A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Cambridgeshire

'Aims at facilitating international communication by exploring the dynamics of culture and identity, language and identity, group mentalities and communication patterns, but also individual and social factors of speaking a second language, within the context of globalisation.'

'Barrington is a conservation village with houses built mainly of local stone or cob and many with a thatched roof. It has a population of about 400 and lies one mile from the southern edge of the Somerset Levels and 3 miles north of Ilminster in South Somerset. Meetings of the Gardening Society are held in the Village Hall on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.45 pm (unless otherwise specified) and include a guest speaker and refreshments. Our annual programme is designed to be both informative and entertaining and covers a wide range of subjects.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Established in 1973, the club has become well known both locally and nationally for the high standard of its photographic work. There is a wide range of abilities from beginners to experienced photographers.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Founded in 1840 to provide access for local people to the local history, architecture and archaeology of Cambridgeshire (which now includes the old County of Huntingdon and the new Unitary Authority of Peterborough). Amongst other benefits, members can attend the annual programme of monthly lectures.'

'Founded in 1959 for people with an interest in astronomy in and around the Cambridge area we have been running for over 60 years! The CAA and CYA [Cambridge Young Astronomers] cater for all levels of interest in astronomy from absolute beginners to experts, young and old. We aim to make astronomy interesting and fun ... With Cambridge being one of the leading astronomical centers, we are very lucky to hold our meetings at the University Institute of Astronomy and to have many professional astronomers speak at our meetings, giving us the most up to date information about current research.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'One of the oldest clubs in East Anglia. It was founded in 1902, when photography had become more accessible, with the launch of the Box Brownie (1900) ... The club season runs from August to May. We offer a full and varied programme of weekly meetings structured around talks, competitions and members evenings. We also encourage members to develop their photography skills, through the Special Interest Groups held monthly. These offer sessions on Portrait, Digital Techniques, practical workshops and opportunities to gain feedback on your photography and advice on working towards a distinction as well as critique on good club photography. These meetings are informal, informative and fun.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

‘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.’

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Founded in 1857 as Cambridge Entomological Society, Cambridge Natural History Society is open to everyone interested in Natural History – including zoology, botany, ecology, entomology, palaeontology, conservation and the environment. Regular activities include evening talks in the spring (January to March or April) and autumn (October and November) ...Talks cover a wide variety of topics, and there are exhibitions, excursions and field studies where there is an opportunity to learn identification skills.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'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.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Rail Transport

'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?'

'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.'

 

LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme

‘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.’

Category Cambridgeshire

'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.'

 

'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.'

'Promotes the study, recording and conservation of birds in Cambridgeshire and encourages a wider interest in natural history and the protection of county wildlife habitats ... We have nine indoor meetings from September to May, and usually three field meetings in the summer months. Indoor meetings are held on the second Friday of the month. All are welcome to attend; there is a small charge for non-members.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Gardens Trusts

'Dedicated to understanding and conserving Cambridgeshire's heritage landscape.' The Trust 'publish a bi-annual newsletter and organise garden visits, lectures and seminars for the benefit of members, schools and other interested parties'.

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'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.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Africa

'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.'

CHUtalks  'This fascinating seminar series highlights cutting-edge research undertaken at all levels of academia within the Churchill College community. Held in an informal setting with discussion encouraged, these talks aim to make complex topics accessible to a general audience.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'Since 1986 in the second term of every academic year 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.

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'The Department of Archaeology runs a diverse and lively events programme that reflects the many-faceted subject. Termly Seminar Series and Discussion Groups see visiting and local scholars delivering thought-provoking lectures on a daily basis. Enhancing these, the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research aims to provide a shared intellectual home for archaeologists at Cambridge with eminent, international speakers delivering the McDonald Annual Lecture as well as hosting multiple conferences and workshops throughout the year.'

LECTURES and TALKSResearch Programme, Named Public Lecture

'The Department of Engineering is one of the few truly integrated engineering departments in the world. It is also the largest department in the University of Cambridge. Its breadth and scale bring unique advantage ... Whether the focus is to educate current students, connect with industry or reach out to our community and the future generation of students, the Department has a full calendar of events for those looking to participate ... You can view a combined list of all forthcoming seminars, or view the individual seminar series.'

LECTURES and TALKSResearch Programme

'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.'

'Ely Photographic Club extends a warm welcome to all photographers, or people wanting to take up this hobby.'  Events include 'talks and presentations from experienced photographers about their speciality, or special places they have visited, with the emphasis on them sharing how they approach their photography.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'There is something for everyone here in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, with a wide range of events including performance, visual arts, conferences, public lectures, industry collaboration, networking events and more! Many events are free of charge and open to all.'

'Find out what's happening at Fitzwilliam College, including public lectures, concerts, student societies and more.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'We're committed to playing a key role in developing practical solutions to the sustainability challenges we all face, both locally and globally. We do this through research and education - bringing together the information needed to make decisions, with the people capable of taking action.

LECTURES and TALKSResearch Programme

Bridge Lectures  'Expand your horizons with our lively and wide-ranging lectures and talks. We host five major formal gatherings once a year, where distinguished figures from the College and the wider world are invited to speak on their areas of expertise.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

Intellectual Forum  'We are a relatively new centre, bringing people together to discuss and learn about a wide range of issues. Most of our events are open to the public, and some are live-streamed.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'Throughout the year King's hosts a number of research seminars, talks and academic conferences, many of which are open to the wider student body and general public.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

#LivefromLucy  'Register for upcoming events and enjoy past ones on-demand.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'Magdalene hosts a wide range of events throughout the year for both resident and non-resident Members of the College. Many of our events are also open to the public, and we enjoy welcoming both new and regular visitors to the College.

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

Pudding Seminars  'Newnham has a tradition of pudding seminars at Friday lunchtime, at which members of the College (undergraduate, graduate or Senior Member) give a brief 20-minute talk for a general audience on their current research, followed by questions, and accompanied by coffee and cake.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'We meet on the first Thursday of every month ... We are a small friendly society, some of us are happy observing the heavens through telescopes, some of us are interested in imaging the night sky with either DSLR camera's, dedicated CCD's, webcams, or video cameras. Some members are also interested in making their own telescopes and observatories. But we all have an interest and passion for the night sky. Normally the December meeting is the society AGM and for a number of the meetings after January we will have outside guest speakers.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Formed in 1991 by a group of individuals who believed that the city needed an association where people could come together to share and enjoy the history of this area. Since then we have grown to a Society with around 75 members who meet once every month. Some of our members are researchers, delving into specific avenues of history; some are authors of local books; whilst the majority just want to come along and learn from our various speakers.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The Peterborough Theological Society is an ecumenical society, which exists to promote theological discussion and debate for all levels of interest. We invite a wide variety of speakers, most of whom are leading authorities in their fields.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'St John's hosts a variety of distinguished lectures over the course of the academic year.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'We are a small but friendly club who is always looking to welcome new members. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned veteran St Neots Astronomy Association has something to offer you: Regular presentations with expert speakers; Regular observing nights; Library of books to borrow; Advice on buying your first telescope; Support and advice for setting up your new telescope.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Founded in 1981, exists to promote interest in the rich and varied history of the town of St. Neots and the surrounding area through monthly meetings, research and summer outings. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the history of this town, or in local history generally.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'An interdisciplinary research institute that explores immersive storytelling to enable diverse voices and perspectives. We champion purposeful and powerful storytelling that examines Narrative, Form & Function.'

'Transition Cambridge aims to help Cambridge make the transition to ways of life that are more resilient in the face of rising energy prices and a changing climate.' The 'Upcoming Events' section lists Transition Events plus other relevant events organised by a variety of organisations.

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'If you want to know about talks in Cambridge that match your interests, talks.cam was created for you! Talks.cam provides several services for you. First, it quietly serves up-to-date talk lists to many Cambridge webpages that you may have visited. Second, it provides a database of talks in Cambridge that anyone can browse ... The events on Talks.Cam are user-generated and as such are not under University control. Please exercise sensible measures if attending any events, and ideally do not attend if not necessary,'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'The VHI hosts themed lecture series, the Von Hügel and Lattey lectures, conferences, reading groups, as well as seminars, workshops and other events.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme, 2021-22 Programme

'We hope that we cater for the needs and interests of 21st century gardeners and garden lovers of all ages. You don’t have to have a large and immaculate garden – or indeed any garden! - to join us! ... WHS aims to offer members at least one activity per month throughout the year. Activites include talks, visits to local gardens, coach trips to great gardens and gardening shows, social events and Wansford Annual Show (held on the August Bank Holiday weekend).'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'From lunchtime lectures to seminars in entrepreneurship, there's always something worth watching at Wolfson.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'The Woolf Institute is a global leader in the academic study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims. The Institute is recognised around the world for the excellence of its research, teaching, policy and public education programmes ... Alumni and Supporters are the cornerstone of the Woolf Institute. Across the globe they are working with us to improve relations between religion and society. Join us by listening to our podcasts, reading or writing for our blogs, watching our videos, accessing our online resources or doing one of our courses.'

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