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Category Road Transport

'At IAM RoadSmart we make better drivers and riders. As the UK’s largest independent road safety charity, formed in 1956, we’ve spent more than 60 years making our roads safer by improving driver and rider skills through coaching and education ... Our local groups – there are around 180 across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – organise events to raise awareness of driving skills as well as social activities, such as organised rides for members.'

'The Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion (IRC) conducts research into religious beliefs and theological concepts in relation to the sciences. Research into beliefs focuses on the application of scientific tools to religious phenomena, such as in the Cognitive Science of Religion (CSR).'

Category London

Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers Grouping

'Idler is a company devoted to helping people to lead more fulfilled lives. We publish a bi-monthly magazine, produce online courses and run live events. We want you to Slow Down, Have Fun and Live Well!'

Category Essex

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

Category Kent

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

Category London

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

Category South Wales

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

Category Surrey

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

Category North Wales

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

'IF Oxford captures interest in "science and ideas" topics through educational projects and its quality October Festival. Events and long-term community programmes develop meaningful skills while sharing the positive impacts of innovation. Authentic connections with public audiences at the Festival increase science confidence and trust among adults and families.'

'The Festival is held over 17 days at the start of October in this miniature Victorian spa town at the foot of Ilkley Moor. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Ilkley is only fifteen minutes from the Leeds-Bradford airport and a stone’s throw from Haworth, Harrogate, Leeds and Bradford.'

Category East Midlands

Member of the Institute of Mathematics & its Applications Grouping

Category London

Member of the Institute of Mathematics & its Applications Grouping

Member of the Institute of Mathematics & its Applications Grouping

Member of the Institute of Mathematics & its Applications Grouping

Category West Midlands

Member of the Institute of Mathematics & its Applications Grouping

'Imperial College London hosts an exciting programme of events including academic lectures and seminars, graduation ceremonies, open days, sport fixtures, musical performances and art exhibitions. The majority of our events are open to Imperial students, staff, alumni and the public. Events are often very popular with a limited number of places available.'

'Your doorway to a world of fact and fiction, literary culture and heritage, study, leisure pursuits and information, shared interests, common goals, inspiration and ideas, hospitality, companionship, conviviality and refreshment ... The Independent Libraries Association was founded in 1989 to further the conservation, restoration and public awareness of a too little known but significant section of our cultural heritage. It aims to develop links between its constituent members by means of co-operative agreements, newsletters, social gatherings, seminars, workshops and meetings.'

'We are the charity that campaigns to protect and restore the country's 7,000 miles of inland waterways ... We campaign locally and nationally for the waterways – supporting restorations, lobbying parliament, championing regeneration and raising waterways users concerns ... Our members and volunteers are waterways-lovers from all walks of life who want to preserve and improve the network for future generations.'

Category Europe

'We are part of the Institut français worldwide network promoting French language and culture and encouraging cross-cultural exchange and cultural diversity ... Audiences at the Institut can keep up to date with the latest French thinking and the most recent publications in French and English translation thanks to its extensive programme of talks, panel discussions and book launches. Visitors can also take part in debates with speakers from both sides of the Channel meeting regularly to discuss a wide variety of topics or at the annual Night of Ideas.'

Category Europe

'Part of a worldwide network, the Institut français d’Écosse encourages cultural exchanges and presents the best of French culture. Enjoy our wide offer: French courses, talks, activities for kids, festivals, live music, theatre performances, library collections and film screening.'

'One of the world's premier Institutes for Advanced Study. We support innovative research and public engagement activities across the arts, humanities and social sciences through a range of interdisciplinary and international projects and programmes ... Over the years, IASH has focused on a number of key questions in the humanities, especially those which have relevance to the position of Edinburgh within the tradition of the Scottish Enlightenment, a tradition which continues to have relevance today. We encourage work that is inventive and exploratory, and especially work that forges links between the humanities and the interpretive or historical social sciences, and between the humanities in this broad sense and the medical, natural and technological sciences.'

'Britain’s leading independent microeconomic research institute. Its research remit is one of the broadest in public policy analysis, covering subjects from tax and benefits to education policy, from labour supply to corporate taxation. Our research not only has an impact on policy makers, think tanks and practitioners, it has also gained a worldwide reputation for academic rigour, and contributes to the development of academic scholarship ... IFS organises and participates in a large number of conferences, seminars and briefings each year ... All seminars are open to the general public.'

'The UK’s pre-eminent progressive think tank ... We carry out independent research across a whole range of policy areas, including the economy, work, skills, transport, democracy, the environment, education, energy, migration, healthcare, and many more ... IPPR runs a full events programme, bringing together top politicians and policymakers, leading writers and academics, business figures and other expert thinkers.'

Category Middle East

'One of the foremost academic institutions in the UK offering research and taught degree programmes in a wide range of areas within the field of Arab, Middle Eastern, and Islamic Studies. We offer Arabic and Middle East languages as well as comprehensive education in the literatures and cultures of the Arab world and Middle East, the history, politics, economies, societies, and anthropology of the region and almost every aspect of Islamic studies from medieval to modern Islam ... The Institute holds the Gulf Conference and a seminar and lecture series featuring distinguished scholars and public figures from the Islamic world and the West.'

'From the Institute's origins, founded in 1937 as a centre for archaeological training, to the Institute today, one of the largest and highly regarded centres for archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies in the world ... The Institute hosts numerous events on many different aspects of archaeology and is linked to many other heritage institutions, archaeological societies and organizations, providing an outstanding research environment for staff, students and visitors.'

'Engaged in teaching and research in the fields of theoretical and observational Astronomy. A wide class of theoretical and observational problems are studied, ranging from the study and observations of extrasolar planets to supermassive black holes and quasars and of the evolution of the whole Universe, through theories and observations of the formation and evolution of galaxies and stars, X-ray sources and black holes.' The Institute of Astronomy offers a regular programme of talks during term-time, accessible to non-members of the University, and holds a public open evening at 7:15pm every Wednesday evening October and March.'

'The IEA is the UK’s original free-market think-tank, founded in 1955. Our mission is to improve understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society by analysing and expounding the role of markets in solving economic and social problems ... We hold a wide range of events, with speakers ranging from Nobel Laureates to journalists and politicians, encouraging people to engage in the debate around ideas and their consequences.'

'Runs an active programme of lectures, seminars, conferences, symposia, reading groups and summer schools. Unless otherwise stated, events are free and open to the public.'


'Established in 2016 ...  the core tenets of the Institute of Gender Studies are inclusivity and interdisciplinarity. The team are committed to providing not only a platform for established researchers and practitioners working in the field, but also for undergraduate and postgraduate students from a range of disciplines.  As well as a regular seminar series, the Institute also offers an innovative and exciting MRes (Masters by Research).'

Category Modern History

'The Institute of Historical Research is the UK's national centre for history, dedicated to supporting historians of all kinds ... Explore all of our forthcoming events, from public lectures and conversations to research training and workshops, plus all our upcoming research seminars ...  2021 is the centenary of the IHR, which opened on 8 July 1921. To mark our centenary, in July 2021 we launch "Our Century", a 12-month festival of public activities exploring history’s past, present and future.'

Category Europe

'Ireland is an exciting, modern society with a rich culture and heritage that makes it a rewarding subject to study. We explore the fascinating history, politics, literature, archaeology, people and lessons of Ireland, from ancient times to the present day ... We host high-profile events throughout the year, past guests have included: Irish President Michael D. Higgins, award-winning writer Colm Tóibín and Snow Patrol guitarist and songwriter Johnny McDaid. We also collaborate with local, national and international organisations such as Liverpool Irish Festival, advisors to the Irish Embassy and the BBC.'

Category Europe

'The Institute of Irish Studies celebrated its 50th birthday in March 2015. It was the first centre dedicated to the study and teaching of Irish Studies to be established in the world. Today it is one of the leading centres for research-led teaching in Irish Studies and is an internationally renowned centre of interdisciplinary Irish scholarship.'

'IIBI holds lectures throughout the year in London on key topics in Islamic finance ...The lectures are given by both the academia and Islamic finance professionals making a significant impact in their field. Speakers address subjects on Islamic finance from a variety of angles, in an attempt to reach a broader understanding of the economic issues that can shape future of the global financial system, as well as to air issues that are neglected by contemporary culture. The topics are varied and intended to be thought provoking but do not necessarily represent the views of the Institute. Attendance to IIBI lectures is free however, IIBI may require to make a charge to attend the extended lecture series.'

'Public Lectures, Symposia and Seminars are held throughout the academic year, where leading scholars from Europe, Israel and USA as well as the UK communicate the results of their research to scholars, students and the public, thereby creating the opportunity for regular exchange of ideas and interests.'

'A major UK engineering institution whose activities encompass the whole materials cycle, from exploration and extraction, through characterisation, processing, forming, finishing and application, to product recycling and land reuse. It exists to promote and develop all aspects of materials science and engineering, geology, mining and associated technologies, mineral and petroleum engineering and extraction metallurgy, as a leading authority in the worldwide materials and mining community ... IOM3 organises a range of events that are ideal opportunities for networking as well as finding out the latest state of the art, updating your technical knowledge, or broadening your materials interests.  Most of our events offer discounts for IOM3 members ... Programmes of events and evening lectures are also organised by our Affiliated Local Societies.'

'Exists to support the advancement of mathematical knowledge and its applications and to promote and enhance mathematical culture in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, for the public good. It is the professional and learned society for qualified and practising mathematicians, with a membership of around 5,000 comprising of mathematicians from all sectors, as well as those with an interest in mathematics ... Established branches regularly hold talks by respected mathematicians, usually without charge, which are open to members and non-members.'

'The Institute is home to six Centres, which foster research and interdisciplinary cooperation in their respective fields. The Centres' distinctive events and publications programmes complement and enhance the Institute's own work ... See our extensive calendar of lectures, colloquia, seminars and research training events covering all aspects of modern languages research.'

'The Institute's aim is to promote and facilitate high quality research in philosophy, making it available to the widest possible audience both inside and outside the UK's academic community ... The Institute's events are open to everyone. You do not have to be a member of the Institute, or a member of any university, to attend Institute events.'

'Our members come from across the physics community whether in industry, academia, the classroom, technician roles or in training programmes as an apprentice or a student. However our reach goes well beyond our membership to all who have an interest in physics and the contribution it makes to our culture, our society and the economy ... Activity organised by nations and branches includes physics-related events such as visits for members, physics talks, member visits and public engagement activities.'

'We are a think tank and charity, independent of government and political parties. By bringing together experts from all backgrounds, we conceive ambitious and informed ideas which secure political commitments to improve our democracy, public services and economy. We provide platforms for debate, opportunities for people to make their voices heard and agenda-setting research. We are funded by our members, income from our events and training sessions, and supported by trusts, foundations and other funding bodies ... Our aim is to make Wales better.'

'ICE supports civil engineers throughout their careers. We award professional qualifications that are the industry standard, lead the debates around infrastructure and the built environment and provide an unmatched level of training, knowledge and thinking ... ICE has around 65,000 members living and working across the UK. We are structured around 12 regional areas, each with their own dedicated office that supports our members.'

'We are the IET and we inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community to engineer a better world. As a diverse home across engineering and technology, we share knowledge that helps make better sense of the world in order to solve the challenges that matter. It’s why we are uniquely placed to champion engineering ... Local Networks are groups of members that come together to deliver a series of activities designed to promote the importance of science, engineering and technology to the general public, encourage young people to enter the profession and provide opportunities for engineers to share and develop knowledge and network with each other.''

'We strive to improve the world through engineering by: * Developing engineers; * Promoting engineering; * Informing opinion; * Encouraging innovation ... Holding events, working on engineering initiatives, and raising the profile of engineering, the UK Region covers over 80,000 members and engineers across a broad spectrum of industries.'

'Intelligence Squared has established itself as the leading forum for live, agenda-setting debates, talks and discussions around the world. Our aim is to promote a global conversation that enables people to make informed decisions about the issues that matter, in the company of the world's greatest minds and orators ... Intelligence Squared+ brings you live, interactive events online every week. You can ask your questions to our speakers, vote in live polls and interact with other members of the audience. Your subscription will give you access to multiple events, live and on-demand, featuring the world’s top thinkers and opinion formers.'

'Through its meetings and its advice and information service, IFN, with its member bodies, helps make better known and understood the teachings, traditions and practices of the different faith communities in the UK and the pattern of their inter faith work and builds good relations between people of different faiths in the UK.'

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

'Our aim is to use the extraordinary power and reach of Agatha Christie’s global reputation to promote engagement and participation in literature and the arts, help the recovery and growth of Torbay’s local economy and wider efforts to increase tourism and support work to understand and promote the area’s literary and geological heritage.' Normally held Mid September.

Category Middle East

'Exists to promote research relating to the Arabian Peninsula and, in particular, its archaeology, history, epigraphy, languages, literature, art, culture, ethnography, geography, geology and natural history. It does this by ... [amongst other activities] ... organizing lectures and conferences, in particular the annual Seminar for Arabian Studies.'

'ICMS stimulates and promotes the mathematical sciences through diverse international workshops & conferences. Our vibrant events programme attracts leading mathematical scientists from the UK and internationally - connecting mathematical communities across the world ... In addition to workshops, ICMS manages a number of other mathematical activities, such as our very popular Research-in-Groups programme; an extensive knowledge exchange programme; public engagement; and by giving administrative support to a number of mathematical groups.'

'ICOMOS-UK is the UK national committee of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), which has a special role as official adviser to UNESCO on cultural World Heritage Sites ... We are an independent charity with a UK-wide and international mission to promote and support best practice in the conservation, care and understanding of the historic environment.'  Amongst a range of remits, the Committee 'promote international best practice through events, seminars and publications'.

'An international research institute that provides objective information on military, geopolitical and geo-economic developments that could lead to conflict ... As the organiser of some of the world’s most prestigious security summits, as well as numerous conferences, workshops and discussion meetings, the IISS enjoys unrivalled convening power. We are currently offering a diverse programme of in-person, online and hybrid events, in order to share our research and expertise with a truly global audience.'

'A celebration of science and technology in Inverness and surrouding area. Our program is all free and open to schools, families and the general public.' Normally held Late April - Early May.

Member of the Institute for Public Policy Research Grouping

Category Middle East

'Originally founded in 1911 as The Persia Society, the Iran Society acts as a forum for those who are interested in Iran’s heritage and culture. Its object is to promote general knowledge of Iran. Seven lectures a year are held between October and June on Iran’s history, culture, architecture, economy, environment and many other general subjects. The society is strictly non-political. A journal is published annually and there are occasional study days in London museums to look at manuscripts, carpets, ceramics etc. Lectures are for members only,'

'We believe Islam is a divinely revealed ethical and moral approach to life for mankind, guiding it to achieve peace, progress and success. The Islamic Foundation represents a pioneering initiative, at the academic and educational levels, to enable Muslims, and humanity at large, to discover the true potential of Islam. We aim to support Muslims to become active participants in helping to build a plural, respectful and harmonious world.'

Established in 1990: ‘Our aims are: * To promote greater understanding and awareness of Islam; * To organise, educate and enhance the development of British Muslim communities: * To encourage positive contribution to British society and the promotion of social justice.  We are one of the largest national networks of British Muslim volunteers, successfully harnessing the broad skills base of our members, who hail from a variety of backgrounds – stay at home mums and dads as well as doctors, lawyers, teachers ...’

'Set against the stunning backdrop of Scotland’s whisky isle, we’re a community led festival with an array of events happening across the island. Originally growing out of a small book club in Port Ellen, our volunteer-run festival, is now part of Islay’s busy annual events calendar and Argyll’s thriving cultural scene.' Normally held Early September.

'The Federation is affiliated to the BBKA and is comprised of three local area associations: * Southern District Beekeepers Association; * Western Beekeepers Association; * Ramsey and District Beekeepers Association. There are over 80 registered beekeepers on the island which is blessed with a mild if breezy climate and varied terrain. Each of the clubs hold several meetings through the year sometimes at members’ apiaries.'

Category Gardens Trusts

'Offers its members great opportunities to visit gardens, learn more about garden history and to socialise with like minded people with a myriad of garden related interests from plants to designed landscapes. As a member you will be able to join us for our garden visits both on the Island and also occasionally on the mainland, often to gardens not usually open to the public. Attend talks, study days an workshops to learn more about the Island’s parks, gardens and designed landscape and people associated with them.'

Category Europe

'The Italian Cultural Institute, Edinburgh is the official Italian governmental body dedicated to promoting Italian language and culture in Scotland and Northern Ireland organising a wide series of events.'

Category Europe

'The Italian Cultural Institute in London is the official Italian governmental body dedicated to promoting Italian language and culture in England and Wales. To this end the Institute: Organises concerts, cultural events and exhibitions ...'

'Society events are normally held each spring, where talks and recitals enable members to explore Gurney’s verse and music.'

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