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VISIT the List of Natural History Groups which were advertising forthcoming live Lectures and Talks Online when their Records were reviewed.

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'We are an association of amateur and professional naturalists covering a wide range of aspects of natural history. We deal with the "old" county of Yorkshire, as individuals and through our many Affiliated Societies, many of which are local naturalists' groups.'

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Monthly meetings, Wednesday evenings: 'We welcome new members, and non-members are welcome at our events. There is a £2 admission charge for visitors at indoor meetings ...'

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'Meetings are held fortnightly throughout the year, with evening walks in summer and illustrated talks in winter.'

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'Indoor meetings are held at 8 pm ... on alternate Tuesdays during the University term. Annual features include the E.F. Warburg Memorial Lecture (in conjunction with BBOWT) and the Bernard Tucker Memorial Lecture (in conjunction with Oxford Ornithological Society), both given by prestigious guest speakers.'

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'Aims are to encourage the study and enjoyment of Assynt’s wildlife, landscape and geology. Membership is free and open to all ... Located on the west coast of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland, Assynt contains some of the most breath-taking scenery you will encounter from deep sea lochs to pristine beaches and magnificent mountains ... Assynt Field Club are always looking to attract more people to our winter programme of talks and our summer programme of outings.'

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'Lectures will be held on the Third Thursday of every month 7.30 pm. Free Admission - Everyone Welcome.'

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'The club meets from September to April at 2.15 pm on the second Saturday of the month.'

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'We hold indoor meetings on alternate Wednesdays all year round (except during August) ... The meetings begin at 7 pm and end about 8.50 pm. They consist mainly of illustrated talks by informed speakers, with occasional practical evenings on specific themes of interest to members.'

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'Indoor meetings - monthly from September through to April': Tuesday afternoons and evenings.

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'Six evening lectures are held during the winter, normally on the second Tuesday of the month ... You definitely don't need to be an expert to join. We welcome and encourage anyone who has an interest in the natural world to become a member.'

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'Founded at Grant's House (now Grantshouse) in September 1831 by Dr. George Johnston of Berwick upon Tweed, with the object of investigating the natural history and antiquities of Berwickshire and its vicinage. It is the oldest active field Natural History Club in the United Kingdom ... The main emphasis of the Club's activities is on antiquities and local history expressed by five field meetings a year between May and September to places of interest between the Forth and the Tyne where an expert usually gives a talk and helps to show members around. Such places include historic private houses not open to the public ... Membership is gained through a proposal by an existing member of the Club, though potential new members are welcome to make contact directly.' The Club also organizes a small number of Lectures each season which are open to the public.

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'Illustrated talks are given at monthly intervals during the winter season (September to April) on a variety of subjects.'

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'Monthly Meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month (from September to June).'

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'The monthly Bulletin contains details of meetings to come, news of events in the previous month, and other items of interest.'

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‘AIMS: To promote an interest in the local history, natural history and archaeology of the Northern Highlands and Islands and especially in Caithness. A series of interesting walks and talks, annual coach trip and Club weekend plus yearly bulletin.‘

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'Held ... on alternate Wednesday evenings from October to March. Meetings start promptly at 7.15 pm (doors open at 6.50 pm) ... Winter lectures cover a wide variety of natural history subjects, both local and worldwide.'

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Winter 'indoor meetings are held on the second Monday of the month ... from 19.30 - 21.30'.

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'All lectures are at 7.15 pm on Wednesday evenings ... Doors open at 7.00 pm. Evening ends at 9.30 pm.'

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Evening meetings, normally third Thursday of the month.

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'During the winter months there is a series of monthly meetings ... A meeting usually takes the form of a lecture given by a club member or visiting speaker.'

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'The winter programme meetings are held at 7.30 pm ... The programme of winter meetings usually starts in October and traditionally the first meeting takes the form of a Member's Exhibition when members bring along items or specimens of interest - from a single item to a table-top display. The final meeting in December is usually an occasion for members to show their slides and for pre-Christmas socialising. In addition, a member's social event is held annually on an evening in March.'

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'During the winter a series of colour slide talks ... give the opportunity to hear specialists on a variety of natural history subjects.'

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'The winter programme includes both a monthly talk on a Thursday and a Saturday walk. Summer programmes have one evening walk and one on a Saturday, per month.'

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'The routine business of the Society comprises a series of (usually) eleven Winter evening lecture meetings — one of which is usually a members night. All meetings, unless otherwise indicated, are held ... at 7.30 pm.'

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Occasional lectures - usually Saturday afternoons.

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'Indoor meetings (and talks) are held from September to April on Wednesday evenings ... starting at 8.00 pm.'

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'All indoor meetings are held ... on the second Tuesday of the month, September to May, starting at 8.00 pm.'

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'The series of indoor winter talks takes place on the second Friday in the month from October through to April at Watermoor Church Hall, Cirencester ... The hall is open from 7pm for 7.30pm start. Free to members.’

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'Between October and March, a programme of illustrated lectures, covering countryside and world-wide aspects of natural history, is arranged at intervals of two weeks. These meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7.30 pm ... The programme of meetings is sent out to members in September.'

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'Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month ... During the winter months meetings include illustrated lectures by visiting specialist speakers and discussions and talks by members of our own Society.'

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Hertfordshire Wildlife Calendar of Events 'The Calendar of local meetings and field trips is compiled by HNHS on behalf of natural history organisations in Herfordshire, including Butterfly Conservation, Cheshunt Natural History Society, Herts & Middx Wildlife Trust, Letchworth Naturalist Society, London Natural History Society, Welwyn Natural History Society and British Naturalists Association.'

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'Wednesday meetings are outdoor evening visits between May and September, and talks on the remaining months.'

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Founded 1857: 'Lectures given by visiting speakers or Club members are arranged on the third Wednesday of the month (except December and August) in the museum lecture room. Later in the month there is usually some other activity such as a walk, excursion or social event.'

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Monthly winter lectures, Monday evenings.

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'During the winter months we usually organise a few indoor meetings where members can exchange ideas and listen to short presentations ... We usually only arrange the venue for these meetings a week in advance so keep checking for updates and last minute changes.'

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'Evening lectures from experts in their field are held once a month from Autumn to Spring ... These are free of charge to members.'

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'The monthly winter lecture series runs from October to March. Lectures are ... on Saturday afternoons.'

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'Meetings are held on Monday evenings at 7.30 pm ... from September to March ... Non-members are welcome. The current annual subscription is £14; visitors pay £2.30 per meeting.'

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'The Society Indoor meetings are held on alternate Thursdays between September and March at 7.30pm ... Field outings are organised at various times through the year. Visitors are always welcome to the Society's events for which there is a small charge.'

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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.'

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Winter monthly Monday evening meetings: 'Lectures are held ... at 7.30 pm. Membership: £15.00. Visitors: £4.00 per meeting. Children FREE! Tea/Coffee and biscuits included. ALL WELCOME!'.

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'Indoor meetings are held ... on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month and commence at 7.15 pm.'

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

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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.'

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'During the winter months we have a programme of illustrated lectures.' Alert The Indoor Meetings programme seems no longer - except for a Talk at the AGM.

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Monthly winter meetings, Friday evenings.

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'The Society meets every Tuesday from September through to the end of April.'

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Meets 'at 7.30 pm on the second Tuesday of every month from September to April, when speakers from the areas of both History and Natural History give well attended talks'.

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'The Society usually holds around forty lectures and field meetings during the year. The sections of botany, geology, lichenology, mammals and ornithology all contribute to the programme.'

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‘Founded in 1870 the Field Club is Newbury's local history society with additional interests in all aspects of the Newbury district's archaeology, natural history, geology etc. The Club meets on afternoons (2nd Friday of the month) between October and April with Summer excursions to places of interest. An additional programme of evening meetings (Newbury History Group) is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month, opening up the Club to prospective members who are unable to attend afternoon meetings and to promote interest in the history of the area.’

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'Winter programme: between September and April, we run our monthly "Club Night" programme of talks and lectures.'

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Winter programme, usually 2nd Saturday afternoon in the month.

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'Evening talks on a wide variety of natural history topics are given by invited speakers on the first Thursday of every month from September - April ... at 7.30 pm.'

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'... Over the decades the Society increased opportunities for members with more specific interests and there are now, within the Parent Body, four Sections - an Archaeological and Historical Section, a Botanical Section, an Ornithological Section and Perthshire Photographic Society ... Talks are held fortnightly on Fridays by the Parent Body and monthly on Wednesdays by the Sections from October to March they cover all aspects of natural history including new issues of conservation, global warming and land use and management.'

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'The Society meets every Monday evening at 7.30 pm from late September through to March to enjoy a syllabus of talks, usually illustrated by slide shows or exhibits, on a variety of subjects.'

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'All the lectures are free to attend and open to all members of the public - please do come.'

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'Meetings take place on the first and third Tuesday of each month (between October & March) ... from 19.45.'

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‘An enquiring, open to all, local voluntary organisation that explores the natural heritage of Rhayader town and district – from the evidence left by early man to the development of farming and other land uses that have moulded the scenery, to the wild plants and animals that live, or once lived, alongside us and the underlying rocks that provide us with the landscape we see today.’

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'Open to anyone with an interest in any aspects of natural history. The Society holds regular winter indoor and summer field meetings for members. The indoor meetings ... start promptly at 7.30pm and are held on alternate Thursdays throughout the winter ... For summer field meetings we meet at the Field Venue as detailed in the Summer Field Trip Programme at the time advertised ... Visitors are welcome to all events. A small visitor’s fee ... is charged at indoor meetings.'

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'The indoor meetings are held on the last Monday of the month from September to April with speakers covering a wide variety of subjects.'

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'There are approximately 60 members and the Society has seven indoor meetings, usually on the third Tuesday of the month.'

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'All indoor meetings are held at 7.30 pm on the third Thursday of the month from September to April.'

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'We hold regular indoor meetings ... They start at 7.30 pm with any news and reports from members about anything interesting they've seen or heard about since the last meeting. Next, there's a 'half-time' interval for a look at any exhibits brought in by members and a bit of general chit-chat amongst friends. Finally, the guest speaker will deliver their talk (usually with a slide-show) and answer a few questions afterwards. It's usually all over by 9.30 pm.'

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'The Society caters for the needs of the naturalist, archaeologist and historian by arranging a comprehensive programme of lectures, excursions, excavations, field meetings, and social gatherings and enables members of similar interests to meet and exchange ideas. The Society continues to be the only organisation of its kind covering the whole of the historic County of Somerset.'

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The Society 'has Groups that organise activities, such as lectures, field meetings and surveys, in which all members may participate'.

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Winter programme of indoor meetings, first Monday of the month, 7.30 pm.

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'The Spelthorne Natural History Society caters for a wide range of topical interests, both locally and also nationally & internationally. It offers a varied programme of talks and lectures, meetings, guided walks, field trips and the opportunity to become involved in recording and conservation work, providing for both interested beginners and specialists ... Want to know more? Come along to one of our meetings and find out.'

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'A group of people with a common interest in natural history: ~ animals, plants and geology, the Suffolk countryside and the environment generally. Our members range from beginners to expert amateurs and wildlife professionals ... We publish popular and scientific works on the natural history of Suffolk, hold members meetings and organise a biennial conference.'

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Meetings 'are usually held on the first Friday of each month from September to May, excluding January. 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 very much aimed at the amateur naturalist, since even those members of the Society who know quite a bit about one subject may know very little about another.'

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'For more than 30 years meetings have been held on the second Tuesday each month during the winter season ... starting at 19.30. Tea and coffee after speakers have finished allows discussion and networking, or more closely questioning the speaker of the day. Members discuss observations of the preceding weeks and bring notable events or observations to the attention of the meeting. The public is invited and encouraged to attend events, lectures and field excursions. We have a very friendly atmosphere and are as sociable as we are interested in the science and natural history presented to us.'

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‘Works to increase the enjoyment derived from the area by deepening and widening understanding of its many and various elements.’ Evening lectures and talks, usually fortnightly, Monday evenings.

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'The club has regular meetings with invited speakers on the first Friday of each month from October to May at 7.30 pm, and a programme of leisurely walks throughout the year ... Visitors are welcome at walks for no charge, and at meetings for a nominal charge of £3. No knowledge of natural history is needed.'

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'We have currently over 500 members and offer a varied programme of winter evening lectures and conservation work on our reserves, and guided walks and visits to wildlife sites during the summer.'

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'Between October and late February with a break in December, there is a programme of illustrated lectures held every Saturday afternoon in the Normanby Room at the museum in Pannett Park: the meeting starts at 2.00 pm and normally finishes about 3.30. Each of the Interest Groups is covered and the lectures are given both by our members and external specialists.'

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'Wiltshire Heritage Museum runs a large number of events, exhibitions and activities both for the general public and members of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society.'

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'In Winter, talks are given by specialists with a view to furthering members knowledge and interest. There are also opportunities for members to talk on their own activities with slides or demonstrations as appropriate.'

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