Categories and Listings

Area: Berkshire

Category Newbury

Member of the Local History Societies - Berkshire Grouping

Category Newbury

Member of the Berkshire Family History Society Grouping

Category Reading

Member of the Berkshire Family History Society Grouping

Category Windsor

Member of the Berkshire Family History Society Grouping

Category Reading

Member of the Berkshire Family History Society Grouping

Category Gardens Trusts

'Exists to identify, understand, appreciate, and promote the conservation of historically significant designed landscapes in Berkshire. Designed Landscapes naturally include gardens and also parks, cemeteries and institutional landscapes such as college grounds. Historically Significant means that the landscape is important and valuable to this and future generations. The landscape’s importance could be due to its age and survival; its influence on the development of taste and fashion; its rarity; its association with a significant person, historic event or house; or a combination of these factors. These historically significant landscapes form a precious but often fragile part of our shared history ... The Berkshire Gardens Trust runs an annual programme of garden visits, lectures and talks.'

Category Berkshire

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

Category Berkshire

Member of the Local History Society Federations Grouping

Category Bracknell

Member of the Photographic Societies - Berkshire Grouping

Category Reading

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Berkshire Grouping

Category Berkshire

Member of the Council of Christians and Jews Grouping

Category Windsor

Member of the Local History Societies - Berkshire Grouping

Category Newbury

Member of the Photographic Societies - Berkshire Grouping

Category Berkshire

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

Category Newbury

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

Category Maidenhead

Member of the Photographic Societies - Berkshire Grouping

'We meet on a monthly basis throughout the year. During the winter our meetings take place indoors and are attended by guest speakers, and during the spring and summer months we visit apiaries belonging to the association and its members.'

Normally offer 'a range of events for members and the public ... including an annual course of lectures for new beekeepers, giving them the basic knowledge needed to set up a colony of bees in the Reading area, a mentoring service which pairs new beekeepers with experienced association members, online educational courses for more experienced beekeepers who want to develop and deepen their knowledge of bees through study, and evening lectures giving entertaining and useful insights into the art of beekeeping'.

Category Local Heritage

'The Friends of Reading Abbey was founded to promote awareness of the Abbey’s importance, to encourage interest in and understanding of its history and architecture, and to support the preservation of the ruins.
It sponsors public lectures on subjects associated with the history of the Abbey twice a year; publishes a regular newsletter and organises a summer outing.'

Category Reading

Member of the Photographic Societies - Berkshire Grouping

Category Reading

Member of the British Association of Numismatic Societies Grouping

Category Reading

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Berkshire Grouping

Category Reading

Member of the RSPB - 6 South East England Grouping

Category Bracknell

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Berkshire Grouping

Category Rail Transport

'Formed in 1983 with the aim of securing the long-term future of the Slough to Windsor branch line. Fortunately, British Rail did not close the line and the SWRS has moved on to other things. Today, the Slough & Windsor Railway Society seeks to preserve and study the railway history of Slough, Windsor and the surrounding areas, and provides a haven for local railway enthusiasts to socialise and reminisce ... Every Friday evening, members meet ... for an illustrated talk, usually on the subject of railways.'

Category Slough

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

'Supports beekeepers and those interested in bees in the Thames Valley area. We are an active society with about 100 members who come from all over the world and from all walks of life. Some of us are complete beginners while others have a wealth of experience, but we all share a passion for maintaining healthy bees and producing high quality honey ... We have an active programme of meetings throughout the year for Society Members.'

'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.'

Category Reading

Member of the Local History Societies - Berkshire Grouping

Category Bracknell

Member of The Arts Society - 6 South East England Grouping

Category Maidenhead

Member of The Arts Society - 6 South East England Grouping

'The Harris Garden is situated on the Whiteknights campus of the University of Reading, Berkshire, UK, it is an important amenity and access is granted to all who wish to visit ... We have a social events programme for Friends of the Harris Garden including an events programme of winter talks and summer garden visits for members.'

Category Reading

Member of the Local History Societies - Berkshire Grouping

'The University of Reading's Public Lecture Series is a showcase of research highlights from across the University. Established over 45 years ago, these popular lectures are given by Reading academics eminent in their field and cover a wide range of topics.'

Category Reading

Member of the Local History Societies - Berkshire Grouping

Category Windsor

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

Category Arts Festivals

'Each year we invite the world’s finest musicians, writers, artists, and local performers to entertain and delight festival audiences, to celebrate Windsor's special place as a Royal town, and to inspire the next generation of artistic talent and creativity.' Normally held March (Spring) and September (Winter).

'WDVTA is working to ensure that Wokingham's veteran and other significant trees are properly identified, protected and managed - and to increase public awareness of their beauty and contribution to the town's heritage and amenity ... Since 2007 we have been surveying, recording and photographing veteran trees in Wokingham Borough. We have over 8000 trees in our database ... From time to time we organise events such as guided walks, training courses and talks on tree-related topics. Most events are open to non-members.'

'The core of the programme is a series of Thursday evening meetings, running from September to April, when talks are given by members or guest speakers. The talks are given on literary topics of general interest – sometimes on a single author or poet; at other times on a specific them. Refreshments are available, followed by questions and discussions which are informal and lively.'

Category Reading

Member of the Photographic Societies - Berkshire Grouping

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