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Category Scarborough

'Founded in 1889. We are a group of amateur naturalists’ with interests throughout the spectrum of natural history. There are members at all levels of knowledge, from interested beginners to those with specialist knowledge in their chosen fields. We would encourage anyone with an interest in the natural world around them to take a look at our Calendar, choose a talk that is of particular interest (or just the next one on the list), and come along to see what we are all about.'

Category Selby

'We are a small friendly group with an interest and passion in family history. We were formed in May 2001 from a short Workers Education Family History Course. We have  visiting speakers, workshops and outings to enhance our knowledge. We enjoy sharing our experiences and our family treasures at regular "members-led" sessions.'

Category Sheffield

'We are a constituted unincorporated society formed to promote the study of genealogy, family history and local history for the benefit and education of the public in the Sheffield area. We promote the study of family history by holding monthly meetings, producing a quarterly journal, hosting an online members’ forum and making available transcribed copies of original records. Our Society has no paid staff or central office and is run entirely by volunteers.'

Category Sheffield

'Formed in December 1972 as a forum for birdwatchers in and around the city with an active interest in ornithology ... Indoor meetings are held ... on the second Wednesday of each month (except June, July and August) and include: an illustrated talk by an ornithologist of local or national standing, news of forthcoming events, features on identification and local habitats and recent bird news from the Sheffield area.'

Category Sheffield

'Founded in 1864, the Society is one of the oldest in the world, but prides itself on keeping up to date. Our programme covers a wide variety of photography. You are sure to find something of interest. We welcome the absolute beginner to the more experienced photographer - the young and the not so young. You don't need the latest electronic gadgetry to join, in fact you don't even have to own a camera! An interest in photography is all we ask. Come along to a meeting or two and see how you get along. You will not be put under any pressure to join.'

Category Sheffield

'Formed in 1918 in honour of Henry Clifton Sorby (1826-1908). We are a forum for naturalists of all ages and abilities to meet, enjoy natural history, collect, store and share information, explore the Sorby Study Area and promote conservation of wildlife and geology. We have groups that organise events, such as lectures, field meetings, surveys and workshops, we produce several publications including a monthly newsletter and an annual Sorby Record and currently hold over 750,000 species records.'

Category Beverley

Member of The Arts Society - 9 Yorkshire and the Humber Grouping

Category Halifax

Member of The Arts Society - 9 Yorkshire and the Humber Grouping

Category Northallerton

Member of The Arts Society - 9 Yorkshire and the Humber Grouping

Category Malton

Member of The Arts Society - 9 Yorkshire and the Humber Grouping

Category Beverley

Member of The Arts Society - 9 Yorkshire and the Humber Grouping

Category Leeds

Member of The Arts Society - 9 Yorkshire and the Humber Grouping

Category Leeds

Member of The Arts Society - 9 Yorkshire and the Humber Grouping

Category Harrogate

Member of The Arts Society - 9 Yorkshire and the Humber Grouping

Category Leeds

Member of the Theosophical Society in England (and Wales) Grouping

Category Leeds

'The Thoresby Society is the historical society for Leeds and its surrounding area and is open to everyone interested in the city’s rich past and its development over the centuries. It has a long-established library and archive collection, including historical records, maps, newspapers, and images, provides a varied programme of monthly talks and summer excursions, and publishes original research on aspects of Leeds history in its highly regarded annual publication (free to members).'

Category Doncaster

'The Society was formed in 2004 with the aim of building on the work of the late Tom Beastall and the groups he worked with some 20 years ago ... Between September and May each year we arrange eight talks given by visiting experts and our own members sharing the outcome of their research. The programme combines talks specific to Tickhill’s past with those ranging over the wider South Yorkshire area.'

Category Skipton

'We are a group who promote interest in Natural History, Archaeology, Local History and Vernacular buildings by means of lectures, discussions, excursions and the maintenance of records as well as working for the conservation of the countryside ... We welcome new members. As a member you will have the benefit of attending our meetings, talks and walks for free,'

Category Skipton

'A volunteer group whose purpose is adding to the knowledge of the archaeologically rich area of Upper Wharfedale and the surrounding landscapes ... Throughout the year we run a programme of talks and walks covering a wide range of heritage related subjects which are open to the public.'

Category Harrogate

'Music, art, comedy, drama, spoken word, heritage and social events every October in Wetherby, Yorkshire.'

Category Whitby

Member of the Yorkshire Beekeepers Association Grouping

Category Whitby

'Throughout the winter we have amazing talks given by experts from the Club and beyond. Some focus on species we all think we know, like sparrows and beavers. Others explore new and unfamiliar territory, like state-of-the-art ecological monitoring or molecular techniques. There are lively talks about conservation, local archaeology and history, expeditions by Club Members, presentations about new projects, discussions about the philosophy of natural history, and in depth study of organisms which everyone knows, likes and understands are important, like honey bees.'

Member of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Grouping

Category York

'The York Art Workers' Association is an eclectic group of craftsmen, artists, conservators, academics and others who share a serious interest in the design of buildings, interiors and landscapes. Members represent architectural craftsmanship, other applied arts, fine arts, architecture and conservation. We welcome not only practitioners in these fields but anyone with a keen interest or appreciation of art & design. We exist to extend and share our knowledge and experience through a programme of monthly talks ... We also organise occasional courses, workshops, outings & social events. Our talks are open anyone with an interest in the arts.'

Category York

'Authors and illustrators, designers and publishers, booksellers and collecters feature in programmes of six winter lectures supplemented by summer visits to memorable libraries ... All who have an interest in books are welcome to join this active group of booklovers.'

Category York

Member of the National Federation of Cemetery Friends Grouping

Category York

'Featuring world-class speakers, performances, walking trails, family-friendly activities and much more, York Festival of Ideas offers a huge range of stimulating and diverse events for all ages and interests – most of them free.' Normally held Mid June.

Category York

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

Category York

'The Festival began in 2007 under the auspices of York City Council. After the cuts which followed the crash of 2008, it was adopted by a voluntary group and has grown steadily to become one of the foremost literature festivals in the North of England ... The Festival prides itself on having a diverse range of events including talks, lectures, panels, debates, performances, storytelling pieces and workshops. It features both fiction (literary, contemporary and genre-based), non-fiction and poetry while focusing on a number of themes including history, current affairs and a small programme for children.' Normally held Late March.

Category York

'Established in 1965 by people who attended an adult education class in order to continue with what they had learned ...  Indoor meetings take place most months (not July/August) on the first Tuesday. They usually feature a talk as well as a short meeting beforehand to deal with Club business.'

Category York

'York's longest established photography club and indeed one of Britain's earliest photographic societies. New members are always welcome to this thriving, friendly and energetic camera club.'

Category York

Member of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society Grouping

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

Category Leeds

'Since its inception in 1863 much has changed but the Society's purpose remains the same: “The examination, preservation and illustration of the History, Architecture, Antiquities, Manners, Customs, Arts and Traditions of the county of York…” To this end we collect books and archive materials; we publish in print and digitally; we arrange lectures and other events, and we offer small grants to assist others who contribute to these objects.  Our members, both individuals and affiliated bodies, share a passion for Yorkshire’s past and, as volunteers, their commitment drives the Society forward.'

'Objectives of the YBKA are as follows: * To promote and improve the craft of beekeeping; * To provide education, training and support for its Members; * To inform the wider public about the important role that the honeybee (Apis mellifera) plays in our natural environment and to promote the protection of that environment ... Members are organised into Affiliated District Associations (Districts) that are either locally based or dedicated to beekeeping related special interests.'

'Founded in 1837, the Yorkshire Geological Society was the first geological society in the North of England ... Our objective is to promote & record the results of research in geosciences in Yorkshire. We achieve this mainly by hosting and promoting a series of indoor meetings & field trips throughout the course of the year, and publications by the Society, including the world-renowned Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society which is published twice per year.'

'The Yorkshire Philosophical Society is a charitable learned society, founded in 1822 when “philosophical” had the same meaning as “scientific”. The Society’s primary aim is to promote public understanding and involvement in the academic disciplines of the natural and social sciences ... Our Lectures cover a wide range of subjects in the natural sciences, social sciences and archaeology, and take place in a friendly, welcoming environment with the opportunity to meet others with similar interests. Lectures are free and open to all.  Non-members are invited to make a donation to help cover costs.  Children are welcome provided they are accompanied by a responsible adult.'

'YSP is an exceptional place, with world-class sculpture, historic landscape and exciting wildlife. Most exceptional, however, are our supporters and visitors. Because of you, we are able to bring art from across the world and eminent home-grown talent to our beautiful corner of Yorkshire.'

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