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'Founded in 1971 the PF seeks to support all Pagans to ensure they have the same rights as the followers of other beliefs and religions. It aims to promote a positive profile for Pagans and Paganism and to provide information on Pagan beliefs to the media, official bodies and the greater community ... The Pagan Federation operates at both national and local levels as well as being a European and worldwide organisation. There are 10 Districts covering the countries of England and Wales, and most hold District Conferences, go to Moots, and other Social Events. In addition to this, there are also Open Rituals, Talks, and other activities that help Pagans in the district get to know each other and themselves.'

Category Booksellers

'Opened in 2008, Pages of Hackney is a small award-winning bookshop on the Lower Clapton Road. We sell an eclectic mix of books in the areas of literary fiction, politics, feminism, essays and life writing as well as philosophy, psychology, nature writing, music and children’s books. Our priority is to be a friendly, welcoming community bookshop that feels accessible and inclusive: we want each customer to feel that the bookshop is for them, and we do our best to give our customers individually as much time and thought as we can. It’s also important to us to support the issues and authors we believe in, and to give a platform to marginalised voices in publishing.'

'Established as a registered charity in 1979, in response to the need for specialised research into the causes and treatment of chronic pain in humans ... The Pain Relief Foundation started the Annual Lecture a few years ago as a Millennium project. Each year an eminent pain physician or scientist is invited to lecture on a topic currently of interest, in pain research or management. The lecture is given each year in honour of a person who contributed much to the field of pain treatment or research during his or her career. A short presentation about their life and work is given before the lecture by a fellow academic or clinician.'

'Formed in 1984 and brings together enthusiasts who have an active interest in nineteenth century military fortifications and associated artillery worldwide, but particularly within Hampshire, and is focussed on the ring of forts that protected Portsmouth ... Meetings are held at Fort Nelson on the third Wednesday of every month, excluding August and December, often with speakers on military subjects that may range from Victorian guns to local history to World War One and Two ... One meeting each year is normally a visit to a local fort or gun battery not generally available to the public.'

Category Publishers

'One of the largest general book publishers in the UK ... Pan Macmillan is part of The Macmillan Group, which operates in over 70 countries worldwide.'

Established 2016: 'A weekly philosophy podcast inspiring and supporting students, teachers, academics, and free-thinkers worldwide ... The project aims to provide students and teachers with high-quality resources, whilst creating content that is appealing and accessible to the general public. The Panpsycast also aims to inspire further study and seeks to disseminate research from leading scholars ... The Panpsycast has been a dream come true, and as we move forward, we want to be creating more content. More interviews, more "old-school" episodes, spin-off shows, audiobooks, after shows, and books!'

Category Rail Transport

'Explore the role of the Association in supporting Peak Rail Plc in their ambition to reopen the former Midland Railway line from Matlock to Buxton. The primary functions of the Association are to recruit the volunteer workforce for the railway from our members and raise finances for carefully selected projects on the railway ... Peak Rail currently operates a Heritage Railway nearly 4 miles from Matlock to Rowsley in Derbyshire. Negotiations are currently underway to seek a significant extension northward towards Buxton.'

Category Publishers

'Our nine creatively and editorially independent publishing houses seek out and enable talented people from all walks of life to tell their stories – and make sure they are heard. From bestselling writers and bold illustrators, to big thinkers and political commentators, trailblazing entrepreneurs and wellbeing experts, we are home to some of the world's most celebrated authors.'

Category Rail Transport

'A group for railway enthusiasts based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Our members are interested in railways, both historic and the modern scene, including beyond the UK. Many of our members are also interested in light rail systems ... The Pennine Railway Society holds social evenings every first and third Wednesday of the month. Meetings usually consist of a slide or digital image show, presented by an invited guest or one of the club members.'

'The national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future ... The home of ideas worth fighting for – where our radical past can inspire and motivate people to take action – to shape a future where ideas of democracy, equality, justice and co-operation are thriving ... We welcome everyone and we connect people. We believe in the importance of conversation, discussion and debate. Our museum is full of passion and emotion – triggering memories, reminding people of ideas worth fighting for today, provoking change in people’s thinking and doing.'

Category Publishers

'Persephone Books reprints neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly) women writers. All of our ... books are intelligent, thought-provoking and beautifully written and are chosen to appeal to busy people wanting titles that are neither too literary nor too commercial. We publish novels, short stories, diaries, memoirs and cookery books.'

Category Arts Festivals

'For ten days every May, the city of Perth becomes the gem in Scotland’s cultural calendar. One of the oldest, continuously-running independent arts festivals in Scotland ... We feature international and national artists and orchestras from the worlds of classical music, opera, rock, jazz, Celtic, comedy, theatre, dance and the visual arts.'

'PSNS is one of the oldest Scientific Societies in Scotland. It has always been, and remains today, a "Society for All".  It consists of a "Parent Body" as its primary membership with currently four activity groups (or Sections): The Archaeological & Historical, Botanical, Ornithological and Photographic Sections all run active programmes of winter meetings and summer outings to allow members to focus on special interests.'

'Peterborough Archaeology is where you’ll find out about everything archaeological in the area ... FRAG (Fane Road Archaeology Group) invites you to help explore a Roman villa site in central Peterborough ... We provide a schedule of upcoming talks and activities organised both by FRAG and by other local groups.'

'We meet on the first Thursday of every month ... We are a small friendly society, some of us are happy observing the heavens through telescopes, some of us are interested in imaging the night sky with either DSLR camera's, dedicated CCD's, webcams, or video cameras. Some members are also interested in making their own telescopes and observatories. But we all have an interest and passion for the night sky. Normally the December meeting is the society AGM and for a number of the meetings after January we will have outside guest speakers.'

'The Peterborough Theological Society is an ecumenical society, which exists to promote theological discussion and debate for all levels of interest. We invite a wide variety of speakers, most of whom are leading authorities in their fields.'

Category Arts Festivals

'Petworth Festival is a remarkable success story. Founded over 40 years ago by Lord Egremont and a group of like-minded local people, including the composer Robert Walker, an event which first straddled a weekend has now become a major fixture in the summer diary, not just locally but also throughout the region.' Normally held Late July.

'An association open to everyone interested in philosophy. Our objectives are: * to encourage philosophical debate between professional and non-professional philosophers in a non-technical way; * to provide a forum for an active exchange of ideas and information; * to give guidance and information concerning courses as well as relevant literature in philosophy; *to inspire people to develop their interest in philosophy.'  Organize monthly lectures at Kant's Cave plus a number of other regular events.

'Where people come together in community venues... and share ideas about life's big questions... in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.' Over 100 Venues throughout the UK are listed.

'Pint of Science is a worldwide science festival which brings researchers to your local pub/cafe/space to share their scientific discoveries with you.' Normally held Mid May at locations throughout the UK (and internationally): in 2022, 32 towns/cities across the UK listed.

'We have bold aims: to be a pioneering institution challenging and crossing boundaries; to influence the lives of a diverse local, national and international audience; and to be a place of welcome, where difficult conversations can take place alongside enjoyment, awe and surprise. In a world that is increasingly divided and opinionated, and with so many people from so many communities, countries and backgrounds visiting, we want to be a place that can be of personal relevance to each and every visitor. We want to be a place that inspires people to find new ways to look at things, new ways of thinking about things but also to be a space which cares for people as well as things.'

Category Arts Festivals

'A celebration of the visual arts; taking place in galleries, homes, studios and venues throughout Pittenweem ... Pittenweem in the East Neuk of Fife is home to around 30 artists and craft designers. The festival was begun in 1982 by several of these resident artists. Each August since then, it has grown to include 100 or so artists and makers from all over Britain who exhibit in houses, studios, galleries and public spaces throughout the village.'

'We are the only national charity to ensure the cultivated plants we grow now will be available to future generations for cultural, medical, culinary and aesthetic use. We do this through the National Plant Collection scheme, our Plant Guardians and our local group network ... Plant Heritage has Local Groups who run activities and events for members across the country.'

Category Publishers

'Pluto Press is a radical political publishing house. Founded in 1969, we are one of Britain’s oldest radical publishers, but our focus remains making timely interventions in contemporary struggles. Though our collective outlook has developed over time, we proudly identify as anti-capitalist, internationalist and politically independent.'

'The Plymouth Athenaeum is a charity dedicated to the study and promotion of learning in science, technology, literature and art ... The Athenaeum building, located at Derry’s Cross in Plymouth city centre, includes a 340-seat theatre, lecture hall, lounge, meeting rooms and a library.' Organize a wide range of events, including a Lecture Series.

'Our first festival was in November 2016 and we hold them annually. We also work with local and national organisations in the arts & literary fields to support poetry in our area. We continue to be very heartened by the level of personal support and encouragement for our collaborative and volunteer led venture.' Normally held Early November.

'Our mission is to develop and promote new policy ideas which deliver better public services, a stronger society and a more dynamic economy. The authority and credibility of our research is our greatest asset. Our research is independent and evidence-based and we share our ideas with policy makers from all sides of the political spectrum. Our research is strictly empirical and we do not take commissions. This allows us to be completely independent and make workable policy recommendations ... We attract the highest calibre of speaker from across the political spectrum, both nationally and internationally.'

'Established in 1995, Politeia is a forum for discussing economic, constitutional and social policy. It focuses on the role of the state in people’s lives. Politeia aims to encourage the best policies for a free society under the rule of law, a prosperous economy based on free markets and competition, and excellent systems for education, health care and pensions. Its premise is that Britain’s prosperity and stability depend on democratic accountability: of government to parliament and parliament to the people. It also depends on getting the detail as well as the broad framework of policy right. Politeia works with leading authorities from both Britain and abroad, pioneers from the legal profession, academic life, the economy, business and politics. With them, Politeia publishes up to date research and analyses, and makes proposals on which successful government policy can be based. It also hosts conferences and events to discuss the details of policy.'

'A festival for children and families to celebrate books of all kinds, inspire new authors and enjoy reading, writing and storytelling with joy, fun and friendship ... The festival takes place in the historic town of Pontypridd, the gateway to the Rhondda and Cynon Valleys. We love our community -- and the festival enjoys showcasing the delights of our town’s beautiful museum, our exciting new library ​and our fantastic park, perfect for bookish adventures!' Festival normally held Early May.

Category Arts Festivals

'Ports Fest, formally known as Portsmouth Festivities, is the longest running arts and cultural festival in the City of Portsmouth ... Our ambitious multi-arts programme aims to respond to the city’s identity as a commuter belt, sea city, and area of both rich cultural history and high levels of economic deprivation ... Ports Fest intends to deliver an ambitious creative, diverse and high-quality festival, connecting with all lives in places and spaces from the everyday to the unusual.' Normally held Early July.

Category Europe

'Offers presentations and discussions on a wide and eclectic range of Hispanic topics. Something of interest to anyone interested in all aspects of Hispanic culture and life ... The main activities of the Society are Spanish language classes and the Monthly Meetings. The meetings are a social evening, with tapas, accompanied by presentations or demonstration followed by discussions ... Our Monthly Meetings are open to anyone aged 18 or over and are conducted in English. Some Spanish may be spoken but will be translated. Non-members are very welcome to attend any meeting.'

Founded 1936: 'The objects of the Society were, and remain, the promotion and encouragement of the study of postal communications, local, national and international, to publish a journal for members and other works relating to postal history ... The Society holds meetings at various locations around the UK at which Members and guests are most welcome ... The day usually takes the format of an invited speaker in the morning and those attending have the opportunity, if they wish, to talk briefly about a subject of their choice in the afternoon'.

'Founded to promote and encourage the appreciation and enjoyment of the writings of John Cowper, Theodore (T.F.), and Llewelyn Powys. All three writers attract passionate support: John Cowper Powys’s expansive visionary novels have been hailed as comparable with the fictions of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy; T. F. Powys’s compact biblical prose combines mordant wit, melancholy, and profound meditation on life and death; Llewelyn, known mostly for his essays, has been described as "a philosophical poet relating the pleasures of his senses in the purest prose of his time". These three brothers are only three of the eleven children of Charles Francis Powys and Mary Cowper Powys whose remarkable family this website is glad to introduce.'

Category Powys

Member of the Local History Societies - Mid and West Wales Grouping

Category Christianity

'The Book of Common Prayer (BCP; also known as the Prayer Book) is the traditional service book of the Church of England, and is central to its faith. Compiled in the sixteenth century by Thomas Cranmer, and modified in 1662, the Prayer Book remains at the heart of our worship, and is the official doctrinal standard of the Church of England, as well as of most other Churches in the worldwide Anglican Communion.'

'The Society promotes prehistoric research; facilitates access to the results of this research; and recognises excellence, through its Awards and Grants. It also acts as an important advocate for prehistoric archaeology ... An active programme of events – lectures, study tours, day- and weekend conferences, and research weekends – allows members to participate fully in the Society and to meet other members and interested parties.'

Wirral Talks 'The Society was founded in 1890 and has met continuously ever since. It is believed to be the oldest society of its kind in the country. It is open for anyone to join, or to attend as a guest ... Members come from various parts of Wirral and beyond. The Society seeks to achieve a good blend of talks and topical debates.'

Category Christianity

'From its very beginning the Society was made up of the three churches which held the Presbyterian Order in Ireland. These are the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland and the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland. This is still the position today. As the home for thousands of printed and manuscript items it is the first port of call for anyone interested in the history of Presbyterianism in Ireland or in tracing their Presbyterian roots ... Society Activities include ... arranging lectures at which papers on subjects relating to Presbyterianism are delivered and discussed. Field trips and visits to places of historical interest are also arranged from time to time.'

'The Priestley International Centre for Climate is unique in bringing together world leading expertise in all the key strands of climate change research. Climate change and its impact on society and ecosystems is a global challenge and the centre aims to provide international solutions to the problems.'

Category Arts and Crafts

Founded 1964: 'The Society fosters interest in the history of printing and encourages both the study and the preservation of printing machinery, records, and equipment of historical value. Representing all aspects of the printing arts and industry, members include printers, graphic designers, typographers, publishers, librarians, collectors, booksellers, and historians of all relevant fields. In pursuit of its aims, the Society holds meetings and arranges occasional lectures'.

'Processwork is a comprehensive and evolving model focusing on facilitating awareness at individual, relationship and collective levels. It has its roots in Jungian psychology, Taoism, indigenous traditional wisdom, justice movements, systems theory and quantum physics. Processwork was originally developed by Dr Arnold Mindell and colleagues in the 1980s ... Processwork and its sister methodology, Worldwork are applied in a wide range of fields ... We offer training in masters’ level diploma programmes with a Psychotherapy training track (UKCP accredited) and Worldwork facilitator training track. We also offer a one year programme and a range of events and shorter courses which can serve as a general introduction to Processwork and/or to learn about specific applications of Processwork. These are open to the general public and to practitioners for continued professional development (CPD).'

Founded 1986 with a Purpose described as 'the advancement of education by the teaching of all subjects concomitant with a comprehensive and liberal education for the development of self-determined, rational, integral and versatile individuals' ... 'The Trustees take the view that the best way to fulfil this purpose is through the promulgation of the philosophy which formed the basis of Western civilisation, and which can be seen in various forms around the world whenever individuals and their societies seek the highest truths and the fullest and most beautiful expression of such truths in all areas of human life.'

'Proms at St Jude’s is a community festival of music and culture taking place each June in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11. In most years, we offer daily concerts with top national and international artists; daytime music recitals - nearly all free; a LitFest weekend with best-selling authors; a series of Heritage Walks; a stand-up comedy night; a buzzing licensed refreshment marquee; and a LitFest café with delicious home-made cakes.'

Category Europe

'Pushkin House is the oldest independent cultural centre - in the UK and internationally - focused on exploring Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet culture. We provide a unique meeting point and an intellectually stimulating environment for people with different views and backgrounds united by their interest in Russia’s past, present and future.'

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