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Category Scotland
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Fortnightly meetings, Friday evenings: 'All meetings begin at 7.30 pm. Please note that the talks at meetings marked ‘♯’ will be in Gaelic.' Various venues in and around Inverness are used for events.

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‘The only UK registered charity to focus exclusively on the conservation and sustainability of the Galapagos Archipelago. Launched in 1995 at the Royal Society, we have supported a vast array of projects in Galapagos ... Coming to one of our events is a fantastic way to get more involved with conservation in Galapagos and can be a great opportunity to meet GCT staff and fellow supporters. We run a wide variety of events throughout the year which regularly feature talks by experts in their field so can be a great way to learn more about this fascinating Archipelago.’

Category Art Galleries
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'Our monthly lunchtime talks are a great way to find out more about exhibitions. Talks are free, informal and last around 30 minutes with time for discussion afterwards. There is no need to book.'

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'Meetings are held at 7.30 pm on the second Monday of each month and are open to all, whether resident in the village or not, and everyone with an interest in the subject will be made most welcome.'

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'Runs a series of talks, lectures and symposia throught the year. Our programme of events is delivered in cohesion with the wider programme and covers a vast array of topics.'

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'Meetings are held ... on the third Thursday of each month, starting at 7.30 pm.'

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'Meetings are held during the winter programme on Wednesdays at 7.30 at the Garstang Arts Centre, one of the oldest buildings in the village. The summer programme includes visits and walks etc.'

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The Gaskell Society has UK regional branches in Manchester; Knutsford; London & South East, and the South West of England. We host several events a year, including meetings, trips and socials, which you can read about in our events calendar. We host a national conference every two years.‘

Category Art Galleries
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'Gasworks hosts up to twelve residencies a year, encouraging the exchange of ideas between international and local practitioners ... The residencies programme is also accompanied by activities such as talks and seminars, aiming to introduce the general public to international artists and their practice.'

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'We meet on Thursday evenings between September and April ... at 7.30 pm.'

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'Gateshead Local History Society was formed in September 1964 by Gateshead Libraries and the membership has continued to grow each year. We meet ... on the first Thursday of each month from September to April (excluding December) at 7.00 pm.'

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'Meetings are held ... on the 2nd Tuesday of each Month, September through May Inclusive at 7.15 pm.'

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Gallery talks and series of Summer Lectures. Talks usually free, but check admission charges.

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'The Society meets on the last Wednesday of each month during the winter months at Llancaiach Fawr, where a talk is given. The talks are not necessarily restricted to the subject of Gelligaer ...'

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'GENIE is delighted to announce a series of public engagement lectures aimed at the non-scientist. These lectures are free and open to everyone ... GENIE is taking a national lead in developing innovative approaches and resources for genetics education ... Raising public awareness of genetics in science, society and medicine is an integral part of the GENIE CETL, working closely with the University's Institute of Lifelong Learning and the University's Widening Participation.'

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'Each year as part of our winter programme guest lecturers present to our members on topical and emerging subjects from the world of geology ... Members and prospective members are invited to attend both the lectures and the post lecture tea/coffee gathering. If you are a non member interested in our society please accept this invitation.'

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The website Events section includes the Shell London Lecture Series. These 'monthly public lectures are all held at the Geological Society's Piccadilly apartments in Burlington House ... Entry to all lectures is free to all, but by ticket only. To obtain a ticket please contact ... Please note that due to the popularity of the lecture series, tickets will be allocated on a monthly ballot basis. We will not be taking indications of interest months in advance this year, so if you would like to attend any of the talks, please email us to let us know around 3 or 4 weeks in advance of the talk date. If at any point attendees, or their guests, are unable to attend, please notify the Society as soon as possible. Most talks will be given twice on the same day, once at 3 pm and once at 6 pm – please note that if you would like to attend the talks, the 3 pm matinees generally have more availability. The talks will be exactly the same in the afternoon and evening.'

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Monthly meetings on Thursday evenings, usually 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start.

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'Our member organisations carry out geological fieldwork and practical conservation projects; they give guided walks and public talks; they stage rock and fossil roadshows in the community and day workshops for schools; they publish landscape trail guides and educational resources, and do much else besides.'

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'The speaker for the annual George Orwell lecture series is selected in turn by the Department of English and Humanities and the Department of Politics. The subject of the lecture is left to the speaker, on the proviso that the topic should have been of interest to Orwell. The lecture is funded by the George Orwell Memorial Fund and is held in November every year.' Site also usually lists other Orwell-related events.

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‘The Georgian Society for East Yorkshire is for all those interested in the history and culture of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The society promotes scholarship of subjects relating to the Georgian period and campaigns for the preservation of Georgian Architecture in Hull & East Yorkshire. Society members may participate in lectures and visits to historical sites.‘

Category Germany
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'The GHIL regularly holds seminars and lectures on topics of general interest to British and German historians. Seminars are usually held every second Tuesday at 5 pm during term time. Seminar papers are normally presented in English; knowledge of the German language is not necessary for participation.' Enquire about attendance.

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‘The Gibson Library Society exists to promote and support the Gibson Library. It organises a regular programme of talks and visits.‘

Category Religious Belief
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Description of upcoming Gifford Lectures at the Universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, and St Andrews.

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Occasional lectures and talks, various days and times.

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'The Friends Of Gilbert White’s House & Garden and The Oates Collection, works closely with the Trustees and staff to further the aims and objectives of the museum and to give active support. Membership entitles Friends to participate in meetings, lectures, visits and social occasions.'

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'Following the tremendous success of its first writers-in-residence scheme, Gladstone’s Library is looking for another four writers to take up residence in 2013, following in the footsteps of the 2012 winners: Naomi Alderman, Stella Duffy, Nadene Ghouri and Ian Parks. Built in 1902 to house the library of pioneering politican and celebrated Prime Minister William E. Gladstone, the Library has twenty-six recently renovated rooms and is the UK’s only residential library. “We are committed to maintaining Gladstone's legacy of engagement with social, moral and spiritual questions by helping people reflect more deeply on the questions that concern them,” says Peter Francis, Warden of the Library. “This scheme is an extension of that mission.”'

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Indoor Meetings 'are generally held on the first Tuesday of the month during the winter months. Start 7.45 pm'.

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'Meetings are held at Aberdare, Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, and Swansea are open to visitors & all members.'

Category Railway History
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Afternoon meetings, usually second Saturday in the month.

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'During the winter months the society organises a series of monthly lectures by speakers from Britain and abroad. These illustrated lectures cover both local topics and those from farther afield, within a wide time span from the prehistoric to the post medieval period.'

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Range of talks held from time to time in the various museums.

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The Friday Event 'This lecture series has been running since the early 1990s and is GSA's flagship public lecture programme. Friday Event lectures are an integral part of the academic curricula, bringing major international speakers - artists, designers, and architects - to the City of Glasgow ... Admission is free. Members of the public are welcome to attend.'

Category Arts & Crafts
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'We are a group of enthusiastic calligraphers who meet regularly in Glasgow, Scotland. Our aim is to improve our calligraphy skills, share ideas/expertise and meet fellow calligraphers. Although we're not a formal teaching group, members develop their skills via meetings and tutor delivered workshops and by sharing and viewing calligraphy ideas with fellow calligraphers. We hope that you will find the information interesting and might visit us in Glasgow sometime to see what we do ... Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings and workshops'

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'... Glasgow Sculpture Studios also deliver a critically acclaimed public programme of curated exhibitions of new work, events, education & interpretation projects that enable audiences to engage with and learn about contemporary sculpture ... Our programme includes production and research residencies, curated exhibitions of new work, talks, symposia, off-site and artist-led projects and events.'

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Occasional talks organized by the Friends of the Library or by the Library itself.

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Members 'enjoy a range of public lectures and field trips — usually of Glastonbury related subjects'.

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'Meetings are held from September to April, normally on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm ... finishing by around 9 pm.'

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'Runs a programme of community events at the Global Centre in Exeter ... Most are free and registration is not required unless you choose to show your interest.'

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Regular talks, Thursday evenings, from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm.

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Programme of Lunchtime Seminars - 'open to all' - plus a range of related events.

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'We hold events several times a month to create and expand engagement in the public square between citizens as well as corporations, government and NGOs where there is a common concern for the sustainability of both our planet and the people on it and to use social networking to enhance democratic discussion. We continue to do this with online discussion, regular well-attended public meetings and ...

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'All regular meetings are held on Tuesdays, starting at 7.30 pm, though the doors open at 7.00 pm, and many people arrive soon after, so they can chat. Visitors, who pay a fee of £2.00, are welcome at any regular meeting. Up to three such fees can be refunded to visitors who join the club.'

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Have offered a range  of lectures and talks in the City’s various museums.

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'In the winter months there are meetings in both Gloucester and Cheltenham on a wide range of archaeological and local history topics. These provide, for new and old members alike, the opportunity to learn more about the past. Visitors are always welcome at these meetings.'

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The Friends of Gloucestershire Archives 'organises different kinds of event for members during the year - seminars, talks, guided tours of historical buildings (often with tea), and an annual social evening with buffet'.

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'The group runs a program of public events throughout the year, at which members of the public are very welcome. These take the form of a winter talk program and a summer walk program. We also run a wider program of events for bat group members.'

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'A warm welcome to the Gloucestershire Beekeepers Association - GBKA - with the principle object of promoting and furthering the craft of beekeeping. The GBKA has been doing this for over 100 years and has members all over the county and from neighbouring counties. New members (all ages) - whether complete beginners or experienced beekeepers - are all welcome to join. The seven branches (Cheltenham and Gloucester, Cirencester and District, Dean Forest, Newent, North Cotswold, South Gloucestershire and Stroud) that collectively make up the GBKA, carry on most beekeeping activities. Each branch runs its own programme of lectures, talks, training sessions and apiary sessions.'

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'In the Winter our GBKA-CG branch meets at a local Village Hall on the second Friday of the month. Meetings normally start at 7.30 pm and close about 10 pm. Winter meetings are usually talks from both guest speakers and association members on a range of beekeeping subjects.'

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'Meetings are normally held ... commencing at 7.30 pm, on the first Thursday of the month, unless otherwise stated.'

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Branch Meetings for the Society's Branches in: Cirencester, Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud.

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'Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.30 pm.'

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'Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.30 pm.'

Category Gardens Trusts
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We 'listen to high quality lectures by a range of specialist speakers on a variety of garden topics, and occasional conferences or workshops on subjects of current conservation importance'.

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'We meet on the 4th Friday of the month from 7.30 pm for an 8.00 pm start. (The meeting in August is usually a pub lunch and we have no meeting in December.)'

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'The Gloucestershire Local History Association includes representatives from many local history societies in the county, the county record office and local studies centres, and meets quarterly to discuss matters relating to local history in Gloucestershire. Details of events organised by the Association and member organisations may be found here. A list of local history speakers, links to local history organisations in the County, guidance on computing matters, and other useful resources are available ...'

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'The series of indoor winter talks takes place on the second Friday in the month from October through to April at Watermoor Church Hall, Cirencester ... The hall is open from 7pm for 7.30pm start. Free to members.’

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'Meetings are held on Wednesday Evenings 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.'

Category Railway History
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'There are a number of GWR members and supporters groups, who meet at various venues throughout the year, for a variety of informative and social events, particularly during the winter months. The area groups include Redditch, Birmingham, Oxford and Cheltenham.'

Category Wildlife Trusts
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'We believe there is no better way to learn about wildlife than to experience it first hand. Our events are open to everyone and our event leaders love to share their enthusiasm for Gloucestershire’s landscape and wildlife. Come to a talk, join us for a walk around a nature reserve and spot wild flowers, glow worms or bats; learn a new skill at one of our hurdle-making or dry stone walling workshops.'

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'Our public lectures are open to everyone and anyone and are FREE to attend! The lectures offer an opportunity to hear from some of the most prominent and engaging public speakers in the UK, on topics of everyday interest - from TV and the media to science, sport, politics and education.'

Category Art Galleries
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'The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery collections offer a range of visual arts, from the original bequest of Richard Glynn Vivian (1835-1910) to 20th Century Welsh and contemporary art. Gallery Collection.'

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'The club has more than 60 active members, meeting on Wednesday evenings ... from 7.45 for 8 pm to 10.00 pm. It caters for all ages and abilities with print and digital competitions held in three classes (club, intermediate and advanced). Members work in both conventional and digital imaging and meetings are always friendly and entertaining.'

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Winter evening lecture programme, every month or two, usually Thursdays.

Category Germany
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Events Calendar contains occasional lectures and talks, often organized by other bodies, and which can be held at other places.

Category Bookshops
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Occasional author events and related.

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'Events at Goldsmiths'.

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'Our season runs from September to May. During that time our regular fortnightly meetings take place on alternate Tuesday evenings ... starting at 8 pm. Each meeting lasts for about two hours including an interval for tea and coffee.'

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'In the Club season, from September to June, we meet every other Tuesday.'

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'We have seven meetings per year at which members enjoy lectures on subjects of special interest, not necessarily of Gosport.'

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'Meetings and talks take place ... usually on the third Thursday evening of the month, starting at 7.45 pm.'

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Winter monthly meetings, usually first Tuesday: 'All meetings are held ... starting at 7.45 pm. Annual subscription £5 or £1.50 per evening for a visitor.'

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Indoor Meetings 'are generally held on Fridays ... Meet at 19.00 for prompt 19.15 start'.

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'In the winter The Gower Society presents talks on subjects related to the conservation, preservation and history of the Lordship.' Monthly meetings, Saturday evenings.

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Annual Lecture, started 'on the occasion of Tony Watkins's retirement in 2003, to mark his great role in the shaping of children's literature studies, and his founding role in making Reading an international leader in this field through founding and running the MA in Children's Literature (the first accredited MA in this field in the UK), and the Graduate Centre for International Research in Childhood (CIRCL)' The Centre organizes other events which are 'open to all'.

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'In 2014 the 20th Graham Fraser Memorial Lecture was the last to be held at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. From 2015 the lectures will be hosted by the British Cochlear Implant Group within their annual conference to facilitate attendance by cochlear implant professionals nationwide.'

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'We continue a policy of bringing in lecturers of proven ability and prestige who will present a diversity of subject interest aimed at both newcomers and experienced photographers alike, added to which are presentations of work by Society members. We provide a relaxed social atmosphere in our Clubroom and extend a warm welcome to all who are interested in photography. Why not come as a visitor first? Any visitor fees paid can count towards your subscription should you decide to join.'

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'All talks ... at 7.15 pm alternate Tuesdays' (with occasional exceptions).

Category Zoology
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Have organized evening talks for adults. For most events: 'Free, there is no need to book'.

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