A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Essex

'The programme of events includes speakers, competitions and workshops covering a wide range of photographic topics, equipment and techniques.'

'Promoting the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of photography, helping you create better pictures. We are a friendly, sociable club ensuring all members, both new and old improve and learn. If you are looking for a Chelmsford based camera club, then come along to one of our weekly meetings or practical sessions.'

'We welcome people of all ages who have an interest in photography, whether experienced or complete beginner. Although many of our members started with traditional film, we are now a totally digital club. As well as a full range of open and specialist competitions, judged by East Anglian Federation approved circuit judges, the club has a variety of lectures to suit everybody's photographic taste. In addition there are practical evenings and social events.'

'Our Club’s records show the existence of a Photographic Society locally since Victorian times whilst the Club in its existing form was established in 1946. We have evolved from the conventional film based media to the completely digital image environment gradually since 2004. The Club switched over totally in 2009 to digital projection alongside the existing digital colour and monochrome print production. Within the Club, there is a broad skill base and there is always someone who can help and advise the emerging photographer or a complete novice just starting photography. We pride ourselves on our open and friendly meetings and welcome any visitors who would like to see what we as a local Camera Club do. Just drop by on a Club Meeting evening and say hello. It doesn't matter which camera you use, all that matters is the images you produce. You may surprise yourself with the image quality you will soon be producing.'

'Originally formed in 1969 as the Rayleigh Astronomical Society, the Castle Point Astronomy Club is a small and friendly group of people meeting near Rayleigh in Essex with a common interest in astronomy and the sky at night ... Our meetings are a varied programme of activities that include something for everybody. We have regular Wednesday meetings aimed specifically at beginners. Learn what exciting objects are up there and how best to see them. We also have talks given by members and outside speakers on various topics within the subject, both theoretical and practical.'

Category Chelmsford

 Member of the Essex Beekeepers' Association Grouping

'You don't have to be an "Expert Photographer" to be welcomed as a member of Chelmsford Camera Club. All you need is an interest in photography. The Club meets weekly from September until May with a varied programme of competitions, photographic talks and demonstrations, member participation evenings and social events.'

'Clacton Camera Club is Clacton's oldest photographic club. Formed in 1939, the club continues its ethos of making friends through photography, and it is just as much a social body as a photographic one. The club welcomes anyone who has an interest in photography, whatever their skill level or medium they use, be it film or digital. We provide a friendly atmosphere on a Friday evening combining competitions with guest speakers, members' workshops, fun events and demonstrations. Many of our members are highly experienced photographers and are happy to advise and assist newcomers.'

'The Group organizes a series of archaeological digs throughout the year to help members develop and practice their skills in excavation. There is also an annual series of lectures during the winter months, study visits and other fieldwork designed to promote knowledge and interest in archaeology.'

Category Colchester

 Member of the Essex Beekeepers' Association Grouping

'We take a different approach to the traditional camera clubs. Our aims are to provide a forum where members can enjoy the benefits of a club environment whilst promoting the art of photography, no matter what your interest or level of expertise ... The programme is varied and includes visiting speakers, in-house evenings and we regularly view our work for discussion after being given a theme.'

'Colchester Photographic Society was formed prior to the Second World War to promote and encourage interest in the study and application of photography. This is achieved by a varied programme of weekly meetings during the club’s season, which is September through to May. It includes visits from a variety of skilled and interesting speakers, practical evenings, competitions, plus discussions and encouragement between members.'

'The aim of the Combined Military Services Museum is to display artefacts from Britain’s proud military history, for the education and enjoyment of both present and future generations.'

Category Essex

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

'The EBKA currently has more than 800 members, some with many decades of practical beekeeping experience, while others are newcomers to the craft, bringing enthusiasm and dedication to their new-found hobby ... Membership of the Essex Beekeepers’ Association is through local groups, known as Divisions ... Each Division within Essex holds a number of talks and meetings throughout the year, covering many aspects of the craft of beekeeping.'

Category Antiquity

'Formed in 2005, Essex Egyptology Group members and visitors enjoy a stimulating programme of talks and study days.'

Category Essex

Member of the British Association of Numismatic Societies Grouping

Category Essex

Member of The Orchid Society of Great Britain Grouping

'Essex Rock & Mineral Society had its first meeting in February 1967. Started by Rowley Collier, it is an amateur society ​for those who always want to know more about this world. We cater for all ages, all levels of knowledge, all interests in geology ... Essex Rock meetings are held every month at two venues ... Visitors and new members are always welcome.'

Category Essex

Member of the Skeptics in the Pub Grouping

'The area covered by the ESFH is that of the old Essex county with the exception of "London Boroughs" which are considered to be in the area of East of London FHS and Waltham Forest which is in the area of Waltham Forest FHS. Our main meetings are held monthly in Galleywood. We have monthly branch meetings in Colchester, Harlow and Southend-on-Sea. Our branch in Saffron Walden meets every 3 months. Meetings are open to both members and non-members but priority is always given to our members.'

Category Essex

Member of The Wildlife Trusts Grouping

Category Harlow

 Member of the Essex Beekeepers' Association Grouping

Category Essex

Member of the Historical Model Railway Society Grouping

Category Essex

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

Category Harlow

Member of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Grouping

'If you are interested in Astronomy and Space Science then the Loughton Astronomical Society will be of interest to you and your family. We welcome all levels of experience, whether you are serious and want to learn more, or are just curious to fill an evening ... Our programme covers a varied range of topics: scientists and astronomers presenting their latest research, cosmology, observing, the history of astronomy, equipment and software functionality, and much more. We always continue our discussions after the main talk in the bar ...'

Category Maldon

 Member of the Essex Beekeepers' Association Grouping

Category Braintree

Member of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Grouping

'Our aim is to provide a focal point for photographers of all ages and abilities with a programme that includes competitions, lectures, digital image and print shows, practical evenings and much more.'

Category Essex

Member of the Badger Trust Grouping

'The North Essex Astronomical Society welcomes everyone with an interest in astronomy, whatever their level of expertise. From novice to expert, we aim to be a society for all amateur astronomers. Members’ interests range from observing and astrophotography, from telescopes to astrophysics. Our common love is a passion for astronomy. We try to build a greater appreciation of the dark night sky and help people enjoy it ... We hold a public meeting once a month with a guest speaker. The subjects at meetings range from cosmology, planetary science, and life on other worlds, to astrophotography and more.'

'A very friendly group of local amateur photographers who enjoy getting together to learn more about the subject and, if we want to, have our efforts judged in one of our regular appraisal evenings. The main ethos of the club is having fun and enjoying ourselves so why not come along on a Wednesday evening when you will receive a very warm welcome and make a lot of new, like minded friends. The many benefits of joining a club like ours include learning from other members and also having people we can talk through photographic problems with and get inspiration from.'

Category Europe

'The Southend Anglo Italian Circle was founded in 1993. Its aim is to foster relationships and understanding between British and Italian communities and to promote interest in Italian society, culture and language. Since its foundation, the Southend Anglo Italian Circle has striven to provide a regular programme of lectures.'

Category Maldon

Member of The Arts Society - 2 East of England Grouping

Category Harlow

Member of The Arts Society - 2 East of England Grouping

'The aims of the Society are to encourage interest in and to collect and disseminate information on the history and antiquities of the Thurrock area and to take any action as is appropriate to secure the protection of any buildings, monuments and landscapes which in the opinion of the Society are of historical or architectural interest.'

'Our regular event series are for everybody and give you the opportunity to expand your Essex experience beyond timetabled studies or work. Whether it's TED-style presentations from our leading researchers, seminars encouraging delegates to engage in critical, innovative thinking around the issues of today, or enlightening lectures from new Professors on their specialist subject areas; your education doesn't have to stop when your regular day does.'

'We are the Public Engagement Team - part of Connecting Science - at the Wellcome Genome Campus: A group of passionate enthusiasts whose mission is to share the world of genomics science with public and schools everywhere. We do this through a range of live and digital experiences ... We're lucky to share our mission with pioneering scientists in the world-class facilities of the Sanger Institute and European Bioinformatics Institute driving some of the most exciting (and potentially life-changing) science in the world. Kick started by the Human Genome Project, our campus has a rich history which you're invited to come and experience.'

Category Essex

Member of the World Ship Society Grouping

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