A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

List Categories and Listings by R

'Radical Anthropology brings indigenous rights activists, environmentalists, feminists and others striving for a better world together with people of all ages who just want to learn about anthropology. There is always time for questions and discussion after each talk and there are good local pubs for those wishing to socialise into the evening.'

Founded 1997: 'Its purpose is to study the history of Radley and the surrounding area by any suitable means that members desire'.  Meetings 'are held on the second Monday evening of the month (apart from August) when speakers are invited to give talks on a range of local and historical topics. A visit or tour of a local building/place of interest is often arranged during the spring or summer'.

Category Powys

Member of The Wildlife Trusts Grouping

Category Rail Transport

'The Railway & Canal Historical Society is for everyone with an interest in the history of transport in Britain — not just inland waterways and railways, but also tramroads, roads, aviation, coastal shipping, ports and pipelines — from pre-Roman times to the day before yesterday ... The Society has a number of Regional Groups ... These exist to provide a focal point for members and to organise meetings and visits in the proximity of where they live. Society members do not join these Groups, and all members and their guests are welcome (indeed, encouraged) to attend any meetings or events that interest them regardless of its geography.'

Category Rail Transport

'The Society was founded in Cheltenham in 1928 at a time when there was little official information published about locomotive stock, their allocations or regular duties. The Society set about rectifying this by members writing to each other, the publishing of a magazine and some meetings organised around the country ... Move on to the present day and the Society is still going strong with 3000 members ... Our branches hold meetings at least monthly in the season at over thirty centres and in the course of a year host over 200 presentations on a vast range of railway subjects covering the modern scene as well as history and nostalgia subjects.'

'Established in 2005 to promote and encourage interest in the heritage of the Rase district– the Parishes of Market, Middle and West Rasen ... We run a full annual programme of meetings which sometimes means the venue is on location. Talks are arranged on a variety of heritage topics by visiting speakers and members.'

"I've often defined my own social purpose as the creation of an educated and participating democracy"

​'The commitments of the Raymond Williams Foundation (RWF) are specifically within the spheres of Adult Education, community based and collective learning - the overall purpose of the RWF being to support the realisation of the "Long Revolution" (evoked in the quote above), for which Williams advocated though his work and throughout his life.'

'RB Camera Group is a long-established photography club catering for beginners and experienced photographers alike. Weekly meetings are held in Nettleham Village Hall, Lincoln with a full programme of quality speakers, practical demonstrations and competitions. There is no obligation to join for the first few visits. See how you can improve your photographic skills and enjoy our warm friendly hospitality.'

Category East Midlands

Member of the Railway & Canal Historical Society Grouping

Category London

Member of the Railway & Canal Historical Society Grouping

Member of the Railway & Canal Historical Society Grouping

Member of the Railway & Canal Historical Society Grouping

Category West Midlands

Member of the Railway & Canal Historical Society Grouping

Normally offer 'a range of events for members and the public ... including an annual course of lectures for new beekeepers, giving them the basic knowledge needed to set up a colony of bees in the Reading area, a mentoring service which pairs new beekeepers with experienced association members, online educational courses for more experienced beekeepers who want to develop and deepen their knowledge of bees through study, and evening lectures giving entertaining and useful insights into the art of beekeeping'.

Category Reading

Member of the British Association of Numismatic Societies Grouping

Category Redbridge

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

'The Society was formed in January 1969 by a group of enthusiastic local collectors. They have had a strong membership from inception and the society is proud to have maintained an informal and friendly atmosphere at the meetings ... Meetings are held ... usually on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from September to June.'

'Promoting the history of the area since 2009 ... We have eleven Monthly Meetings throughout the year beginning in February and finishing in December. Nine of the meetings have the same format. We have a local history speaker for the first hour and a refreshment internal for tea/coffee and biscuits. Non-members are encouraged to attend these meetings.'

'The Society is based very strongly on "philately is fun". We all have enough stress within our lives and we use our hobby as a form of relaxation. Meetings are structured and relaxed but never casual. Prospective members are encouraged to attend a number of our meetings to enable them to decide if they wish to join us, and when they do they become part of what is a friendly group of people with a common interest in one or more of the many aspects of philately.'

Founded 1989: 'We are a small friendly club with members at all levels who work together to improve their skills through, lectures, discussions, demonstrations, excursions, tutorials and other methods'.

Category Somerset

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

'The Retford Civic Society is a non-political conservation and amenity group which aims: *To protect the architectural and natural environment; * To improve the town for present and future generations, whilst offering its members a varied and interesting social programme of events.'

'Established in 1958 ... we are a friendly group of people who share an interest in photography. We welcome all photographers regardless of experience or equipment used ... We have a programme of events, and offer talks, speakers, practical evenings and club nights.'

Category East of England

Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects Grouping

Category East Midlands

Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects Grouping

Category London

Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects Grouping

Newer additions ...