.'

'One of the highlights of the county’s cultural calendar. Each year the festival hosts 100+events in a range of venues across Essex ... The Festival was established by Essex County Council in 1999 to celebrate the book in all its forms with the widest possible audiences. It has grown exponentially since then. Now recognised as one of the leading festivals of its kind in the East of England, it invites writers and artists from all over the world to take part in its activities and events.' Normally held during June.

Category Antiquity

'Formed in 2005, Essex Egyptology Group members and visitors enjoy a stimulating programme of talks and study days.'

Category Gardens Trusts

'We protect Essex's precious green spaces - past and present - by identifying and recording their details, and making that information available; and we influence Essex's future green spaces for the well-being of everyone, by using our knowledge to provide informed comment on relevant plans for development ... We organise events, including garden visits, talks, social gatherings and courses. Many of these are at Writtle University College with which we have close ties.'

Category Essex

Member of the British Association of Numismatic Societies Grouping

'Essex Rock & Mineral Society had its first meeting in February 1967. Started by Rowley Collier, it is an amateur society ​for those who always want to know more about this world. We cater for all ages, all levels of knowledge, all interests in geology ... Essex Rock meetings are held every month at two venues ... Visitors and new members are always welcome.'

Category Asia

'Launched in 2001 and, since then, has brought over 200 academics, artists and other performers from around the world to Oxford Brookes for scholarly talks and other public events.'

Category Europe

'The European Institute has one of the most active events programmes in the School, making LSE one of the leading platforms globally for informed public discussion on the history and identity of Europe, and the policy challenges confronting the EU and the UK. The EI hosts over 30 public events a year, with high-level speakers from politics, public administration, academia and the media, including presidents, prime ministers, EU commissioners, and heads of European agencies and EU institutions.'

Category Christianity

'Home to more than 80,000 evangelical books as well as an archive for many evangelical periodicals. The EL collection includes the very best that historic and contemporary evangelicalism has to offer. Our sections on church history, doctrine and devotional reading, to name but a few, form part of a unique and irreplaceable resource – the finest in written evangelical spirituality.'

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'Serving skywatchers in Southwest London and North Surrey ... We are a society dedicated to all aspects of amateur astronomy and as such we hold monthly meetings of lectures and talks on a range of astronomy related subjects by many guest speakers.'

'Celebrating the appreciation of words in all their forms, and of writing and literature within Exeter and the surrounding area, through professionally organised and widely accessible literary events.' Normally held Early November.

'Explore Lifelong Learning provides a stimulating, entertaining and varied programme of expert led learning created to challenge your mind and deliver unique experiences. As well as expanding their minds, our members also expand their social circles through attending our dependable and reliable programme of events.'

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