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'It was in this pretty Hampshire cottage that Jane Austen revised, wrote and had published all six of her treasured novels. Today you can step back in time and follow in Jane's footsteps, see the rooms where she composed her books and created her timeless characters, explore her home, discover objects that belonged to her and wander in the beautiful cottage garden.'

Category Asia

'Established in 1972 by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and became an Independent Administrative Institution in 2003 ... We organise lectures, workshops, seminars, courses, exhibitions and performances.'

Category Asia

'The leading independent body in the United Kingdom dedicated to the enhancement of the British-Japanese relationship ... The Society’s main objectives are: * To promote learning and advance education in the subject of and with regard to Japan; * To promote the study of Japan and its people in all their aspects, traditional and modern, and to make the results of such study more accessible to the general public ...'

Category Asia

'This Calendar has been established to keep people up to date on new and upcoming Japan-related cultural events in the UK.'

'Founded in 1993, the Japanese Garden Society brings together people interested in the gardens of Japan and Japanese gardens in the UK. The Society welcomes amateurs and professionals, garden lovers and garden designers who are interested in Japanese gardens and who wish to share their interests with other like-minded people. We are a national Society with regional groups around the UK providing local events, meetings, talks etc.'

Intellectual Forum  'We are a relatively new centre, bringing people together to discuss and learn about a wide range of issues. Most of our events are open to the public, and some are live-streamed.'

'Founded in March 1992 for beginners and experienced researchers: * To help one another to learn and discover more about genealogy; * To encourage genealogical research; * To promote the preservation of Jewish genealogical records and resources; * To share information amongst members.  The Society is open to all interested in Jewish genealogy and is constituted on a secular basis.'

'A museum that tells the story of the history and heritage of Jews in Britain through universal themes of migration, family, faith and culture. We exist for all people from all backgrounds and celebrate diversity in all its forms ... Our mission is to surprise, delight and engage all people, irrespective of background and faith, in the history, identity and culture of Jews in Britain. Our exhibitions, events and learning programmes encourage a sense of discovery and aim to provoke questions, challenge prejudice, and encourage understanding.'

'The John Hewitt Society provides opportunities for individuals across Northern Ireland to explore issues of difference and identity through literature and creative writing. Inspired by the ideals and ideas of the poet and political writer John Hewitt, The Society was established in 1987 to promote Hewitt’s ethos of utilising literature and the arts as a medium for tackling prejudice, exclusive concepts of identity, and sectarian hostility.'

'The John Muir Trust is a community focused conservation charity dedicated to the experience, protection and repair of wild places across the UK. Founded in 1983, we care for some of the finest wild places in the UK, including Ben Nevis, Helvellyn and Sandwood Bay. Over 25,000 members, supporters and partners contribute to our work.'

'Aims to promote the life and works of Dr John Snow, the pioneer of epidemiological method and celebrated anaesthetist. As outlined in the Constitution, the Society has a serious intent, publishing news, collecting facts and dates related to the life and works of John Snow and organising the Annual Pumphandle Lecture Series, but it also aims to provide a communication network for epidemiologists and those trained in the Snow tradition throughout the world.'

'The Society, which was founded in 1928, is made up of people with interests in the life and work of Samuel Johnson, his circle and his times. We welcome all who share these or similar interests ... The Society holds seven meetings each year.'

Category Law and Society

'We strive for a fair, accessible, and equal justice system. Our work aims at making practical, realistic, and timely changes, addressing some of the most urgent issues facing the United Kingdom’s legal framework. We use our voice to influence and improve policies and practice, while not being afraid to scrutinise and challenge developments in the justice system that threaten the country’s adherence to human rights and the rule of law ... We are a membership organisation, primarily of the legal profession, comprising barristers, solicitors, legal executives, academic lawyers, law students and interested non-lawyers.'

Category The Third Sector

'JustShare is a coalition of churches and development agencies which seeks to address the widening gap between rich and poor in the global economy ... JustShare encourages dialogue with banks and other institutions in the City of London in order to achieve positive change ... JustShare holds regular debates, lectures and panel discussions to promote justice for the poorest in the world and a just share of the world’s resources for all.'

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