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Organize the Katherine Mansfield Society Annual Birthday Lecture - usually in the Autumn.

'Founded in 1980 by Owen Powell with the support of Keele University ... we are regarded as Europe's largest continuing educational initiative in international politics. It is our privilege to welcome a wide range of distinguished speakers to each annual series of 24 Thursday evening meetings. Many members of the House of Lords and Commons speak here, along with ambassadors, academics from Britain’s leading universities, national journalists, and others.'

Category Europe

'The Greek word 'kefi', which means good humour, perfectly describes the tone of the club. We meet monthly from October to July ... About seven of our meetings centre on talks by club members or invited speakers on Greece-related subjects including for example: ancient and recent history, mythology and its impact, ancient philosophy, art and music, life and travel in Greece today and, by no means least, Greek food.'

'The Society was formed in 2004 following the Centenary of Keighley Carnegie Library. It was felt that a dedicated local history society would benefit Keighley and help to preserve and strengthen our vast and varied Heritage in Keighley and the Local Area ... We aim to collect, preserve, understand and ultimately share the unique and intersesting history of our local area. In the process we hope that people can learn how the areas relate to eah other and how the ethos of the area has developed. We hold monthly Speakers meetings on a variety of subjects relating to local history. These are open to everyone.'

Category Keighley

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

Category Aberdeenshire

Member of the Scottish Beekeepers' Association Grouping

'The photographic society for keen amateur photographers in North Bedfordshire and beyond ... Kempston Camera Club is a small and very friendly group of digital & film photo enthusiasts which has been in existance since 1970. We pride ourselves on being very relaxed and approachable: none of the cliques and stuffiness that characterise so many photo clubs here! ... All interests are catered for, with a mix of competitions, talks, practicals, visits, etc. However, whilst in no way abandoning our film-based heritage, we are very much tuned into the needs of newcomers to digital imaging.'

'The British Beekeepers Association's local area association for beekeepers located in the South Lakeland and Kendal area.'

'The Society holds field meetings during the summer and fortnightly evening talks/slide shows from September to March ... The winter meetings are on Monday evenings, starting at 7.30 p.m. Non-members are welcome.'

Category Newbury

Member of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Grouping

'Dedicated to the advancement of apiculture (bee-keeping) and the promotion, fostering and encouraging of education therein ... Most of its work is done through local branches, which aim to educate bee-keepers about bee-keeping and to inform, and hopefully enthuse, the public about the magic and mystery of honey bees. There are twelve branches of the Kent Bee-Keepers’ Association.'

'Established in 1974, we have a proud history of helping and supporting our members in their family history research. Regular meetings are hosted by our Branches across the county and our members keep in regular touch via our quarterly Journal and online community forum.'

Category Deal

Member of the Kent Family History Society Grouping

Category Gardens Trusts

'At Kent Gardens Trust, we believe that gardens, parks and other designed green spaces are a vital part of our heritage. Over the centuries, they have often been a source of pride and pleasure to people seeking peace and tranquillity in a busy world ... The Trust organises a series of events throughout the year, including talks and visits to interesting and significant gardens. These occasions are designed to be both enjoyable and informative. They provide a good opportunity for members to meet new people and renew old acquaintances, usually over lunch or tea. But they also provide an opportunity to increase our awareness and understanding of Kent's garden heritage. Many of the gardens we visit are not normally open to the general public.'

'A group of people who are interested in all aspects of geology, but especially in the geology of Kent. The membership includes a wide variety of people from beginners to experts, young and old, brought together by a fascination for the beauty of what lies beneath their feet. Interests are also very wide and include palaeontologists and fossil collectors, mineralogists and mineral collectors, stratigraphers and others. Many of the members, however, do not specialize but have a wide general interest in geology. This mix of people and subjects makes for a very friendly group.'

Category Kent

Member of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Grouping

Category Kent

Member of the Mammal Society Grouping

Category Kent

Member of the Local Nature Partnerships: England Grouping

Category Kent

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

'Kernow Goth or Old Cornwall is a movement with a mission. It's wide ranging aims are to preserve and record Cornwall's unique culture, traditions, its language and dialect and caring for its environment. We also promote public awareness of these topics and concerns relating to them ... Our 'Old Cornwall' societies range in size from those that are quite small to some with over 100 members. Independently run each has its own officers and committee. Membership is open to all those who are interested in supporting and caring for Cornwall's distinct heritage.'

Category Truro

Member of The Quekett Microscopical Club Grouping

'We are a very friendly club and visitors are more than welcome. If you are thinking of joining a camera club, come along for an evening. Whatever your photography experience we would love to meet you.  Our existing members will only be too pleased to guide, advise and to encourage. We normally meet every Wednesday from September to April.'

We’re a friendly group of photographers – all levels, ages and types of camera, and 50/50 male/female ... Visitors and new members are always welcome. We cater for all levels of photographer from beginner to expert.'

'The Kidderminster Civic Society was founded in 1993 following the demolition of the Kidderminster Library and the Schools of Arts and Science ... The Society has held back the forces in favour of the steady demolition of the town’s historic townscape by a series of successful listing applications ... There is a varied programme of walks, talks, visits and other events throughout the year. Suggestions for and contributions to the programme are always welcome ... Additional meetings are arranged when local issues arise needing a prompt response by the Society.  It is your Society – help us to use it to good effect.'

'The Kimble and Ellesborough Horticultural Society has its roots in the Velvet Lawn Cottage Garden Association in the mid-nineteenth century ... Today the Society organises monthly meetings with a visiting speaker and holds Spring, Summer & Autumn Shows. We have a Plant Sale in May.  We also organize visits to local gardens of interest for our members.'

'Throughout the year King's hosts a number of research seminars, talks and academic conferences, many of which are open to the wider student body and general public.'

'Our aim is to promote all aspects of astronomy to all ages, beginners and experienced, and to provide a suitable location where all those interested can meet and share knowledge and experience. We meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month ... Talks / events and observations are scheduled for meetings ... However, this schedule may be varied in order to take advantage of good viewing conditions. If weather conditions are favourable we also meet on the other Mondays for an evening devoted to observation. These sessions are ideal for all levels of experience and members and non-members can gain a practical view of the night sky. No equipment is necessary as various pieces of equipment will be available for non-members to use.'

'Kings Langley Local History and Museum Society is committed to establishing a museum in the district. This is to display its collection of artefacts and also the significant Ovaltine archive, in an attractive manner accessible to the public. The Society is in the process of raising funds to achieve this. The Society would be pleased to hear of any local premises which may be available and suitable for a museum. A group of archivists meet in the village library on Wednesday mornings between 10.00 and 12.30 to research and index local heritage documents as well as receive enquiries on family and local history from individuals and from this Website from around the world.'

'Founded in 1927 ... We meet on the first Thursday and the third Friday of each month from September through to the end of June. Meetings start at 8 pm and we finish by 10 pm ... Members are encouraged to bring guests to our meetings ... We usually hold 20 meetings a year ... Meetings are a mixture of guest speakers, themed members events, and joint auctions with other societies.'

 

'Talks and discussions on a range of fascinating philosophical topics, seriously and rigorously in a convivial setting – meaningful conversation about interesting ideas with interested people.'

'Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm (excluding January and February).'

'Our aim is to investigate and record the local history of the three villages and surrounding area and to encourage interest and involvement in these matters within the villages ... The Group was formed in 2007 and meets approximately once a month at various venues in the area as well as on site visits to places of interest. Membership is open to anyone interested in local history. Members are encouraged to become involved in research whether on an individual basis or as a member of a group, although this is not obligatory and many of our members are happy simply to attend the organised events.'

'We are a small friendly stamp and postcard club that meets in the afternoons during a season in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. We have a loyal group of members with a different level of knowledge between them all, which all goes well for new members who wish to learn. Come along have a chat and coffee see what you think, everyone welcome ... We have guest speakers from clubs all over Scotland and local members giving talks and display.'

'We are a group with an interest in science who meet once a month for an informal discussion – with a drink – about a scientific or technical topic, led by an invited expert. Knutsford SciBar meetings are held on the second Monday of each month ... Usually there is no meeting in August. Time: 7.30pm – arrive early to get a drink and a good seat.'

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