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Area: Bedfordshire

'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.'

'Established to promote high quality critical and academic research into apocalyptic and millenarian movements across time, place and culture ... An important function of the Centre is promoting public understanding of the issues surrounding the study of apocalyptic and millenarian movements, and the nature and history of those movements in themselves. Thus, the Centre seeks to develop the research and scholars it supports to ensure that their scholarly endeavours are helped to translate into publicly accessible and useful sources of information.'

'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.'

'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.'

Category Local Heritage

''The perfect family day out. Come and enjoy our amazing gardens, follow the woodland sculpture trail and discover a unique collection of vintage aircraft, all set in 875 acres of parkland at Old Warden Park ... 2022 sees the launch of a new lunchtime talks programme at Shuttleworth. Each week, we will specialise in an area of Shuttleworth’s activities that will be of interest to generalists as well as those with a special interest in our areas of expertise.'

Category Bedford

'The Higgins Bedford unites on one site three previous cultural venues: Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford Museum and Bedford Gallery. The buildings themselves date back 200 years and have their own rich history of occupation and use, even before they became used for their more recent cultural past ... The Friends of The Higgins Bedford organise a range of events including a fantastic annual lecture programme, summer outings to rarely-seen houses and gardens, and Christmas and summer parties.'

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