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'The umbrella organisation for literary societies and groups in the UK. We were formed in 1973 and currently have around 125 members ... We provide support and advice on a variety of literary subjects, as well as promoting cooperation between member societies. Each year we have a weekend event hosted by a different member society.'

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Art Fund has helped museums and galleries buy great works of art since 1903. Through sales of the National Art Pass, corporate members and the support of trusts and foundations, Art Fund has ensured museums across the UK are able to display great art for everyone to enjoy ... Our network of 57 volunteer committees organise a lively and varied programme of fundraising events, lectures, trips and outings for existing members and potential supporters all over the UK.‘

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‘The AIA is the national organisation for people who share an interest in Britain’s industrial past. It brings together groups and individuals with an interest and expertise in identifying, recording, preserving and presenting the remains of the industrial past ... Affiliated membership is available to societies, clubs and groups, whether of local interest or of national specialist interest, so that they can have a voice in national matters and their members can be aware of what is happening in the wider field. By adding their strength to the AIA it increases our voice and position when representing industrial archaeology at a national or European level.‘

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Access to details of philatelic Federations, National & Specialist Societies, Local Societies: 'As not all societies are members of the ABPS it may be that their details will not be available as the records of contact, telephone and email addresses may not be recorded.'

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'We are a mobile audio webcasting service, which concentrates on recording academic research. We are hired by universities, learned societies and research institutes to record  their research as presented at conferences, symposia, workshops, public lectures and seminars and to disseminate it  to a ready-made world-wide audience.'

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'Organises regular guided visits to archives, libraries, museums and other places of interest; arranges regular conferences in London and the regions; commissions a prestigious annual lecture; offers benefits to society members, including access to events at the members' rate ...'

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'The national organisation which represents numismatic societies throughout the United Kingdom. It exists to promote the study of numismatics by bringing these societies and their members together to share and increase their interest and expertise in coins, tokens and currency.'

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'Set up in 1874 to promote and further the craft of beekeeping and to advance the education of the public in the importance of bees in the environment. It is the UK's leading organisation representing beekeepers.'

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'Brings together amateurs, commercial growers and the scientific community in a single forum. Membership currently comprises the fifty or so British Orchid Societies, the British Orchid Growers' Association, National Botanic Gardens maintaining significant orchid collections at Kew and Glasgow, the Eric Young Orchid Foundation in Jersey and the Royal Horticultural Society, with its major collection at Wisley.'

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'Founded in 1933 to promote dowsing in the United Kingdom and beyond. We presently offer a wide range of courses and training, and host a wide variety of meetings and activities centred on this ancient art, together with our annual conference held in September.'

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Links to details of CA Branches throughout the UK - some of which have their own website: 'The Classical Association has a number of affiliated organisations to whom we award grants to support Classics in local areas. These "branches" are often (but not always) run out of university Classics departments and events take the form of lectures, play readings and excursions, to name but a few.'

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'Culture24’s Direct Data Entry (DDE) database is the UK’s most comprehensive database of visual arts and heritage venue, events and exhibition listings. It’s free to input listings and we share them out with publishing partners for free too – our aim is to get them shared and used far and wide.'

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'A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet; A list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online; A free jumping-off point for you to use in your online research; A "card catalog" to the genealogical collection in the immense library that is the Internet; Your genealogical research portal onto the Internet.'

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'An educational charity with over 160 member societies throughout the world. Most of them focus on a particular geographical area or on a specific surname but there are also a variety of other specialist organisations.'

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'In short the Federation aims to be a body of societies united in their attempts to help each other find the best ways of working for their common cause of creating a fully successful astronomical society. In this way it endeavours to be a true federation, rather than some remote central organization disseminating information only from its own limited experience.'

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'Across the UK, there are a large number of fantastic organic gardening groups, clubs, organisations and gardens supporting local residents with their organic growing.'

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'Provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, maintained by a charitable trust and a group of volunteers.'

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Heritage Trust Network is a membership organisation run by people who have delivered amazing heritage projects against all the odds. Our mission is to help others do the same ... We operate throughout the United Kingdom, drawing together and supporting the work of local heritage groups, whether constituted as building preservation trusts, community trusts or social enterprises.‘

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'Preserving and promoting over 1,600 historic houses, castles and gardens.'

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'At Humanists UK, we want a tolerant world where rational thinking and kindness prevail. We work to support lasting change for a better society, championing ideas for the one life we have ... We started out in 1896, and since then we’ve always been a growing movement at the forefront of social change. Today we’re trusted by over 70,000 members and supporters and over 70 local and special interest affiliates to promote humanism.'

 

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'Represents groups of volunteers interested in conserving cemeteries large and small. The Cemetery Friends give their time clearing and maintaining areas, often working with local ecology groups to maintain a balance between wildlife and heritage. Friends may also provide guided walks, open days and special events and work on projects with English Heritage and other organisations. Some groups have restored memorials and chapels.'

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'List of websites and contact details of groups affiliated to the National Secular Society ... These groups are independent of the NSS, but all support the aims of the Society.'

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’The Transport Trust is the only national charity established to promote and encourage the preservation and restoration of Britain's unique transport heritage in all its forms - road, rail, wings and water.‘

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'The country's busiest, largest free family history forum site.'

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‘We're a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. We want to enrich everyone's life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.’

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'Founded in 1965 to promote understanding and friendship between the British and Chinese people. It is open to all who subscribe to these aims.'

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'A nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.'

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'Become part of our network of over 90,000 people worldwide - brought together through a shared curiosity for the arts and our artistic heritage. The Arts Society offers enjoyable opportunities to discover and support the arts of yesterday, today and tomorrow, wherever you are. Our events provide welcoming places – locally, nationally and globally – to hear excellent lecturers share their specialist knowledge about the arts.'

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'The Society was formed in 1938 with the object of furthering interest in cultivation of the fuchsia.'

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'A UK national charity dedicated to the research and conservation of designed landscapes and to campaigning on their behalf. The Gardens Trust, as the statutory consultee in England for registered parks and gardens, plays a key conservation role, and more widely supports the County and Country Gardens Trusts in protecting and conserving our landscape heritage. The Gardens Trust was formed in 2015 from the merger of the Garden History Society (GHS) and the Association of Gardens Trusts (AGT).

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'A major UK engineering institution whose activities encompass the whole materials cycle, from exploration and extraction, through characterisation, processing, forming, finishing and application, to product recycling and land reuse. It exists to promote and develop all aspects of materials science and engineering, geology, mining and associated technologies, mineral and petroleum engineering and extraction metallurgy, as a leading authority in the worldwide materials and mining community.'

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'We’re a charity founded in 1895 by three people who saw the importance of our nation’s heritage and open spaces and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy. More than 120 years later, these values are still at the heart of everything we do. We look after special places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for ever, for everyone.'

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'A membership organisation that co-ordinates activities for photographic Clubs in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland (including the Channel Islands and Isle of Man).'

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'The Railway Magazine is Britain's best-selling general interest rail title. Published continuously since 1897, it commands the utmost respect among professionals and enthusiasts for authoritative and informed news coverage.' Monthly meetings and exhibitions calendar.

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‘The Wildlife Trusts is a grassroots movement of people from a wide range of backgrounds and all walks of life, who believe that we need nature and nature needs us.  We have more than 800,000 members, 40,000 volunteers, 2,000 staff and 600 trustees. Each Wildlife Trust is an independent charity formed by people getting together to make a positive difference to wildlife and future generations, starting where they live.’

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'We are the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education, teaching over 50,000 students a year through around 8,000 courses. Due to the coronavirus, we have stopped face-to-face teaching and have instead trained a large number of our tutors to deliver on-line via Zoom and the learning platform Canvas.'

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'A membership organisation, based in the UK and registered as an official Charity. Its members are drawn from across the globe. The Society was founded in 1977 by the late John White and others, with the object of promoting the education of the public in the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the life and work of the French composer and pianist Charles Valentin Alkan (1813-1888). The Society supports regular recitals of Alkan’s music, produces publications (including our regular Bulletins) as well as providing the definitive source of information on Alkan’s life and works.'

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French clubs across the UK supported by Alliance Française de Londres.

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The Alpine Club, the world’s first mountaineering club, was founded in 1857.  For over 150 years, members have been at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering development and exploration. With membership, experienced and aspiring alpinists benefit from a varied meets programme, regional lectures with notable guest speakers, reduced rates at many alpine huts, opportunity to apply for grants to support expeditions, significant discounts at many UK retailers, extensive networking contacts, access to the AC Library and maps - and more!’

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‘The AGs has over 50 Groups in the UK and the Irish Republic ... AGS Local Groups usually meet once a month during the Autumn, Winter and Spring. The winter meetings usually involve lectures on alpines and rock plants, and how to grow them. In the Spring, most groups organise garden visits and trips as well as their own local flower shows. The program for most local groups is listed here, as well as a list of venues and contacts.’

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‘See and do science ... From festivals to talks and panel discussions, we are regularly part of public events where you can come face-to-face with dementia research and ask your burning questions.’

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Features listings of ‘upcoming events and activities. These listings include events organised by the AES as well as those organised by other groups and societies. In general the events are limited to those related to invertebrates but occasionally events related to more general natural history may be listed’.

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'We work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied ... Our Amnesty Trainer network of committed activists across the UK are happy to run workshops and sessions tailored to your needs, whether for a local community group or further education class.'

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‘ARG UK promotes the conservation of our native amphibians and reptiles and their environment by promoting and supporting the development of a network of independent Amphibian and Reptile Groups (ARGs).’

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‘Founded in 1924 to promote “the study and conservation of ancient monuments, historic buildings and fine old craftsmanship” ... The AMS organises activities for its members and each of the 3 annual newsletters will inform you about hundreds of events all over the country organised by kindred societies, museums and universities, in which you can participate.’

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‘The Society aims to honour the memory of Angela Thirkell as a writer and to make her works available to new generations. An annual Journal (free to members) is produced and contributions are encouraged. There is a thriving second-hand book scheme as well as a system by which members may borrow books which they might find too expensive or difficult to obtain, and regular regional and national meetings and outings take place.’

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‘Using education to create a society safe from prejudice and discrimination.’ Occasional lectures, talks and related events.

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Our Aim ‘To increase widespread interest in the works of Anthony Powell in a way which balances the needs of all enthusiasts, including academics and professional literarists.’

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‘Founded in 1906 and the oldest organisation of its kind in the world, the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association is the senior trade body for dealers in antiquarian and rare books, manuscripts and allied materials in the British Isles. Its membership also extends to many of the leading booksellers overseas. Members are elected solely on the basis of proven experience, expertise and integrity. They are expected to observe the highest professional and ethical standards and to foster the mutual trust and respect that exists between the trade and the public.‘

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‘Are you interested in the story of time? The AHS is for you. We’re a lively, welcoming society open to all. We run a diverse programme of talks, meetings and visits around the UK and overseas. We publish a quarterly learned journal as well as a wide range of books, and we support education, conservation and research through bursaries, prizes and awards.’

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The Electrical Horology Group has been in existence since 1970 and has over 150 members worldwide. EHG members share an interest in all electrical horology, from the early beginnings in the 19th century right up to relatively modern quartz and atomic clocks ... Meetings are held approximately four times a year, usually on a Saturday in March/April, June, September and November. A variety of venues is used ... Meetings may involve formal lectures, short talks, visits to places of horological interest, exhibitions, visits to private collections, and so forth.’

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‘Exists to promote and encourage the study of the history and development of wristwatches through meetings, education and publications ... Members of the Wristwatch Group have regular meetings in the form of lectures, short talks, bring-and-discuss sessions, and visits to exhibitions, private collections and centres for the practice and study of watchmaking both in the UK and abroad ... WWG events are held approximately four times per year at various locations. These are charged on a per-event basis and tickets must always be purchased online prior to the event.‘

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Art and Christianity seeks to foster and explore the dialogue between art, Christianity and other religious faiths ... through events, publications and consultation.’

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Arthur Ransome was the celebrated author of the 12 “Swallows and Amazons” stories – written for young people of all ages. But he was much more: bohemian, media correspondent during the Russian Revolution, spy, sailor, fisherman, pipe smoker ... The Society exists to celebrate his life and to promote his interests in exploring, camping, sailing, navigation, leadership, literature and much more ... Each Region is autonomous and runs its own programme, with its own committee.’

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’The Arthur Ransome Trust (ART) exists to help people discover, explore and enjoy Arthur Ransome’s fascinating life and works. We’re working to create a Ransome Centre in the Lake District via exhibitions, events, educational materials and publishing.‘

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‘The vision of Arts Centre Group is to support artists in every arts discipline in integrating faith, life and artistic endeavour. We are a Christian organisation, which is non- denominational and draws members from every arts discipline ... We exist to support, encourage, inspire and mentor each other as we seek to integrate our lives, faith and artistic endeavours.‘

 

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‘Since 1974 the Association for Art History has championed art history, visual culture and supported those engaged with it ... Find out about art history events happening near you. We are happy to list relevant events, free of charge, on our site. We promote both our own and external events taking place across the UK and internationally. Association for Art History events are always open to members and non-members.’

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‘An international membership organisation, open to all. Its concern is learning in later life. Its aims are to advance knowledge, to improve practice and to contribute to the development of policy. Through AEA, professionals, volunteers, academics, researchers, tutors, policy-makers and older people work together ... AEA holds events on later-life learning that should not be missed!‘

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Details of over 100 Guilds affiliated to the Association, a number of which have their own websites and incorporate lectures and talks into their annual programmes.

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‘In 1998 the Aston Martin Owners Club founded the Aston Martin Heritage Trust (AMHT) to provide a permanent home for its extensive archive and collection of vehicles and memorabilia. The Trust now operates independently as a charity under its own auspices with the aim to inspire and educate people in every aspect of the marque’s heritage.‘

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‘Exists to promote and enhance the welfare, conservation and protection of badgers, their setts, and their habitats. We are the leading voice for badgers and represent and support around 60 local voluntary badger groups and thousands of supporters and followers.’

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'Devoted to the 20th century English novelist Barbara Pym, shrewd observer of a certain kind of middle-class Englishwoman, no longer young and not quite beautiful, whom society finds it easy to overlook ... The Society holds its Annual General Meeting at St. Hilda's College, Oxford University, every summer and also holds a conference in Boston, MA every spring, a spring meeting in London, and other events.'

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‘We are the leading NGO solely devoted to the conservation of bats and the landscapes on which they rely ... There are more than 80 bat groups in the UK. They are made up of many dedicated volunteers and are the mainstay of bat conservation across the country, undertaking vital front-line conservation work. The groups vary greatly in size, the way they operate and the activities they undertake - some groups are just a single individual, while others have hundreds of members.‘

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‘Joining the Trust is a great way of leaning more about battles and battlefields. Many of our members are experts in their field and are happy to share their knowledge. We stage regular talks and study days, and there’s a full programme of battlefield walks, sometimes in areas not normally accessible to the public. You can also become part of a local group, dedicated to the care and interpretation of an individual battlefield.’

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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is committed to making IT good for society. We use the power of our network to bring about positive, tangible change. We champion the global IT profession and the interests of individuals, engaged in that profession, for the benefit of all.’

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‘Exists to promote the study and appreciation of the life and works of Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943) who was not only the author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other classics of children’s literature, but also a landscape and natural history artist, diarist, farmer and conservationist – in the latter capacity she was responsible for the preservation of large areas of the Lake District through her gifts to the National Trust.‘

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'The Beckly Social Services Lecture takes place every year, as one of the fringe events at the Methodist Conference ... John Henry Beckly, a lay Wesleyan Methodist, founded the trust which is responsible for the lectures in 1926. According to the original charter of the Beckly Trust "the function of the Lectureship shall be to set forth the social implications of Christianity and to further the development of a Christian sociology and the expressions of the Christian attitude in reference to social, industrial, economic and international subjects."

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‘For the conservation, restoration, study, selection and improvement of native or near-native honeybees of the British Isles ... BIBBA encourages the formation of local queen rearing groups to aid the improvement of local bees.’

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'Founded in 1952, the Berlioz Society exists to promote awareness of the music, writings and life of the great French composer Hector Berlioz ... Our activities include at least two meetings a year in London. We also organise or inform members of visits to places associated with Berlioz, events and performances of his work ... The main event of each year is a themed weekend—usually in November. This includes talks on subjects such as Berlioz's work and personality, the time and society in which he lived and the attitudes of his contemporaries—as well as recorded performances of his work, and a dinner with a guest speaker.'

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‘Established in 1988 to advance the appreciation of the work of the poet, writer, broadcaster and conservationist Sir John Betjeman (1906-84). We also exist to inform and inspire our members and the wider public through the study, awareness and enjoyment of his life, work and influence, both in the United Kingdom and internationally. We provide an annual programme of events both nationally and regionally and publish an annual journal which provides insights into aspects of Betjeman's work and places and people he knew.’

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‘Founded in 1892, the Bibliographical Society is the senior learned society dealing with the study of the book and its history. The objectives of the Society are: * To promote and encourage study and research in the fields of:historical, analytical, descriptive and textual bibliography, the history of printing, publishing, bookselling, bookbinding and collecting; * To hold meetings at which papers are read and discussed ...’

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'BioDiary is an online resource designed to inform and promote forthcoming bioethics related symposia, conferences, seminars and other such events in the UK, Europe and beyond.'

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‘We are proud of our reputation and prominence in Scottish publishing. We constantly challenge and nurture the talent of our authors and of our innovative team. We push the boundaries of the imagination.’

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Details of Blackwell Events & Exhibitions at their shops throughout the UK. Usually small charge; often worth booking.

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'The Blake Society holds events once a month throughout the year. The Society’s events are free to members unless explicitly indicated. Guests and non-members are welcome to attend.'

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‘A leading independent publishing house established in 1986. It has companies in London, New York, Sydney and New Delhi. Its four divisions include Bloomsbury Academic and Professional, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing.’

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‘We work tirelessly to ensure that all wild animals, whether living in captivity or in the wild, are treated with compassion and respect and are able to live their lives according to their needs.’

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'As well as regular meetings in London, there are six regional group organisers who arrange several meetings each year in their area.'

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‘Founded in 2000, The British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) is a multidisciplinary organisation dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge about the Victorian period. It has over 600 members based in the UK and beyond, and drawn both from the academic community and the general public. Our members have a wide range of interests in the nineteenth century, including art history, cultural studies, history, literary studies, performance studies and the history of science.’

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‘Membership of the British Astronomical Association brings a wealth of benefits, including access to practical advice from the BAA's observing sections, six issues of the Association's Journal each year and the annual Handbook, and meetings throughout the year.’

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Hold occasional national meetings, as well as sponsoring a number of Branches throughout the UK, each of which can organize their own talks. Non-members are welcome at all of the Society's meetings.

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‘The principal objectives of the BCSS are to promote the study, conservation, propagation and cultivation of cacti and other succulent plants.  Membership of the Society is international and open to all. We currently have about 3,000 members and this includes a whole range of interests from novice window-sill growers to experts. The Society has more than 80 branches in the UK, each of which organises an active programme of local events every year.’

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‘Exists to promote the cultivation and preservation of clematis. In particular, we aim to encourage all gardeners to grow and enjoy clematis - with the emphasis being on enjoy ! The BCS has nearly 1000 members, ranging from experts to absolute beginners. Membership is open to anyone interested, whatever country they live in.’

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‘Founded in 1983 by a small group of dragonfly enthusiasts and scientists. The Society has grown substantially since that time and the current BDS membership of about 1,600 is spread the length and breadth of the country, as well as into Europe and beyond. We have three main aims: to carry out and support research on dragonflies; to conserve dragonflies; and to engage the public with dragonflies and their wetland habitats.’

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‘The oldest ecological society in the world ... Membership is open to anyone, anywhere ... We actively value the diversity and wide range of perspectives that people from different backgrounds bring to their work, to ecology and to our Society ... We organise a number of diverse, innovative events throughout the year.‘

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’BES was set up in 1990 to further British Egyptian relations outside politics. We hold regular public meetings, lectures, debates and events in the UK in support of this aim and we often contribute grants in support of Egyptian scholars of Egyptian museum specialists and conservators on attachment to the British Museum. Our mission is to exchange ideas and knowledge, and to improve understanding, of the history, culture, arts, music, literature, religions, beliefs and practices of Egypt.‘

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‘The BIS has close links with specialist and geographical groups. The specialist groups focus their activities on particular branches of the iris family and the geographical groups have members with a wide range of interests. The groups typically have an annual programme of meetings and events which will include lectures, shows and garden visits.’

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‘Acts as the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK, and is responsible for the promotion of excellence and ethical practice in the science, education, and application of the discipline ... As a society we support and enhance the development and application of psychology for the greater public good, setting high standards for research, education, and knowledge, and disseminating our knowledge to increase the wider public awareness of psychology and its importance.‘

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‘The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world get the support they need if crisis strikes.’

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‘Our vision is of a world where science is at the heart of culture and society.  Our mission is to transform the diversity and inclusivity of science; to reach under-served audiences; and increase the number of people who are actively engaged and involved in science ... We organise major initiatives across the UK, including British Science Week; the British Science Festival; regional and local events through our network of Branches; the CREST Awards, and other programmes for young people in schools and colleges.’

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‘Europe’s longest standing science Festival, traveling to a different place in the United Kingdom each year. Our Festival aims to connect people with scientists, engineers, technologists and social scientists.’

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Normally takes place Mid March each year.

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‘Established in 1973 to encourage and promote the study of the Middle East in the United Kingdom ... We bring together teachers, researchers, students, diplomats, journalists and others who deal professionally with the Middle East. Membership is open to all the above, regardless of nationality - indeed regardless of where in the world you are based.’

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‘Promotes and encourages research into the history of mathematics and the dissemination of the results of that research; develops awareness of the history of mathematics for the public benefit; and supports teachers and lecturers at all levels of mathematics education to incorporate the history of mathematics into their teaching, enriching their students' experience.’

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‘Founded in 1947, the BSHS is Britain’s largest learned society devoted to the history of science, technology and medicine. Current members include lecturers, writers, students, teachers, museum curators and private individuals. Our aim is to bring together people with interests in all aspects of the field, and to publicise relevant ideas within the wider research and teaching communities and the media.’

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‘Aims to further the interests and knowledge of both academic and professional people who are engaged in any aspect of work or teaching, research or public education about crime, criminal behaviour and the criminal justice systems in the United Kingdom.’

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'There are over 100 branches throughout the country. Most meet on a regular basis and it's a way to meet new and old friends. In addition to meeting people, most branches invite a demonstrator to come along and demonstrate a number of skills or tasks. It's a great way to learn new skills and techniques and learn tips and tricks to make your hobby more enjoyable. Who knows you may even want to get up and do a demonstration yourself - you could be that inspired!'

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‘The Association exists to promote understanding and to forge links between Britain and Germany. The BGA is an active and vibrant membership organisation, with a diverse range of events for those involved in business, politics and the arts.’

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‘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 Society has taken initiatives to encourage Italian studies in UK schools and universities. It also promotes friendship and networking between British, Italian and other members and friends. We work in close partnership with other Anglo-Italian organisations and societies in the UK and Italy, and organise joint events from time to time.’

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'The Society arranges an annual programme of lectures, visits, etc., in London and elsewhere, as well as publishing the Journal of Browning Studies ... Membership of the Society is open to all. The Society's activities centre on London and the South East, but members who live elsewhere in Britain and overseas are kept in touch through the journal and regular interchanges of news and information.'

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