A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Devon

Category Exmouth
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'Quirky 18th-century, 16 sided house with fascinating interior decoration and collections.' Occasional talks are given.

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'We meet ... every month excluding July and August. We usually meet in July in the garden of one of our members for a social party. All other meetings are at Longdown on the third Thursday in the month at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start. Meetings usually take the form of a lecture by an eminent speaker.'

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'We meet each Thursday evening at 7.30 pm ... We are always looking for new members both young & old and we offer a warm welcome to photographers both experienced and beginner.'

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Evening meetings, September - April.

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'Meets at 7.30 every Monday evening ... during the winter season. Anyone with an interest in photography is welcome, whatever their level or ability ... The winter programme consists of a mixture of talks, presentations and competitions. We invite guest speakers to the Club on a regular basis and also tap the rich resource of our own members. All the Club members are friendly people and very willing to share their photographic knowledge.'

Category Horology
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'Meetings are usually on the first Wednesday of each month, 7.45 pm – 10.00 pm ... Anyone interested in clocks and watches is welcome to come along.'

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'Organise a regular public talk series'. ALERT At Review, I could not locate details of a 'History Society' talk series, as such - though the Brixham (Heritage) Museum, whose Website is cited here, does organise lectures and talks from time to time.

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Occasional talks. Note also the events of the Friends of the Burton Art Gallery & Museum.

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'In Sidmouth, we normally meet once a month (except during some festive breaks). The meetings take place on the third Tuesday of each month from 3pm to 4pm. This is the format: a 15-20 min introduction by an expert will be followed by a Q&A period or a general discussion, if the participants so wish. No experience is necessary. The event is free but do buy a drink.'

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'The Centre for Medical History hosts a series of internal seminars each term, with a variety of speakers from within and outside the University. Everyone is welcome to attend these seminars.'

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'The History Group meet once a month, normally on the first Friday ... Starting at 7.30 pm the usual format is to have a guest speaker ... Talks usually last for 45 minutes to one hour and are followed by complimentary refreshments. The evening is usually concluded by 9.30 pm.'

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'A platform for providing information for informed choices ... Clovelly Lectures has found a reflective and responsive audience. A curiosity and interest in listening and discussing matters that directly impact our lives in a fast changing and confusing economic and political world.'

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Have organized lectures and related events which can be open to the public.

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Have organized occasional lectures and talks - and debates.

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'Meetings on Wednesdays at 7.30 pm ... We have a varied programme that runs from September till the end of April. All are welcome to join us for two meetings before they formally become members. The current subscription is £35 per season plus £1 for every meeting attended.'

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'The society organises regular events including talks on all aspects of gardening, visits to gardens and other places of horticutural interest and talks by guest speakers ... All talks, demonstrations etc are staged ... on Thursday evenings commencing at 7.15 pm.'

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'Guests are always welcome at our meetings. Whatever you collect you can be sure of taking some thought or idea to incorporate into your own collection. Philately is fun especially when shared with others ... We meet on a regular basis on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except August) starting at 7 pm.'

Category Exeter
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Offer series of Monday Lunchtime Lectures, and Friday Social Evening Talks - both normally monthly: The Monday lectures are 'open to the public - no booking required'. For the Friday evening talks: 'Bookings must be made and paid for by the Tuesday prior to the social evening. Later bookings will NOT be accepted.'

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'Our range of five winter meeting lectures this year presents the results of work from some of our local specialists. Although the speakers are all based in the south-west, the range of topics will bring out detail of our region and also take us further afield, both east and west, into Europe, Africa and across the Atlantic ...'

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Category Devon
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DBKA Events Calendar 'Members may attend meetings of any Branch, but it is advisable (and courteous) to contact the Branch Secretary first.'

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'During the autumn and winter months we have a program of lectures and discussions about beekeeping.'

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'The North Devon Branch is one of the oldest beekeeping branches within Devon, and is certainly the largest, with some 130 members. Its area covers most of North Devon, from Ilfracombe in the North to the outskirts of Okehampton in the South. We do not however restrict our membership to any particular district, and we have one member as far away as Buckinghamshire !'

Category Dowsing
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'All Group Meetings are ... on the second Tuesday in the month, and start at 7.30 pm.'

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Category Devon
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Programmes in the Society's four Groups: Exeter, Plymouth, North Devon, South Devon.

Category Devon
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'The Devon History Society aims to promote the study and recording of the history of Devon, and is open to all those interested in its many aspects. Its members range from enthusiastic amateurs to senior academic historians.'

Category Devon
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'On May 21st 2015 a group of us met at the Bike Shed Theatre Bar in Exeter to decide the future of Devon Humanists. It was clear that although there is great interest in Humanism in Devon, there is no appetite for organising committees and their attendant meetings. It was decided to make Devon Humanists into a virtual group, keeping in touch via the web, social media and email and hoping to organise occasional meetups and socials.'

Category Devon
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Calendar of 'literary' lectures and talks and related events at Libraries across the County.

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'We run a regular series of events which are open to both members (for free) and non-members (for a small fee). Summer events include field trips to sites around Devon, as well as guided mammal-watching trips overseas. Winter events are usually held indoors, and include talks from expert speakers on a wide variety of mammal-related subjects.'

Category Orchid Societies
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‘Monthly meetings are held ... usually on the third Sunday of each month starting at 2pm ... The meetings' programme includes presentations from professional and amateur growers about orchids and their culture and related subjects.’

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Category Wildlife Trusts
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Use the 'Events Filter' and the Category 'Talk'.

Category Barnstaple
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'Talks by good speakers on a range of conservation issues ... Meetings are once a month from September through to April. We are lucky enough to attract good attendances to our meetings. We try to make them as friendly as possible and welcome new members.'

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'Members can join one of the Sections: Botany, Buildings, Entomology, Geology, History, Literature, Folklore and Dialect. Sections organise a programme of meetings, lectures and visits. In addition, members can join a local Branch and attend lectures and visits that each Branch organises.'

Category Devon
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'The Section currently holds three indoor meetings a year, usually on Saturday afternoons or evenings. Two of these meetings comprise a talk by an expert in a particular field, and the other is devoted to the Section’s annual general meeting, followed by an exhibition.'

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'The Section organise a range of talks and presentations. Some of these have been fairly academic while many have provided a general background with topics on various aspects of Devon’s history. There have also been visits to places of historical interest and social events. ... The Section is currently seeking to respond to the challenge brought about by changes in the wider community. To meet these challenges, the Section is looking to work more closely with other DA sections and branches as well as like-minded organisations in Devon. We look forward to increasing our membership by holding more events across the county with the objective of engaging with local knowledge.'

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Meetings '4th Thursday - 10.00 am - 12.30 pm or 10.00 am - 3.30 pm'.

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'The Club holds a number of photographic activities throughout the year, including weekly meetings ... each Thursday evening between September and June, plus a range of photographic workshops and "field trips" locally and abroad.'

Category Exeter
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'Members can attend the bi-monthly meetings to listen to a variety of expert speakers on different aspects of Exeter's long history ... All talks are on the second Thursday of alternate months (February, April, June, August, October & December). All meetings start at 7 pm.'

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'The Group normally meets ... on Friday evenings from September to May. The meetings start promptly at 7.30 pm and finish at 9.45 pm.'

Category Cemeteries
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Occasional lectures organized by the Ford Park Cemetery Trust.

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'Runs a programme of community events at the Global Centre in Exeter ... Most are free and registration is not required unless you choose to show your interest.'

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'We have about 120 members and hold regular meetings, usually on the 1st Saturday of the month, starting at 1.45 pm.'

Category Tiverton
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ALERT ‘Meetings were held in the Church Rooms, on the 3rd Thursday in the month, starting at 7:30pm. We are now looking for someone in the area to run the meetings. We have a number of speakers who are able to give interesting talks. All we are looking for is someone willing to arrange the meetings.‘

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All meetings start at 7.00 pm, days vary: 'This is a joint programme in collaboration with the History Department at the University of Plymouth.'

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Meets 'fortnightly, on Friday evenings from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm from mid-September to the end of May. We are a small club with members having a wide range of abilities and interests. We try to cater for all tastes, with speakers on various aspects of photography, together with sessions giving informal tuition and advice. Besides holding our own internal photographic competitions, we also participate in inter-club competitions. New members of all ages are always welcome'.

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Organize 'a varied programme of events in locations across the region including site visits, lectures and social events from South West Cornwall to North Devon'. Enquire about attendance.

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'Meetings are held at 7.30 pm ... on the first, second and fourth Tuesdays in the month, except for near holidays and in summer.'

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Organize every few months a 'day conference with morning coffee, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and two lectures'.

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'Meetings are held most Thursdays during the season starting at 7.30 pm.'

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'Most meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 7.00 pm.' ALERT At Review, I could no longer discover a programme of events for the Kingsbridge History Society - the body originally referenced here. So I have used the Record to cite the Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum, which organizes lectures and talks, from time to time.

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Monthly winter meetings, Friday evenings.

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'Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month ... starting at 7.30 pm.'

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Winter talks programme: 'Subject to available seating, non-members are welcome to our meetings and talks for a small charge of £1.50 (£1 for members) which includes tea and biscuits'.

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'In the winter months we hold a monthly series of interesting talks ... on Saturday afternoons. A nominal charge is made to help cover cost of speaker, hire of music room and includes tea and biscuits ... As a National Trust member, you are entitled and most welcome to join us. We hope to make you feel part of a very friendly like-minded group of people in your area.'

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'There are walks and illustrated talks on a variety of subjects; other events include lunches, coffee mornings, a Summer Fair, concerts and bar skittles ... We welcome new members. To join, you must first be a member of the National Trust, or hold a current Volunteer Card.'

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'Weekly meetings are held on Tuesdays at 7.30 pm ... from the beginning of September through to the end of April.'

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A programme of talks each year has been organized by the Friends of the MuseumALERT ’Please note that the museum is now closed and will re-open in late 2019 or early 2020 following our relocation project to the centre of Newton Abbot.’

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Lectures 'are usually on the second Monday of each month (except in July and August) at 7.30 pm and are held in the Donald Barber Lecture Theatre at the Observatory. Members of the public are welcome'.

Category Art Societies
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'Regular NDA meetings are free to members and are at 8 pm on the second Wednesday of each month ... Non-members are also welcome at a fee of £4.00. A buffet supper beforehand (usually at 7pm) is at a special member rate of £5.95.'

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'Meets at 19.45 on the first Wednesday of every month ... If you live in the North Devon area and want to come and meet the crowd, share a cuppa and listen to talks given by members on a wealth of subjects, wander along to a meeting – you don't have to be a member to see if it's for you.... Most meetings comprise a short talk followed by a main talk.'

Category Okehampton
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'We are a small friendly club. We welcome visitors ... Every other Monday evening at 7.30 pm ... Between September and May.'

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'We run 10 meetings a year where specialists address members on topics of varied interest.'

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'Meets each Monday from September to May ... Meetings start at 7.30, with the night's event lasting two hours or so with a break for tea or coffee.'

Category Plant Heritage
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‘We want to ensure that the garden plants we know and love today survive for future generations to enjoy. At the heart of our enterprise are the 40 National Plant Collections®, from Agapanthus to Veltheimia. Our collection holders are keen to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for plant conservation ... We welcome new members of all ages and offer a varied programme of events including workshops and exclusive visits to private gardens.’

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'Society meetings are held on the second Friday of each month and are free for members. Visitors are very welcome (£2).'

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Organize a variety of events, including: Lectures and talks 'Fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons and some Thursday evenings. These cover a wide range of subjects, some being of local interest. Occasionally the Thursday lectures are preceded by a meal.'; The pleasure of books 'An informal gathering of members who enjoy books, talking about books and listening to talks on books. We share those we have enjoyed and sometimes follow a theme.'; Discussions 'Wednesday afternoons, monthly. A wide range of relevant subjects are discussed. Controversial politics and religion are avoided.' Arrangements vary: check details - but: 'All members are free to attend any or all activities ... Non-members may attend Tuesday afternoon & Thursday evening lectures, £2.'

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Main series of weekly lunchtime talks plus special events from time to time: 'Unless stated, all talks begin at 1.10 pm and last for up to 45 minutes ... All our talks require a ticket.' ALERT 'Please note that Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery’s building is closed so development work for the "The Box"can take place ... Will open as the flagship building for the Mayflower 400 commemorations in spring 2020.'

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Occasional meetings: Events Programme can include gatherings of Plymouth Skeptics in the Pub, as well as of some related organizations.

Category Plymouth
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'Regular meetings include talks from members, lectures in conjunction with Plymouth University with whom we work in close partnership, a Reading Group and the Plymouth Proprietary Library Writers Group. We are also actively involved with Heritage Day and Local Study Days. Our main purpose is to promote literature in the Plymouth area and occasional trips to other places of interest such as the Bodleian Library are also encouraged.'

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Meets 'on the second Tuesday of each month commencing at 7.30 pm'.

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'We meet every Tuesday 8 pm - 10 pm from September through to March ... The club always welcomes newcomers whether experienced photographers or complete beginners. There is a varied and interesting programme of talks, workshops and competitions. You would be welcome to come along as our guest to see if we are the club for you ...'

Category Railway History
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'The Friends of The Railway Studies Collection Meetings now take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month ... commencing at 7 pm.'

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