A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Cumbria

'Meets in a spirit of friendship and goodwill to share in all aspects of natural history, geology, the countryside, its scenery, its flora and fauna, its use, its buildings, its history, the activities of its inhabitants, etc. Almost nothing is excluded. Members of the public are welcome to attend our meetings.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Carlisle Camera Club is one of the oldest photography clubs in England, serving Carlisle and the surrounding area since the 19th Century ... We are a very friendly club, with members ranging from beginners to photographers exhibiting their work internationally. Our aim is to enable photographers of all abilities to meet and discuss photography, and enjoy a varied weekly programme that concentrates on the making and appreciation of photographs. Despite our name, we do not focus on cameras and kit – they hardly get a mention – although there is, of course, a wealth of technical expertise amongst the members that they are always happy to share if asked.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Membership of Cumbria Beekeepers Association is open to anyone subscribing to the aims and constitution of the association, through membership of one its local Branches. The Association has five local branch Associations ... The Branches organise meetings and events throughout the year; Branch Membership provides a contact to share social beekeeping events and training.'

Category Cumbria

'Cumbria Past is the website of The Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society. The Society was founded in 1866 with its charitable purpose being the advancement of education and culture in the fields of the arts, heritage and science in the ancient counties of Cumberland and Westmorland ... Members have the opportunity to benefit from lectures, guided walks, guided visits, occasional excursions and an annual dinner or lunch. The Society is welcomed into historic homes and buildings not normally open to the public.'

'The Eddington Astronomical Society meets once a month in Kendal, usually on the first Thursday of the month ... Meetings generally start with a News round-up, then a break for tea or coffee, followed by a lecture or presentation. Just turn up!'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Engaging Theology in Cumbria (ETC) has developed out of the former Cumbria Theological Society, which was founded in 1992 as an ecumenical organisation with the aim of hosting five or six lectures or seminars each year.In 2018, in recognition of the wide variety of theological activity across the county, the steering committee of the Theological Society reviewed what it offered. The members decided to change its name to reflect the aim of engaging as many as possible in exploring how God is present and inspires our hearts, minds and souls towards the mission of Christ ... Over the next few years, the vision of ETC is to host a range of day conferences, groups, including book groups, seminars and lectures, held in various locations to be accessible to as many people as possible, including young people and students.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Held its first meeting in the Victoria Hall on 6th January 1908 and apart from a few years on the 1920s this has been its regular venue to the present day. It aims to provide a programme of informative and entertaining talks on a wide range of topics including travel, art, history, literature, music, science and medicine etc.'

'The Society holds field meetings during the summer and fortnightly evening talks/slide shows from September to March ... The winter meetings are on Monday evenings, starting at 7.30 p.m. Non-members are welcome.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'We are a very friendly club and visitors are more than welcome. If you are thinking of joining a camera club, come along for an evening. Whatever your photography experience we would love to meet you.  Our existing members will only be too pleased to guide, advise and to encourage. We normally meet every Wednesday from September to April.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The Society provides a focus for research on local history of the area. We offer talks on Cumbria's history and heritage, guided outings and a quarterly newsletter. New members welcome!'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The Local History Society for the Westmorland Parishes of Over and Nether Staveley, Hugill and Kentmere.' Programme of Winter Talks on Thursday Evenings.

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The primary aims of the Society are to keep alive the fellwalking traditions promoted by Alfred Wainwright through his guidebooks and other publications and to keep faith with his vision of introducing a wider audience to fellwalking and caring for the hills ... The first Wainwright Memorial Lecture was held in 2003, when the speaker was the Patron of the Society, Hunter Davies ... The majority of our lectures have attendances of over 200 members and guests (members receive a discounted entrance fee).'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme, Named Public Lecture
Category Local Heritage

'In 1799 William Wordsworth arrived in Grasmere aged 29, largely unknown and writing innovative poetry in a new style. Whilst living at Dove Cottage with his family, Wordsworth wrote many of his greatest poems and his sister Dorothy kept her Grasmere journal ... From book launches to writing groups to poetry nights, there’s always something going on at Wordsworth Grasmere. This year many of our events take place online, so you can join in from own home.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

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