A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Europe

'Established in its current form in 1980 for people with a love and interest in Greece or Cyprus: whether this be in Ancient, Byzantine or Modern Greece, in literature, life or the people, the Society exists to support and develop that interest ... It runs an annual programme of events from October to June ... Meetings, in the form of illustrated talks,normally take place on a monthly basis.'

'French Clubs affiliated to and with talks supported by Alliance Française de Londres. Please note that admission to events organised by French Circles are entirely a matter for them and the Alliance Francaise de Londres is not responsible for or involved in admission policies to events.' (Note I have added a small number of Localities hosting 'French Clubs' but not referenced in the AFL List at the time of Review.)

'Established to further relations between Britain and Denmark and today organises a lively programme of cultural and social events in the UK - mostly with privileged access - for Brits and Danes to enjoy each other's culture and company ... Membership is open to anybody who has an interest in and wishes to support the historical, cultural and – through our scholarship programme – educational relations between the UK and Denmark.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Founded in the aftermath of the 1912-13 Balkan Wars in order to counter anti-Greek propaganda in the United Kingdom. Dedicated to promoting Anglo-Greek understanding and friendship, the League has a long history of charitable and cultural work.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Promotes cultural contacts between the UK and Austria by organising events and supporting artists and projects in the fields of music, performing arts, visual arts, literature, film and science. We provide a venue in central London for recitals, lectures, readings, film screenings, conferences and exhibitions, while also cooperating with various partners throughout the UK.'

'Intended as a meeting place for people of any nationality who are interested in Greece -- her language, history, culture and way of life. (Naturally we include Cyprus too!) You don't need to speak Greek, fluently or otherwise; all meetings are in English, although we try to provide opportunities for those who do speak the language to practise their skills.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'We organise a wide variety of events each year, which contribute to public education about the history, culture, economics, and politics of Germany and about the relations between Germany and the UK. This work helps to promote mutual understanding between Germany and the UK, and to strengthen links between the two countries. We welcome membership applications from anyone with an interest in Germany and in German-British relations.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Since it was founded in 1941, the British-Italian Society has worked to promote knowledge and understanding in the UK of Italian culture, including Italy’s history, institutions, way of life, language and wider contribution to civilisation ... The Leconfield Lecture is named after the first Chairman of the British-Italian Society, Hugh Wyndham, who was Chairman for 12 years in the 1940s and 1950s, and became Lord Leconfield in 1952 ... Since 1978 the Leconfield Lectures have been the main event in the Society’s annual calendar ... The lectures have always been given by a speaker of particular distinction.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme, Named Public Lecture

'For all who love Italy: its culture, history, language and people ... We normally meet on a Monday, once a month.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Mission is to actively promote the Czech Republic by showcasing Czech culture, innovations and creativity in the UK. Its programme covers visual and performing arts, film, literature, music, architecture, design and fashion, science and social innovations. As well as hosting its own events, the Czech Centre offers support for other groups organising interculture initiatives among Czech and UK partners.'

'The non for profit "Societa' Dante Alighieri" was founded in Rome in 1889 with the aim of promoting Italian culture ... In Loughborough the DA Society ... has always aimed to promote and develop an interest in Italian culture and language across the local community. The Society is not just for Italian speakers and it welcomes membership from every background. Culture doesn't include only the highbrow arts, in fact we have run events that reflect Italy of the past and the present.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The European Institute has one of the most active events programmes in the School, making LSE one of the leading platforms globally for informed public discussion on the history and identity of Europe, and the policy challenges confronting the EU and the UK. The EI hosts over 30 public events a year, with high-level speakers from politics, public administration, academia and the media, including presidents, prime ministers, EU commissioners, and heads of European agencies and EU institutions.'

LECTURES and TALKSResearch Programme

'The Council was founded in 1972 on the joint initiative of President Georges Pompidou and Prime Minister Edward Health, in a context of a developing Europe and of an increasingly globalised community. Since then, it has dedicated itself to the promotion of a better mutual understanding and the development of joint action through bringing together leading representatives of the worlds of culture, politics, defence, science, education and business ... In the current geopolitical context and Brexit, the Council’s mission resonates even more. Now more than ever, strong ties need to continue to be built between both nations, providing even more opportunities for people to engage at all levels.'

'Founded in 1924, although its roots go back to the Entente Cordiale at the beginning of the 20th century, it is dedicated to encouraging closer relations between Britain and France. The Society acts as a focus for those individuals, groups and companies who wish to keep in touch with France, her culture, history and current affairs. Members receive a Programme of events by emails and via mailchimp, offering a range of educational, cultural and social activities. The members are mainly British (with some having French family connections), and sometimes French. Many are francophones, while others are not. The aspect that unites the members is an abiding interest in all things French. New members are warmly welcomed.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The German Historical Institute London enables and furthers humanities research across borders ... The GHIL regularly holds lectures on topics of general interest to British and German historians ... Papers are normally presented in English; knowledge of the German language is not necessary for participation. GHIL Joint Lectures are presented in cooperation with the Faculty of History, University of Oxford; Modern German History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research; and other distinguished institutions. The Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series is organised by the LBI in cooperation with the GHIL.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Our cultural and educational programmes encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility ... In the UK, we have institutes in London and in Glasgow. Both offer language courses, a range of cultural events and information services.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'Aim is to advance the education of the public in particular but not exclusively in the historical background, culture, the economic, political, social conditions and trends in the Russian Federation and its near neighbours. The Society seeks to achieve its objectives through a programme of around 15 topical, relevant and highly informative lectures each year from leading British and international experts, and by way of the Society’s journal, East–West Review.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The Centre’s missions are to bring together the Hellenes of the diaspora and provide a home for the Hellenic community in London; to promote awareness of Hellenic culture in the UK; and to nurture the relationship between Britain and the Hellenic world through cultural cooperation and exchange ... The Centre offers a rich programme of lectures, exhibitions, concerts, social events, and Greek language courses to promote awareness of Hellenic culture and nurture UK relations with the Hellenic world.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Internationally recognised as one of the premier research centres on contemporary Greece and Cyprus. It engages in a range of activities, including developing and supporting academic and policy-related research; organisation of conferences, seminars and workshops; academic exchange through visiting fellowships and internships; as well as teaching at the graduate level through LSE's European Institute.'

LECTURES and TALKSResearch Programme

'We are part of the Institut français worldwide network promoting French language and culture and encouraging cross-cultural exchange and cultural diversity ... Audiences at the Institut can keep up to date with the latest French thinking and the most recent publications in French and English translation thanks to its extensive programme of talks, panel discussions and book launches. Visitors can also take part in debates with speakers from both sides of the Channel meeting regularly to discuss a wide variety of topics or at the annual Night of Ideas.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Part of a worldwide network, the Institut français d’Écosse encourages cultural exchanges and presents the best of French culture. Enjoy our wide offer: French courses, talks, activities for kids, festivals, live music, theatre performances, library collections and film screening.'

'Ireland is an exciting, modern society with a rich culture and heritage that makes it a rewarding subject to study. We explore the fascinating history, politics, literature, archaeology, people and lessons of Ireland, from ancient times to the present day ... We host high-profile events throughout the year, past guests have included: Irish President Michael D. Higgins, award-winning writer Colm Tóibín and Snow Patrol guitarist and songwriter Johnny McDaid. We also collaborate with local, national and international organisations such as Liverpool Irish Festival, advisors to the Irish Embassy and the BBC.'

LECTURES and TALKSResearch Programme

'The Institute of Irish Studies celebrated its 50th birthday in March 2015. It was the first centre dedicated to the study and teaching of Irish Studies to be established in the world. Today it is one of the leading centres for research-led teaching in Irish Studies and is an internationally renowned centre of interdisciplinary Irish scholarship.'

LECTURES and TALKSResearch Programme

'The Italian Cultural Institute, Edinburgh is the official Italian governmental body dedicated to promoting Italian language and culture in Scotland and Northern Ireland organising a wide series of events.'

'The Italian Cultural Institute in London is the official Italian governmental body dedicated to promoting Italian language and culture in England and Wales. To this end the Institute: Organises concerts, cultural events and exhibitions ...'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The Greek word 'kefi', which means good humour, perfectly describes the tone of the club. We meet monthly from October to July ... About seven of our meetings centre on talks by club members or invited speakers on Greece-related subjects including for example: ancient and recent history, mythology and its impact, ancient philosophy, art and music, life and travel in Greece today and, by no means least, Greek food.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Dedicated to enhancing knowledge and appreciation of Hungarian culture, the Hungarian Cultural Centre organises and supports a wide spectrum of innovative programmes to promote Hungarian art and artists in the UK. Our mission is to familiarise people with all the treasures of Hungary, and to highlight the values that Hungary owes to other cultures, and in turn to emphasise Hungary's key bridging role in intercultural relations and cultural diplomacy.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'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.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'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.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The SCRSS organises a regular programme of lectures, film shows, exhibitions, seminars and other events at its premises in London ... Events are open to both SCRSS members and non-members, unless otherwise stated ... The SCRSS was founded in 1924 as the Society for Cultural Relations between the Peoples of the British Commonwealth and the USSR, following the establishment of diplomatic relations between Great Britain and the new Soviet state. It has continued its work uninterrupted until the present day. The Society's founding members were a group of key British and Soviet artists and intellectuals of the day, including EM Forster, Julian Huxley, Maynard Keynes, Bertrand Russell, Sybil Thorndyke, Alexei Tolstoy, Virginia Woolf and Konstantin Yuon.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The Southend Anglo Italian Circle was founded in 1993. Its aim is to foster relationships and understanding between British and Italian communities and to promote interest in Italian society, culture and language. Since its foundation, the Southend Anglo Italian Circle has striven to provide a regular programme of lectures.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

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