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Category Leeds

'Aireborough Camera Club has an interesting and varied programme throughout the year, including visiting lecturers, members evening, competitions and practical sessions. Members whether beginners or more experienced share an enthusiastic exchange of ideas and expertise and encourage one another to develop their photographic skills.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Shipley

'The Society was founded in 1957 to record and preserve the history of Aireborough, which consists of:- Yeadon; Guiseley; Rawdon; Carlton; Hawksworth; Esholt; High Royds - Hospital ... The Society holds monthly (usually 2nd Thursday) speaker events on a variety of topics.'

Category Yorkshire (West)

'Founded in 1980 the group is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. In 2019 Wharfedale FHG merged with the Keighley and District FHS.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Barnsley

'Meets September to April each Monday ... Our YPU-affiliated society delivers an active programme of hands on photography and competitions where new photographers can gain experience on all things photographic. Regular workshop topics include exploring techniques such as long exposure, filters, setting up basic lighting, using Adobe Photoshop to edit and enhance your photography, and many others. During the summer, the club arranges photo shoots in and around the local area.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Shipley

'Founded in 1988 by a group of local enthusiasts whose interest in Bingley’s history had been stimulated on a local history course run by Dr Gary Firth. The Society’s main aims are to disseminate Bingley’s history and provide information in the form of talks, books and DVDs which will widen the local population’s knowledge of the history of the Bingley area which was once known as "The Throstle’s Nest of England" ... Talks and presentations are given regularly.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Shipley

'Our membership ranges from the very experienced to the beginner; whatever your level of expertise, you'll hopefully find something of interest. You'll certainly find a very warm welcome ... We have a varied programme of events throughout each year to try to provide as much interest as possible.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Bradford

'Formed around 1974/1975 ... We welcome everyone who has an interest in astronomy whether they are absolute beginners or are extremely knowledgeable ... We pride ourselves in the quality of our speakers who are always either a professional or some well-known amateur.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Bradford

'The Society was founded in 1982 by a small group of individuals attending a course in family history run by Philip Rushworth, the first Chairman of the Society. The aims of the Society are to promote Family History by education, mutual assistance, demonstrations, lectures, excursions and any other means conductive to its advancement. It is run solely by volunteers with a passion for family and local history, working in their spare time.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Bradford

'The oldest local history group in the district, having held its formal inauguration meeting on the 12th July 1878 ... We have always been a very friendly society and aim to continue this. We maintain a programme of lectures, publish The Bradford Antiquary and have an extensive library.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Bradford

'Our friendly and informative meetings run from September to May ... Prospective members are welcome to attend a meeting free of charge before (hopefully) deciding to join us. Our members have a wide range of photographic interests, experience, and equipment.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Bradford

'We were founded in 1945 after a Bradford gentleman put an advert in the Telegraph and Argus and as of 2020 we had approximately 50 members.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Bradford

'Established in 1893, the Bradford Textile Society is the oldest textile society in Britain, if not in the world. Despite all the changes which have taken place in the textile industry since its formation, the Society continues to thrive. Its monthly programme of meetings from October to April provides an opportunity for everyone with an interest in textiles to meet and discuss a range of textile-related topics with an invited speaker.'

Category Yorkshire (West)

'The purpose of the Society is to encourage and support research into the history of families with roots in the area. Calderdale is located in the foothills of the Pennines in West Yorkshire, England and covers 140 square miles with a current population of around 200,100 ... We meet on the 4th Thursday of each month when guest speakers present topics that are relevant to Family History research in the area.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Leeds

'Our Centre began in 1964 as the African Studies Unit, and has grown from a small cataloguing enterprise to a research centre with an annual African Studies Lecture, a regular seminar programme and an annual African Studies Bulletin.'

Category York

'The Society was founded in 1975 in order to further the interest in Family History Research and is run entirely by volunteers working in their spare time. Our aim is to bring together local people who share the same interest and to provide a point of contact for those members who, although not living in the area, have their roots within the modern Archdeaconry ... All Meetings take place on the First Wednesday of Every Month ... As well as a Speaker at each Meeting, there is a Book and CD Stall where it is possible to purchase books, CD’s, pamphlets and maps from a large selection of Family History Publications.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'We are the only membership and campaigning charity for the Dales – we want to see this special area remain protected, valued, enjoyed and loved - always. We are, in essence, the friends of the dales ... If you love the Dales, please join us as an individual or joint member, or as a business member or group member. In return you'll receive a fantastic magazine four times a year plus free entry to our annual events programme.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category York

'The Department of Archaeology at York is among the world’s most highly regarded departments for the subject of archaeology ... Our outlook is both local and global: we exist for the city of York, animating the city, giving something back to it, but we work internationally to deliver the same approach to our global audiences. We are developing new methods of exploring and visualising ancient landscapes, excavating sites, analysing ancient artefacts, human and animal bones, pioneering the biomolecular study of all manner of organic and inorganic compounds, and conserving our shared heritage in order to tell diverse stories and build a sustainable future.'

LECTURES and TALKSResearch Programme
Category Doncaster

Objectives of the Society include: 'To arrange a programme of lectures, visits and other activities connected with subjects of interest to the Society'.

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'ERAS leads and organises activities for those interested in archaeology in our area. Experts are on hand at our monthly field studies meetings to guide members through hands-on activities. During the summer months our experts on occasion offer walks or visits to local sites of archaeological interest. During the winter months, local and visiting speakers give talks as part of our winter lecture series.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Leeds

'We have one of the broadest portfolios in the arts and humanities, as well as the creative arts and technologies, among the Russell Group of research-intensive universities.'

LECTURES and TALKSResearch Programme
Category Richmond

'The Green Howards were an infantry regiment, raised in November 1688. It enjoyed 318 years of service before being amalgamated with the Prince of Wales’ Own Regiment of Yorkshire and the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment to form The Yorkshire Regiment in 2006.'

Category Halifax

'The aim of the Halifax Naturalists Society founded in 1874 is to stimulate an interest in, conserve, record & educate others of the Natural History of Calderdale. There are members at all levels of knowledge and experience, from enthusiastic beginners to those with specialist knowledge in their chosen fields. Our interests are wide-ranging, covering the spectrum of natural history. We provide a forum for naturalists of all ages and abilities to meet and explore the wildlife of the local area. The HSS holds monthly talks on natural history and science for pleasure on the second Tuesday of the month starting at 7.15pm.  Talks cover a wide variety of topics and are given by a range of fascinating experts in a way which can be understood to both those with experience and those who just want to come along and see what it’s all about! Non-members welcome.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Leeds
LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme
Category Harrogate

'The Harrogate & District Naturalists’ Society actively encourages people to discover the natural world on our doorstep. Membership of the Society is just one of the ways, you can get involved by sending us your wildlife photos or details of wildlife sightings, or simply by getting out and visiting some of the wonderful locations the Harrogate District has to offer ... All are welcome to our field meetings and lectures, which are free to members, and are open to visitors on payment of a fee ... Lectures take place at fortnightly meetings held between October and March (inclusive) on Wednesday evenings.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Harrogate

'A small independent society which was established in 2006 having previously partnered with Ripon Historical Society.  We are a registered charity run solely by enthusiastic volunteers with a passion for family and local history. The object of the Society is to provide family history and Genealogy education for the benefit of anyone living in the Harrogate and surrounding areas or who have family links to that area. Our programme of monthly meetings, held on the third Tuesday of each month, include an interesting series of presentations on varied subjects relating to family and local history.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Leeds
LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme
Category Huddersfield

'The Huddersfield and District Family History Society was formed in 1987 and it’s aims are to promote and encourage mutual help between people interested in Family History and Genealogy ... The Society caters particularly for those with interests in the Metropolitan District of Kirklees ... Meetings are held quarterly, usually in Huddersfield Town Hall.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The Society was founded in 1888 and is now an educational charity ... Like many similar societies, the Hull Geological Society offers its members a variety meetings and activities ... including ... Lectures - monthly meetings in the winter, with guest lecturers speaking on many aspects of geology.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The Society ... carries on the traditions of its forefathers by means of a Winter lecture programme on sixteen Tuesday evenings. This embraces a wide variety of subjects: literature, art, philosophy and science to entertain and educate people of diverse interests, from all walks of life.'

'Founded in 1880 as the Hull Field Club. Our purpose is the study, recording and conservation of wildlife in the Hull and East Riding area. We are partners in the Hull Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) and we take part in several recording and monitoring schemes in the Hull area ... Our interests are wide and varied, encompassing all aspects of Natural History. Although birds and plants are often to the forefront we also take an interest in butterflies, dragonflies and other insects, snails, fungi and geology. We conduct weekly field meetings on Tuesday evenings between May and September each year ...  During the winter months we usually organise a few indoor meetings where members can exchange ideas and listen to short presentations.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Keighley

'The Society was formed in 2004 following the Centenary of Keighley Carnegie Library. It was felt that a dedicated local history society would benefit Keighley and help to preserve and strengthen our vast and varied Heritage in Keighley and the Local Area ... We aim to collect, preserve, understand and ultimately share the unique and intersesting history of our local area. In the process we hope that people can learn how the areas relate to eah other and how the ethos of the area has developed. We hold monthly Speakers meetings on a variety of subjects relating to local history. These are open to everyone.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Leeds

'The Leeds Geological Association was formed in 1874 following a series of extra-mural lectures on Natural Sciences given by Cambridge University. The aim of the Association was to further the knowledge and experiences of geological matters by, wherever possible, study of the rocks and landscape of the local area. This very much remains the same today, although as knowledge of the subject has expanded, topics now range from the earth’s core to planetary bodies to climate change.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Leeds

'If you are interested in stamps, postal history or postcards, this is the place for you. No previous knowledge or expertise required, our members range from new collectors to those with a lifetime's interest and experience. A warm welcome awaits you all at the Leeds Philatelic Society. We hold regular fortnightly meetings between September and May in the centre of Leeds. There are displays from guest speakers, visits to and from other societies, members' evenings and competitions.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Leeds

'The Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, founded in 1819, is today a registered charity dedicated to promoting the advancement of science, literature and the arts in the City of Leeds. To this end it makes grants and provides a range of lectures and other cultural activities.The Society is keenly interested in cultural developments in Leeds and the region, and is constantly looking for new ways to further its aims.'

Category Skipton

'The Malhamdale Local History Group exists to promote and further knowledge about the history of the Parish of Kirkby Malhamdale, situated in upper Airedale ... Regular monthly meetings and visits are held, usually on the evening of the third Thursday of the month.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Batley
LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme

'The North Yorkshire Humanist Group began life in January 2005. We meet regularly to discuss issues of interest to humanists, and to support national and local campaigns that are relevant to humanists. Visitors and members come from all over Yorkshire (and beyond). The Group continues to grow and expand its activities ... You do not need to be a member to attend our talks.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Doncaster

'A group for railway enthusiasts based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Our members are interested in railways, both historic and the modern scene, including beyond the UK. Many of our members are also interested in light rail systems ... The Pennine Railway Society holds social evenings every first and third Wednesday of the month. Meetings usually consist of a slide or digital image show, presented by an invited guest or one of the club members.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Beverley

'Offers a diverse and varied programme of events including Film, Live Broadcasts, Music, Theatre, Comedy, Dance, Lectures, Workshops and Exhibitions.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Pontefract

'An active group of family historians who hold regular meetings on the third Thursday of each month ... At many of our meetings a speaker is invited to give a talk to members on a topic related to family or local history.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Leeds

'The Priestley International Centre for Climate is unique in bringing together world leading expertise in all the key strands of climate change research. Climate change and its impact on society and ecosystems is a global challenge and the centre aims to provide international solutions to the problems.'

LECTURES and TALKSResearch Programme
Category Ripon

As an organisation we are dedicated to protecting and enhancing the historic buildings and environment of the cathedral city of Ripon on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and of the surrounding area ... Ripon Civic Society organises a monthly programme of talks and presentations from September through May to which members and guests are welcome. In addition, occasional excursions, events and social activities may also be scheduled. The Society has also instigated or is an integral partner in diverse projects that benefit the city and the surrounding area.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Malton

'Established in 2005 to help members to further their research into family and local history.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

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