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VISIT the List of Historic Houses & Gardens which were advertising forthcoming live Lectures and Talks Online when their Records were reviewed.

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

Online Lectures & Talks
Category Gardens Trusts
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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).

Category National Trust
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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.'

Category National Trust
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'Quirky 18th-century, 16 sided house with fascinating interior decoration and collections.' Occasional talks are given.

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'Steel tycoon, stockbroker, writer, lecturer, entrepreneur, philanthropist - Andrew Carnegie was one of the great Scots of the 19th century. His life has left a huge legacy, but as his birthplace cottage testifies he came from humble beginnings ... Discover how Carnegie set up his businesses in Pittsburgh, USA and how he became the richest man in the world.'

Category Gardens Trusts
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Occasional talks plus a list of related events in the neighbourhood.

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Occasional lectures organized by the Friends of Berkeley Castle.

Category Gardens Trusts
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'The Trust runs an anuual programme of gardens visits, talks, seminars and lectures.'

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'From outdoor theatre for all the family to lectures on art and literature, from concerts in the drawing room to our annual craft fair, there is something for everyone to enjoy.'

Category Gardens Trusts
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'We run a number of walks throughout the year and a series of talks at the County Museum over the winter period.'

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‘Exhibitions, talks, concerts, recitals and special events.’

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'Every year Caerhays and Burncoose hold a range of lectures in conjunction with the Royal Horticultural Society ... You are welcome to attend any of these lectures.'

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Category Gardens Trusts
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'Formed in 1997 and today has around 150 members.'

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Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. Located at the heart of the capital, within beautiful parklands, the Castle’s walls and fairytale towers conceal 2,000 years of history.‘

Category National Trust
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Family home and garden of Sir Winston Churchill. Lecture Lunches and related events.

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'Opera, open air theatre, history talks, nature walks, film festivals, dog shows and special children’s activities are just some of the events for all the family to enjoy at Chiswick House and Gardens.'

Category National Trust
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Lecture Lunches and related events. ALERT 'Follow our progress to rebuild Clandon Park, honouring the rich heritage of its past and creating a new legacy for the future.'

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Occasional lectures and talks and related events.

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Wide-ranging programme of events including a series Lecture with Lunch. ALERT At Review, I could not find a future programme of events. (There were significant changes to the management of the House in April 2016, and the property is now managed by the London Borough of Bexley. Also, the House no longer seems to be a member of the Historic Houses Association.)

Category Gardens Trusts
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'Every year there is a full programme of lectures and visits for members of the Dorset Gardens Trust. The lectures and visits take place within and outside Dorset and are aimed at those members who wish to widen their knowledge of the history of gardens and designed landscapes ... Non-members may attend lectures where places are available.'

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'Runs a series of talks, lectures and symposia throught the year. Our programme of events is delivered in cohesion with the wider programme and covers a vast array of topics.'

Category Gardens Trusts
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We 'listen to high quality lectures by a range of specialist speakers on a variety of garden topics, and occasional conferences or workshops on subjects of current conservation importance'.

Category Gardens Trusts
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Occasional lectures and talks at venues across the County.

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'Find out about current and forthcoming events at the palaces.'

Category Gardens Trusts
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'Offers its members great opportunities to visit gardens, learn more about garden history and to socialise with like minded people with a myriad of garden related interests from plants to designed landscapes. As a member you will be able to join us for our garden visits both on the Island and also occasionally on the mainland, often to gardens not usually open to the public. Attend talks, study days an workshops to learn more about the Island’s parks, gardens and designed landscape and people associated with them. Join us at our social events usually held at historic properties around the Island.’

Category National Trust
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Occasional Lecture-Lunches and related events.

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Kelmarsh Hall is a Grade I listed country house built in 1732. The Kelmarsh Estate is now in the care of a charitable trust, charged with maintaining it in perpetuity for the benefit of the nation ... The Kelmarsh Trust main aims and undertakings are to: * Conserve and manage the built and natural environment; * Promote education about the hall, the estate and its natural history; * Provide public access.’

Category Gardens Trusts
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'The events group organises an annual programme of talks and visits to public and private parks, gardens and other designed landscapes in the county (and occasionally to neighbouring counties).'

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'Over the year there are more than 30 different lectures to choose from. These lectures offer a rare opportunity to listen to some of Scotland’s foremost experts ... A tour of the Castle with coffee and cakes is included in the price, with the opportunity to meet the lecturer and visit parts of the building not usually open to the public. The lectures themselves last two to two and a half hours ... Our workshops and lectures are hugely popular. Pre-booking and advance payment (where applicable) are essential ...'

Category Gardens Trusts
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Offer 'evening lectures by specialist speakers including an annual "Celebrity" Lecture'.

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Category Gardens Trusts
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'All lectures are from 7 to 8 pm on a Monday evening. Doors open 6.30 pm. Join us for a glass of wine (included in the ticket price), interesting conversation and a browse on our bookstall before and after the lecture.'

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Occasional lectures and related events.

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'The Friends of Broughton House and Garden have a programme of meetings throughout the year. The meetings are held at Broughton House (unless otherwise stated) and usually start at 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm.'

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'Evening lectures are held in Aberdeenshire Cricket Club while afternoon lectures are held in the Maritime Museum.'

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Monthly meetings, Thursday evenings: 'Tea or coffee with a shortbread biscuit are available between 7.00-7.30 and after the meeting for £1.50 ... Non-member visitors are welcome to attend these talks and are free of charge. We would be delighted if you became a member!'.

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'The Cambridge Friends of the National Trust for Scotland is one of the latest Members' Centres to be established ... Evening meetings are held at 7.30 pm for an 8 pm start. Wine and soft drinks are served before and after the meeting. Meetings cost £7 per head. It is better to apply for tickets in advance although it may be possible to attend some meetings by buying tickets at the door.'

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'Main concern is with the promotion of knowledge and understanding of buildings, landscapes and articles or objects of historical or national interest, either those managed by the NTS, or by other bodies. The Centre does this by arranging lectures, Study Days and visits to NTS properties and other places of interest, including gardens.'

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'The Centre has a programme of outings, talks and other events throughout the year. Our meetings are held in Haddington in either the Town House or Trinity Centre. Our afternoon meetings are followed by tea/coffee and biscuits.'

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'Seven illustrated talks whose topics range from aspects of Scottish heritage to travel and history are held from October to April ... Each talk begins at 7.30 pm and lasts about one hour. The talks are free to Centre Members (Non members £2 refundable on joining the Centre).'

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'Winter and spring meetings ... usually involve an illustrated talk on a wide range of topics related to National Trust for Scotland interests. Non-members are welcome to the lectures for a donation of £2 per person.'

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'Winter and spring meetings ... comprise illustrated talks on a wide range of topics related to National Trust for Scotland interests. Meetings are held on Wednesday afternoons at 2.00 pm. Non-members are welcome to the lectures but we ask for a donation of £2 per person.'

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'Has several speaker meetings during the year, day outings in summer to localities of interest, a theatre visit, a St Andrew's Day luncheon and a four-day coach trip organised to provide a more extensive itinerary.'

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'The Centre runs monthly activities throughout the year including:- Winter afternoon or evening talks on subjects of interest to Members ...'

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'The West Fife Members' Group draws its membership mainly from the western part of Fife particularly Dunfermline. The Centre enjoys a varied programme which includes ... evening lectures in the winter on a wide variety of subjects ...'

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‘Established in 1977 and has a total of approximately 100 members. The Centre organizes a varied programmme of talks, social events and excursions throughout the year. Both members and non-members (for a small donation) are welcome to attend these events, many of which take place in either Haddo House or Fyvie Castle.‘

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'Through an organised year-long programme of talks, outings, holidays and social events members make friends, learn more about the National Trust and its properties and support its work. There are now around 200 such groups in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as in Belgium.'

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'Meetings are normally held ... on the fourth Wednesday of the month (except for December) between October and April 7.30 pm.'

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'Our talks take place ... in afternoons, in most months through the winter. They enable us to keep in touch with one another and entertain, stimulate - even educate us, while the National Trust's properties are closed.'

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Winter talks programme: 'Subject to available seating, non-members are welcome to our meetings and talks for a small charge of £1.50 (£1 for members) which includes tea and biscuits'.

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Evening lectures, fourth Wednesday in the month; Afternoon lectures, 2nd Wednesday in the month.

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'The Centre holds meetings in Bromley on Wednesday evenings and in Beckenham on Thursday afternoons. Most meetings consist of an illustrated lecture on a topic connected with the National Trust and its fields of interest.'

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'Winter lectures are held ... on a Saturday starting at 2.30 pm and finishing with tea and biscuits. The talks cover a wide range of heritage and contemporary topics, including National Trust subjects.'

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'We hold meetings most winter months ... usually at 2.00 pm. At these meetings we have speakers who address us on a wide variety of heritage-related subjects. Refreshments are provided after the meetings and provide the ideal opportunity for socialising.'

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'We hold speaker meetings from October to April at 2.30 pm on the first Thursday of the month ... and at 7.30 pm on the third Monday of the month.'

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'Our annual programme includes ... afternoon and evening talks between October and March.'

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'We hold a series of talks on a variety of topics each year ... For the most part, they start at 7.30 pm during the summer and after the clocks go back (daylight saving time) 2.30 pm.'

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'Our winter programme of talks cover a wide range of topics of interest, they are held at 7.15 pm (2 pm in Jan & Feb).'

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'Evening meetings start promptly at 8.00 pm and afternoon meetings at 2.30 pm. A small admission fee is charged to cover the costs of speakers, hall hire and refreshments. Members are welcome to bring guests to any of our meetings.'

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'We have an established range of events throughout the year and aim to provide at least two occasions each month for members to socialise and make new friends, as well as support the future of the National Trust. These events (walks, talks, trips, dinners etc.) enable the Association to raise around £3,000 each year to support the work of the National Trust.'

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'There are 11 lectures a year which are free to ENTA members ... The timing of the lectures is from 7.30 pm to 9.20 pm, with questions from about 9.05 pm. However, the November, January and February lectures will be in the afternoon 2 pm to 4 pm.'

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'Talks and Meetings take place ... on either the second Tuesday of the month at 2.00 pm, or the fourth Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm.'

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'Talks take place at West Moors Memorial Hall (W) on Mondays, 2.30 pm and at the Barrington Centre, Ferndown (F) on Wednesdays, 7.30 pm.'

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'During the winter, the Association meets at approximately monthly intervals for a programme of talks of wide and varied interest ... Meetings take place ... at 2.30 pm on the first Wednesday in the month.'

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Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening meetings.

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'We have various activities throughout the year: a lecture programme, coach trips, walks, outings, coffee mornings and an annual Christmas lunch ... We welcome non-members to our lectures, many of whom subsequently decide to join the Centre. We like to think we are a friendly and sociable organisation. Membership is currently just under five hundred.'

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'In the winter months we hold a monthly series of interesting talks ... on Saturday afternoons. A nominal charge is made to help cover cost of speaker, hire of music room and includes tea and biscuits ... As a National Trust member, you are entitled and most welcome to join us. We hope to make you feel part of a very friendly like-minded group of people in your area.'

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'The Frodsham and District National Trust Members' Association website is no longer being updated. Many Thanks to everybody who has visited the site over the past 7 years.'

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'The Golden Cap Centre was founded in 1978 and has over 500 members. We support the work of the National Trust and offer activities such as talks; walks; coach visits; quizzes; lunches etc to make National Trust membership even more enjoyable.'

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Winter programme of monthly talks: 'Meetings are normally held ... at 7.30 pm'.

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'We organise a variety of activities for our members which include: Varied evening and afternoon talks ...'

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'We meet ... on the 4th Tuesday of the month (March, April, May and September) and the 4th Saturday of the month in January, February, October and November. Meetings include talks on a wide range of subjects, National Trust properties, heritage, conservation, houses and gardens and many other interests which allows members to socialise with like-minded people.'

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'Normally holds its meetings ... on the first Monday of the month starting at 8.00 pm. The exceptions to this are August and December when there are no meetings and the months when a Bank Holiday falls on the first Monday of the month - meetings for these months are rearranged to the second Monday of the month.'

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'Our meetings are on the 3rd Monday of the month. They start at 7.30 pm.'

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'In the winter months (September to April) we have a programme of meetings that include talks on a range of subjects of interest to National Trust members and supporters.' An alternative venue can be used for some meetings.

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'The winter lectures are held on the second Thursday of each month ... at 7.30 pm. There is a £2 charge for each meeting to cover the cost of hiring the hall.'

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'We meet on the second Thursday of the month ... and start promptly at 7.45 pm.'

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'We hold a monthly meeting on the 3rd Wednesday in every month, except August ... We have a speaker each month and we publish the names of the speakers up to 6 months ahead.'

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