A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Berkshire

Category Reading
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'Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month, unless otherwise stated, at 7.45 pm.'

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'We typically hold one event per week, usually on a Tuesday night ... Third Tuesday is Event Night. This is the formal one - usually a lecture or workshop lead by an external speaker.' Many events are 'public Events which are open to everyone'.

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'Meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday of the month between September and May at several venues around Reading.'

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'The Society offers activities from regular lectures and outings to opportunities for fieldwork and excavation.'

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Combined calendar of meetings at the Society's 'six Branches across "pre-1974 Berkshire".'

Category Bracknell
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'Meets on the third Friday evening of the month ... Doors open at 7.15 pm. Meetings begin at 7.45 pm. Visitors are always welcome.'

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'Meets on the second Wednesday evening of the month (except July and August).'

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'This branch meets on the last Thursday evening of the month.'

Category Gardens Trusts
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'The Trust runs an anuual programme of gardens visits, talks, seminars and lectures.'

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Winter programme of talks on the third Monday evening of the month from September to May.

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'The Berkshire Local History Association (BLHA) was founded in 1976, to encourage Local History Research and interest in the county, both pre- and post the 1974 boundary changes. It provides a common meeting ground for individual members, the various local history societies and groups within the county, and the professionals who work in archives, libraries, museums and education.'

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Occasional indoor talks.

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'Indoor meetings are held during the winter season ... on Wednesday evenings. These are usually illustrated lectures by visiting speakers drawn from the UK's best-known ornithologists.'

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'Bracknell Camera Club has been around since 1954 and is one of the largest clubs in the South East with a total membership of around 100 and typical attendance of 50 to 60 at our weekly meetings. We meet on Thursdays ... The main programme runs from September to June with a mix of social events, print and slide competitions and talks by visiting photographers on their work and technique.'

Category Bracknell
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'Monthly Meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month (from September to June).'

Category Reading
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'Meetings are held on the third Saturday of every month ... from 7.00 pm until 10.30 pm.'

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Category Military History
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'Formed in early 2019, we organise monthly talks for anyone interested in military history over the last 200 years from Nelson’s times to the present day.'

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Meetings '3rd Tuesday of the month - 7 pm for a 7.30 start'.

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Events 'take place on selected Monday evenings throughout the year and start at 7.30 pm ... There is no entry fee and all are welcome'.

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'We are a gardening club of around 600 members in Caversham, Reading, Berkshire. Our aims are to enjoy gardening and to help and encourage others to do so too ... Members enjoy a programme of talks and slide shows with free refreshments'.

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'The Society presents public lectures at 7.30 pm on the second Thursday of each month from October to June ... All are welcome.'

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Meetings 'last Wed 1.30 pm' (plus occasional other times).

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'Our season runs from September to May. During that time our regular fortnightly meetings take place on alternate Tuesday evenings ... starting at 8 pm. Each meeting lasts for about two hours including an interval for tea and coffee.'

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Annual Lecture, started 'on the occasion of Tony Watkins's retirement in 2003, to mark his great role in the shaping of children's literature studies, and his founding role in making Reading an international leader in this field through founding and running the MA in Children's Literature (the first accredited MA in this field in the UK), and the Graduate Centre for International Research in Childhood (CIRCL)' The Centre organizes other events which are 'open to all'.

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'Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month between January and November. Door open at 7.15 pm. The meeting starts at 7.45 pm.'

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Friends of the Harris Garden 'benefit from free access to the garden at any time, guided walks, lectures, visits and other activities, both social and educational'.

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'Formal meetings, incorporating an astronomical lecture, are held on the second Friday of each month, from September through to May.'

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Monthly meetings, Friday evenings.

Category Bookshops
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List occasional talks, often held elsewhere in and around Hungerford.

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'We meet on Thursdays ... at 7.45 (except during August). Visitors and new members are very welcome.'

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'Meetings are normally held on the 4th Wednesday of the month ... starting at 7.30 pm.'

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'Regular meetings are held on the 1st Friday of the month from 7.30 to 10.00 pm. No meetings in July or August.'

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'All events are on Tuesdays at 7.45 pm ... unless otherwise shown.'

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'Generally, we have about six talks a year on topics of local and national interest.'

Category Railway History
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'Meet ... on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm.'

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'Whether you'd like to know more about life at MERL and issues concerning the heritage sector, get a greater insight into some of the MERL archive collections, or hear leading University academics talk about diverse subjects relating to the history of agriculture and the countryside, you are welcome to come along and learn something new at MERL this term ... Admission to all talks and seminars is free and open to all, but we request that you let us know if you are planning to attend in advance by email ...'

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'We meet on the second Thursday of the month ... and start promptly at 7.45 pm.'

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'We hold meetings, with speakers, between September and May each year, normally on the second Monday of the month. These begin at 7.30 pm and cover a wide range of subjects, including National Trust topics, conservation, heritage and applied art.'

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Evening meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of most months ... commencing at 7.30 pm ... From October to June there are also meetings on the second Tuesday afternoon of each month.'

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'Each month, the society has s a guest speaker, who will talk about their specialised subject, followed by a "what's up" describing the sky that month and sometimes an additional 5-minute talk from a society member on something they have been doing recently. Free refreshments are available during the interval ... The meetings are held on the first Friday of each month from September to June and start at 7.30 pm.'

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Programme of meetings and other events in and around Newbury: 'During the winter our monthly meetings are generally on a Friday evening'.

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‘Founded in 1870 the Field Club is Newbury's local history society with additional interests in all aspects of the Newbury district's archaeology, natural history, geology etc. The Club meets on afternoons (2nd Friday of the month) between October and April with Summer excursions to places of interest. An additional programme of evening meetings (Newbury History Group) is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month, opening up the Club to prospective members who are unable to attend afternoon meetings and to promote interest in the history of the area.’

Category Reading
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'Meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm ... The evenings are varied, with illustrated talks by both guest speakers and club members, other short talks and displays by members, guest dealer evenings, and quarterly auctions for our members.'

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'Meetings take place on the first and third Tuesday of each month (between October & March) ... from 19.45.'

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Organize 'a fortnightly meeting (on the first and third Friday of each month, excluding August)'.

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Friends of Reading Abbey 'Meetings are held twice yearly in Reading, on Friday evenings or Saturday afternoons, when lectures are given by specialists on the life of the Abbey and on the most recent developments.'

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'The main focus of the society is the monthly meetings. Speakers are invited from a wide range of backgrounds to give astronomical talks. Professionals and fellow amateurs speak on a variety of subjects. The society has two sections, a main section and an astrobasics section. You are welcome to attend either or both meetings.'

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'Our club nights bring not only a chance to chat but on a regular basis we invite guest speakers to show their pictures of some of trips they have taken around the world. These are not just holiday snaps but inspirational pictures that would tempt your taste buds to go out that weekend and experiment and believe me these are not to be missed.'

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'Meetings are held twelve times a year on the first Monday of each month and many subjects of numismatic interest are covered with talks by prominent experts, dealers and members of our own society. These cover every aspect of coins, tokens and medals and their history. In addition, members have every chance to compare notes on their coins or just buy, sell or chat about them over a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit.'

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'Meetings are held ... on alternate Wednesday evenings and commence at 7.30 pm ... Members are invited to bring specimen plants and other items of interest to show to fellow members for identification, advice or because they are unusual or exciting specimens. The main part of the evening takes the form of a talk by an expert on some topic of gardening or horticultural interest, followed by the opportunity to ask questions. We continue to be successful in attracting a succession of high quality speakers.'

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'We are a friendly and enthusiastic group for amateurs, professionals and all those interested in Earth sciences, to discover more about the earth, its rocks, minerals and fossils. We have monthly meetings offering lectures by experts and friendly discussion.'

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Lunchtime talks plus occasional other talks and lectures: 'Free, drop in.'

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'We are a local group of about 200 members and promote the RSPB's national objectives within our local area of about 12 miles around Maidenhead, Berkshire. As well as supporting local conservation issues we also aim to enjoy ourselves and between September and July we organise talks, walks and field trips which are open to everyone - particularly beginners or people new to the area. Everyone is welcome. You don't have to be a member - just turn up.'

ALERT  'The RSPB East Berks Local Group has CLOSED ... There will be no more talks, walks or outings.'

Category Reading
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'We run a series of monthly indoor meetings ... on the second Tuesday of the month between September and June each year.'

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'Every third Monday from September to May we meet ... to hear an illustrated talk on birds and wildlife by a carefully chosen expert in their field. Well over 100 of our members are present each month. Futher attractions are a sales table for RSPB and similar goods, bird food sales, information and booking for group outings, RSPB information sheets, refreshments and opportunities for chat. Oh and, of course, a raffle. New friendships are soon made to bring added value to the evening.'

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'The group's aim is to bring members together to share their common interest, and enable them to help the RSPB. We have around 200 members and have an illustrated talk on the second Thursday of the month between September and June.'

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Category Railway History
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'Meets on Friday evenings ... from about 7.15 pm. The meeting usually features an illustrated talk on the subject of railways or some other transport-related theme, often presented by a visiting speaker.'

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'During the autumn, winter and early spring, we have a monthly meeting, usually on the second Tuesday, when we have discussions or demonstrations on bee related subjects. These usually begin at 8 pm.'

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'We usually run a full programme of lectures from September to April.'

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'Each year the House hosts two Lectures. The Annual Lecture was established in 1978 and has continued under the generous sponsorship of Rio Tinto. The purpose of these Lectures is to develop a subject already under discussion in the House programme of Consultations. A specialist speaker is invited to offer their own thoughts in a way that will promote further discussion and debate ... The Elson Ethics Lecture has been founded to promote discussion and debate on issues of an ethical and moral nature. This lecture series has come about through the vision and generosity of Ambassador Edward Elson.' Enquire about attendance.

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'We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month except December and August ... at 7.30 pm.'

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'Meetings are held between September and June, usually on the second Tuesday in the month. at 7.30 pm ... Activities include talks, on a variety of historical subjects, with the emphasis being on local themes, i.e. the Vale, Upper Thames Valley, and other parts of Oxfordshire and Berkshire. There will also be occasional visits and walks, and some workshop sessions for those persons/small groups pursuing local or family history research.'

Category Reading
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'New members and visitors are always welcome at our meetings, which are generally held on the 3rd Thursday of the month ... at 7.45 for 8.00 pm.'

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Category Egypt
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'Egyptologists, and other speakers with specialist knowledge, are invited to give illustrated lectures at Society meetings, during which members are encouraged to socialise over light refreshment ... Society meetings are on Saturdays between 1.30 pm and 4.30 pm.' The Programme Lectures are normally headed 'Public Lecture'.

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'The society exists to promote an interest, not only in the local history of Thatcham and district, but also in historical matters in general. A regular series of talks by invited speakers takes place throughout the year.'

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Category Bracknell
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'Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month ... Doors open at 7.00 pm and lectures begin at 7.45 pm ... We are currently able to accommodate a few more new members who will have the opportunity to enjoy the monthly lectures and participate in our other society activities.'

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Category Newbury
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'There are ten lectures a year ... We usually meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month (with the exception of August and December). The lectures begin promptly at 10.30 and 13.45 and the doors open three-quarters of an hour beforehand when members are welcomed with tea and coffee. This is an opportunity to meet friends and sign up for the various extra activities.'

Category Bracknell
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‘We are a welcoming and enthusiastic society enjoying monthly lectureson a variety of subjects covering a wide interpretation of decorative and fine arts, together with visits and social events. We distribute a monthly e-mail news bulletin to keep members up to date. Lectures generally take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month (except August).’

Category Windsor
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'Following an extensive consultation exercise during 2020, the former two Arts Societies in Windsor, the Afternoon Society and the Evening Society, decided to merge and from 1st January 2021 are operating as a single society, known as "The Arts Society Windsor".'

Category Reading
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'Meetings are held ... at 8 pm on the second Monday of the month.'

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'Meets (usually) on the second Friday of each month, except July and August ... at 7.45 pm for 8.00 pm.'

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'Meetings are held on Thursday evenings ... at 7.45 for 8 pm - 10 pm.'

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‘Originally a celebration of all things Betjeman, the Wantage Literary Festival is now a collection of events covering literature, poetry, comedy, history, science, the arts and much more. Held during the October school holiday, the festival is dedicated to promoting the written (and spoken) word in all its forms. The Festival is organised by a Festival Director and run by a team of local volunteers. In addition to the main Festival week of events we also run a lively charitable schools’ programme and host various Quiz Nights throughout the year.‘

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'We hold weekly meetings at 8.00 pm every Wednesday between September and June.'

Category Windsor
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'We meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month ... at 8.00 pm.'

Category Arts Festivals
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'Windsor Festival Society is the charitable organisation behind the Autumn Festival, Spring Leap, International String Competition and Schools' Programme. Through the continued development of our broad and varied programme we aim to strengthen our position as one of the most prestigious and renowned music and arts festivals in the UK.'

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Category Bracknell
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'Meets at 7.30 for 8.00 pm twice monthly on a Tuesday.'

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Category Bracknell
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'We meet on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursday of the months from mid-September to early June ... We also have some more specialised, smaller, members only meetings on the 1st Thursday of each month.'

Category Bracknell
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'The core of the programme is a series of fortnightly evening meetings, which run from September to April each year, when talks are given by members on literary topics of general interest. Sometimes these concentrate on a single author or poet; at other times a particular theme may be selected. These talks usually lead to lively discussions and often introduce members to new books worth reading.'

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