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VISIT the List of Biodiversity & Conservation Groups which were advertising forthcoming live Lectures and Talks Online when their Records were reviewed.

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Monthly winter indoor meetings, Wednesday evenings.

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‘The core aims of Butterfly Conservation are to: * Recover threatened butterflies and moths; * Increase numbers of widespread species; * Inspire people to understand and deliver species conservation; * Promote international conservation actions ... We have more than 31,000 members in the UK and 32 volunteer-run Branches throughout the British Isles. We employ over 80 people, including many highly qualified scientists, making us the world's largest research institute for butterflies and moths. We operate 36 nature reserves and we are leading or involved in 73 landscape-scale projects to conserve habitats.‘

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'CNHS lecture meetings ... take place on Thursday evenings during the winter half of the year and start at 7.30 pm ... Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided from 7.00 pm. All welcome - non members £1.'

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Chiswick Pier Trust works to engage people with the River Thames. We provide access to the Thames and support major river events, as well as organising events of our own. We also host an annual season of “Talks by the Thames” which highlight the history, wildlife and ecology of the Thames. The Chiswick Pier Trust runs the Chiswick Pier and Pier House. In this role we manage the commercial and residential moorings at the Pier, as well as venue and conference hire at Pier House.’

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'Throughout autumn, winter and spring there are illustrated talks by leading naturalists and wildlife travellers as well as teach-ins on identification of birds, plants and insects. Particularly popular are the Tuesday evening plant surveys and wild flower identification sessions throughout the season in all kinds of local habitats led by experienced botanists.'

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Have organized occasional lectures and talks - and debates.

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Winter indoor meetings, Friday evenings.

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'Throughout the year the Trust organises Heritage Events such as walks, talks and visits.' Also there is an Annual Lecture in memory of the former Director of the Trust, Alan Wilson.

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Occasional talks organized by the Friends of Forest Farm.

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Winter programme of talks, usually Thursday evenings, organized by the Friends.

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Moor Pond Woods are located between Papplewick, Hucknall and Linby, close to the B683 and B6011. The woods are important for their wildlife and archaeology ... The “Friends” meet on the final Wednesday of the month at 19:30, at the Village Hall in Papplewick. Anybody who supports the aims of the “Friends” is welcome to attend. Working days are held when required.’

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'During the Autumn and Winter months we run a series of short morning walks followed by an afternoon talk on a linking theme ... In the afternoon an invited speaker, usually a published author or other expert on the topic, will present their own research or insights. Usually speakers bring slides or a powerpoint presentation. You’ll have a chance to ask questions and have a cuppa/biscuit (donations welcome), courtesy of our “tea time volunteers”. There is a small charge for attending talks (£5) which is reduced for Members (£3) – you can join on the day and benefit immediately!' ALERT Formerly the Yorkshire Dales Society.

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Annual Kirby Lecture and Fundraising Event. Enquire about attendance.

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‘The only UK registered charity to focus exclusively on the conservation and sustainability of the Galapagos Archipelago. Launched in 1995 at the Royal Society, we have supported a vast array of projects in Galapagos ... Coming to one of our events is a fantastic way to get more involved with conservation in Galapagos and can be a great opportunity to meet GCT staff and fellow supporters. We run a wide variety of events throughout the year which regularly feature talks by experts in their field so can be a great way to learn more about this fascinating Archipelago.’

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'Our member organisations carry out geological fieldwork and practical conservation projects; they give guided walks and public talks; they stage rock and fossil roadshows in the community and day workshops for schools; they publish landscape trail guides and educational resources, and do much else besides.'

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'In the winter The Gower Society presents talks on subjects related to the conservation, preservation and history of the Lordship.' Monthly meetings, Saturday evenings.

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’The Great Fen is a 50-year project to create a huge wetland area. One of the largest restoration projects of its type in Europe, the landscape of the fens between Peterborough and Huntingdon is being transformed for the benefit both of wildlife and of people.‘

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'The Friends of Greenwich Park have organised an Annual Lecture in late winter or early spring since 1994. Topics are linked to Greenwich Park and related interests.' Occasional other talks organized by the Friends (or the Friends of Greenwich Park Wildlife Group).

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Occasional talks organized by the Friends of Hagg Wood.

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Occasional talks listed in the (Local) Events section: 'The John Muir Trust has an active member network, with groups across the UK. You are welcome to come along to the local events organised by these groups. Contact your local group to see how you can get involved.'

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Indoor Meetings 'are usually held on Wednesday evenings twice a month from October to March. Meetings consist of a talk on some aspect of natural history by a knowledgeable speaker, either an invited expert or a member. Most talks use slides as illustrations, and sometimes include specimens or recordings. All talks are aimed at the amateur naturalist, since even those members of the Section who are experts in one area may know very little about another'.

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'The LNU is the only amateur Natural History Society covering the whole of Lincolnshire. Members study, record, hold meetings, supply information, publish books, exhibit, discuss and learn ... Indoor Meetings are held on Saturdays ... and start at 2 pm.'

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Indoor Meetings 'take place in the evenings, mainly in central London. They are very varied and usually involve presentations about a particular group of plants, animals or birds or about particular wildlife site or area'.

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'The Society - now in its 133rd year - continues to promote interest and research into natural history and allied sciences, especially relating to Northamptonshire, and consists of a number of Sections dealing with archaeology and history, astronomy, geology, natural sciences and photography.'

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'The Oxfordshire Flora Group - formerly the Rare Plants Group - is a part of The Ashmolean Natural History Society of Oxfordshire. Based in Oxford, it works with local and national organisations ... The Group runs an annual series of lectures on the conservation of plants in Britain and abroad.'

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Friends of Portsdown Hill 'During the darker months we have meetings on the second Wednesday of the month ... starting at 7.45 pm ... Guest speakers may cover history or wildlife, frequently directly related to Portsdown Hill, but with a few topics relating to other places.'

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Occasional talks at their Open Meetings: 'All our Meetings are "open" - Non-members are especially welcome ... There is a small admission and refreshment charge.'

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'The society is divided into five branches that cover the river from source to sea. Each branch has its own planning group and river wardens. The branches also provide a programme of social and informative events.'

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'Riverfly Partnership (RP) events, talks and Angler's Monitoring Initiative (AMI) workshops are listed. Riverfly events and courses held by RP partner organisations are also listed.'

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'Indoor Meetings take place between October and April on the first Tuesday ... 7.30 - 9.30 pm.'

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'The Society organises a regular programme of meetings and lectures. Some are delivered by national figures ... All lectures are open to all but Society members receive discounted (or free) admission - so why not become a member !' Various venues might be used.

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'The Friends of Stanley Park meet the 3rd Saturday of every month at 2 pm.'

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'Lectures are held monthly from September to April ... All lectures start at 7.30 pm with refreshments available from 7.15 pm.'

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Occasional talks at one or another of their Centres.

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'A varied programme of illustrated talks by guest speakers takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month starting at 7.30pm.'

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