A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

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Category Publishers

'Meet Faber authors at exclusive Faber Members evenings, literary festivals and all sorts of other literary events in London and beyond.'

'There are many reasons to be excited about the arts and humanities at Bristol, but close to the top of the list must be the range and quality of our offerings, from prehistoric archaeology to avant-garde cinema, all informed by the best of cutting-edge research by outstanding scholars, in a variety of educational settings and formats.'

'We have one of the broadest portfolios in the arts and humanities, as well as the creative arts and technologies, among the Russell Group of research-intensive universities.'

'There is something for everyone here in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, with a wide range of events including performance, visual arts, conferences, public lectures, industry collaboration, networking events and more! Many events are free of charge and open to all.'

Category Antiquity

'The Oxford Classics faculty, with some sixty permanent post holders, is one of the largest in the world, and Classics students never have the sense of being in a small minority within the university: over 150 undergraduates and almost 100 graduates are admitted to read classical subjects each year. We can offer an unparalleled range of undergraduate and graduate courses, catering for a huge range of interests. The Faculty hosts three research centres and over twenty research projects, while the research of individual faculty members covers almost every aspect of life, literature and art in the ancient world.'

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

Category London

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

'We promote interest in researching family history and encourage membership of family history societies ... Benefits to societies that are members of the Federation include ... publicity through our website and at the many public events we attend. This encourages individuals to contact and join member societies.'

'Founded in 1969 to advance the study of family history and genealogy ... All our officers and officials are unpaid volunteers, helping in their spare time.'

Category Arts and Crafts

'Celebrating the history of fans and the art of fan making ... Nestled in the heart of historic Greenwich, The Fan Museum is home to a diverse collection of fans from around the world, dating from the 12th century to the present day. Our collections are displayed in changing exhibitions exploring the different themes which have inspired fan makers throughout history: politics, fashion, fine art and architecture to name but a few.'

Category Fareham

Member of the Hampshire Beekeepers' Association Grouping

'The Club is a comfortable venue for meetings for buying and selling between members, auctions, competitions, displays and evenings with visits from a variety of experts. We are known as a friendly Club ... The Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month 7.30 pm (except August).'

'The aim of the Society is to promote interest in geology and its allied sciences for people of all levels of geological knowledge, ranging from the interested amateur up to professional geologist. This is achieved by holding regular monthly meetings in Farnham at which invited speakers cover all aspects of the geological spectrum, ranging from palaeontology through to structural geology, volcanism, earthquakes and environmental effects.'

'A flourishing group of Humanists, and people with similar views and beliefs, who enjoy sharing ideas, being stimulated by talks from invited speakers, contributing to the community and socialising ... In addition to monthly talks we also hold other events such as pub walks, pub cycles, an annual public panel meeting or debate, visit to a place of Humanist interest, annual dinner, garden party, festive evening and we have a thriving bookclub.'

Formed 2002. Winter and Spring meetings are held at 7.30 in the evening on the second Wednesday of the month.

'A think tank that studies the interactions between regional, national, European and global levels of government. Founded in 1945 on the initiative of Sir William Beveridge, it has long made a powerful contribution to the study of federalism and federal systems ... The Federal Trust regularly holds Workshops, Seminars and larger conferences on a number of issues related to UK, Europe and Global Governance. These events are generally held in central London or as online webinars and are usually open to any one who is interested.'

'Since its establishment back in 1982, the Federation of British Bonsai Societies (F.o.B.B.S.) has progressively grown from strength to strength, increasing from an initial membership of just fifteen bonsai clubs and societies to a total now approaching sixty ... The Website provides details of member societies and information on forthcoming bonsai events, National and International.'

'The Federation has the following functions: * Organization of the annual Federation Beekeepers Day in February; * Lectures and workshops open to association members; * Annual organisation of the Middlesex classes at the National Honey Show; * Notification of current and future BBKA's policies; * Representation at the BBKA's Annual Delegates Meeting, which includes the co-ordination and agreed voting of proposals put forward by other counties.'

Category Music and Dance

'The Federation of Recorded Music Societies (FRMS) can claim to have played its part in developing greater enthusiasm and understanding of recorded classical music over a substantial portion of the past century. The Federation was formed in 1936 as the National Federation of Gramophone Societies. Although the title has changed to reflect more recent developments, the aims of the movement have remained basically unaltered and the attraction is still present in the 21st century as well over 100 societies continue to meet on a regular basis.'

'The Society has been established since 1948 for the advancement of Photography as an Art and a Science through the mutual assistance and friendly criticism between its members. The society welcomes anyone who has an interest in photography, where we provide a friendly atmosphere combining monthly and annual competitions with guest speakers, members’ workshops and demonstrations.'

'The Club meets twice a month, usually one evening of Members' displays plus an auction, and one evening with a visitor. Visits are made to other Clubs.'

Monthly Winter and Spring indoor speaker meetings, usually on the first Thursday of the month.

Annual Festival: 'Hosted by the University’s Research Institutes and the Data Science Research Centre, the Festival of Ideas is a series of events to engage academics, students and members of the public in conversations upon a common theme. The Festival draws on academic strands within the Research Institutes and the Data Science Research Centre'.

Category Rail Transport

'Exists to support the oldest independent railway in the world (being founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832) – now a historic and world-class tourist attraction ... The Area Groups of the FR Society have performed vital roles for the railway since the earliest days of preservation. They coordinate transport to the railway, organise volunteer working parties, promote the FR in their region and raise vital funds. Many of them also organise meetings for local members and FR supporters to get their "Ffestiniog fix" when not able to get to North Wales.'

Category Sandbach

Member of the Family History Society of Cheshire Grouping

Category Bebington

Member of the Family History Society of Cheshire Grouping

Category Chester

Member of the Family History Society of Cheshire Grouping

Category Congleton

Member of the Family History Society of Cheshire Grouping

Category Crewe

Member of the Family History Society of Cheshire Grouping

Category Crewe

Member of the Family History Society of Cheshire Grouping

Category Northwich

Member of the Family History Society of Cheshire Grouping

Category Runcorn

Member of the Family History Society of Cheshire Grouping

Category Sale

Member of the Family History Society of Cheshire Grouping

Category Wallasey

Member of the Family History Society of Cheshire Grouping

Category Fife

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

Category Fife

Member of The British Fuchsia Society Grouping

'Formed in 1971 to protect, preserve and improve buildings, transport, roads and open spaces in Finchley and Friern Barnet and their environs, and to explore the history and the special features of the area. The Society is independent of Barnet Borough Council and of all political parties ... We hold eight meetings a year, on the last Thursday of January, February, March, April, June, September, October and November.'

'The Fintry Trust is an educational charity dedicated to the study and teaching of ideal philosophy, science, art and religion. At its headquarters in Surrey it organises study days, talks and retreats, emphasising the universal ideas which underlie all religions and all knowledge.'

'Find out what's happening at Fitzwilliam College, including public lectures, concerts, student societies and more.'

'The Flamsteed is an amateur astronomy society at the Royal Observatory and National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London SE10. It has around 400 members who represent the full range of interests and experience in astronomy. Many are beginners. It is named after the first Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed ... Our main lecture meetings are held once a month between September and June, usually on a Monday evening ... They cover the full range of astronomy and space science – from black holes to solar eclipses – with guest speakers from all the leading universities and space institutes.'

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