A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Cumbria

'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.

Category Art Galleries
Abbot Hall Art Gallery
Also indexedLakeland Arts Trust
Appleby Archaeology Group

Meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm.

Bampton and District Local History Society

'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.'

Category Ulverston
Barrow & District Association of Engineers

'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.'

Beacon Museum, The
Named Lectures & TalksWilliam Street Memorial Lecture
Also indexedWhitehaven Museum
Blackwell: The Arts & Crafts House
Also indexedLakeland Arts Trust
Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival

'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.'

Brantwood
Also indexedJohn Ruskin

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'.

Category Workington
Café Scientifique - Cockermouth
Also indexedJennings Brewery
Carlisle Beekeepers Association

'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.'

Carlisle Camera Club

'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.'

Carlisle Natural History Society
Also indexedTullie House Museum and Art Gallery

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

Cartmel Peninsula Local History Society

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

Category Workington
Cockermouth Civic Trust

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

Copeland Photographic Society
Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society - Carlisle
Also indexedCumbria Past
Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society - Penrith
Also indexedCumbria Past

'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.'

Category Keswick
Cumberland Geological Society, The

'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.

Cumbria Beekeepers Association

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
Cumbria Family History Society
Named Lectures & TalksMargaret Russell Memorial Lecture

'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
Cumbria Local History Federation

'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 Cumbria
Cumbria Theological Society
Named Lectures & TalksJohn Todd Memorial Lecture

‘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.’

Category Railway History
Cumbrian Railways Association

'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.'

Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum
Also indexedCentre for British Romanticism | Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women's Poetry

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

Eddington Astronomical Society of Kendal, The

Meetings 'Every third Thursday from 10.00 - 2.30'.

Category Keswick
Embroiderers' Guild - Keswick
Embroiderers' Guild - North Lonsdale

Annual Kirby Lecture and Fundraising Event. Enquire about attendance.

Category Cumbria
Friends of the Lake District
Named Lectures & TalksKirby Lecture

'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).'

Category Ulverston
Furness and South Lakeland Astronomical Society

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

Furness Family History Society

'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.'

Grange and District Photographic Society

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

Grange Lecture Society
Hardy Plant Society - Cumbria
Historical Association - Cumbria

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

Holme & District Local History Society
Institution of Mechanical Engineers - South Cumbria
Institution of Mechanical Engineers - West Cumbria

'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.'

Category Kendal
Kendal & South Westmorland Beekeepers' Association
Kendal Historical and Archaeological Society

‘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.

Kendal Mountain Festival

'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.'

Kendal Natural History Society

'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.'

Category Keswick
Keswick Lecture Society

'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.'

Category Keswick
Keswick Natural History Society

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.'

Category Keswick
Keswick Photographic Society

'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.'

Kirkby Lonsdale & District Civic Society

'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.

Lakeland Horticultural Society, The
Also indexedHolehird Gardens

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

Category Keswick
Lorton & Derwent Fells Local History Society

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

Category Keswick
Lorton Vale Gardening Club
Also indexedThe Melbreak Communities

'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.'

Materials Society of Cumbria
Also indexedInstitute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

'Formed to research and collate information about our area. It meets on a monthly basis to listen and to learn from various speakers on local historic events and places.'

Orton and Tebay Local History Society

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

Penrith Beekeepers

'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.'

Romney Society, The

'The Foundation provides a range of deliberate, considered experiences and opportunities which are structured to facilitate learning, understanding, skills or capabilities. In each there is a connection between the experience provided and the process or subject. Recently, this programme has included public lectures and research seminars (in partnership with educational collaborators) ...' ALERT Foundation Website inaccessible at Review.

Samuel Lindow Foundation, The
Also indexedUniversity of Central Lancashire
Scottish Rock Garden Club - North Cumbria
Named Lectures & TalksDoris Fry Lecture

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

Sedbergh & District History Society

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

Shap Local History Society

'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 Kendal
South Lakeland Decorative and Fine Arts Society
Staveley & District History Society

'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.'

Category Penrith
The Arts Society - Appleby-in-Westmorland

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

Category Workington
The Arts Society - Cumbria
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery
Also indexedCarlisle City Council

Wainwright Society Memorial Lecture - plus other occasional lectures.

Wainwright Society, The

‘Meetings will be held on the third Thursday of the month ... at 7:30pm.’

Western Front Association - Cumbria

'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.'

Westmorland Geological Society

'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.'

Whitehaven & District Beekeepers Association

Usually held mid-March.

Category Keswick
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