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Area: City of Belfast

Category City of Belfast

'Our aim is to encourage amateurs to take an interest in the science of geology as an educational and enjoyable out-door hobby. Currently we have nearly 100 members. Most are amateurs but we do have quite a few professionals as well. Each winter we organise lectures on current geological research. These are usually held in the Ulster Museum, Belfast, on the third Monday of each month from October to April.'

Category Arts Festivals

'Originally established in 1962, it was hosted by Queen’s University until 2015, after which a new independent organisation (a company limited by guarantee and registered as a charity) was formed with the support of all stakeholders to deliver a new artistic vision for the event. The event covers theatre, dance, classical and roots music, visual, film and digital arts and literature accompanied by outreach and education events. It takes place every October in venues and locations across Belfast.'

'The Belfast Natural History & Philosophical Society (commonly known as The Belfast Society) was founded in 1821 to promote knowledge in the arts and sciences and today provides a lecture programme.'

'The Belfast Titanic Society, originally called the Ulster Titanic Society, was formed at a meeting in the Linenhall Library in Belfast in May 1992. Among those present at this first meeting were several Harland and Wolff men and those whose relatives had worked on Titanic ... We are unique in that we are the only Titanic Society in the world that holds regular meetings ... There is a programme of meetings from September each year through to May/June for our members and invited guests. The programme consists of Titanic related material and is provided using the expert knowledge and research of our membership as well as by invited, external guest speakers.'

'Promotes secular humanism, freethought, tolerance, compromise and community in a society dominated for so long by sectarian religious and nationalist ideologies. We provide a forum for debate, discussion and education on the important issues of the day through activities such as our monthly meetings, our all-Ireland Summer School, our Facebook page and our quarterly magazine.'

Category Europe

'The Institute of Irish Studies celebrated its 50th birthday in March 2015. It was the first centre dedicated to the study and teaching of Irish Studies to be established in the world. Today it is one of the leading centres for research-led teaching in Irish Studies and is an internationally renowned centre of interdisciplinary Irish scholarship.'

Category Schools of Law

'The School of Law at Queen's, part of the Russell Group, is a leading UK Law School. The School interacts with the wide community of people who have an interest in the study of law locally, nationally and globally. It provides innovative teaching delivered by world class staff in a beautiful environment.'

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