A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Bedfordshire

'Situated in the middle of Bedfordshire, the club was founded in 1986 and welcomes anyone with an interest in photography, film or digital, whatever their level of ability, skill or experience. We have a varied programme of competitions, illustrated presentations by expert photographers, workshops in image manipulation, member participation evenings and field trips.'

'The Society was founded in 1962 to assist the public in the study of archaeology and local history ... Meetings are held every month through the winter with guest speakers covering a wide range of topics, also an annual Celebrity Lunch with a special speaker ... Visitors are very welcome.'

Category Bedford

Member of BCS: The Chartered Institute for IT Grouping

'Formed in January 1987 by a small group of people with a common interest in astronomy. We have now grown to approximately 100 members and cater for all ages, levels of interest and abilities. We meet regularly on the last Wednesday of each month where informal get-togethers are interlaced with talks by eminent speakers, and cover topics as far ranging as the birth of the universe, the namings of stars to meteorites and Apollo space missions. Membership of BAS entitles you to attend all the Society's meetings, talks, presentations and Events that are held throughout the year.'

Category Bedford

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

The Society was formed in 1977 to encourage the study of Family History, Genealogy and Heraldry, primarily within the County of Bedfordshire ... Our popular meetings are held once a month (except August) on a Friday evening ... with good quality speakers.'

Category Bedfordshire

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

'A photographic club for photographers of all ages and abilities ... Our varied programme includes visiting speakers - who present their work or give tuition.'

'Its function is to trace and preserve any aspect of Caddington’s past (and present) including the surrounding area. It meets once a month with informative and entertaining talks given by local personalities. It is always anxious to collect and archive local memorabilia associated with parish history, events, personalities etc. New members are welcome.'

'A history society based in North-East Bedfordshire, UK ... We try to promote an interest in history, and particularly local history, though regular, monthly meetings and also through our Research Group.'

'The Culture Trust Luton, is an arts and cultural charity for the people of Luton and beyond. We showcase high quality arts and cultural activity across our four inspiring sites; Stockwood Discovery Centre, Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, the Hat Factory Arts Centre and Luton Library Theatre. We also deliver community-focused arts in the public realm engagement projects.'

Category Bedford

Member of the National Federation of Cemetery Friends Grouping

'The photographic society for keen amateur photographers in North Bedfordshire and beyond ... Kempston Camera Club is a small and very friendly group of digital & film photo enthusiasts which has been in existance since 1970. We pride ourselves on being very relaxed and approachable: none of the cliques and stuffiness that characterise so many photo clubs here! ... All interests are catered for, with a mix of competitions, talks, practicals, visits, etc. However, whilst in no way abandoning our film-based heritage, we are very much tuned into the needs of newcomers to digital imaging.'

'We are a small friendly club whose roots can be traced back for over 50 years. Catering for photographers of all abilities, our members have a wide range of interests and are always willing to share their knowledge. We meet twice a week, the formal club meeting on Tuesday evening from 7.30 until 10 pm where we follow our programme and an informal "anything goes" meeting on Thursday evening from 7.30 until 9 pm. The Thursday meeting is ideal to practice a new technique or get help with specific issues.'

Category Luton

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

'The Society was formed in 1977 and has built up a membership of over 100. It holds monthly meetings ... normally on the fourth Thursday of a month. It is an active society which organises trips, publishes material and maintains a developing archive of past and present photographs and documents.'

'Sandy Astronomical Society is a young society, formed in 2014 ... We are a not-for-profit organisation with a constitution and policies. Our purpose is to encourage you in this astronomical hobby. We engage with youth groups (well, anyone really), and perform outreach events to members of the general public.'

'A friendly club and its members enjoy photography of all genres including wildlife, street, architecture and creative...to name just a few. We are an inclusive club and welcome photographers of any gender, all ages and all abilities...it does not matter what equipment you use, its the final image that counts. During the year we hold a range of evenings and you are sure to find something of interest. We hold internal competitions, invite interesting and varied speakers and our own members often share their expertise and passion with us all.'

'Willington Local History Group (WLHG) exists to promote interest in the history of the Bedfordshire village of Willington and of the surrounding area ... We host a programme of talks, arrange visits to places of historic interest and hold an archive of previous talks, historical documents and photographs. We also support the open days at the National Trust Tudor dovecote and stables in the village.'

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