A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Gloucestershire

'Arranges talks by experts on local places, historic figures and issues ... There is also a social programme of events and trips throughout the year. Priority is given to members so please join!'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Exists to further public knowledge about the history of Blockley and adjacent parishes. It does this by collecting, preserving and displaying records, antiquities and other objects of historical interest, and by sponsoring talks, discussions, publications and visits to sites of relevant interest.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'The Gardening Club supports a great tradition in Box by promoting a love of gardens and gardening. Anyone is welcome to come along to events or to join the club. We have a show, party and outings as well as regular talks on subjects to suit all levels of skill and interest and a discount on seeds.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'As the largest photographic club in Gloucestershire, we have a wealth of experience to support you, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced worker ... We invite experts from all over the country to show us interesting images and explain why and how they took them.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Europe

'For all who love Italy: its culture, history, language and people ... We normally meet on a Monday, once a month.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Formed in 1984 "to advance the education of the general public in the history and architecture of Chipping Campden and its surrounding villages" ... We are a very active society, with close to 300 members and a regular attendance of 80 at our monthly talks. Our members have undertaken research projects on a variety of topics.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Exists to preserve the character of this historic and friendly market town, and to make people aware of the need to look after it ... Our monthly meetings ... feature speakers on architectural, archaeological and conservation topics.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Each year the society holds a series of ten lectures on a varied selection of topics intended to appeal to a wide variety of interests and levels of scientific background.  Members include not only scientists, doctors and engineers but also many who have a general interest in science and technology.

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The Cotswold Astronomical Society serves amateur astronomers in the Cotswold area centered on Cheltenham and Gloucester. Local membership reaches to Swindon, Evesham and Worcester too.We welcome anyone interested in astronomy. Our members come from all walks of life and range from beginners just starting out to experienced amateurs with a wealth of knowledge. Members have varied interests from cosmology to telescope making, from lunar and planetary observing, to supernova hunting. Not all members are active observers, and the society caters equally well for the armchair or internet astronomer ... We hold monthly meetings in Cheltenham, often with a guest speaker.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The Forest of Dean Local History Society is the oldest and one of the largest societies in Gloucestershire ... founded in 1948 ... Our regular programme of talks is free to members and members have priority when bookings are required for our outings within the Forest and further afield. Members are the first to know about our summer historical walks and we also regularly email members who have requested it with information about activities by neighbouring history societies and county-wide groups.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Gloucester Cathedral is a place where all are welcome, regardless of background or faith. We are open 365 days a year and are proud that there is no charge to enter the Cathedral, but we do ask that you make a donation towards the upkeep of the building. Over 300,000 people from all over the world come to the Cathedral every year to take part in our services, events and activities or to enjoy the experience of visiting one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe ... Throughout the year Gloucester Cathedral offers a diverse range of lectures and talks given by eminent speakers covering a wide variety of subjects.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'GBKA is a registered charity with the principal objective of promoting and furthering the craft of beekeeping. GBKA has been doing this for over 100 years and has members from all over Gloucestershire and its neighbouring counties ... The seven Branches within GBKA carry on most beekeeping activities. Each Branch runs its own programme of lectures, talks, training sessions and apiary sessions. Members may attend all the meetings and events organised by any of the seven branches.'

'We are a very active society, with over 1,000 enthusiastic family historians, based in Gloucester, the surrounding area and across the UK as well as worldwide ... Our members have many opportunities to interact with the Society and fellow members, most obviously through our regular branch meetings, held in Gloucester and the Forest of Dean. Most months of the year, talks from a wide range of fascinating speakers, are held at The Heritage Hub. While members tend to visit their local branch, they are welcome to attend any branch event. These meetings aren’t closed to members as we are delighted to welcome non-members to talks free of charge.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Whether you have been a collector for years or are an absolute beginner we warmly welcome new members ... The officers, and other members of the society, who you will meet at the monthly meetings,  will help to make you feel welcome.  You will be able to get advice and help with your philatelic interests ... The meetings begin at 7.20 pm with speakers starting at 7.30 pm.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Since the mid 1980’s Gloucestershire Philosophical Society have held meetings on a variety of topics. We aim to provide a forum for debate on issues of current interest alongside informative lectures from specialists in many areas of philosophical, political, social, scientific and artistic thought. Our meetings are open to both the academic and wider community. We warmly welcome new members, so why not come along and offer your opinions.'

'The Society was formed in 1988 to research, record and promote interest in the history of Lechlade and its surrounding area, and, where appropriate, to conserve our heritage. This is achieved through regular meetings with specialist speakers, visits to local sites of historical importance, publication of pamphlets and erection of display boards. Membership is open to all who share these aims.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Gloucester

We have a friendly and active membership who enjoy a range of monthly talks, visits and social events ... Most meetings usually take the form of talks given by visiting nationally/locally known academics but, occasionally, we invite members who wish to contribute “short” papers to speak or we hold informal discussions. Whether you wish to sit back and listen or actively join in, we aim to provide something for everyone ... Branch meetings are open to non-members as well!'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group (SGMRG) was set up by local people to understand, record and where appropriate preserve the remains, of what was once an extensive industry, for the present community and future generations. SGMRG is a voluntary organisation that relies on grants and donations from local people. Our membership is made up of archaeologists, surveyors, historians, engineers, cavers and those simply interested in finding more about what lies under their feet. We have regular meetings, walks and talks including the opportunity to get involved in exploration, archaeology and restoration work.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

Founded 2008. Aims include:  'To promote interest in the local history of Stonehouse in all its aspects and through all periods of history ... To hold talks and meetings devoted to this aim and to visit places of historic interest ...'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Rail Transport

'A friendly non profit making organisation who all share an interest in railways including model railways, standard gauge railways, miniature railways, railway preservation, narrow gauge railways, diesel, electric & steam traction, in the UK & worldwide. The society currently holds over 55 members, young and old, who meet on a weekly basis & take part in an extensive programme of railway related talks, visits & presentations.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The Club welcomes photographers of all abilities, the emphasis being on images rather than kit. The Club meets every Monday evening at 7.30pm (September to second week of June), and also has a reduced programme during the summer. The Monday meetings are a mix of guest speakers, competitions and practical evening.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

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