A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Birmingham and Around

Normally, 'the Society meets at 2.00pm for 2.15pm in the community room at Acocks Green Library on the second Tuesday in the month from September to May'.

'APS aims to promote and develop an interest in photography through an interesting and varied programme that includes weekly talks, presentations, and competitions, We also occasionally organise workshops and practical outings. The weekly talks and presentations are led by a mix of members and external speakers from the "photographic world".'

'The Analytical Psychotherapy Training at the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy was founded in 1990. It aims to provide an experience of learning from which its graduates will qualify as competent and responsible practitioners of Analytical Psychotherapy ... The APT-Birmingham Public Lecture Series ... is a series of 5 lectures per year by practitioners of Analytical Psychology/Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. The topics are wide-ranging and reflect the most recent work and concerns of individuals in the wider analytic community.'

'Founded in 1972 out of the amalgamation of two predominant photographic societies of North Birmingham ... Today, Aston and Erdington Photographic Society meets on Monday evenings during school term time ... The evening is split into two sessions with a break for tea, coffee, a biscuit and a chat (refreshments are included within the door admission charge). There are lectures by guest visitors who bring along their work to display and talk about.'

'Hosts wide and varied events, intending to build upon a history of collaboration between academic researchers, professionals and society. Events range from weekly "topic-specific seminars", through to an annual conference, with the key aim to improve the delivery of justice through the analysis of language. Our events are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise.'

'Public engagement is a vital part of effective Knowledge Exchange, and we make sure to involve the public at every possible stage. We approach individuals and communities to encourage participation in planning new research, inviting them to contribute to science and even co-produce projects where possible. Sharing the impact that our research has on the everyday lives of people is a vital part of what makes research at Aston stand out from the crowd, and we do this through digital events, case studies, face-to-face talks, seminars, roadshows and much more.'

Category Art Galleries

A wide range of Public Lectures are offered, which can include: Weekly lunchtime Lectures ('Admission is free, but these events are extremely popular and places are limited, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.'); Lecture-Recitals; The Birmingham Lecture Series (Evenings: 'Admission by ticket only, available from Reception.')

'The Birmingham & Midland Institute has been at the heart of Birmingham’s cultural life for almost 170 years, founded by Act of Parliament in 1854 for the "Diffusion and Advancement of Science, Literature and Art amongst all Classes of Persons resident in Birmingham and Midland Counties" ... The Institute has a thriving programme of cultural and educational activities, which includes a wide spectrum of arts and science lectures, exhibitions and concerts. These are open to members and non-members alike.'

Founded 1870: 'The Society aims to support and raise the profile of the region’s archaeological heritage, providing a monthly lecture series, annual transactions and many other benefits to members ... Since the outset, the Society has been affiliated to the Birmingham and Midland Institute. It later became the Birmingham Archaeological Society but with the publication of its centenary volume No. 84 (1967-70) it became known as the Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society (BWAS)'.

'Promoting astronomy since 1950 ... Visitors are welcome to our monthly lectures which are usually held on the last Tuesday of the month (there are no lectures in July and August) ... Bringing astronomy to a wider public audience has always been a central activity for Birmingham Astronomical Society. We usually hold 2 star-parties each year at Lickey Hills Visitor Centre as part of British National Science Week and World Space Week. The public is encouraged to come along to these events and see the night sky as they may never have seen it before.'

'Delivers rigorous, modern research through its associated clusters and centres, specialising in a range of disciplines from Creative Industries to Jazz Research.'

Category Europe

'Intended as a meeting place for people of any nationality who are interested in Greece -- her language, history, culture and way of life. (Naturally we include Cyprus too!) You don't need to speak Greek, fluently or otherwise; all meetings are in English, although we try to provide opportunities for those who do speak the language to practise their skills.'

'Taking place every year in October, the Birmingham Literature Festival is a leading festival in the Midlands, showcasing the very best writers, speakers, thinkers, activists and artists from the UK and across the world. We programme and commission a wide range of innovative literature and literature-inspired work, creating unique opportunities for audiences to experience high quality events via our annual festival programmes and associated projects.'

'Birmingham Museums has 9 extraordinary venues that provide a fascinating glimpse into Birmingham's rich and vibrant past and showcase world class museum collections.' Access to 'a comprehensive guide to what's happening at Birmingham's museums'. Also, the Friends of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery organize occasional talks, as well as other events.

'We aim to offer a much-needed space to exchange ideas and opinions and to debate a whole range of subjects. Salon meetings are not a series of pre-programmed lectures in which people sit passively and listen. The idea is for the audience to challenge speakers and be challenged themselves by different ideas. If you feel that there is a debate-shaped hole in your life, and you live in or around Birmingham, then come along.'

'Based in Dudley in England’s West Midlands, the Black Country Geological Society (BCGS) is at the heart of the Black Country, where evidence suggests the world-changing Industrial Revolution commenced. The society as it is now, was formed in 1975 but was preceded by three antecedent geological societies through which we can trace our origins to 1842, making the BCGS one of the first geological societies in the world. This gives us a vast and exciting history with connections to some of the greatest geologists of their time such as, Sir Roderick Impey Murchison and Professor Charles Lapworth ... The Society holds regular meetings to listen to invited lecturers each month with these indoor meetings taking place during the winter on a Monday evening.'

'A research centre which explores all aspects of the Brexit Referendum and life beyond the European Union. Our team of experts examine the impact Brexit could have on society, business and the economy. The team also regularly comment on issues surrounding British politics and the Government’s role worldwide.'

'The Centre for Printing History and Culture is a joint initiative between Birmingham City University and the University of Birmingham and consists of researchers, heritage professionals and librarians. It seeks to encourage research into all aspects and periods of printing history and culture, as well as education and training into the art and practice of printing.'

'Our Philosophy Society visiting speakers series, Birmingham Workshops in Philosophy series, PG Seminar and the Work in progress seminar. In addition, we host Royal Institute of Philosophy Birmingham branch events, seminars at the Birmingham Centre for Philosophy of Religion, and various other public lectures and events throughout the year.'

 

Member of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Grouping

'We see ourselves as having an advocacy role as well as the more traditional academic responsibilities, by ...  creating and distributing resources, and organising public lectures, educational programmes, and other strategic events and activities that will enhance the understanding of religion and religious affairs.'

Category Birmingham

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

Meets every Thursday evening (except over Christmas and New Year). Activities include a varied programme of talks.

Category Solihull

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

'* A friendly society for beginners to more advanced collectors; * Weekly Day Time Meetings (September - April); * Monthly meetings of the Stamp & Postcard Club (September - April); * Speakers - We invite top speakers from throughout the UK; * Member Meetings- Opportunity to show items from your collection ...'

'Our long-established Society welcomes members with an interest in photography whatever their level of experience. We cover most types of still photography including digital, prints and audiovisual work. Our activities include talks from well known photographers and we also provide help to those who wish to improve their photographic skills. Club members regularly get together for meetings, trips out, social events and practical sessions.'

'Thinktank, Birmingham's award winning science museum, offers an enlightening and fun packed day out for the family.'

'Formed in 1988 to promote interest in the history, heritage and identity of Tipton and to campaign for higher standards of environmental quality and awareness. The Society is a voice for the old independence and pride in Tipton and for its future wellbeing ... The Society produces a quarterly newsletter and holds monthly talks and slide shows with a local flavour, together with other varied social events. Membership is open to all, Tiptonians or not, who have a genuine interest in the town, irrespective of nationality, religion or ethnicity. The Society is non-political, non-sectarian and independent of any other organisation, but is a member of Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement in England.'

Willenhall is situated between Walsall and Wolverhampton in the West Midlands of England. Today the town is rapidly changing Traditionally it has been a small industrial town famous for its lock and key industry including the famous Yale factory. There is a Lock Museum including an old lock workshop ... Willenhall History Society has been in existence since 1990. The first meeting took place on 11th December that year, when a constitution was adopted, volunteers for the committee were cajoled into taking part and the first few speakers were decided. From that date the Society has gone from strength to strength.'

'An amateur group founded in 1951, the Society has witnessed over a half a century of fantastic achievements in astronomy and space exploration. The Society is open to anyone with an interest in Astronomy (including complete beginners who are more than welcome) and all tastes and experience levels are catered for. Experts and experienced members are available to give new members help and guidance in understanding this most interesting scientific subject ... We arrange an interesting and varied programme of lectures from professional and experienced amateur astronomers, plus informal meetings and discussions.'

'At Wolverhampton Photographic Society we are passionate about photography - whether it’s stunning landscapes, moody and atmospheric black and whites, perfectly captured nature or photos which show your creative side. We love photography in all its forms and we love people who love their photography ... Our weekly meetings are warm and sociable with a friendly membership and a range of interesting activities including guest speakers, members’ presentations and our annual internal Competitions (for projected and printed images) where we compete against each other.'

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