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Area: Birmingham and Around

'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.'

'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.'

'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.'

'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.'

Category Local Heritage

'See history brought to life and discover the story of the Black Country at our open-air living museum. Meet our historic characters who’ll show you what it was like to live and work in one of the first industrialised landscapes in Britain as you explore 26 acres of reconstructed shops, pubs and houses.'

'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.'

'The Centre for West Midlands History, (originally the Centre for Birmingham and Midlands History), was founded at the University of Birmingham to create a forum for research into and study of the history of the region. The Centre runs a Masters degree in West Midlands History, an annual conference, day schools and other public events. It provides support for projects and works with heritage professionals and independent scholars in the wider community. The Friends of the Centre for West Midlands History is another initiative.'

'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.'

 

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'An independent, impartial resource providing design support for local authorities, communities, decision makers, housebuilders, businesses and design professionals. We are a recently merged organisation of two established charities, Opun (East Midlands) and MADE (West Midlands). We believe in the importance of creating sustainable places where people want to live, work and socialise.'

'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.'

'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.'

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