A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Cambridgeshire

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‘Events open to the public from the University of Cambridge.’

Category India
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‘We hold regular public lectures at 5pm on Friday evenings during University term in addition to special events, conferences, workshops and occasional exhibitions. We also have an active Friends group. As part of the “family”, Friends are invited to special events, our traditional Summer Garden Party and other social functions, and are always welcome to visit the Trust.’

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‘We're keen to promote and support education, exchange knowledge, open up our campuses and be good neighbours. Come along to events such as talks, debates and performances.’ (Also at Chelmsford and their other Campuses.)

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'Meetings are held ... on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.45 pm (unless otherwise specified) and include a guest speaker.'

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'Our club meets each Tuesday evening at 7.30 pm in term time from September to May ... It has a friendly atmosphere and new members are made welcome and beginners are given any assistance needed ... Throughout the year the club invites guest speakers to give lectures on a wide range of topics from photographic techniques and printing through to digital presentations.'

Category Antarctica
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‘Delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. Its skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth as a sustainable planet ... Our public engagement campaigns are designed to demonstrate how our research outcomes are relevant to everyday lives. We work with the media to attract global attention to polar research and work in partnership with museums, science centres and other leading organisations who share our commitment to enthusing young people in science.‘

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Re-launched in 2018: ‘Bringing top scientists and groundbreaking discoveries to new audiences for the price of a cup of coffee ... Events will be held once a month on a Wednesday’.

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'New members are always most welcome! By joining the CAS you help to represent the interests of local history, archaeology and architecture in Cambridgeshire, including comments on applications for work on listed buildings as well as other proposals by local authorities.' Monthly early evening meetings, October - May.

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’CAFG was formed in 1978 to carry out practical archaeology in the Cambridge area. Our purpose is to contribute to the archaeology of the region through our own field research, while also assisting the County Archaeology Service and co-operating with other interested groups or individuals. We also try to promote interest in archaeology through activities such as talks.‘

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‘Founded in 1959 for people with an interest in astronomy in and around the Cambridge area. With Cambridge being one of the leading astronomical centers, we are very lucky to have many professional astronomers who have spoken at our meetings, giving us the most up to date Information about current research. CAA has many other activities and events as well as holding regular lecture meetings ... The CAA includes two junior sections for younger astronomers, one for 7 to 11 year-olds, the other for young astronomers over the age of 11. Collectively known as the Cambridge Young Astronomers (CYA).’

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'Meets 7.30pm on a Monday evening between September and May ... At these main meetings we have a varied Programme of talks, competitions and Members' evenings.'

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'New interdisciplinary Cambridge Festival (replacing the Cambridge Science Festival and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas).' From 2021.

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'Provides a meeting place and discussion forum for non-religious people in Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas. We socialize, debate issues of mutual interest, and undertake outreach activities in and around Cambridgeshire to increase awareness of Humanism and the need for a secular state.'

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‘A Society for those with an interest in books, libraries and information. Members enjoy a varied programme of talks, visits and social events at roughly monthly intervals.’

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Usually held Late June, with a Winter Festival late November.

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'CNHS lecture meetings ... take place on Thursday evenings during the winter half of the year and start at 7.30 pm ... Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided from 7.00 pm. All welcome - non members £1.'

Category Orchid Societies
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'We meet at 7.30 pm ... on the first Friday of every month (except January and August).'

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'Meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday and third Friday each month, 7.00 for 7.30pm.'

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'An exciting hub for the promotion of scientific research, discussion, and learning ... The title of our Society may sound slightly misleading when you consider the more modern definition of the word ‘philosophy’, but it is in fact the oldest scientific society in Cambridge ... It became a Body Corporate by virtue of a Charter granted by King William IV in 1832.'

Category Railway History
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'The Circle aims to provide a convivial opportunity for those fascinated by the railway scene to enjoy illustrated talks, films and video screenings, presented by club members or eminent guest speakers. We cover the railway from yesterday to tomorrow, UK and beyond. These first Friday of the month gatherings run from September to May inclusive. The summer months complement the programme with visits to preserved railways, historic towns, river trips and, very occasionally, the hire of our own excursion train. What’s not to enjoy?'

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'Gives the public the opportunity to explore Cambridge Science ... Each year, the Festival welcomes visitors to hundreds of events and receives extensive national and local media coverage. Over 170 event coordinators organise talks, interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities, film showings and debates with the assistance of around 1,000 staff and students from departments and organisations across the University and research institutions, charities and industry in the eastern region.'

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‘The Friends are the Library’s largest community of supporters and are open to anyone who loves the Library, wants to give something back, or contribute to its collections and heritage ... To thank you for your support the Library offers Friends a special programme of events and benefits, giving you the chance to see behind the scenes and enjoy and learn about the Library's collections.’

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'The Society organises monthly meetings in Cambridge ... on a wide variety of topics, which are designed to appeal to beginner and specialist alike.'

Category Cambridgeshire
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'One of our aims is to provide an umbrella service for all the local, family and social history societies, groups and clubs in the old county of Cambridgeshire. Additionally, we also act as a central information hub taking in all the latest news of events or what is happening or affecting the history community both locally and nationally and disseminating that information out to the 90 plus history based societies, groups and clubs via our various networking facilities.'

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'As a charity, we promote the craft of beekeeping and the importance of bees and other pollinators. We regularly organise events and talks, to which all are welcome.'

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'We have 9 indoor meetings for the winter months September to May, and usually 3 field meetings in the summer months. Indoor meetings are always held on the second Friday of the month.'

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Category Gardens Trusts
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'Formed in 1997 and today has around 150 members.'

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'Promotes interest in the geology of Cambridgeshire, the UK and worldwide. CGS welcomes new members who would like to learn more about their local landscapes, from the underlying rocks that form them and the environments that existed here in the millions of years of earth’s history to the records of past life and evolution and how the geology relates to human culture, both now and in the thousands of years since man arrived here. Our monthly talks (from September to June) cover a wide range of topics including some of the latest research topics in geology.'

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'Runs a series of academic events, including a multi-disciplinary Gender Research Seminar, Symposia and a number of Public Lectures - together these events make up our Public Event Series, which is kindly supported by Cambridge University Press.'

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CRASSH was established at the University of Cambridge in 2001 and is now one of the world’s largest interdisciplinary research institutions. The Centre has grown into an energetic research community of approximately 40 researchers (not counting visiting and early career fellows) working on 11 major projects alongside a public programme involving over 200 events a year.’

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Annual Distinguished Lecture Series 'These public lectures, organised for the specific benefit of the MPhil students, are designed to attract speakers of international standing and repute to give their views on Sustainable Development. Speakers include leading experts from Cambridge University as well as from other leading universities, government bodies, multi-national corporations and international organisations. The opportunity to cross examine such leading thinkers in the question and answer sessions is seen to be a key activity associated with the MPhil programme ... The events are free and open to the public.' The Annual Lecture does not seem to have been held in recent years.

Category Africa
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'The Centre’s primary role in the University is to undertake, promote, and support research and teaching about Africa as well as to build academic engagement with African scholars and institutions. Among the ways we do this is through intensive and dynamic seminar series, workshops, public lectures, and conferences, as well as through our support to a diverse array of student and faculty initiatives.'

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'We usually meet on the last Monday of the month ... at 7.30 pm.'

Category Huntingdon
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‘All monthly talks are held ... at 7.30 pm. Non-members are always welcome and a donation ... is requested to help cover costs.‘

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Annual Clare Hall Ashby Lecture - plus other series of lectures and talks, some of which can be open to the public. Enquire about attendance.

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'Trinity College hosts a number of Public Lectures, which take place on a regular basis (usually either annually or biannually). The lectures are open to all, with no ticket required.' The Clark Lectures relate to 'English Literature'.

Category Computer Science
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'In addition to the departmental Wednesday talks, several local research groups also organize seminar series and weekly discussion groups. Talks in these are often targeted at a more specialist audience, but are also open to the general public.'

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'Members attend monthly meetings from September to April to hear speakers on a variety of subjects.'

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Darwin Lecture Series 'In the second term of every academic year since 1986 Darwin College has organised a series of eight public lectures. Each series has been built around a single theme, approached in a multi-disciplinary way, and with each lecture prepared for a general audience by a leading authority on his or her subject ... The Darwin College Lectures are very popular, each attended by around 600 people, so you must arrive early to ensure a place. Stewards at the door follow a strict Admissions Policy to ensure fairness. An adjacent overflow theatre (with live TV coverage) is provided for those who cannot be seated in the main hall.'

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'A wide range of seminars are organised within the Department. You can view a combined list of all forthcoming seminars, or view the individual seminar series listed ... Many groups welcome visitors - see the specific pages ... for details. Please note however that those without official Department badges must report to Reception on arrival, and that parking space is very limited.'

Category Physics
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'The Laboratory is very conscious of its role in communicating the importance and excitement of contemporary physics and its cognate disciplines to young people and the general public. One of the key roles of the Educational Outreach Office is to stimulate interest and encourage wider participation in physics amongst 11-19 year olds. These initiatives are all the more important in the light of the needs of the country for more physics teachers and for a more scientifically literate population. Solving many of the challenges facing the world will rely heavily upon public appreciation of what science can do to better the world.'

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‘Provides a confidential and accessible service for disabled students and those staff supporting them ... The University of Cambridge welcomes disabled students. There are currently disabled students studying subjects from medicine to engineering, music to African studies. There are also many disabled staff working within the University, teaching, and providing support services to students.’ The Centre has organized an Annual Disability Lecture.

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'Meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month, at 8 pm ... Visitors are welcome at monthly meetings.'

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'Meetings are held on the third Monday in the month. The lectures deal mainly with local and regional archaeology or history, and include presentation of recent discoveries.'

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Organize or host a range of lectures and talks.

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Category Ely
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'The Club meets on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, and the season runs from September through to June.'

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Category Asia
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'Combines world class scholarship with a great teaching and learning environment for undergraduate and post-graduate students. Our researchers are engaged in internationally recognised work in the history, literature, linguistics, social anthropology, sociology, politics and contemporary culture of the Middle East, North Africa, China, Japan and the two Koreas. The work of several staff crosses traditional geographic and subject boundaries and all our work is firmly grounded in primary source research.'

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'The History Faculty administers several series of public lectures, which take place on an annual or bienniel basis.' Arrangements vary: check details.

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Category Schools of Law
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‘The Faculty hosts a number of events, major public lectures and conferences over the course of the academic year which alumni and members of the public are welcome to attend.’

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Offer several named lectures plus other events which might be attended by members of the general public. Enquire about attendance.

Category Religious Belief
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Lectures, and also Research Seminars, which members of the public might attend. Enquire about attendance.

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'The Society meets at 19.30 on the fourth Thursday of each month (except August and December).'

Category Railway History
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Meetings 'are held at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday in the month from September to April, featuring a guest speaker ... The meetings are open to all who are interested in the FR and all other railway, transport, and travel subjects'.

Category Art Galleries
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Occasional lunchtime talks (and related events): 'Free, no booking required but space may be limited. Admission is by token, available from the Courtyard Entrance from 12.45 on the day of the talk.'

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Meetings 'take place ... on the third Thursday of the month from October to May. Speakers talk on a varied range of topics, mostly related to local or social history. We have an attendance of between 50 to 80 people and guests are very welcome. Entry is £2.00 (members free). Doors open 7.30 pm'.

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’The Great Fen is a 50-year project to create a huge wetland area. One of the largest restoration projects of its type in Europe, the landscape of the fens between Peterborough and Huntingdon is being transformed for the benefit both of wildlife and of people.‘

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'A programme of talks is held from September to May ... at 7.30 pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month.'

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‘The members of Huntingdon Writers' Group come from a multitude of different backgrounds and interests and have equally diverse writing experience. Some have had short stories, poems, letters or articles published in magazines, whilst others have novels, short-stories, poems or non-fiction books available on Amazon. Importantly, we also welcome people who still aspire to publication, as well as those who are happy to write just for themselves and family or friends. Our activities include varied competitions with guest judges, speakers, manuscript evenings, workshops which explore different areas of creative writing, as well as fun evenings. We aim to offer something for everyone who enjoys writing.’

Category Military History
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With 'Location' IWM Duxford, can filter by 'Lectures & Conferences' and 'Talks & Tours'.

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'The Branch holds a programme of Social Meetings during the winter period usually from October to April. The meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month commencing at 7.30 pm. The meetings include talks by guest speakers on a range of topics often with a waterway interest but other general interest talks are also featured.'

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Category Astronomy
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'The IoA is a department of the University of Cambridge and is engaged in teaching and research in the fields of theoretical and observational Astronomy. A wide class of theoretical problems are studied, ranging from models of quasars and of the evolution of the universe, through theories of the formation and evolution of galaxies and stars, X-ray sources and black holes ... Explore our outreach activities, including our weekly public open evenings and opportunities for community groups and schools.'

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'The IET Cambridge Network is open to anyone interested in Engineering and Technology and wants to expand their knowledge. We regularly organise a series of technical and engineering based public lectures which are normally held at the Cambridge University Engineering Department. Everyone is welcome to attend our talks and events which cover a wide range of areas and disciplines.'

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Usually one or two evening meetings per month: 'Non-engineers and members other institutions are also invited to attend our events, as we wish to make everyone aware of the good things that engineers do. Teenagers and budding scientists are also very welcome.'

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'We meet regularly throughout the year, usually on the 3rd Thursday in the month.'

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'The Group meets four or five times a year. Previous meetings have included discussions of favourite passages and characters, viewings and discussions of film adaptations, lectures on Sanditon and Regency England, Eliza de Feuillide and Warren Hastings, the Hidden Autobiography in Jane Austen's novels, Folk Song of Jane Austen's period and the Pleasures of Collecting Austeniana. Recent meetings have included a strawberry tea with a discussion of "What if...?", a talk about Jane Austen's holidays, and an evening of music that Jane Austen would have known.'

Category Peterborough
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'The Society was founded in 1981 to promote a wider and deeper knowledge of this remarkable poet. It currently has about 550 members worldwide. We publish a newsletter three times a year, and a peer reviewed journal once a year (received at the end of the subscription year). On the weekend nearest to Clare’s birthdate (July 13th) members and friends gather for our annual festival in Helpston, Clare’s birthplace. The festival is open to everyone – you do not have to be a member or a member’s guest in order to attend ...'

Category Art Galleries
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'Thursday lunchtime talks are free, begin at 1.10 pm and usually last 30 mins.'

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Category Law & Society
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'During the University term, the Centre holds a range of lectures and events on topical issues in international law given by leading academics and practitioners. If you would like to be notified of forthcoming lectures by email, please send your email address to our Administrator ...'

Category Military History
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Series of lectures on ‘Military History’. Held biennially in recent years.

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'All our meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month, except August, at 7.30 pm.'

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'A series of free public lectures given by leading authorities in their fields.'

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'All meetings will be held in St Peter’s Church Hall (opposite the Museum) on Friday evenings starting at 7.30 pm, unless otherwise stated. Admission is £3.00 but for Members of the Museum Society the charge is £2.00. Refreshments are included.'

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'We are a small and friendly Club based near the town centre meeting ... at 7.30 pm every Thursday from the beginning of September to the end of April.'

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'We are involved in conservation and preservation and have monthly meetings where speakers are invited to talk on subjects related to the past, present or future of March and the surrounding area.'

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'Since 1970, the Centre has held open lectures once a week during full term. The talks are intended for nonspecialist audiences, and all are welcome.'

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Lists a wide range of lectures and related events within the Institute and elsewhere within Cambridge. Arrangements vary: check details - especially whether events of interest are open to the public.

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'The Cambridge Friends of the National Trust for Scotland is one of the latest Members' Centres to be established ... Evening meetings are held at 7.30 pm for an 8 pm start. Wine and soft drinks are served before and after the meeting. Meetings cost £7 per head. It is better to apply for tickets in advance although it may be possible to attend some meetings by buying tickets at the door.'

Category Military History
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'The Friends of Norman Cross holds various events to promote the history, and raise the profile, of the Norman Cross depot. These include talks, living history days, and trips to other sites of historic interest.'

Category Cambridge
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'The Society meets on the last Tuesday in each of the winter months. Occasional outings are organised for the summer months.'

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Monthly meetings 'which are free to attend and open to all'.

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'Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of the month unless otherwise stated.'

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'Meet on the first Thursday of every month from September through to June ... Meetings normally start at 19.30 ... Everyone is welcome to come along ... Normally the September meeting is the society AGM and a number of the meetings after September we will have outside guest speakers visit the society. We also have a film show night and attempt observing evenings.'

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'Our winter indoor programme runs from September to April (excluding December) on the last Tuesday of the month. Indoor meetings start at 7.30 pm.'

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'We meet monthly to hear speakers on planning, design, regeneration, other environmental issues and the history and culture of Peterborough.'

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'Has been established for over 100 years ... In our society we cover every possible engineering topic, if it has been designed, built, run, used, or consigned to history through Progress, we aim to have an informative interesting lecture for our members, their wives, children and guests to enjoy.'

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'Nine meetings are held each year on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm.'

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'Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month (excepting July, August and December) ... commencing at 7.30 pm.'

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'Philippa Pearce died in 2006, but respect and affection for her writing is as strong as ever. In her memory, a series of lectures is now underway, each intended to celebrate excellence in writing for children.'

Category Plant Heritage
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'We have a varied programme of meetings throughout the autumn to spring period, usually with outside speakers.'

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'As a guide, lectures occur the second Thursday of every month from September to the following May ... Membership of the main society and of the Cambridge Branch is open to all with various grades of membership to cater for everyone, from the keen enthusiast to the captains of industry.'

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'Our evening indoor meetings are on the last Wednesday of the month September until April, except for December when there is a Christmas Social earlier in the month.'

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