A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Gloucestershire

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'There are 148 gardening clubs and societies in the Gloucestershire Federation of Gardening Societies.' Note the rolling section Gardening clubs meeting in the next week in the middle of the Home Page.

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'Meets at 7.30 pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month ... There are no meetings during June, July and August.'

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'All evening talks take place on Thursday evenings, 8-10 pm ... Aquarius Severn is an open and friendly group - our talks attract people of all ages, and visitors are always welcome.'

Category Tewkesbury
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'Many village residents are members of the Beckford and District Gardening Club, a friendly, thriving and lively club which draws its members from a number of local villages. The Club holds monthly evening meetings throughout the autumn and winter, with talks or demonstrations about a wide range of subjects of interest to gardeners.'

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Occasional lectures organized by the Friends of Berkeley Castle.

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'The club meets at 7.30 pm on the second Wednesday in the months of January to May plus October and November, with an outing in the summer and an annual show.'

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'The Gardening Club welcomes all villagers to take part in its programme of events ... We have around 60 members and are always happy to see new ones. You don’t have to be a plant expert in any way! There is something for every level of skill and interest.'

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Category France
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Fortnightly talks in French, October to May.

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'We meet on the second Saturday of each month at 2.15 for 2.45 pm. Meetings generally include a speaker (with slides and/or plants), plant sales, table show, raffle and tea or coffee. There is an entrance fee of £2 per person (juniors free) to cover hire of the hall, speakers expenses and refreshments. Visitors are very welcome to join us.'

Category Horology
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Evening meetings, normally second Wednesday of the month.

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’Our season runs from September to May, plus an annual dinner in a restaurant in June, and our programme of events consists mainly of illustrated talks/lectures given in French (conférences), which usually attract about 30 people. Most talks are given by native speakers of French. Many of the speakers are accredited by the Alliance Française, with occasional contributions from our own members.‘

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'The Club runs a programme of weekly talks during the winter months ... Meetings start at 7.15 pm.'

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'Cheltenham Camera Club meets from September to May. Unless otherwise stated, meetings take place on Thursday evenings at 7.30 pm for a 7.45 pm start. On most evenings a lecture is given by a distinguished photographer, often of national standard, in which they present their work with a helpful commentary. On occasions these lectures are of a more practical nature covering such subjects as lighting, printing and various photographic processes.'

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'The Civic Society has a programme of monthly events, ranging from talks by invited speakers and visits to places of interest, to discussion meetings organised to address specific areas of concern or interest, and an annual lecture by a keynote speaker.'

Category Dowsing
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'We meet on the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings are a mix of guest speakers, training and practical exercises, discussion, and sharing knowledge and experiences of and by members, with a mid-point break for refreshments.'

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'We have a present membership of 140 and an average attendance of over 50 at our monthly meetings ... on the second Thursday of each month.'

Category Cheltenham
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'The Society’s season runs from October to May with meetings generally taking place on the second Monday of each month, starting at 7.30 pm. Talks run for approximately an hour, with the remainder of the evening being set aside for members to mingle and talk to each other, preferably in Italian, and to meet the speaker if they wish to ask any further questions about the evening’s talk.'

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'Lectures and meetings are held ... from 7.30 till 9.00 pm normally on the third Tuesday of each month from September to April.'

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'Society Evenings ... are usually held on the second Friday of each month except January and August. Meetings are from 7.00 to 10.00 pm. Lectures start at 7.30 pm ... They are a mixture of talks and workshops covering a wide range of topics.'

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'CADHAS has an annual programme of interesting lectures and outings. The season runs from September to April, ending with the Annual General Meeting.' Monthly lectures, Thursday evenings. Also 'Occasional Saturday Talks'.

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'The Society has an annual programme of lectures, many with particular reference to the local area, but some of wider national interest ... Meetings are held from September to May, usually on the fourth Wednesday of each month.'

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'The Society arranges a programme of ten lectures per year for its membership of local scientists, technologists and engineers. The speakers are drawn mainly from Universities and Research Councils, but also from Industry and Government. The Society attempts to arrange lectures on a wide range of subjects, covering as many disciplines as possible each year.'

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'Our main event is a monthly meeting; in the first half a guest speaker talks on a topic of astronomical interest, followed by a break for tea or coffee and biscuits. The second half is generally "open house" often with a "what’s up in the sky" talk, display of members photographs, or discussions about equipment or observing techniques.'

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'This group has over 190 members. From September to April/May, talks are held on the last Wednesday of each month ... at 7.30. In summer, garden visits are arranged, including two coach trips each year and a holiday.'

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Annual Lecture organized by the Friends of Deerhurst Church: 'Admission on the Door from 7 pm'.

Category Thornbury
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'From Gloucestershire in the 1790s to Somalia in the 1970s, Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden traces the impact of one of the pivotal events in world history, in the place where it happened. This is the house where Edward Jenner, pioneer of vaccination against smallpox, lived and told the world about his work. Less than 200 years later, smallpox had been eradicated, with countless lives saved in the process.' Hold a series of monthly talks.

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'From September through to July the Society holds an illustrated talk on the second Tuesday of each month, starting at 7.30 pm.'

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Monthly Saturday meetings: 'Workshops take place between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm'.

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Objectives of the Society include: ' To ensure the legacy of F.W. Harvey is remembered through performances, discussions, lectures and publications about his life and work and inform young people about him through formal and informal education.'

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'We hold lectures during the winter on appropriate topics, in various places in the Forest area. Some are given by our own members, other by historians and archaeologists from further afield.'

Category Gloucester
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'All regular meetings are held on Tuesdays, starting at 7.30 pm, though the doors open at 7.00 pm, and many people arrive soon after, so they can chat. Visitors, who pay a fee of £2.00, are welcome at any regular meeting. Up to three such fees can be refunded to visitors who join the club.'

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'In the winter months there are meetings in both Gloucester and Cheltenham on a wide range of archaeological and local history topics. These provide, for new and old members alike, the opportunity to learn more about the past. Visitors are always welcome at these meetings.'

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The Friends of Gloucestershire Archives 'organises different kinds of event for members during the year - seminars, talks, guided tours of historical buildings (often with tea), and an annual social evening with buffet'.

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'The group runs a program of public events throughout the year, at which members of the public are very welcome. These take the form of a winter talk program and a summer walk program. We also run a wider program of events for bat group members.'

Category Gloucestershire
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'A warm welcome to the Gloucestershire Beekeepers Association - GBKA - with the principle object of promoting and furthering the craft of beekeeping. The GBKA has been doing this for over 100 years and has members all over the county and from neighbouring counties. New members (all ages) - whether complete beginners or experienced beekeepers - are all welcome to join. The seven branches (Cheltenham and Gloucester, Cirencester and District, Dean Forest, Newent, North Cotswold, South Gloucestershire and Stroud) that collectively make up the GBKA, carry on most beekeeping activities. Each branch runs its own programme of lectures, talks, training sessions and apiary sessions.'

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'In the Winter our GBKA-CG branch meets at a local Village Hall on the second Friday of the month. Meetings normally start at 7.30 pm and close about 10 pm. Winter meetings are usually talks from both guest speakers and association members on a range of beekeeping subjects.'

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Branch Meetings for the Society's Branches in: Cirencester, Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud.

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

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'Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.30 pm.'

Category Gardens Trusts
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We 'listen to high quality lectures by a range of specialist speakers on a variety of garden topics, and occasional conferences or workshops on subjects of current conservation importance'.

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'We meet on the 4th Friday of the month from 7.30 pm for an 8.00 pm start. (The meeting in August is usually a pub lunch and we have no meeting in December.)'

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'The Gloucestershire Local History Association includes representatives from many local history societies in the county, the county record office and local studies centres, and meets quarterly to discuss matters relating to local history in Gloucestershire. Details of events organised by the Association and member organisations may be found here. A list of local history speakers, links to local history organisations in the County, guidance on computing matters, and other useful resources are available ...'

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'The series of indoor winter talks takes place on the second Friday in the month from October through to April at Watermoor Church Hall, Cirencester ... The hall is open from 7pm for 7.30pm start. Free to members.’

Category Wildlife Trusts
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'We believe there is no better way to learn about wildlife than to experience it first hand. Our events are open to everyone and our event leaders love to share their enthusiasm for Gloucestershire’s landscape and wildlife. Come to a talk, join us for a walk around a nature reserve and spot wild flowers, glow worms or bats; learn a new skill at one of our hurdle-making or dry stone walling workshops.'

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Category Stroud
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'Hawkwood often stages various special events throughout the year, from concerts to lectures, open days, and retreats.'

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Monthly meetings, Monday evenings. (Some Meetings are held in Gloucester.)

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'We meet every 4th Thursday (except December) at 7.30 pm ... Visitors are very welcome.' Enquire about forthcoming speakers.

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'The Gloucestershire Local Network holds a number of lectures, visits and tours on a wide range of subjects covering Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Information Technology. Some events are held jointly with other professional institutions. All are welcome to attend, including non-members, family & friends. Unless otherwise stated, lectures start at 7.30 pm with refreshments from 7.00 pm.'

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'We are a group of enthusiasts who meet weekly on Friday evenings, 7.30 pm for 7.45 pm ... Over the years, Kingswood Photographic Society has become renowned for the quality of its annual programme, with an emphasis on well-known outside speakers from around the UK. In addition, members run other evenings, with the aim of sharing their knowledge with others. Practical and competition evenings make up the balance of the programme, with AV being one of the latest innovations.'

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'Meetings are held once a month from September to May at 8.00 pm, usually on Thursday evenings ... for talks and discussions. Outings and field trips are also organised and there are opportunities to participate in research groups. Membership is now over 130.'

Category Arts & Crafts
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'We usually meet on the first and third Thursday of the month ... at 7.30 pm; new members are always welcome.'

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'Our annual programme includes ... afternoon and evening talks between October and March.'

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'All meetings are held on Tuesdays ... starting at 7.30 pm.'

Category Plant Heritage
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'The Gloucestershire Group has regular monthly meetings throughout the year to which visitors are always welcome. The winter meetings are usually devoted to lectures by visiting speakers and the summer meetings are a mixture of garden visits, social evenings and coach outings.'

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'The meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month ... commencing at 7.45 pm when we invite a Speaker to present a talk or slide show thereby making the evening enjoyable and informative. The speakers invited to our meetings cover a wide area of subjects, covering not just British and Foreign birds, but including all aspects of Nature and Wildlife and can consist of talks, slide shows, videos and "hands on" experiences.'

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Occasional talks: 'All the meetings are open to everyone, and there is no charge'.

Category Dowsing
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'We welcome enthusiasts and beginners from throughout the county and beyond at our fortnightly practical sessions ... Meetings are open to everyone, novices, members and non-members alike. Members £2; Non-members £3. Second Thursdays 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm. Fourth Saturdays 10.30 am to noon.'

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'Meetings - usually with a guest speaker - are held on the second Tuesday of the month from October through to May.'

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'See the Events page of the website for the details of presentations and outings.'

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Program of Public Events 'This is a list of public events that we intend to do ... Do not assume that these events will necessarily happen without contacting the relevant person to express interest or request details.'

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'We have a summer programme of visits and talks, and a winter programme of talks, plus a special Christmas event each year.'

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Monthly talks, Thursday evenings. ALERT Unable to find online a forthcoming programme of events for the Society, at Review.

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Category Tewkesbury
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Meetings 'are held each month from September to May when talks are given, primarily on Tewkesbury topics, although subjects of a wider historical nature are also included'.

Category Railway History
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'Every fortnight, a guest speaker is invited to give a railway related presentation, which may be a slideshow, a video or a cine show. On the other Tuesday nights, members bring along their own slides, memory sticks, photographs & videos to share with other members. If you live locally and have an interest in railways, then please do not hesitate to come along on a Tuesday evening. You do not have to be a member to attend our society as you can visit as a guest, if you enjoy your visit then you are more than welcome to join.'

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Category Chipping Campden
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'Lectures take place ... normally on the third Monday of the month between September and June each year.'

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Category Cheltenham
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'We organise lectures on the second Tuesday evening of each month from September to June.'

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Category Stow on the Wold
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'Our regular lecture meetings take place ... on the third Thursday of the month at 11 am and our members assemble from about 10.15 am for a cup of coffee together at the hall. We are considered by our members to be a friendly and welcoming Society and try our best to maintain this reputation.’

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Category Yate
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'We meet ... on the third Monday in the month from October to June: Morning, meet at 10.30, lecture at 11.00 am. (approx 1hr.); Afternoon, meet at 1.30, lecture at 2.00 pm. (approx 1hr).'

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'The Club meets every Monday evening at 7.30 pm for 7.45 pm (September to April), and also has a reduced programme during the summer. The Monday meetings are a mix of guest speakers, competitions and practical evenings.'

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‘The Cheltenham & Gloucester Branch is very active with regular attendance of over 40 people at our monthly meeting meetings. We meet every second Tuesday of the month ... with speakers organised from all over the country. We have film and documentary showings and organised trips both in this country and to the Western Front. All are welcome to attend our meetings.’

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