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'London Croydon Airport was Britain’s first major international airport. It played a major role in the development of global air travel after World War One and has a significant place in early 20th century British history. It was the predecessor to London Heathrow Airport and Britain’s busiest airport during the inter war period ... Croydon Airport Visitor Centre is open on the first Sunday of the month, every month throughout the year, apart from New Year’s Day. Entry is by online pre-booking, although we will do our best to accommodate people on the day.'

Category Edinburgh

Member of the Local Humanists Groups Grouping

'We organise weekly classes, events, concerts and productions throughout the year. Our courses and activities are open to everyone, including members of the public, staff and students, whatever you’re studying. They include singing, acting, creative writing, music theory, digital photography, oil painting, life drawing, pottery and guitar groups.'

'The Department for Continuing Education exists to enable Oxford University to reach students beyond the full-time student body. We enhance the local, national and international impact of the University by engaging with audiences that the University would not otherwise reach, including through master’s and doctoral programmes in flexible formats, attracting high-calibre adult learners ... More than 15,000 students enrol on the Department’s programmes each year. They range in age from 18 to 98, and hail from more than 160 countries.'

Normally held Late June: 'The Friends of Felixstowe Book Festival is a group for those who would like to support the Festival and benefit from special offers. Membership will entitle you to early-bird booking, discounts and exclusive events'.

Category Kidderminster

'Concerns about the climate crisis have led several Wyre Forest Organisations to join together in a Green Alliance ... Membership is open to any organisation with a commitment to encourage environmental sustainability and community involvement. This includes local groups, branches of larger organisations, faith groups, local Councils and environmentally conscious businesses.'  The Alliance plans a range of workshops, discussion forums and more extended events.

Category Rail Transport

'The UK-wide trade association and professional support body for the Heritage Rail sector representing, protecting and promoting the interests of heritage and tourist railways, related museums, tramways, cliff railways, railway preservation groups and related organisations ... Although the Heritage Railway Association is primarily a trade association of Heritage & Tourist railways and railway preservation groups etc., individuals who have a general interest in railway preservation are most welcome to join as a Friend on payment of an annual subscription. Benefits of becoming a Friend include ... the opportunity to attend our HRA Awards, Spring and Autumn Conferences and other regular meetings and seminars.'

'Every year ATOM puts on diverse, imaginative and family-friendly events to allow our community to discover world-class science and technology taking place right here, as well as learning about the companies, organisations and scientists who make it happen. ATOM helps build science capital, partnering with schools to engage young people, and encouraging everyone to develop a passion for science and its potential to change the world ... ATOM is managed by a team of volunteers drawn from the science, education and business community in and around Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.'  Normally held Early June.

'The Garden Media Guild started life as the Garden Writers’ Guild in 1991, as the national organisation of professional communicators associated with the garden industry. The rationale behind the name change to The Garden Media Guild was simple – the Guild’s membership covers all aspects of garden media communication – including photography, videography, broadcasting, social media, lecturing, editing, illustrations and PR – as well as writing ... If you are a member of a garden club or horticultural society looking for a speaker to give a talk to your members, then look no further than our list of members of The Garden Media Guild who are speakers. All the members of The Garden Media Guild are either well-known writers, authors, photographers or radio or TV presenters.'

Category Batley

Member of the Photographic Societies - Yorkshire (West) Grouping

Category Africa

'The John and Elnora Ferguson Centre for African Studies (JEFCAS) has been based in the Division of Peace Studies and International Development (PSID) at the University of Bradford since 2002 and funded by the Allan & Nesta Ferguson Trust since 2005. Its current mission is to support academic and applied research, teaching and knowledge transfer concerning Africa within the University academic theme of Sustainable Societies.'

'Lyth Arts Centre (LAC) is the UK’s most northerly mainland arts centre in the heart of Caithness, Scotland. Every year from February to December, we present a programme of live performances from touring companies and visual arts – from Scotland, the UK and the world. This includes theatre, dance, family events, jazz, folk, classical and world music, comedy, circus, and much more. LAC also presents performances in around 12 village halls and community centres across Caithness and North Sutherland.'

Category Totnes

Member of the Local History Societies - Devon Grouping

Category Local Heritage

'The Suffolk Preservation Society (SPS) is the only countywide amenity society dedicated to protecting and promoting the special historic and landscape qualities of Suffolk ... We fight through the planning system to protect our built and natural heritage and to see that new development is sustainable, proportionate, well designed and respectful to Suffolk’s vernacular ... We encourage debate and interest in the subject of sustainable development that does not set the county in aspic but keeps Suffolk both growing AND beautiful.'

'Trinity College hosts a number of Public Lectures, which take place on a regular basis (usually either annually or biannually). The lectures are open to all, with no ticket required.'

'BOOKMARK, established in 2012, has developed a reputation for being a friendly, well organised Book Festival which offers a wide range of events to suit all interests. BOOKMARK organises not only a three-day Festival in October, but also holds local "Meet the Author" events for adults and local schools. At all our meetings, for adults and children, readers meet, listen to and question writers ... Becoming a member of BOOKMARK supports the organisation in its aims to promote and encourage the study, appreciation and knowledge of literature in Blairgowrie, Rattray and The Glens.'

Also indexedBlairgowrie, Rattray & The Glens Book Festival
Category Modern History

'The Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage, formally the Manchester Centre for Regional History (MCRH), established in 1998, is the leading centre in the North West for urban and regional history, with an impressive track record of public-facing and collaborative research projects ... The Centre’s experts provide consultancy to museums, media organisations, local authorities and community groups, as well as national and international partners in evaluating heritage projects. Our strengths in community histories and oral history-based research bridge the gap between academic history and the public, encouraging people to join in a process of co-production whereby they are engaged producing history as well as consuming it.'

Also indexedManchester Centre for Regional History

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