A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Bedfordshire

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'We are a small friendly group of Alpine enthusiasts founded in December 1986 ... We meet on the first Monday of every month (except January) ... Meetings start at 7.30pm, with the speaker starting at 8.00pm, and the evening finishing at about 9.30 (after tea / coffee and a chat).'

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Category Bedford
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'The club meets ... at 20:00 on Thursdays, January to May and October to December.'

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'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 ... In the summer, site visits are arranged to excavations, interesting houses and churches ... Occasional day conferences are organised covering history and archaeology in the area.'

Category Bedford
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'We have meetings most months. The main series of meetings ... are opened to non-BCS members and have been well supported by local business and students.'

Category Bedford
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'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.'

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Category Bedford
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'Our members are all keen amateur photographers and we welcome new members to our ranks. We have, over the course of our winter season, well known lecturers talk to us about all aspects of photography, and we all learn so much from these experts ... Talks are also open to visitors, when space is available.'

Category Bedford
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'The aim of the Friends of Bedford Cemetery is to promote and preserve the history, landscape and natural history of the cemetery. We aim to help the public appreciate the importance of the cemetery and to understand its history and amenities ... There is a working group of volunteers every Thursday morning and the Friends also arrange a programme of walks and talks on a wide range of subjects.'

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'We are a group of local people, from a wide variety of backgrounds, who share a common interest in the history and archaeology of Bedford and its neighbourhood. We are also actively involved in trying to ensure that Bedford's buildings of special architectural and historic interest are protected and to increase public awareness of their importance. We also seek to preserve the best of the present urban landscape and to oppose developments which are incongruous or otherwise unsuitable.'

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Monthly winter meetings, Tuesday evenings.

Category Bedford
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'Our popular meetings held once a month on a Friday evening ... with good quality speakers.'

Category Bedford
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'Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month ... All are welcome to our meetings.'

Category Bedfordshire
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'We organise a variety of events such as walks, lectures, visits, workshops, exhibitions and conferences throughout the county as well as publishing our newsletter, History in Bedfordshire, several times a year.'

Category Biggleswade
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'Formed in 1979 Beds & Herts Fuchsia Society currently has a membership of over 70 fuchsia enthusiasts from the North Herts and South Beds areas ... We hold ten monthly meetings a year.'

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'Meets monthly ... usually 7:30pm for 8:00. on the first Monday of the month. Speakers provide a variety of talks and presentations. During the summer months there are guided visits to places of interest, usually for members only.'

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‘A cheery welcome is always available for anyone attending the Luton Branch of the BCSS. We especially welcome younger members and beginners, and we have a number of experienced people in the group who will be only too happy to share their knowledge and give encouragement and help to anyone who needs it.’

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'We are a small friendly group of all ages and backgrounds that meet up once a month usually every first Monday of the month unless it's a bank holiday then it's the second Monday at 7.30 pm.'

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'Meets every 3rd Monday of each month ... @ 7.15 pm. Each month there is a demonstration which provides an opportunity to learn new skills and swap ideas. The evening is rounded off with tea and biscuits. We also have a raffle. We have an extensive library of videos covering all aspects of sugarcraft for hire to members for a nominal fee per month.'

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'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.'

Category Bedford
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'Vision is to ensure that anyone will have access to quality resources to enable education, and understanding about apocalyptic and millenarian movements. It will realise this vision by: Developing and maintaining a world centre of excellence in the critical study of apocalyptic and millenarian movements and aid the public understanding of the legacies and future possibilities of these crucial, creative and often misunderstood forms of human culture. CenSAMM will exist in both the physical world in the form of symposia and interviews, and online as written, digitised and recorded resources.' Initiative of the Panacea CharitableTrust in Bedford, UK. The Centre organize 'lectures and conferences on the subject of apocalyptic and millenarian critical study that are open and free to the public in Beford at the Panacea Museum (we even throw in a free lunch!)'.

Category Bedford
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'Colmworth is located in North-East Bedfordshire, U.K. The neighbouring villages include: Bolnhurst, Keysoe, Little Staughton, Wilden, Renhold, Ravensden. We try to promote an interest in history, and particularly local history, though regular, monthly meetings and also through our Research Group.'

Category Dunstable
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'The society meets at 7.45 pm on the second Tuesday of each month (except during the summer break).'

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'Meetings are held at 7.30 pm on the second Monday of each month and are open to all, whether resident in the village or not, and everyone with an interest in the subject will be made most welcome.'

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Meetings 'are held on the first Saturday of each month during the autumn, winter and spring periods'.

Category Dunstable
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'During the year we organise a range of activities including walks, talks, excursions and exhibitions relating to Harlington and the surrounding area.' Meetings usually third Sunday afternoon of the month.

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'A small and very friendly group of digital & film photo enthusiasts. We pride ourselves on being very relaxed and approachable: none of the cliques and stuffiness that characterise so many photo clubs here! We meet most Wednesdays of the year (8-10 pm).'

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'Our meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of every month (except August) starting at 8.00 pm and are fairly informal.'

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'If you collect stamps, Postal History, Post Cards, or Philatelic related material we would love to see you at one of our meetings.'

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'We meet ... every Wednesday evening 8.00 - 10.00 pm, with a coffee break at 9.00 pm. New members are welcome at any time of the season.'

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‘Our indoor meetings are enjoyed by both LCGB members and guests 13 times a year. All railway enthusiasts are welcome. Only August is without a meeting. Subjects vary enormously – with our guest speakers treating their subjects in a variety of styles varying from light-hearted to technical (but not too technical!).’

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'Our regular monthly meetings will take place on the last Thursday of the month, from 7.30 pm until 9.00 pm.'

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'The Society holds regular meetings, usually on the last Thursday of the month, with guest speakers and provides a social gathering of people interested in their local history,'

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'The talks programme takes place from September to April inclusive. The December, January and February meetings are held in the afternoon at 2.30 pm. The rest of the meetings take place in the evening at 7.45 pm. Most meetings last up to two hours.'

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The Society 'holds monthly meetings ... normally on the fourth Thursday of a month'.

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'Always entertaining, interesting and informative – talks are organised to be anything but dull. Enthusiastic speakers cover a wide range of topics - from wildlife in Kent to birds of Kenya, and from bats to bees. Every speaker has a story to tell, so come and be inspired.'

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'Unless otherwise specified, you do not need to be a member of the RSPB (or the local group) to join us on our events, and birdwatching experience is not necessary.'

Category Biggleswade
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'Open Meetings' in the Spring and the Autumn plus related events.

Category Bedford
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Have organized winter programmes of talks, usually Wednesday afternoons or evenings.

Category Skepticism
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‘We're a group of free-thinking people in Bedford who like getting together in a pub to have a few drinks and talk about nonsense. Each month, we find a speaker - typically a scientist or prominent skeptic who will speak for around 40 minutes.  The subjects of the talks vary, but they will typically be about a common belief that either cannot be justified by the available evidence, or that can actually be demonstrated to be false by the available evidence - or else something that is just plain interesting or contentious.’

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Category Luton
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'The Society meets once a month on a Thursday morning ... There are no meetings in April, August and December. Each meeting consists of a lecture on a wide range of art related topics given by an approved NADFAS lecturer ... There is a waiting list to join the society. Membership is offered in early April when spaces may become available. The annual lecture programme begins each May ... Guests are welcome by prior arrangement with the Membership Secretary ... Guest/Associate member fee is £6 per lecture.'

Category Wildlife Trusts
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Combined diary of events throughout the region: can filter Type of event by 'Talk'.

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Category Bedford
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Winter monthly evening meetings, usually third Tuesday of the month, 7.30 pm.

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'Meets ... on the 3rd Thursday of each month, at 19.30 for 20.00 start.'

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