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Category Social History
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'Labour Heritage produces regular Bulletins, organises conferences and other events, and sponsors publications. We liaise with other history groups and our particular focus is on local Labour history ... Labour Heritage individual membership is open to people interested in Labour history, whether or not they are members of the Labour Party.'

Category Art Galleries
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Occasional talks, usually free of charge and no need to book.

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'The Lakeland Horticultural Society is a charity whose aims are to promote the art and science of horticulture and good gardening practice. Its lectures are open to all, free of charge unless otherwise stated.' Monthly meetings, Saturday afternoons.

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'We hold monthly talks, free to members, guests and visitors ... at 8.00 pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month (again except over Xmas/New Year). These are given by guest speakers and cover a wide range of topics and subjects of interest to gardeners and allotment holders.'

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'Meetings are held at 7.00 pm on 2nd Thursday of each month (except July and August).'

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'The best attended society in Scotland.' Fortnightly evening meetings, September to April.

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'The Society's programme, which runs from September to July, consists of lectures, visits and at least one Day School. The lectures are usually held in central Manchester, and these and the Day Schools provide a means of publicising new research or of re-assessing previous knowledge.'

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Monthly: 'All meetings are on Saturdays at 2.00 pm, except December (1.30 pm).'

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'There is a yearly programme of 5 evening talks, plus a members' evening, and visits to sites of interest.'

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'The Association covers the counties of Lancashire and part of Merseyside and has six Branches in total. Some of the Branches run courses for beginners and some also provide assistance for new members. All Branches have an Internet presence and provide programmes (e.g. meeting and event dates) on their own web sites and a programme of events is also held with us.'

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Provides links to details of the programmes of the Society's Branches.

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'Six meetings a year usually in January, March, May, July, September and December, on Saturdays at 2.00 pm.'

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Meets 'third and fifth Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm ... Prospective New Members & Visitors most Welcome (except ticket events) if seating permits. Priority will be given to Pendle & Burnley members'.

Category Gardens Trusts
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'The events group organises an annual programme of talks and visits to public and private parks, gardens and other designed landscapes in the county (and occasionally to neighbouring counties).'

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'Lancashire Humanists provide a forum for people of Lancashire to meet and discuss social, political, religious, philosophical, scientific and artistic issues. Current monthly meetings are held in Preston and we aim to be active across the county – from Blackpool to Burnley and Chorley to Lancaster.'

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Details of 'local history, family history, industrial archaeology and archaeological societies affiliated to the Federation'.

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Meets 'on the first Wednesday of every month. All regular monthly meetings ... commence at 7.30 pm prompt. Doors open at 7.00 pm'.

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'Meets once per month, at 7.30 pm on the first Wednesday of the month ... The Society holds 10 meetings per year (from September to June) on a variety of topics.'

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'Meetings will take place at 7.15 for 7.30 pm on the last Thursday of the month, excepting December.'

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'Throughout the colder months at the beginning and end of each year we hold a diverse range of talks and lectures on a wide range of topics suitable for both novice and experienced beekeepers. This culminates at the end of the season with the annual honey show and annual dinner.' Various venues around and about Lancaster are used.

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Winter monthly evening meetings, usually first or second Wednesday at 7.30 pm: 'Lancaster Civic Society aims to encourage high standards of architecture and town planning in new development in Lancaster District, and to help preserve the historic character of the City'.

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'Lancaster City Museum, Lancaster Maritime Museum and the Judges' Lodgings host a joint programme of lunchtime talks on Mondays throughout the year. Talks are free but booking is required to reserve a place.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'We meet on Wednesday evenings from October to May ... at 7.30 pm. Meetings are a mixture of talks, portfolios, show and tell evenings and competitions ... Everyone is welcome!'

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'The Society meets on the third Monday in the month ... 7.30 pm.'

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'Our meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of every month (except August) starting at 8.00 pm and are fairly informal.'

Category Earth Sciences
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'A programme of public lectures organised by the Lapworth Museum of Geology. Lectures take place from 5–6 pm on alternate Mondays, spring and autumn terms in The Palaeontology Lab (G21), Earth Science. All are welcome and there is no admission charge.'

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Meetings most months throughout the Winter, usually Monday afternoons.

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'Meetings are held every Tuesday night from September through May ... We feel we are well positioned to serve the local community, attracting members from Islandmagee, Whitehead, Ballycarry, Larne and beyond...'

Category China
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'The China Institute has recently launched a series of Distinguished Lectures by prominent figures in the field of China studies.' Enquire about attendance.

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'We meet every Tuesday evening from September to April and welcome anyone interested in photography from novices to the more experienced, from traditional to digital, from compact to full format cameras !'

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'Over the year there are more than 30 different lectures to choose from. These lectures offer a rare opportunity to listen to some of Scotland’s foremost experts ... A tour of the Castle with coffee and cakes is included in the price, with the opportunity to meet the lecturer and visit parts of the building not usually open to the public. The lectures themselves last two to two and a half hours ... Our workshops and lectures are hugely popular. Pre-booking and advance payment (where applicable) are essential ...'

Online Lectures & Talks
Category Law & Society
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'During the University term, the Centre holds a range of lectures and events on topical issues in international law given by leading academics and practitioners. If you would like to be notified of forthcoming lectures by email, please send your email address to our Administrator ...'

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'A week-long programme of free public events around a chosen law theme.'

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'Meets on the third Wednesday of January - November ... at 7.30 pm unless previously advised.'

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'Our Society meets every fortnight from 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm to approximately 9.15 pm ... Visitors are very welcome to any of our meetings. If you collect stamps or postal history or are just interested, please come along and try us out.'

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'We have a regular series of talks usually on the fourth Monday of each month ... and they start at 7.30 pm.'

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'The Society meets ... on Tuesday evening from 7.30 to 10.00 pm. We arrange several interesting lectures and slide shows during the season with a number of field trips during our "closed period" (May to October).'

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'We meet ... on the 3rd Friday of September to May, for lectures on local history topics.'

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'Meetings are held once a month from September to May at 8.00 pm, usually on Thursday evenings ... for talks and discussions. Outings and field trips are also organised and there are opportunities to participate in research groups. Membership is now over 130.'

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'Unless otherwise stated, all meetings are held on a Friday evening, starting 7.30 pm ... There is no need to book in advance, or let us know you’re coming, simply turn up on the night and you’ll be made most welcome.'

Category Germany
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Monthly meetings, mid-week evenings.

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'Membership is open to engineers of all disciplines. We are a social association rather than an academic one ... Lecture meetings are open to all members ... Honorary Member This grade is for those who are not actively engaged in engineering, for instance, retired engineers or just people who have not chosen engineering as a career, but have a strong interest, for example, model engineers.'

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'By tradition meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month; the theme is normally a lecture or presentation on a particular astronomical topic given by guest speakers or society members.'

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Regular and occasional talks and lectures.

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'Our events programme aims to inform and enthuse our members and the general public about Leeds and to stimulate debate about aspects of its future.'

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'Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are held on a Thursday at 7.15 pm.'

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'The club meets ... on the second and fourth Mondays of the month (except August when there are no meetings). During the months from September to April we arrange a series of talks on a wide range of natural history subjects.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'We hold regular fortnightly meetings ... between September and May with invited displays, competitions and members' evenings.'

Category Salons
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'The Leeds Salon is a discussion group that hosts debates in and around Leeds ... All welcome.'

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'Although the main interest within the membership is the building and running of railway locomotives, the Society provides for, and encourages, all aspects of the hobby. Informal meetings are held weekly on Wednesday evenings throughout the year in the Clubhouse, but during the winter months, normally on the first and third Wednesday, we enjoy a programme of talks and other formal activities usually in the pleasant surroundings of the Eggborough Sports & Leisure Complex.'

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'September to May a programme of talks by invited speakers and members’ meetings, are held at 7.45 pm on the second Monday in the month.'

Category Military History
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Series of lectures on ‘Military History’. Held biennially in recent years.

Online Lectures & Talks
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'We meet on Friday evenings from September to May.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'Invites a wide variety of accomplished photographers to provide talks, presentations and lectures on a wide range of subjects covering technical ability, photographic genres, etc. All are aimed at giving Members new ideas to try or perhaps adopt in their chosen field of photography ... We meet on Thursday evenings at 7.45 during our season, which runs from September to May.'

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'The "Lit and Phil" holds fortnightly sponsored talks, at 7.30 pm followed by discussion, on alternate Mondays ... during the winter and spring. They cover a broad range of topics in the arts, literature, natural history, philosophy, and the sciences.'

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Indoor Meetings 'are usually held on Wednesday evenings twice a month from October to March. Meetings consist of a talk on some aspect of natural history by a knowledgeable speaker, either an invited expert or a member. Most talks use slides as illustrations, and sometimes include specimens or recordings. All talks are aimed at the amateur naturalist, since even those members of the Section who are experts in one area may know very little about another'.

Category Railway History
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'The Society is run to cater for anyone with a interest in Railways and Transport ... Visits to places of railway and transport  interest, including model and miniature railways ... Each month speakers give talks to members and visitors on a wide variety of railway and transport subjects, past and present.'

 

Online Lectures & Talks
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Programme of weekly talks and related events.

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Links to details of the various Groups of the Society.

Online Lectures & Talks
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'Each year the Society stages eight indoor meetings (one a month with a summer break). These are currently held at two alternating venues ... The meetings feature illustrated talks by experienced ornithologists, artists, conservationists or photographers, whilst you can also socialise with other members and meet the committee.'

Online Lectures & Talks
Category Wildlife Trusts
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'The Trust has a network of local groups in the two counties that support our work by organising conservation work on reserves, guided walks, lectures and talks, events and social events throughout the year and raising much needed funds.'

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Winter monthly meetings 'held at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall. Entrance fees (include refreshments) £1.50 for Wildlife Trust members £2.00 non-members'.

Category Gardens Trusts
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Offer 'evening lectures by specialist speakers including an annual "Celebrity" Lecture'.

Online Lectures & Talks
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'Lectures to members of the Society form an important part of the annual programme of activities. Between September and April lectures are held approximately every two weeks and consist of a mixture of history and archaeology topics usually on subjects which have local significance. However, on occasions subjects of national and international importance feature in the programme.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'From October to April, LIHS meet ... generally on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm ... Visitors are always welcome to attend for a small fee.'

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'Meetings are on Fridays, 7.30 pm prompt ... A varied programme of speakers and slide shows on related subjects is organised, commencing in September running through to April, usually 12 in total.'

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'If you collect stamps, Postal History, Post Cards, or Philatelic related material we would love to see you at one of our meetings.'

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'We meet ... every Wednesday evening 8.00 - 10.00 pm, with a coffee break at 9.00 pm. New members are welcome at any time of the season.'

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