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'The Garden Media Guild started life as the Garden Writers’ Guild in 1991, as the national organisation of professional communicators associated with the garden industry. The rationale behind the name change to The Garden Media Guild was simple – the Guild’s membership covers all aspects of garden media communication – including photography, videography, broadcasting, social media, lecturing, editing, illustrations and PR – as well as writing ... If you are a member of a garden club or horticultural society looking for a speaker to give a talk to your members, then look no further than our list of members of The Garden Media Guild who are speakers. All the members of The Garden Media Guild are either well-known writers, authors, photographers or radio or TV presenters.'

Category Gardens Trusts

'The Garden Museum explores and celebrates British gardens and gardening through its collection, temporary exhibitions, events and garden. Visitors will also see a permanent display of paintings, tools, ephemera and historic artefacts: a glimpse into the uniquely British love affair with gardens. Whether you are an enthusiastic amateur gardener, more of a specialist or someone with a passion for museums, history or architecture, the Museum has something for you.'

'Our charity brings together thousands of people who share a common belief - that organic growing is essential for a healthy and sustainable world. Through campaigning, advice, community work and research, our aim is to get everyone growing ‘"the organic way" ... Across the UK, there are a large number of fantastic organic gardening groups, clubs, organisations and gardens supporting local residents with their organic growing.'

Category Kendal

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Cumbria Grouping

'Looks to become a hub for study, teaching, learning, and activism about gender and sexuality on campus. The Institute has three primary goals: to support faculty and student research and research collaboration in the study of gender and sexuality, to support teaching and learning of and around gender and sexuality, and to produce resources for community engagement and impact around gender and sexuality.'

Category Christianity

The Object of The Unitariansi is 'to promote a free and inquiring religion through the worship of God and the celebration of life; the service of humanity and respect for all creation; and the upholding of the liberal Christian tradition ... Our congregations are autonomous, democratic organisations, led by the members. Each elects its own leadership annually and decide their own vision and plans. The culture and ethos of each congregation is unique, while belonging to our larger family. Some congregations are led by a minister appointed by the congregation, and others are led directly by the community'.

'Provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, maintained by a charitable trust and a group of volunteers.' Services include: GENEVA --- GENealogical EVents and Activities  Run on behalf of GENUKI and the Family History Federation.

'GeoConservationUK has a membership of over 50 Local Geoconservation Groups, previously known as RIGS Groups (Regionally Important Geological and geomorphological Sites) across the British Isles. GeoConservationUK exists to promote local geological/geomorphological sites for education and public benefit and works towards a British Isles perspective, focusing on the common purposes and issues of local interest to Groups.'

'The Geological Society of Glasgow was founded in 1858 – the year in which Darwin and Wallace presented the idea of Natural Selection! ... The Society has a programme of monthly lectures, running from October to May, on topics by leading experts in their fields. We also run field excursions from April to September.'

'The UK's national society for geoscience, providing support to over 12,000 members in the UK and overseas. Our aims are to improve knowledge and understanding of the Earth, to promote Earth science education and awareness ...The Geological Society of London is delighted to host its longstanding Public Lecture series ... These monthly lectures are free and open to the public, and ordinarily held at the Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly.'

'Since its formation in 1858, the GA has actively promoted the study of geology to all who are interested in the past, present and future of the natural world. It is a friendly and inclusive organisation and welcomes everyone, regardless of the level of their knowledge ... The Association organises a series of illustrated evening lectures on a wide range of geological topics. These are held on the first Friday of the month in Burlington House ... Following the talk we would invite you to join us for a reception in the lower library with wine and nibbles ... The Geologists’ Association is not just for those with ready access to London. Many Members throughout the British Isles have formed Local Groups, which organize their own meetings and events, or also belong to Affiliated Societies.'

'A multi-regional umbrella organisation established to support county-based geoconservation groups across England.'

 

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'Founded by Mr A F Cross on 9 November 1930. Mr Cross was the editor of the Nuneaton Chronicle newspaper and had been campaigning for some 25 years for a memorial to George Eliot in her native town, Nuneaton ... The George Eliot Fellowship exists to honour George Eliot and to promote interest in her life and works. It is a forum for those who admire her writing, and for those who wish to learn more.'

'An English and Welsh conservation organisation created to campaign for the preservation of historic buildings and planned landscapes of the 18th and early 19th centuries ... The Group organises lectures and other events aimed at improving the understanding of aspects of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century built heritage. We also produce technical advice leaflets, and promote the publication of academic research through our journal.'

Category Local Heritage

'The Society is for all those interested in the history and culture of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. We promote scholarship of subjects relating to the Georgian period ... The Society is involved in a number of events around the year, some of which it is the organiser, and others in which it is an active participant or which it wishes to promote to a wider audience ... There are also regular visits to properties inside and outside East Yorkshire.'

Category Europe

'The German Historical Institute London enables and furthers humanities research across borders ... The GHIL regularly holds lectures on topics of general interest to British and German historians ... Papers are normally presented in English; knowledge of the German language is not necessary for participation. GHIL Joint Lectures are presented in cooperation with the Faculty of History, University of Oxford; Modern German History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research; and other distinguished institutions. The Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series is organised by the LBI in cooperation with the GHIL.'

'The aims of the Society are to advance the research into the promotion of German philately and to assist collectors of German philatelic material in the greater enjoyment of the hobby ... The Society has a number of regional and study groups.'

'For over a hundred years the Gifford Lecture series has been one of the foremost lecture series dealing with religion, science and philosophy. In his 1885 will the jurist Adam Lord Gifford, convinced that true, felt knowledge of God when acted upon generated human well-being and progress, bequeathed £80,000 to the four Scottish universities (Universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, and St. Andrews) for the establishment of a series of lectures dealing with the topic of natural religion. In dealing with their particular area of interest and expertise, lecturers are to discuss natural theology as a science, that is, "without reference to or reliance upon any supposed special exceptional or so-called miraculous revelation."

'Launched in 2007, Glasgow Science Festival (GSF) has grown to be one of the largest science festivals in the UK. GSF takes memorable events to non-traditional venues across the city where we engage with up to 60,000 people, from all ages and backgrounds, through the June festival and tens of thousands more through our community projects.'

'Home to a vibrant community of artists working in contemporary sculptural practice ... Access is at the heart of everything we do. As well as providing affordable access to specialist skills and production space for professional artists and makers, we share our facilities and creative and technical skills with wider groups of people through our learning and engagement programme.'

Glasgow Women's Library 'support thousands of women across Scotland every year to improve their lives through our services and programmes, including support and activities that tackle a wide range of issues from poverty and women’s health, sexuality and surviving violence ... Learning is at the heart of what we do: we deliver over 200 innovative events and activities across Scotland every year, from film screenings to guided walks and core programmes including our Adult Literacy and Numeracy and Black and Minority Ethnic Women’s Projects'.

'Since 1993, the Global Retreat Centre at Nuneham House (administered by the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University UK) has welcomed thousands of people from across the world. They come to restore balance and focus to their life through solitude, silence and the study of spiritual values ... Our events range from residential retreats to talks and courses, for grass roots workers in the community to dialogues for leading thinkers on international and environmental issues. All aim to provide insights and experiences into the basics of meditation and the application of values. Whatever your reason for visiting, you will find a warm welcome, a calming and unpretentious atmosphere, and sensitive and experienced speakers.'

'We're committed to playing a key role in developing practical solutions to the sustainability challenges we all face, both locally and globally. We do this through research and education - bringing together the information needed to make decisions, with the people capable of taking action.

'GlobalNet21 is about engaging audiences to discuss some of the big issues in the 21st century - issues like climate change, poverty and inequality and the reform of public services and education. Having started in London in the UK some ten years ago around meetings that we held in various venues like the House of Commons, we now attract a global as well as a local audience.'

Category Glossop

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Derbyshire Grouping

'Gloucester Cathedral is a place where all are welcome, regardless of background or faith. We are open 365 days a year and are proud that there is no charge to enter the Cathedral, but we do ask that you make a donation towards the upkeep of the building. Over 300,000 people from all over the world come to the Cathedral every year to take part in our services, events and activities or to enjoy the experience of visiting one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe ... Throughout the year Gloucester Cathedral offers a diverse range of lectures and talks given by eminent speakers covering a wide variety of subjects.'

'GBKA is a registered charity with the principal objective of promoting and furthering the craft of beekeeping. GBKA has been doing this for over 100 years and has members from all over Gloucestershire and its neighbouring counties ... The seven Branches within GBKA carry on most beekeeping activities. Each Branch runs its own programme of lectures, talks, training sessions and apiary sessions. Members may attend all the meetings and events organised by any of the seven branches.'

'Offers help and support in all aspects of gardening and horticulture to gardening clubs and societies in Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties ... Membership is open to Local Clubs and Societies, Specialist Societies, Show Societies, Allotment Associations, Adult Groups using gardening to the benefit of the health of its members and bodies who promote amateur gardening, within the County of Gloucestershire and other areas where no similar Federation exists. Schools may apply for Associate Membership.'

Category Gardens Trusts

'We are a registered charity, founded in 1991 to identify, record and preserve the county’s extraordinary array of gardens and landscapes ... We increase awareness of our designed landscape heritage from private gardens to large estates.'

'Since the mid 1980’s Gloucestershire Philosophical Society have held meetings on a variety of topics. We aim to provide a forum for debate on issues of current interest alongside informative lectures from specialists in many areas of philosophical, political, social, scientific and artistic thought. Our meetings are open to both the academic and wider community. We warmly welcome new members, so why not come along and offer your opinions.'

 

Member of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Grouping

Category Europe

'The cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Our cultural and educational programmes encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility ... In the UK, we have institutes in London and in Glasgow. Both offer language courses, a range of cultural events and information services.'

'Graham Fraser’s great interest was the treatment of the profoundly deaf by cochlear implants. His untimely death in 1994 cut short much promising research and development work designed to improve the quality of life of those disabled by profound deafness. In recognition of his great achievements and of the need for his work to continue, his friends and hospital colleagues set up the Foundation in his memory.' The Graham Fraser Memorial Lecture 'was established in 1994 by the Graham Fraser Foundation in commemoration of the work of Graham Fraser ... The Lectureship is open to any person who, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, is qualified to contribute to the advancement of the science and practice of otology, particularly with respect to the understanding, management and alleviation of profound deafness.'

'Held its first meeting in the Victoria Hall on 6th January 1908 and apart from a few years on the 1920s this has been its regular venue to the present day. It aims to provide a programme of informative and entertaining talks on a wide range of topics including travel, art, history, literature, music, science and medicine etc.'

Aberdeen' Crime Writing Festival  'Granite Noir is inspired by the incredible popularity of crime fiction in all its forms, by the fantastic contribution that Scottish writers make, by our love affair with Nordic Noir, on the page and on screen, and most of all inspired by Aberdeen, which is the perfect backdrop for the festival – steeped in history, atmospheric, quirky and with a strong sense of place. It’s our pleasure to bring you a fantastic programme of noir writing in unusual places and spaces across the city, from our lively festival hub at the Lemon Tree to the newly restored Cowdray Hall and the atmospheric St Nicholas Kirk. We can’t wait to explore the darkness within and around us with fascinating authors from near and far.'  Normally held Late February.

Category Publishers

'Granta magazine and Granta Books share a remit to discover and publish the best in new literary fiction, memoir, reportage and poetry from around the world ... Granta Books now publishes around thirty new titles a year, providing authors with the intimacy of a small, passionate and creative team while consistently punching above its weight in review coverage, prizes, cultural impact and sales.'

Category Rail Transport

'Formed in 1970 for the purpose of railway enthusiasts to hold meetings and learn more about the railways and their histories and also other forms of transport ... We hold 20 meetings a year with guest speakers who are drawn from a wide spectrum of interests.'

Inaugurated 1955: 'Today, the Great Britain Philatelic Society has a world-wide membership of over 800 with interests spanning all aspects of GB philately. Most of the monthly meetings are held in London, with regional meetings around the country as often as possible. Overseas members frequently join UK residents at these events.'

Category Europe

'Aim is to advance the education of the public in particular but not exclusively in the historical background, culture, the economic, political, social conditions and trends in the Russian Federation and its near neighbours. The Society seeks to achieve its objectives through a programme of around 15 topical, relevant and highly informative lectures each year from leading British and international experts, and by way of the Society’s journal, East–West Review.'

Category Rail Transport

'The Great Central Railway Society (GCRS) exists to promote an historical interest in the Great Central Railway (GCR) which existed until the Grouping of 1923 when it became part of the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER). We are often confused with the heritage railway operation at Loughborough which is called the Great Central Railway. Although we are supportors of the heritage railway we are not a part of it.'  The Society 'arranges meetings for all members twice a year - the AGM in April/May and an Autumn meeting in October'.

Category Rail Transport

'The Great Western Society exists to preserve, restore and operate, as a permanent public exhibition and museum, locomotives, rolling stock, equipment machinery and relics of historical operational and general interest and educational value with particular reference to the former Great Western Railway and its successors following the nationalisation of the railways in 1948 and also to collect, make available for public reference and publish information concerning the history, equipment and operation of the former Great Western and other railways ... The Great Western Society has local groups which organise meetings and events in the Bristol, Oxford, South West (Torbay), Swindon and Taunton areas. The Groups also support the Society by undertaking practical work at Didcot or locally and through the vital elements of fundraising and local publicity.'

Category Christianity

'We are responsible for our impact on God’s creation as a whole. Green Christian helps members to understand and relate these responsibilities to their faith. Members can then encourage others in their local church to think seriously about these issues. Green Christian was formed in 1981, and formally constituted in 1982 and supports Christians from all backgrounds and traditions.'

'The Green Howards were an infantry regiment, raised in November 1688. It enjoyed 318 years of service before being amalgamated with the Prince of Wales’ Own Regiment of Yorkshire and the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment to form The Yorkshire Regiment in 2006.'

'Green Templeton has a busy and varied calendar of events throughout the year, ranging from lectures and seminars to workshops and panel discussions, attracting high profile speakers and experts.'

'Founded in 1597 and has been providing free lectures within the City of London for over 400 years ... Our Gresham Professors and other visiting speakers offer over 100 free public events every year ... The College has been recording its lectures since the 1980s and we live stream all lectures for those unable to attend in person. There are now over 2,000 lectures freely available online on the Website and on YouTube.'

'The Guild of Analytical Psychologists (G.A.P.) is a psychotherapy training organisation offering courses in Analytical Psychology. At the heart of its training is the connection between Analytical Psychology and spirituality. G.A.P. also provides access to psychotherapy, in-depth analysis and short-term therapy through its membership.'

'Established in 1979 and registered as a charity in 1989, the Guild provides its members with the means to share, exchange and publish information about one-name studies as well as encouraging and assisting all those interested in one-name studies by means of conference, seminars, projects and other activities.'

'Offers a rich forum for anyone interested in understanding the relationship between spirituality, religion and depth psychology, with particular reference to the work and writings of C.G.Jung ... The Guild was initially established to encourage the study of psychology among clergy and other spiritual leaders, but today members come from all walks of life and enjoy the rich diversity of thinking and cultural backgrounds that the organisation attracts ... Many eminent psychologists and spiritual thinkers have spoken at the Guild, and the Guild’s Papers, based on those lectures have achieved international recognition.'

'The Guild is a professional and training organisation run by, and for, psychoanalytic psychotherapists. Our members are bonded through our own extensive training and our committment to lowering distress and improving psychological health and well being. Our many shared values include respect for and the promotion of individual and cultural differences and diversity.'

'Established in 1989, Guildford Book Festival is staged annually over 8 days across venues within the town. ' Normally held Early October.

'Our mission at The Guildford Institute is to provide an educational, cultural and social community hub in the heart of Guildford offering a special place for people of all backgrounds to meet, learn and explore ... Our termly programme includes a range of activities, such as courses, talks and events.'

'We honour and promote the heritage and culture of the Gurkha Soldier and his continuing service to Britain. Gurkhas have loyally served this country for over 200 years. The Gurkha Museum ensures the future of Gurkha Heritage by celebrating, honouring and promoting the history and culture of the Gurkha Soldier and their continuing service to Britain.'

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