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Category Historic Houses

'Discover A la Ronde's interesting history, admire its beautiful interior decoration and find out about its interesting legacy on a pre-booked visit. Knowledgable guides are on hand to tell you its many secrets and stories as you explore the unusual sixteen-sided home of the Parminter cousins.'

Category Local Heritage

'Aims to increase knowledge of the Abbey of Cwmhir in Radnorshire, Powys, Wales where Llywelyn our Last Prince is believed to be buried ... Talks, leaflets, booklets, field trips and other activities, which are open to the public as well as members, to explore the history of Central Wales ... All public lectures will also be recorded and made available on the Web Site.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

‘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.’

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'Dedicated to the protection, preservation, study and appreciation of Scotland’s historic buildings ... We have around 1000 members throughout Scotland and beyond, with six regional groups organising local activities and carrying out casework. We are supported by a fantastic network of volunteers without whom we could not operate.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme
Category Local Heritage

'The world’s only remaining home of Benjamin Franklin opened to the public for the first time on 17 January 2006, Franklin’s 300th birthday, as a dynamic museum and educational facility ... The House today brings history and innovation to life though the Historical Experience; Architectural Tours; the Student Science Centre, which serves over 2000 students each year in the building and in the community; and some 40 public events of the Robert H Smith Scholarship Centre.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme
LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme
LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Historic Houses

'Was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd ... Now is an historic house, a garden, a centre of education, and a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from across the world ... Adult education courses at Great Dixter include Study Days, week-long Symposia, courses, lectures and workshops ... Great Dixter invites a number of external speakers to lecture on a variety of topics, such as plants and gardening, biodiversity and the history of the house.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Gardens Trusts

'A small charity with a big mission to champion London’s historic parks, gardens, squares and green spaces for the benefit of everyone ... London Gardens Trust Inventory provides public access to a wealth of information on over 2,500 parks, gardens, squares, churchyards, cemeteries and other sites of historic interest across the whole of London ... Throughout the year, we organise a number of talks in order to bring together members of our community and discuss a range of issues.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Local Heritage

'Exists to preserve Musselburgh’s built heritage and encourage good-quality new designs which will last into the future ... We run a lively winter programme of monthly talks on diverse subjects such as historic architecture, local archaeology & history, wildlife and conservation projects. We organise trips to places of interest which relate to heritage or conservation. The Musselburgh Conservation Society is a membership-based organisation but all our talks and events are open to the public.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'We’re the largest member organisation in Scotland. As a conservation charity, we’re supported by more than 300,000 members and are funded largely by donations ... There are now 32 National Trust for Scotland Members' Centres, Members' Groups and Friends' Groups throughout Scotland, one in Cambridge and one in London. Members of the National Trust for Scotland can join one or more of the groups, usually on payment of a small annual membership fee ... The Centres give an opportunity to share interests and find out more about the Trust and Scotland's heritage. Most have varied programmes of talks, social events and day outings throughout the year.'

Supporter Groups  'Getting together with other Trust enthusiasts, members and volunteer card holders who feel passionate about the same things is priceless. Sharing unique experiences and finding out more about the places you care about is what being part of a local National Trust Centre or Association is all about. From listening to expert talks and going on behind-the-scenes tours to taking relaxing holidays, you’ll be part of something amazing. Our Centres and Associations promote our work within their local area and raise money for conservation and development projects through all kinds of events.'

 

There are four separate Records which give access to the Localities where the NT Supporter Groups are based: a-d; e-k; l-r; s-z.

Category Gardens Trusts

'Membership of the Norfolk Gardens Trust offers many benefits. Each year we have at least three gardens to visit, an AGM, a series of talks during the winter months and a magazine published twice yearly.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) believes old buildings have a future. From cottages to castles and from churches to cathedrals we are here to help buildings and the people who care for them. Through our unique training schemes, courses, advice and research we help people put our expertise into practice ... Held every spring and autumn, the SPAB's popular lecture series offers three or four informal talks linked to an engaging historic building or conservation theme ... One of the benefits of being a member of the SPAB is access to our Regional Groups, who arrange visits, events, and meetings across the country.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Gardens Trusts

'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) ... The Gardens Trust is a membership organisation, which publishes a regular newsletter and academic Journal for members. We also organise events such as garden visits, foreign tours and lectures, which members can book at reduced rates.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'Covers an area of 18 hectares on the shores of the Menai Strait and has been owned by Bangor University since 1960 ... In 1997, the Friends of Treborth Botanic Garden was founded, with a remit to help improve the gardens and facilities. The Friends organise a variety of events, such as lectures, workshops, field outings, garden visits, plant sales and open days.'  The Len Beer Memorial Lecture is 'a joint event organised with the North Wales Alpine Garden Society'.

LECTURES and TALKSNamed Public Lecture

'Our members' generosity enables us to fight for the Victorian and Edwardian buildings people value. Every day, we work to protect Victorian and Edwardian buildings from demolition and destruction ... We run numerous events and visits, developed by our events committee, and publish books, journals and a membership magazine to entertain educate about our subject ... We have regional groups which run their own events and campaigns.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Local Heritage

'In 1799 William Wordsworth arrived in Grasmere aged 29, largely unknown and writing innovative poetry in a new style. Whilst living at Dove Cottage with his family, Wordsworth wrote many of his greatest poems and his sister Dorothy kept her Grasmere journal ... From book launches to writing groups to poetry nights, there’s always something going on at Wordsworth Grasmere. This year many of our events take place online, so you can join in from own home.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

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