A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Berkshire

'Founded in 2018 to advance the understanding and sharing of historical information, photos and artefacts about the Aldermaston area. The activities undertaken by the group are: * Maintain the Aldermaston History Online website; * Develop an online archive for members of additional physical material; * Hold meetings to discuss the history of Aldermaston; * Talks on relevant historical topics ...'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Founded in 1871 ... The Society exists to explore, care and promote the Historic Environment of the past and present county of Berkshire. This will therefore also include those parts of Berkshire which became parts of other counties in 1974. The Historic Environment includes the archaeology, culture, history, and architecture of the county ... Everybody with an interest in archaeology is welcome to attend our meetings and join the Society. It does not matter whether your interest in archaeology is new found or long standing. The Society offers activities from regular lectures and outings to field projects and research.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Objectives of the society are: * To advance education of the public in research into family history and genealogy, primarily but not exclusively within the boundaries of the pre-1974 Royal County of Berkshire; * To work to promote the preservation, transcription, indexing and ready public accessibility of related records and information ... The Centre hosts a lively activities and events programme, aimed at widening researchers’ knowledge and deepening their understanding. Talks, walks, courses and workshops deliver updated perspectives and help place research findings into better historical context ... Branch Meetings usually take place monthly (except July and August) ... Everyone is welcome — you do not have to be a society member to attend. Each meeting features a topic likely to be of relevance and interest to all researchers. Speakers are experts in their respective fields.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme
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.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'We offer our members the chance to attend our regular events and outings and to receive our quarterly newsletter, as well as being able to share time and information with like-minded individuals. When required we undertake preservation and recording projects and work with local and countrywide bodies to protect our heritage.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Berkshire

'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.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme
Category Berkshire

'Formed in December 2010 with the aim to bring people together with a shared interest in mammals ... Every winter we run a series of talks on mammals and their conservation ... Training our members in mammal identification and other skills is very important to the group, as is encouraging the recording of your mammal sightings.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'The Berkshire Ornithological Club (formerly Reading Ornithological Club, founded in 1947) promotes education and study of wild birds and their conservation in Berkshire. There is a full programme of events, with illustrated talks at the University of Reading fortnightly from October to April and excursions, including overseas visits, through the year. The excursions range from short walks to weekend visits and visit top birdwatching sites locally and further afield. All members are welcome – beginners or experts. Joining one of these trips can be an excellent way to discover new sites, meet other birders and improve your bird-watching skills.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'The place to come if you are interested in any aspect of photography. We cater for all levels of ability and have an ongoing thriving membership ... We have an annual programme jam packed with interesting guest speakers, competitions and Special Interest Group meetings and outings.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'The Society is for everyone interested in nature and its conservation. Our aims are to present and share information about the Natural World, to increase awareness about its importance and to work to increase the biodiversity of local wildlife habitats ... There is a friendly atmosphere at our meetings, visitors are always welcome and there is no need to book.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Founded to research and record local history ... Meetings are held every six weeks and are well attended, with around 30 people usually turning up for talks on subjects relating to the history of Eton Wick and neighbouring town of Eton, or the archaeology and natural history of the Thames Valley area.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
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.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'If you like collecting stamps and/or postcards then the Society is the place to be - visitors welcome to all meetings.'

'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. We typically meet on the last Monday of the month during term time and have a wide range of subject matter in the talks.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'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.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'The Object of the Society is to provide a common meeting ground for the study and discussion of, and research into, history in general, and of the local area in particular.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Our Society was founded in 1946 and aims to stimulate public interest in the area. It is dedicated to promoting high standards of planning and architecture in Windsor and Eton and to protecting and improving features of historic and public interest. We also have a programme of talks and outings ... The Windsor and Eton Society is non-party and non-sectarian, but is not precluded from organising events of political or religious interest.

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Arts Festivals
LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme

'Membership is open to all types of collector from novices to the advanced and the society caters for a wide range of philatelic interests. Our members collect Great Britain, Commonwealth, Foreign, Postal History and Thematic subjects and much else ... Meetings normally take the form of a short introduction followed by a talk by a guest speaker or a display by members on a particular area of collecting, with a tea and coffee break at half time.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

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