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'Objectives are to encourage interest in the recent and distant past history of the area, particularly the landscape, buildings and, of course, the people ... The main activities are a series of illustrated winter lectures, on topics of historical interest, held usually on the last Monday of each month.'

'Exists to assist and promote the study of genealogy and family history based on the North-East corner of Scotland. This area covers the old counties of Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, Kincardineshire and Morayshire ... Regular meetings are held throughout the year, covering many topics of interest to family historians.'

'The Society meets monthly (second Tuesday of the month) from September to May ... where a talk/presentation is normally given by either a guest speaker or a society member.

'AAS holds monthly meetings, often with guest speakers ... All guests are welcome! No knowledge necessary, just a curious mind.'

'We usually meet at The Borough Theatre ... Visitors to the area can attend any lecture at the Theatre. If you come more than once, please take out membership.'

'Founded in 1947 and promotes interest in the history of Dundee, Angus, Fife and Perthshire. The Society organises public lectures in Dundee and elsewhere in the Abertay area on a variety of historical topics, as well as occasional special events including guided tours and conferences. We also support the work of other local heritage organisations.'

'The Society organises a varied programme of meetings and observing evenings throughout most of the year and tries to cater for all levels of experience, from absolute beginners to experienced astronomers. Our closeness to both the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Oxfordshire’s “Space Centre”) and to the University of Oxford ensures a steady stream of high-quality lectures.'

'We have a published programme of events featuring a range of activities to give variety and interest to members, whatever stage or level of skill they are at. These include evenings when members or guest speakers show and talk about their pictures ...'

'Sett up in 1967 by wildlife lovers, to give an opportunity to learn about the natural world around us, promote conservation, and - just as important - to get out and see it in the company of experts and friends. Butterflies, bats, fowl, flora, fungi: all on the agenda ... We welcome new members, and non-members are welcome at our events.'

Normally, 'the Society meets at 2.00pm for 2.15pm in the community room at Acocks Green Library on the second Tuesday in the month from September to May'.

'Acton is now a suburb of West London about 5 miles from the centre, and well within the built-up area, but for the greater part of it's history, consisted of only a small cluster of houses around the medieval Church of St. Mary's, providing refreshment for travellers on the road from London to Oxford; together with a smaller farming community at East Acton and a number of scattered farm dwellings.'  Normally, the History Group 'meets at 7.30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month from September until March in St Mary's Church Hall'.

Normally, 'the Society currently meets twice a month, on the first and third Wednesdays ... The first meeting, called a Club Night, takes place on the first Wednesday in the month and generally consists of a presentation by an external speaker ...'.

'We bring together those interested in local history and archaeology and to encourage research in Addlestone, New Haw, Ottershaw, Row Town, Weybridge and Woodham areas. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month (excluding August) ... with speakers covering a variety of topics.'

'There are a broad range of professional and amateur speakers that visit our meetings and give informative and thought provoking talks for amateur astronomers of every experience and interest.'

Category Africa

'We plan to champion the African thought leadership through talks, debates, conferences and broadcasts from a wide range of sectors including health, environment, technology, culture, politics and business. We want to be a hub for exchanging and developing ideas, and providing a distinctly African perspective on the world.'

Category Africa

'Apart from hosting and working with regional study groups and running frequent workshops and conferences to disseminate research findings and publicise topical issues, the Centre runs a weekly seminar on Thursdays where scholars and postdoctoral researchers in Oxford and from different parts of the world present their work. The Centre also regularly hosts prominent African statesmen, leaders, entrepreneurs, social activists, intellectuals, thinkers, scholars, writers, artistes, and others who are interested in Africa and African affairs.'

'Our weekly Friday night meetings are a great opportunity to meet like minded people with an interest in astronomy and spaceflight. Enjoy the weekly space news and a range of guest speakers who are experts in their subjects.'

'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.'

'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.'

'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.'

'The Society is concerned with the local history of the area covered by Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Leiston, Snape, Iken, and Sudbourne ...  We carry out archaeological digs, have a comprehensive series of lectures and expeditions, and an ongoing oral history programme.'

Category Aldeburgh

'The Aldeburgh Literary Festival was started in 2002 by John and Mary James of The Aldeburgh Bookshop. It has featured an extraordinary variety of talks, from the local to the global, the serious to the hilarious, the scientific to the philosophical. The Festival is proud to be located in Aldeburgh at the Jubilee Hall and we are delighted that our audience fills the streets of Aldeburgh with visitors and conversation in a winter weekend. The intimate atmosphere makes it very special. We are also proud that this is a completely independent Literary Festival receiving no grants or sponsorship.' Normally held September.

'Founded in 2018 to advance the understanding and sharing of historical information, photos and artefacts about the Aldermaston area. The activities undertaken by the group are: * Maintain the Aldermaston History Online website; * Develop an online archive for members of additional physical material; * Hold meetings to discuss the history of Aldermaston; * Talks on relevant historical topics ...'

'Meetings are varied and diverse with competitions, talks from external speakers and members on all manner of subjects such as travel and technique. We also have practical evenings, workshops and outings.'

'APS aims to promote and develop an interest in photography through an interesting and varied programme that includes weekly talks, presentations, and competitions, We also occasionally organise workshops and practical outings. The weekly talks and presentations are led by a mix of members and external speakers from the "photographic world".'

'The College hosts many lectures and seminars, including those by lecturers appointed by the University and associated with All Souls ... These lectures are open to the public and information about the lectures is posted as soon as it is available.'

Category Europe

'French clubs affiliated to and with talks supported by Alliance Française de Londres. Please note that admission to events organised by French Circles are entirely a matter for them and the Alliance Francaise de Londres is not responsible for or involved in admission policies to events.'

'Based in the beautiful Whittingham Vale, the Society acts as a focus for those interested in the local history of North Northumberland, and in particular the Aln & Breamish Valleys. The A&BLHS meets once a month during the autumn and early summer ; 7 lectures in all. Topics range from local speakers giving a fascinating look at the past, and researchers and archaeologists bringing us up to date with the latest projects and discoveries.'

'Local groups usually meet once a month, slowing down in the alpine off-season at the height of summer. So if you’re a gardener of a different stripe, alpines are a fun way to extend your gardening season! Group meetings often involve a talk from a plant expert, a raffle and a plant sale. Groups also arrange trips out to gardens and places of interest throughout the year.'

'The programme of events includes speakers, competitions and workshops covering a wide range of photographic topics, equipment and techniques.'

'The UK’s longest running weekly mind body spirit events company and is internationally known as UK's landmark speaking platform for spiritual teachers, alternative thinkers, conscious business leaders and visionary thought provokers.'

'We provide a comprehensive mixed programme of lectures, practicals, competitions and other events.'

A full programme of Field Meetings is held from Spring to Autumn, with a few meetings in the winter as well. These are typically fairly close to Alton and cover a wide range of interests including Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies, Flowers and Botany, Fungi ... If you are interested in joining then come along to any indoor or outdoor meeting without obligation.'

'Exists to further the study of the Altrincham area and to enable such research to be communicated to the public. Members enjoy a series of talks through the year, with occasional visits, and are encouraged to become active in researching topics related to the history of the area.'

'Arranges talks by experts on local places, historic figures and issues ... There is also a social programme of events and trips throughout the year. Priority is given to members so please join!'

'One of the UK's leading organisations for people interested in insects ... The Website lists 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.'

'We meet weekly for much of the year for talks, competitions & other photographic subjects.'

'Committed to the conservation of native amphibians and reptiles and their natural environment by supporting the development of a network of independent volunteer amphibian and reptile groups ... Each Group works with the species in its locality, and these provide the "grass roots" of native herpetofauna conservation in the UK; undertaking survey and monitoring, practical conservation tasks, public events and outreach and liaising with stakeholders including local planning authorities, land owners, other conservation bodies, and the wider public.'

‘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.’

Our Society was formed in 1991 by the union of two much older societies - Andover Archaeology Society founded in 1965 and Andover Local History Society founded in 1979. We continue the traditions of those societies, promoting an interest in local history and working to preserve and protect features and items of historic and archaeological interest ... Our annual Dacre Lecture is a public event and is given by an archaeologist or historian of national standing.'

'If you value the heritage, traditions and natural history of Anglesey, membership of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club will bring you into contact with others who are like-minded, and could even afford an outlet for your abilities ... Activities include eight lectures each year and a programme of visits during the summer.'

'Aims at facilitating international communication by exploring the dynamics of culture and identity, language and identity, group mentalities and communication patterns, but also individual and social factors of speaking a second language, within the context of globalisation.'

'We're keen to promote and support education, exchange knowledge, provide resources for the wider community and be good neighbours. Come along to talks and debates during awareness raising campaigns such as Black History Month. Participate in events during "ARU Discover" – where academics share research, "Be Inspired" – where graduates share their achievements, Inaugural lectures and much more ...'

Category Christianity

'Founded 1864 ... the Association has the following aim: To advance the Christian religion, particularly by teaching members of the Anglican and Orthodox Churches about each other ... The Association organises an annual Pilgrimage, an annual Constantinople Lecture, a summer Festival, as well as other events, which are open to members and their friends.'

Category Arts and Crafts

'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 ... 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 ... The AHS houses three highly active specialist groups for members with a particular interest in wristwatches, turret (tower) clocks or electrical timekeeping. It also holds meetings in many regions of the UK and overseas with wide-ranging programmes of local or national interest, including lectures and visits.'

'Appledore Book Festival is a charity founded in 2006 by Nick Arnold, author of Horrible Science, in a bid to raise money to save Appledore Library. His campaign brought our community together and saved the library, which is still at the heart of our village. Today, the Appledore Book Festival continues to thrive and has become one of the biggest cultural festivals in Devon, attracting world-class authors, speakers and artistes. Run almost exclusively by a team of volunteers, who do everything from stewarding the events to adorning the village with bunting, our Festival is a unique experience.'  Normally held September.

'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.'

'The Armitstead Trustees seek to continue the aims of Baron Armitstead, who wished to improve the breadth and depth of knowledge of the people who live in, what is now termed, Tayside. He devised his series of Armitstead Illustrated Lectures to meet this end and to entertain those who attended the series also. The Trustees offer a programme of lectures each autumn in Dundee to carry on the tradition initiated by Baron Armitstead.'

'We aim to encourage and support an interest in the history of the Arnold area, including Daybrook, Red Hill & Woodthorpe. The group conserves and archives material of local interest ... We host an annual series of lectures on topics of local historical interest, attracting eminent speakers to our group's meetings.'

Category Christianity

'Seeks to foster and explore the dialogue between art, Christianity and other religious faith ... through events, publications, and consultation.'

'The Ashmolean is first and foremost a University museum. We are committed to making our collections and expertise accessible for academic engagement at Oxford and in partnership with universities worldwide. The Museum is a world-class resource to enrich all kinds of intellectual enquiry, and our curators' scholarship contributes to teaching throughout the Oxford curriculum.'

Category Asia

'Non-profit organisation which exists to promote a greater understanding of Asia through the sharing of knowledge. We run regular events with global leaders from across Asia, with the aim of stimulating curiosity and fostering an environment to promote the exchange of knowledge.'

Category Asia

'An independent think tank and advisory service. We work with companies and governments in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, facilitating high-level dialogue, providing business and market intelligence, and driving commercial outcomes ... As part of our efforts to drive political, economic and commercial engagement between Asia and Europe, Asia House routinely welcomes world leaders and senior decision makers from governments and businesses to brief our network and participate in public events.'

Category Across the UK

'Brings together groups and individuals with an interest and expertise in identifying, recording, preserving and presenting the remains of our industrial past ... The AIA organises a number of events each year, including the Annual Rolt Memorial Lecture, established in 1975 to honour the first President of the AIA, L T C Rolt.'

'The Association was founded formally in 1995 and now has a membership of over 1500 in the UK and worldwide. Many members are professional archaeologists, others amateurs or individuals who are simply interested in our Roman heritage ...  Joining the A.R.A. is a great way to get involved ... You can visit sites, join in digs, attend enthralling lectures on all aspects of Roman culture, attend our dinners, and visit numerous sites with our tours programmes.'

Category Wales (EXPLORE)

'The Association was formed in 1981 as a grouping of the Family History Societies which then existed within Wales ... All the properly constituted Family History Societies in Wales are members of the Association.'

Category Arts and Crafts

'Founded in 1955 with the aim of helping bring together the community of craft Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. Rather than set up another organisation for individual craft people we chose the path of becoming an Association of Guilds - an umbrella body to which regional or local Guilds are affiliated. The aim is to support those regional Guilds by operating at a larger scale with National Conferences, National Exhibitions, Competitions, publications and recognised qualifications certifying individuals' high level of achievement and competence in their chosen craft. We now have over 100 member Guilds representing over 5000 crafts-people.'

'The Society was formed in 1994 and covers the area of the Parish of Aston Cantlow, including the villages of Aston Cantlow and Wilmcote, together with the hamlets of Little Alne, Newnham and Shelfield. The main object is the promotion of interest in community, local and general history, through talks, meetings, outings, and by participating in history based events.'

'Hosts wide and varied events, intending to build upon a history of collaboration between academic researchers, professionals and society. Events range from weekly "topic-specific seminars", through to an annual conference, with the key aim to improve the delivery of justice through the analysis of language. Our events are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise.'

'Public engagement is a vital part of effective Knowledge Exchange, and we make sure to involve the public at every possible stage. We approach individuals and communities to encourage participation in planning new research, inviting them to contribute to science and even co-produce projects where possible. Sharing the impact that our research has on the everyday lives of people is a vital part of what makes research at Aston stand out from the crowd, and we do this through digital events, case studies, face-to-face talks, seminars, roadshows and much more.'

'There are many local astrology groups throughout the UK and Ireland, run by enthusiastic organisers who work hard to promote astrology. Most local groups host events and talks at very low cost in their local area, and some run classes – local groups are the lifeblood of astrology, and in many cases are the main means by which astrology enthusiasts in an area get to know each other, and hone their astrology skills ... The Astrological Association encourages and supports local groups, by offering free listings in its Events Calendar.'

Normally, 'monthly speakers meetings are held 3rd Thursday at 7:30pm in the Scout and Guide Hall, Cheshire Street, Audlem'.

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