A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Avon (county)

'Bristol’s International Centre for Contemporary Arts located on the harbourside in the heart of the city ... Arnolfini programmes and hosts a range of talks, lectures, courses and events.'

Category Bristol

Member of the National Federation of Cemetery Friends Grouping

'Here at ABKA we work hard to raise the profile of beekeeping and support local beekeepers. Our objective is to promote the craft of beekeeping and promote the importance of bees. We are affiliated with the BBKA (British Beekeeping Association) and are an umbrella organisation for our network of five local beekeeping branches.'

Category Avon

Member of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Grouping

Category Avon

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

Category Avon

Member of the British Association of Numismatic Societies Grouping

'The Bath Astronomers are a group of local Somerset amateur astronomers sharing a passion for observing the night and daytime sky ... We hold regular monthly meet-ups for informal talks about astronomy (and occasionally other things!) on the last Wednesday of the month. We also enjoy the monthly Herschel Society Lectures which are focused towards the science of astronomy and the history of those involved. All with an interest in astronomy are welcome from beginners to old hands.'

Category Bath

Member of the Avon Beekeepers Association Grouping

'Europe’s largest dedicated children’s literature festival with a vibrant array of talks and activities for children.' Normally held September

Category Arts Festivals

'Bath Festivals is a charity that brings some of the finest international musicians, speakers and writers to entertain audiences, in the beautiful venues and spaces of our world heritage city. By creating innovative and diverse programmes, our festivals inspire and provide unique experiences for residents and visitors to Bath. We are responsible for The Bath Festival in the summer and Bath Children’s Literature Festival in the autumn, which bring the city alive with a celebration of the arts.'

'An active and flourishing organisation with about 50 enthusiastic members whose ages range from 17 to 90. Our membership includes every type of geologist from recreational fossil-hunters to academic and professional geologists ... Most of our meetings takes the form of a lecture which is always very professional, up-to-date and invariably entertaining. The lectures are varied and given by geologists from University Departments or from industry. We hold regular field meetings and sometimes there is an annual field-weekend in an agreeable locality.'

'Where else can you see a world class speaker for as little as £2.00? Since 1824, the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution has hosted almost nightly lectures and created wonderful exhibitions and cultural events for the people of Bath. Thanks to the power of digital technology, BRLSI’s lectures and exhibitions now reach audiences across the globe, whilst at the same time keeping its home crowd happily entertained in the Elwin Room. Whether you are interested in Shakespeare or Shamanism, meteorites or Mexican murals, there is always something on the BRLSI lecture and exhibition programme to suit all tastes.'

'Formed in 1975, the Bristol & Avon Family History Society supports contact between members with regular meetings and a quarterly Journal. We assist members with problems encountered during research work. The society promotes and encourages the public study of family history, genealogy and associated interests. Like most other family history societies, BAFHS is run by enthusiastic volunteers.'

Category Bath

Member of the Bristol & Avon Family History Society Grouping

Category Bristol

Member of the Bristol & Avon Family History Society Grouping

'Based in the South West of the UK, BAS is run by amateur astronomers as a non-profit making educational charity ... We are dedicated to exploring and explaining the splendours of the night sky and all aspects of astronomy for both our members and the public through regular outreach. With over 120 members we are one of the most active Societies in the UK. We organise weekly talks and meetings throughout most of the year given by a mixture of professional and amateur astronomers and local members.'

Category Bristol

Member of the British Dowsers Grouping

'An annual celebration of the creative word in Bristol. The festival is organised by a voluntary community group.' Normally held October.

Category Bristol

Member of the Alliance Française de Londres Grouping.

'A partnership organisation that explores the key issues of our time through the arts and sciences. At the heart of our work are ideas ... Our year-round events programme is a mixture of online and "in real life" and continues to feature writers and thinkers from all over the world.'

Category Bristol

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

'Our first collections were brought together more than 200 years ago and we’ve been adding ot them ever since. From art to archaeology, history to industry, the natural and wider world, they are amongst the UK’s finest. In 2012, the collections of the former British Empire and Commonwealth Museum were transferred to the care of Bristol Museums. Since then, we’ve been working to photograph and digitise the vast collection ... Find out what’s on at Bristol’s free museums – world class exhibitions and events for the whole family to enjoy.'

Category Bristol

'Celebrates the past, present and future of our city through a programme of quality events and innovative, one-off experiences. For one weekend in September, the Festival gives citizens the keys to the city with hands-on workshops, talks and expert-led tours. Working with some of the world’s brightest architectural and engineering firms and resident Bristol historians, we reinvigorate our city’s iconic landmarks and uncover access to it’s forgotten spaces.'

'The Society always welcomes new members, especially keen photographers and we are sure you will enjoy sharing your interest in photography with others in our Society. Our membership includes a wide range of people from beginners to photographers well known nationally ... Our programme runs throughout the year from Sept – Aug with something on almost every week (except around Christmas & New Year!).'

Monthly morning Public Lectures which are 'open to anyone with an interest in depth psychology and aim to make the original ideas of Jung more widely accessible and to provide a friendly and informal forum for the ongoing development of Analytical Psychology. The organising committee needs and encourages the support of interested individuals who wish to play an active part in shaping the future of this lecture series. Attending the lectures is an important first step in this direction'.

'The Clifton and Hotwells Improvement Society, popularly known as CHIS, was founded in 1968 and now has over 1,100 members. Its main aims are: * to improve the amenities of the area; * to preserve the best features; * to maintain the quality of life within the area. Since its inception CHIS has become widely respected for its balanced attitude towards local issues. Although one of the largest amenity societies in the country, it manages to retain personal contacts necessary for the committee to reflect members' views.' Amongst its offerings are 'a series of winter talks and summer walks and visits'.

Category Bristol

'Clifton Antiquarian Club is based in Bristol, although members are distributed across the southern half of England and Wales. We seek to promote a better understanding of our archaeological heritage and meet on several occasions during the year for lectures, tours and research projects.'

Category Avon

Member of the Council of Christians and Jews Grouping

Category Antiquity

Founded 1998:  'Aims to offer at least six lectures a year between October and June., with an emphasis on ancient Egypt, but there may also be talks on more modern topics, as well as people associated with the country and its exploration ... Attendance for Members is free, and they will automatically receive links at least a week before each lecture takes place ... Tickets for non-members ... will be made available via Eventbrite on the same timescale'.

'There are many reasons to be excited about the arts and humanities at Bristol, but close to the top of the list must be the range and quality of our offerings, from prehistoric archaeology to avant-garde cinema, all informed by the best of cutting-edge research by outstanding scholars, in a variety of educational settings and formats.'

Category Bristol

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

'Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm (excluding January and February).'

Category Art Galleries

'Experience art exhibitions, events and Drawing School classes at Bristol's oldest art gallery.'

Category Bath

Member of the RSPB - 7 South West England Grouping

Category Art Galleries

'Spike Island is more than just a building; we’re a public space where people can discover and connect with art, feel inspired, and learn something new or unexpected. We celebrate the very best of international contemporary art in our museum-scale gallery spaces, while also supporting artists to develop, produce and present innovative work throughout their careers.'

Category Bath

Member of The Arts Society - 7 South West England Grouping

Category Bath

Member of The Arts Society - 7 South West England Grouping

Category Bristol

Member of The Arts Society - 7 South West England Grouping

'Brimming with history, the Theatre Royal Bath is one of the oldest and most beautiful theatres in Britain. Comprising three auditoria, the Main House, Ustinov Studio and the egg theatre for children and young people, a wonderfully varied programme of top quality entertainment is on offer all year round.'

Category Booksellers

'Our events are lively occasions with the emphasis on direct communication between author and audience. The talks usually last about an hour, followed by questions, and then there is an opportunity to meet the speaker and have a book signed'. Shops also in Edinburgh, Ely, St Andrews.

'Details of our upcoming events, including conferences, public lectures, arts performances and exhibitions and sporting fixtures.'

'Our public events are open to all - students, staff, alumni and the wider community.'

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series (BDAS) provides a unique opportunity to hear about challenges and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership by high-profile industry experts from across the country.

Category Avon

Member of the Local Nature Partnerships: England Grouping

'Since 1987 Wilderness Lectures has brought to Bristol the best and most exciting adventure lecturers around. All are all widely travelled explorers and leaders at their own activity. They range from world-famous individuals to lesser-known adventurers but all are united in wonderful pictures and great stories from adventures all over the world.'

'Our aim is to spread knowledge of the life, work, and times of Herschel and his family, and to encourage greater understanding today of the subjects he studied ... William Herschel is known today for the contribution he made to Astronomy, although for at least half his professional life he was a musician and composer ... We arrange Astronomy Lectures in Bath in collaboration with the BRLSI, the University of Bath, and others.'

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