A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Cumbria

Category Art Galleries
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'Abbot Hall, which opened in 1962, is a nationally significant art gallery with outstanding collections. It has one of the strongest exhibition programmes outside London.' The Hall has offered gallery talks, evening lectures, including those organized by the Friends of the Lakeland Arts Trust.

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Category Ulverston
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'We run a programme usually of seven lectures on the third Thursday of the months of September, October, November, January, February, March and April when the AGM is also held ... The lectures have over the years covered every discipline and been at various levels of technicality. Attendance is usually between 70 and 150 ... There is often a post meeting visit to a suitable local hostelry to round off the evening. The actual lectures start at 7.30 pm and last for up to an hour with up to 30 minutes questions and discussion following.'

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'The Friends of Whitehaven Museum support The Beacon Museum and its collections by holding talks, lectures and events on the first Tuesday of each month from 7.30 - 9.00 pm.'

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'From outdoor theatre for all the family to lectures on art and literature, from concerts in the drawing room to our annual craft fair, there is something for everyone to enjoy.'

Category Workington
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Meets on the 'third Tuesday of each month whenever possible (there may be exceptions, depending on speakers' availability); doors open at 7 pm and meetings start at 7.30 pm (the shop door is closed very promptly!) and end no later than 9.30 pm ... Call ... to reserve a place. Booking opens one week before the date of the Café. Please also note that you may only reserve places for a maximum of 4 people, and that a minimum age limit of 16 years old applies. If you can’t take up your reserved place please let us know as a waiting list operates when we fill the maximum of 47 places'.

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'Meetings are at 7.30 pm on Wednesday evenings, between September and April ... New members are always very welcome, and you can come along for a few weeks and see what we’re about at no charge, until you decide whether you want to join.'

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'Held ... on alternate Wednesday evenings from October to March. Meetings start promptly at 7.15 pm (doors open at 6.50 pm) ... Winter lectures cover a wide variety of natural history subjects, both local and worldwide.'

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'Please note that all our meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of the month ... at 7.30 pm.'

Category Workington
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Winter monthly programme, usually first Wednesday: 'All lectures start at 7.30 pm ... Visitors welcome (small charge).'

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'We are a small, but growing, society with over 25 members who meet on Monday evenings.'

Category Keswick
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'Between September and April, regular Wednesday evening meetings are held. Speakers from all fields of geology are invited to give presentations on a wide variety of topics ... All meetings ... start at 7.30 pm ... Membership is open to anyone interested in geology and particular encouragement is given to those with little previous knowledge of the subject ... We welcome anyone interested to come along to meetings or excursions before joining. Please get in touch if you would like to "try us out" by mailing us.'

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'Cumbria Beekeepers Association is the umbrella organisation for the five local branches of the British Beekeepers Association in Cumbria. It was formed originally after a meeting of nine beekeepers in Cockermouth in April 1901.' The Branches are: Carlisle, Cockermouth, Keswick, Penrith, Whitehaven.

Category Cumbria
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Meetings can occasionally be found listed in the Forum - including those of a London & South Branch run jointly with the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society.

Category Cumbria
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'The Federation publishes an events diary three times per year and distributes this through members. The latest diary can be viewed or downloaded. Most events are open to non-members for a small charge, but it is wise to check, especially on visits which may have a limit on numbers.'

Category Cumbria
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'We usually meet six times a year: three times in the Kendal area, twice in the Carlisle area, and once in the west of the County ... Lectures are open to all and we are funded by voluntary donations.'

Category Railway History
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‘The Society has two full-day meetings each year at venues within Cumbria. The Spring Meeting incorporates the Association's Annual General Meeting and moves from site to site. It is usually held on the third Saturday in March. The Autumn Meeting is usually held on the second Saturday in November.’

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'The ever popular Bindman Talks, now in their seventh season, including several discussions of new additions to the Wordsworth Trust's collection, and three events on the contemporary issues of disability, the role of women, and the environment.'

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'Monthly meetings are held in the Kendal Museum and will normally be at 7 pm on the first Monday in the month.'

Category Cumbria
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Annual Kirby Lecture and Fundraising Event. Enquire about attendance.

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Category Ulverston
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'Meetings (usually with a guest lecturer/speaker) are held monthly ... at 7.30 pm on the first Friday of the month (except July and August).'

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'Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of each month (except August).'

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'We continue a policy of bringing in lecturers of proven ability and prestige who will present a diversity of subject interest aimed at both newcomers and experienced photographers alike, added to which are presentations of work by Society members. We provide a relaxed social atmosphere in our Clubroom and extend a warm welcome to all who are interested in photography. Why not come as a visitor first? Any visitor fees paid can count towards your subscription should you decide to join.'

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'All talks ... at 7.15 pm alternate Tuesdays' (with occasional exceptions).

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Meetings 'held ... at 7.30 pm on the third Monday of each month unless stated otherwise'.

Category Kendal
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'We meet once a month; from October to April on a Tuesday evening at 7.30 pm ... Meetings usually have a beekeeping theme and are followed by tea and biscuits with plenty of time to chat.'

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‘An award-winning event that has grown in size and diversity ... It is also the main social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK.’ Held Mid November.

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'Meetings are held on Monday evenings at 7.30 pm ... from September to March ... Non-members are welcome. The current annual subscription is £14; visitors pay £2.30 per meeting.'

Category Keswick
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'Meetings are held ... from 7.30 pm on alternative Tuesday evenings starting at 7.30 pm ... Typically in a season we cover a wide selection of topics. These might include travel, natural history, mountaineering, other expeditions, art and culture....etc ... Keswick Lecture Society was founded in 1869.'

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Category Keswick
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'The Society Indoor meetings are held on alternate Thursdays between September and March at 7.30pm ... Field outings are organised at various times through the year. Visitors are always welcome to the Society's events for which there is a small charge.'

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Category Keswick
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Meets Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm, September - April: 'The Society has a strong digital following whilst retaining a wealth of expertise in the traditional fields of slides and chemical processing. We welcome visitors and new members of any photographic ability.' Alert 'We are currently developing a new site, please visit again soon.'

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'All talks take place ... on Monday Evenings starting at 7.30 pm and are followed by tea and biscuits. There is a small admission charge. Non members welcome.'

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'The Lakeland Horticultural Society is a charity whose aims are to promote the art and science of horticulture and good gardening practice. Its lectures are open to all, free of charge unless otherwise stated.' Monthly meetings, Saturday afternoons.

Category Keswick
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'The Society runs an annual programme of six talks on the second Thursdays of alternate months ... starting at 7.30 pm.'

Category Keswick
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'The Club has monthly meetings ... during the winter and garden visits during the summer.'

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'The Society welcomes non-IOM3 members to all its events e.g. Nuclear Institute, IMechE, RSC etc. as well as anyone with an interest in materials minerals or mining.'

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'During the winter there is a programe of regular educational meetings and social events.'

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'The Romney Society organises a programme for members which includes six or seven lectures a year, trips to galleries and historic houses to view paintings by George Romney, together with several social events ... The lectures are open to all.'

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'Winter lectures are held on the first and third Wednesdays of every month.'

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'The monthly lectures are held on the last Monday of the month.'

Category Kendal
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'We have over 330 members and we meet monthly from September to May ... for hour long lectures on a wide variety of topics related to fine arts.' ALERT Website unavailable at Review: Linked to Headquarters Site of The Arts Society (the new name for NADFAS).

Category Penrith
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'The Society meets on the second Wednesday of the month from September to May at 11 am, in Appleby Market Hall. Coffee is available from 10.15 am ... Guests are very welcome. The guest fee is £6.00 per lecture and this is taken as the joining fee is a subscription is subsequently paid.'

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Category Workington
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'Meets 8 times a year for lectures (every third Thursday in the month except at holiday seasons).'

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Wainwright Society Memorial Lecture - plus other occasional lectures.

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'Aims to foster awareness of the Earth Sciences and to provide a forum for all who are interested. Membership is open to all and non-members can attend individual events. Particular encouragement is given to those with little knowledge of geology ... In winter a programme of evening lectures takes place ... usually on the third Wednesday of the month.'

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'We meet in the winter months for educational talks, videos and for social events. The Branch is small but enthusiastic and is more than happy to welcome along anyone who is interested in Bees and Beekeeping.'

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