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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.'

'Faclan: The Hebridean Book Festival was founded in 2006 and now takes place during the celtic festival of samhain – "beyond the equinox, the cusp of winter".' Normally held Late October.

'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.'

'The Faculty of Divinity is a vibrant and dynamic research community which hosts a number of conferences every year in addition to prestigious lectures and research seminars, and less formal reading groups. Visitors are welcome at many of these events: please contact the organiser.'

'Philosophy has been studied at Oxford for over 800 years. Some of the world’s most famous philosophers have taught at Oxford ... Today the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford is widely acknowledged to be one of the world’s great centres for research and teaching in philosophy ... The Faculty’s high standing, together with internationally renowned lecture series such as the annual John Locke lectures, attract many distinguished academic visitors, with a very large number of philosophers both from around the UK and from the rest of the world giving lectures or seminars in Oxford each year. Almost every major philosopher speaks in Oxford at some time in their career.'

'We work towards a connected and supportive society where people of different faiths, beliefs and cultures have strong, productive and lasting relations ... The Faith & Belief Forum’s inclusive approach welcomes everyone – whether you’re an Atheist, Buddhist, Baha’i, Christian, Hindu, Jew, Muslim, Sikh, Zoroastrian, or identify with any other belief. Our programmes reach over 16,000 people a year. They include teachers and students, artists and professionals, political leaders in Parliament and upcoming leaders at university.'

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.'

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.'

'The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion is a Cambridge-based interdisciplinary research institute improving public understanding of science and religion. Its main focus is on the relationship between science and the Christian faith, but it also engages with those of any faith or none ... The Faraday Institute's events offer an opportunity to engage with the best of scholarship, and to meet others from around the world.'

founded in 1993 to safeguard Farnborough’s priceless aeronautical heritage. We work to preserve and promote Farnborough’s great heritage in aviation science – an important educational resource and an internationally significant part of the nation’s scientific progress ... Sponsored by Farnborough Airport and The Aviation Historian, FAST organises regular talks on subjects connected with aeronautical science and history.'

'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.'

Category Arts and Crafts

'The Fashion Museum Bath holds a world-class collection of contemporary and historic dress. The Museum of Costume was opened in the Assembly Rooms on 23 May 1963. It was founded by Doris Langley Moore, a designer, collector, writer and scholar, who gave her famous private collection of costume to the city of Bath. The Museum of Costume changed its name to the Fashion Museum in summer 2007. The Fashion Museum is owned by Bath and North East Somerset Council and is managed by the Heritage Services section. It is housed in the Assembly Rooms building, which is owned by the National Trust.  We welcome about 100,000 visitors to the museum each year. Our visitors are a mix of tourists, fashion specialists, students and locals.'

'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.'

Normally held Late June: 'The Friends of Felixstowe Book Festival is a group for those who would like to support the Festival and benefit from special offers. Membership will entitle you to early-bird booking, discounts and exclusive events'.

Category Local Heritage

'There are many different heritage groups working in the region with many operating in isolation and the network developed from a common interest in sharing learning and offering mutual support. The network is open to all organisations from across the region including museums, libraries, local history groups and archaeology societies. The network is free and open to all heritage groups.'  There are 'various events by our members, all actively promoted here and elsewhere, for all to enjoy'.

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'.

'The Natural History Consortium is a unique partnership of 14 members who work collaboratively within the NHC charitable structure. Our membership reflects the west of England region’s reputation as a leading centre for the understanding and appreciation of the natural world, and our programmes have national reach and impact ... The Festival of Nature is the UK's largest free celebration of the natural world ... There’ll be something for everyone in the packed programme – a family nature party, literary events, green social prescribing sessions, content creator’s evening, nature at night workshop and so much more.' Normally held Mid June in Bristol and Bath.

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.'

'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.'

'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.'

Category Christianity

‘Our aim is to explain, from the Bible, the good news about the person and work of Jesus Christ to those who work in the Fleet Street area. We welcome people at any stage of  Christian understanding, whether you would call yourself a Christian or are simply interested in finding out more about the Christian faith.‘

'Folkestone Book Festival has its origins in the Kent Literature Festival which started in 1980 in the Metropole Arts Centre in Folkestone ... The Festival continues to take its inspiration from the ideas and thoughts of H.G. Wells, born in Kent and a Folkestone resident for thirteen years. Writers, artists and thinkers will explore the possible futures of all sorts of issues, including race relations, the environment, technology, food, pandemics and Britain, Russia, Europe and the US.' Has been held Early June.

'The Folly Fellowship was founded in 1988 as a pressure group to protect, preserve, and promote follies, grottoes & garden buildings. At this time, many follies were in a ruinous condition (although some were built that way) and the genre was largely an historic one that we felt worth preserving.'

'Established in 1952, the Forces Postal History Society was formed to bring together the many collectors interested in the postal history of the Armed Forces of all countries, (and United Nations), at all times, whether in war or peacetime, including the study of postmarks, cachets, postage rates, prisoner-of-war mail, stamps and stationery, censorship and the organisation of military postal services ... The FPHS usually meets on the second Saturday of each month' (in London).

'An outward-looking, non-partisan international affairs think tank based in the UK. Our mission is to provide an open and accessible space for the ideas, knowledge and experience of experts, academics and activists from across the world, so that their voices can be heard by a global audience of citizens and decision makers in order to find solutions to today’s international challenges ... The Foreign Policy Centre holds events to engage the public in debates around key international affairs issues. These include seminars, conferences, keynote speeches and expert roundtables. The majority of events will take place in London but the FPC will work with partners to hold events in other UK Cities and internationally.'

'The Foundling Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery. We aim to inspire adults and children to make a positive contribution to society, by celebrating the power of individuals and the arts to change lives.'

Category Arts Festivals

'The Festival is inspired by the famed author Daphne du Maurier, who spent a large part of her life in and around Fowey, where she took inspiration from her surroundings and created a rich literary legacy of titles set in the Cornish landscape.' Normally held Early May.

Category Local Heritage

'The Fowey Harbour Heritage Society was established in 2012 as a successor to a successful Heritage Lottery funded project. Initiated by Fowey Town Forum, the original project created large information boards around the harbour to give heritage and tourist information, established a talk series, created a website, and trained and accredited local guides to help visitors and residents discover more about the area ...  From July to April each year the Society arranges a series of talks held in Fowey, Bodinnick and Polruan. These are open to all and Members have reduced price entry.'

'The Society provides an extensive programme of meetings in several locations, holds an annual Philatelic Weekend, publishes a well regarded and authoritative Journal and series of monographs as well as several more extensive specialist philatelic books, operates a magazine circuit, two thriving exchange packets and three postal Auctions a year. It is a friendly and informal group to which non-members are welcome to attend any of our meetings.'

'We are an Institute conducting world-class discovery research to understand life and benefit human health ... There’s something for everyone at the Crick. Our scientific seminars, lectures and symposia aim to share knowledge and expertise with the scientific community, while a vibrant programme of public events and exhibitions is open and accessible to all, whatever your background.'

Category Europe

'The Council was founded in 1972 on the joint initiative of President Georges Pompidou and Prime Minister Edward Health, in a context of a developing Europe and of an increasingly globalised community. Since then, it has dedicated itself to the promotion of a better mutual understanding and the development of joint action through bringing together leading representatives of the worlds of culture, politics, defence, science, education and business ... In the current geopolitical context and Brexit, the Council’s mission resonates even more. Now more than ever, strong ties need to continue to be built between both nations, providing even more opportunities for people to engage at all levels.'

Category Europe

'Founded in 1924, although its roots go back to the Entente Cordiale at the beginning of the 20th century, it is dedicated to encouraging closer relations between Britain and France. The Society acts as a focus for those individuals, groups and companies who wish to keep in touch with France, her culture, history and current affairs. Members receive a Programme of events by emails and via mailchimp, offering a range of educational, cultural and social activities. The members are mainly British (with some having French family connections), and sometimes French. Many are francophones, while others are not. The aspect that unites the members is an abiding interest in all things French. New members are warmly welcomed.'

Category Arts and Crafts

'The Society holds an annual Geoffrey de Bellaigue Lecture, named after our distinguished former president, and a biennial symposium. These are open to all ... From newcomers to experts, everyone is welcome on study days, handling sessions, visits to museums and collectors, and on foreign trips, where we have fun exploring French porcelain in a sociable atmosphere among like-minded friends.'

'The Freud Museum was the final home of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, and his daughter Anna Freud, a pioneering child psychoanalyst ... The Freud Museum exists to promote the intellectual and cultural legacies of Sigmund and Anna Freud for the learning and enjoyment of all. While caring for the house and collections, we aim to highlight the relevance of Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud and psychoanalysis in the contemporary world ... We are a place for debate and discussion of Freud and psychoanalysis in the arts, in culture, in ideas and in contemporary life.'

Over the centuries, churches have fallen out of use for many reasons. But we believe that these buildings represent the spiritual and artistic investment of generations, that they belong to all of us, and should be preserved for the future ... We believe that an ancient and beautiful church fulfils its primary function merely by existing. It is, in itself, and irrespective of the members using it, an act of worship. These buildings are our greatest architectural and cultural legacy, shaping landscapes and lives for hundreds of years. They are the spiritual and artistic investment of generations, and they should survive for the benefit of future generations.'

Category Local Heritage

'An architectural heritage charity dedicated to preserving the beautiful and unique churches found within the square mile of the City of London ... Members of the Friends of the City Churches participate in a full programme of City Events, including talks, concerts, visits and outings, and receive a lively, informative Skyline magazine published four times each year ... We now have over 1200 members, with a growing number of supporters subscribing from the USA, Canada and continental Europe.'

'We began in 2002, very much the brainchild of local literature enthusiast Philomena Dwyer and a creative writing group. Unfortunately, when Philomena became ill, she had to step down as the driving force behind the festival. We now have a committee of nine local people, all bringing various skills to the organisation and running of the festival.' Held Late October.

Category Runcorn

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Cheshire Grouping

Category Arts Festivals

'The Frome Festival is a 10 day community arts festival which is run as a hybrid fringe. Many events are put on by independent event organisers and included in the programme. The festival itself programmes a selection of events and some organisers donate their profits back to the festival.  The success of these events contributes to continuation of the Festival. We do hope that you will support them.' Normally held Early May.

'The Frontline Club is a gathering place for journalists, photographers and other likeminded people interested in international affairs. We Champion Independent Journalism & Freedom of Speech, we rally the protection of Press Freedom and fight for the safety of Freelancers in doing their important work around the globe.'

'Aims to preserve and enhance the character of Fulham for the benefit of all, to preserve what is good and to help change what needs improving. It lobbies, campaigns, informs and influences to protect the interests of all who live and work here. Our area of interest is the old Metropolitan Borough of Fulham, that is as it was in 1962 before the Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham was created ... The Society arranges events, lectures and outings. We encourage members to share their views and actively participate in all that we do.'

'Since 1995, we’ve been kickstarting conversation and co-designing the future of digital culture with communities around the world. Together with an international community of artists, technologists and industry collaborators, we explore the intersection of art, technology and society through bold new art commissions, living labs, participatory design and public events.'

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