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Category Railway History
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'The Circle holds a number of open meetings at venues across the territory formerly served by the line. Speakers include former railwaymen who are able to recount their memories of the old line and others who have studied aspects of its history.'

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'Meetings are held at ... at 7.30 pm - Mainly the 1st Monday of each month September to June.'

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'Founded in 1990, meets three times a month for a Workshop, main Lecture and Beginners class. Whether you are an armchair astronomer or a keen meteor-observer, you will find a kindred spirit within the Society ...'

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'Meetings are held ... on Monday evenings from 8 to 10 pm.'

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'Inside meetings (September to May) are normally held ... unless otherwise stated, starting at 7.45 pm. Everyone is welcome at all meetings, entry is free, including non-members.'

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'The society offers a series of talks and discussions on literary, philosophical, scientific and related topics. Meetings are held monthly ... during the autumn, winter and spring seasons (excluding December).'

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'A series of free public lectures given by leading authorities in their fields.'

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'Meets at 7.15 pm on the third Monday of the month ... for a talk followed by a pasty supper.'

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'Regular meetings are held on the 1st Friday of the month from 7.30 to 10.00 pm. No meetings in July or August.'

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'All events are on Tuesdays at 7.45 pm ... unless otherwise shown.'

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'Generally, we have about six talks a year on topics of local and national interest.'

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'Meetings are from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, September to June, every other Thursday ... Visitors and New Members are always very welcome.'

Category Flowers & Plants
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'The Maidstone Bonsai Society hold monthly meetings that you would be most welcome to attend. The club is keen to demystify and promote the art of bonsai. If you are just starting out, slightly interested or have a large collection of specimen bonsai you will have a great time at our meetings. We meet on the first Monday of each month, unless otherwise stated in the programme, at 19.30 hrs.'

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Meets 'every Tuesday night from September through to June. The evening starts at 7.30 pm and finishes around 10 pm'.

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'The club holds monthly meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month (unless the Monday falls into Holy Week, when it is either the 3rd Tuesday or 4th Monday) ... (They) start at 7 pm till 10 pm. Our meetings usually consist of chat and browsing dealer's stock until 8 pm, when the main business of the evening commences. The minutes of the previous meeting are read, and new announcements made. Our presenter for the evening then takes the floor until about 9.15 pm, and then more chat and buying until the end of the evening. Refreshments are served during the evening.'

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Category France
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PDF copy of current brochure lists a large number and wide range of lectures and related events. Enquire about attendance.

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'Meet on the third Monday of the month, at 2.00 pm.'

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'A huge effort goes into organising the Talks and the Shows for members. But remember the talks are open to anyone who wishes to attend ... All talks take place ... from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Tea/Coffee and biscuits are available in the interval. A Raffle is held.'

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'Regular monthly meetings are held ... usually on the evening of the third Thursday of each month ... commencing at 8 pm.'

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'We hold monthly public meetings with speakers on a variety of subjects ranging from local/regional history to matters of cultural or environmental interest.'

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'Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month (except August when there is no meeting) ... The doors open at 7.00 pm and the meetings start at 7.30 pm with refreshments available.'

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Programmme of Lectures and Talks, some organized by the Friends of Malvern Museum.

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‘Established in 1954, the Mammal Society is a charity advocating science-led mammal conservation, leading efforts to collect and share information on mammals, encourage research to learn more about their ecology, distribution and contribute meaningfully to efforts to conserve them.‘

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Composite list of the Meetings of the various Sections of the Society.

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Meets monthly, Saturday afternoons; no meetings in July and August. ALERT At Review, awaiting information on venue(s) for future meetings.

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Category Egypt
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'MAES, as our members affectionately know it, organises an annual lecture programme for members. Well-known Egyptologists have always been included in the list of our speakers, but we have always encouraged our own members to provide lectures and talks on their own specialist subjects. Many of our members have gone on to become established lecturers in their own right and now give talks to other Egyptian societies in the UK. Lectures begin at 7.45 pm prompt, but you can come along from 6.30 pm onwards and talk to other members.'

Category Art Galleries
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''Manchester Art Gallery and The Gallery of Costume are home to the city’s world-class art collection. We hold over 25,000 objects of fine art, decorative art and costume, developed over 200 years and still growing ... We hold regular talks, tours and workshops, designed to enhance your enjoyment of our exhibitions and support your learning journey.' Includes Art Bites and Art History Basics.

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'Members meet every Thursday at the Godlee Observatory (except when a public lecture is taking place and during Christmas/New Year week), when slide shows, digital image shows, informal talks and occasional 'workshops' take place. Of course the telescopes are also used, weather permitting. On the third Thursday of the month, from October to March, a free public lecture is held at a venue in the centre of Manchester ... commencing at 7.30 pm. Non-members are most welcome. The prestigious Kopal Lecture is given annually by an astronomer from the University of Manchester's Department of Astronomy or Radio Astronomy in honour of an old friend, the late Emeritus Professor Zdenek Kopal, Manchester's first Professor of Astronomy.'

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Monthly evening meetings: 'Why not come along and join us? You will receive a warm welcome, have a chat with other canal enthusiasts, and have a cuppa. If you would like an alcoholic drink, please bring your own.'

Category England
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‘The MCPHH emphasis on encouraging communities and individuals to engage actively with history builds on the long-established work of the Manchester Centre for Regional History, established in 1998.’

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Winter monthly talks, normally second Saturday, commencing at 7 pm.

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''The Society was founded 1884; originally it was aimed at businessmen and concentrated on commercial and political geography. It has organised a lecture series throughout its history ... The Society offers 16 free lectures at Cross Street Chapel in Manchester on Tuesdays in October, November, February and March, starting at 1 pm.'

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Monthly meetings, Saturday afternoons or Wednesday evenings.

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Have organized several Named Lectures and related events which can be 'open to the public'. Enquire about attendance.

Category Social History
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Manchester Histories is a growing and dynamic charity that works collaboratively with people, organisations, and partners to reveal, share and celebrate Greater Manchester's diverse Histories and Heritage. Manchester Histories works throughout the year delivering projects, training, exhibitions, events, networks and more with communities to recognise, explore and value histories. It also hosts Manchester Histories Festival.’

Category Arts Festivals
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'Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events. Over the past 12 years, more than a million people have experienced MIF projects around the city and beyond – everywhere from theatres and galleries to schools, churches and railway depots. Created by leading international artists, often working in collaboration with local residents, our works have thrilled visitors, impressed critics and inspired people all over Greater Manchester.' Biennial [2019]

Online Lectures & Talks
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'Meetings are usually held weekly from October to May and there is a programme of lectures by people distinguished in their particular fields of interest. Following the lecture, supper is normally available for members when there is an opportunity to meet fellow members and the lecturer ... Most of the lectures organised by the Lit and Phil are open to the public free of charge (although donations are always welcome). Lectures usually last for one hour. Occasionally seating capacity can be limited so we always advise non-members to check our website, or 'phone the office for the latest information. This also ensures that you are aware of any changes to venues or times.' Various venues in Manchester can be used for meetings.

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'The Society was founded nearly 130 years ago to provide for the pursuits of those interested in microscopy and natural history. Today it has around 300 members and provides regular meetings where talks are given by amateurs or professionals and members can provide exhibits, exchange gossip, just keep in touch, use the library or buy small goods.'

Category Military History
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'Each month we have a speaker on a military related subject followed by a discussion around that subject or related topics. Many of our speakers are published authors and professional historians ... All are welcome and there is a small admission charge of £3 per lecture.'

Category Railway History
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‘We are the third oldest model railway society in the world with clubrooms in Sale, South West Manchester ... We have a monthly meeting which is held at 7.30pm on the second Friday or 2.30pm on the second Saturday of the month ... We have a varied programme of illustrated talks, demonstrations of modelling techniques and film shows geared towards the interests of railway modellers and enthusiasts.‘

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Wide-ranging programme of lectures and talks, often within the Museum Meets initiative. Talks are usually either in the Museum's Café or its Discovery Centre.

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Meetings once per month, Friday evenings: 'Visitors are very welcome'.

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Usually held late October/early November. ALERT 'We are taking a pause in 2019.'

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'Meetings ... start at 5.45 pm; tea and coffee are available from 5.20 pm. At each meeting an invited speaker will give a talk on a subject of economic or social interest and then there will be questions and discussion ... The talk will subsequently be printed and distributed to members and subscribing libraries. Copies may be purchased by non-members.'

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'All meetings ... are held in the nave of the Cathedral, beginning at 7 pm unless otherwise specified ... Everyone is welcome.'

Category Christianity
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Details of 'the MWRC Lecture, an annual major scholarly event in Manchester which includes a paper read by one or more of the Fellows of the Centre'. Enquire about attendance - and to other events which might be open to all.

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‘The Manifesto Club is at the forefront of challenging the hyper-regulation of public spaces. We produce cutting-edge research, change policy, and work at the front-line to defend those whose liberties have been affected. We take on vetting, speech codes, leafleting bans, PSPOs, on-the-spot fines, and other key erosion of public freedoms. We work with homeless people, buskers, young people, dog walkers, defending them against draconian powers and busybodies.’

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'Mansfield College is part of the University of Oxford. Its mission is to make the University more accessible and it has the highest state sector intake of Oxford colleges. We hope you enjoy our free public events.'

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'Lectures in the history of cartography ... Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.'

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'All meetings will be held in St Peter’s Church Hall (opposite the Museum) on Friday evenings starting at 7.30 pm, unless otherwise stated. Admission is £3.00 but for Members of the Museum Society the charge is £2.00. Refreshments are included.'

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'We are a small and friendly Club based near the town centre meeting ... at 7.30 pm every Thursday from the beginning of September to the end of April.'

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'We are involved in conservation and preservation and have monthly meetings where speakers are invited to talk on subjects related to the past, present or future of March and the surrounding area.'

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'We arrange eight evening meetings each year with talks by guest speakers or members ... Meetings take place ... starting at 7.45 pm. Everyone is welcome but there is a charge of £2 for non-members.'

Category Arts & Crafts
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Can feature details of lectures and talks about "Marga", one of the great "Later Arts & Crafts Movement" stained-glass artists, her main career being from 1910-1930. Her works can be seen in churches across three continents, and in museums in America.

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'Founded in 1988 to celebrate the life and works of Margery Allingham, one of the four great "Queens of Crime" from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. The aim of the Society is to bring together all those who share an interest in preserving, promoting and enjoying Margery Allingham’s literary work and reputation through meetings, social events, publishing and by continuing research into her life and writings. The Society meets regularly in London and elsewhere. It organises meetings with expert speakers to discuss aspects of the novels and related topics.'

Category Maritime History
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Occasional lectures and talks open to the public.

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Occasional lectures and related events.

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'Monthly lecture meetings are held September to May, on the second Wednesday at 7.45 pm (doors open 7.00 pm) ... Visitors are welcome and will be charged £3 each per meeting.'

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Category Railway History
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'We are a friendly railway society, with members from a wide range of backgrounds and interests, and we meet on the third Thursday of each month (except August) ... Meetings start at 19.45 for 20.00 and usually consist of an illustrated talk on a topic of railway interest, with a break for a visit to the bar at half-time.'

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'During the season we meet ... Tuesdays 7.45 pm for 8.00 pm ... If you like taking photographs, then you will enjoy our meetings. We have about 50 members who range from absolute beginners to experienced experts. The atmosphere is very friendly and we always welcome newcomers.'

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'We arrange both formal lectures, usually twice a year, on topics of local historical interest (mills, railways, local villages etc.) for the Marlow Society and more frequent informal talks for any MS member who is interested. We make visits to local places of interest (brickworks, churches, museums etc), and usually include a pub lunch in the trip! These visits are also open to any MS member.'

Category Drama & Theatre
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'The Society continues to hold periodic meetings for debate, lectures, play- and poetry-readings, as well as organising theatre visits and outings to places of historic interest connected with Marlowe. These meetings are usually held four times a year somewhere in or near London - typically in February, May, August, and November.'

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Winter monthly 'meetings are held at 7.30 pm (doors open at 7 pm) ... New Members are always welcome, come and join us and see what you have been missing. No you don't have to be an expert on stamps but there are experts who will help you with your collection. You can also buy and sell stamps & covers in our "Bourse" which is held before and during the interval at each meeting. Visitors are also very welcome'.

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Have listed occasional late afternoon talks: 'All speaker meetings are open to the public.'

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Meetings 'on the third Monday of the month at 7.45 pm'.

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'Since 1970, the Centre has held open lectures once a week during full term. The talks are intended for nonspecialist audiences, and all are welcome.'

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Monthly winter evening meetings: 'Entrance fee £3, includes a glass of wine. Everyone welcome.' Note that the Website can be unobtainable due to 'Bandwith Limit Exceeded'.

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'There are eight indoor meetings every season. Meetings are on Friday evenings,'

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'A wide variety of lectures, panel discussions, and symposia are presented on the MIT campus each year. MIT World acquires about 120 videos of these events annually to become part of the permanent video collection. Characteristically, the MIT World videos are scholarly, relevant, and accessible to a wide audience. Content may include the latest discoveries in science, engineering, architecture, humanities, technology, and management, as well as technical seminars in emerging fields and presentations that illuminate trends in society, the arts, and humanities. MIT World commentary provides an intellectual context for the lecture and links to relevant sites ...

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'The Society welcomes non-IOM3 members to all its events e.g. Nuclear Institute, IMechE, RSC etc. as well as anyone with an interest in materials minerals or mining.'

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‘The Maudsley Philosophy Group is based at the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley, London UK. It began in 2002 but continues a tradition of clinical and conceptual work that dates back to the founding fathers of the Maudsley Hospital and the Institute of Psychiatry ... The Group organises regular seminars and lectures that bring together clinicians and researchers with philosophers, public intellectuals, and policy makers. We drive at innovation and exchange in the areas of psychiatry and philosophy.’

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'The Society holds regular meetings, usually on the last Thursday of the month, with guest speakers and provides a social gathering of people interested in their local history,'

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Lists a wide range of lectures and related events within the Institute and elsewhere within Cambridge. Arrangements vary: check details - especially whether events of interest are open to the public.

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'All meetings are held ... at 7.30 pm on Tuesday evenings.'

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'The MRC organises and participates in a wide range of public and specialist events. These range from focused regional activities run by individual scientists to sponsorship of and involvement in national science festivals.'

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'Members of the public are most welcome to attend the Medieval Research Centre Public Lecture Series and the annual Brixworth Lecture ... The Brixworth Lecture usually takes place in Brixworth.'

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'Offers lectures on medieval history on video. In recent years, universities are using Youtube and other video sharing services to release their lectures and conferences to the world. This growing trend is allowing medievalists to watch and learn about a wide variety of topics ...

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'MBKA holds regular meetings in members' apiaries throughout the summer. In the winter we move indoors with meetings, lectures, educational and more social events; sharing and discussing the events of the year before and planning the coming seasons beekeeping. Meetings are also a chance to share beekeeping problems, keep informed about the latest threats and compare notes.'

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Range of talks at various Libraries in the Unitary Authority of Medway.

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'We meet ... on the first Monday of the month (unless that day is a Bank Holiday, when meetings take place on the second Monday). Meetings start at 7.30 pm, and visitors are always welcome.'

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Organize 'a monthly programme of talks on environmental and historical topics ... Visitors are always welcome'.

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'The Society’s season of meetings runs from late September to late April and it meets every Thursday evening (with the odd exception) from 19.30 hours until 22.00 hours ... The Society has an active programme of visiting speakers, internal and external competitions and members’ nights. Our social side is also active – so much so that even out of season, members meet up every week (usually at a local pub) and also plan photographic outings.'

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'The Society in its present form attracts as speakers both academics and professional writers, and makes an important contribution to the cultural life of Melrose. The Society offers stimulating twice-monthly evening events in a friendly atmosphere ... when there is an opportunity to hear published authors and other speakers give talks on a wide variety of literary topics. These range from novels to drama, poetry, memoirs and travellers’ tales.'

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'Meetings are all on Friday evenings and usually commence between 7.45 and 8 pm ... Start times may occasionally be earlier if there is something we want to observe before the meeting commences.'

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'From Autumn through to Spring we meet on most Friday nights at 7.30 pm prompt.'

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