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'Vectis Astronomical Society (VAS) is based in Newchurch on the Isle of Wight which is just off the South coast of the UK. The Society was founded in 1976 and our Observatory was completed and opened in 1998. The Society is a friendly group of 70 or so amateur astronomers ... In addition to our normal club night each Thursday, VAS has monthly meetings, with guest speakers, throughout the year. These meetings are open to all. No charge is made but a donation to our Society funds would really help.'

Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7.30p.m, usually in Newport, Isle of Wight.

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'Verso Books is the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world, publishing one hundred books a year.'

'Discover the historic and contemporary art from our collections and explore the University’s heritage collections of scientific, medical and natural history. Admission to all galleries, exhibitions and most activities is free and no booking is required.

'Our members' generosity enables us to fight for the Victorian and Edwardian buildings people value. Every day, we work to protect Victorian and Edwardian buildings from demolition and destruction ... We run numerous events and visits, developed by our events committee, and publish books, journals and a membership magazine to entertain educate about our subject ... We have regional groups which run their own events and campaigns.'

Aims: 'To help and encourage members to enjoy their hobby through mutual interest, regular assessment opportunities, competitions, lectures, tutorials and activities. The Club encourages complete beginners and challenges the seasoned enthusiast ... Throughout the year guest speakers are invited to give lectures on a wide range of photographic topics. These can range from portraiture to macro photography to landscapes and nature. They are intended to inspire, inform, interest and guide all levels of photographer'.

'The Virgil Society was founded in 1943, and its first President, the poet T.S. Eliot, delivered What is a Classic? as his Presidential Address in the following year. The purpose of the Society was and remains to unite all those who cherish the central educational tradition of Western Europe. Of that tradition Virgil is the symbol. Membership is open to all those who are in sympathy, whether they read Latin or not. There are normally five or six meetings each year in London, held on Saturday afternoons ... The speakers include both amateur and professional scholars, many of them Virgilians of international repute. Lectures are followed by refreshments, giving an opportunity to meet the speaker and other members of the Society.'

'A non-profit organisation that aims to raise the profile of Virginia Woolf and promote the reading and discussion of her works. Formed in June 1998 the Society is supported by an Executive Council of elected volunteers ... An Editorial Committee produces the Virginia Woolf Bulletin three times a year (January, May and September), as well as a number of other publications. Woolf-related events and talks, open to members only, are held throughout the year. The Society welcomes new members.'

'The VHI hosts themed lecture series, the Von Hügel and Lattey lectures, conferences, reading groups, as well as seminars, workshops and other events.'

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