A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Leicestershire

'Has been welcoming and encouraging local photographers of all ages and abilities continuously since 1967 ... The Club aims to provide an environment where everyone can enjoy exploring their photography, share experiences, receive constructive advice and feedback and enjoy the company of like minded others, from all walks of life. The club has a buoyant membership and is always pleased to welcome new members ... In winter, activities are indoors for a series of talks, demonstrations and practical evenings, always with a view to improving skills and gaining fresh insights and inspiration.'

'Situated in Leicestershire, we offer gardening enthusiasts from all backgrounds the chance to meet up, socialise and share their horticultural wisdom and experiences. From coach trips and events, to supplying compost and garden supplies exclusively to our members and days out; there is something for everyone to enjoy.'

'The Centre for Urban History, founded in 1985, is a unique institution for the study of towns and cities. With an international reputation, our knowledge and expertise have a global as well as a local reach. We study the urban history of Europe and Asia since 1700 with special interests in Britain, China, India and Ireland ... Each year we host a series of free seminars and lectures which is open to graduates, students, staff and members of the public.'

Category Europe

'The non for profit "Societa' Dante Alighieri" was founded in Rome in 1889 with the aim of promoting Italian culture ... In Loughborough the DA Society ... has always aimed to promote and develop an interest in Italian culture and language across the local community. The Society is not just for Italian speakers and it welcomes membership from every background. Culture doesn't include only the highbrow arts, in fact we have run events that reflect Italy of the past and the present.'

'The events we host are aimed at a variety of audiences from students and alumni to the general public and professionals. The DMU events office ensures students enjoy truly unique and memorable experiences, from a student’s first open day right through to their graduation ceremony which marks the end of the student journey. The vast majority of our events are open to all and free to attend.'

'Desford Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Desford a better place to live, work and play ... The History Society are custodians of the Parish Archives. From time to time, we use these records to put on displays & exhibitions. We have a meeting with a speaker on the 3rd Tuesday of alternate months.'

'The Fleckney History Group hold meetings ... on the second Thursday in the month ... Fleckney is a parish of 1,255 acres about eight miles south-east of Leicester and about seven miles north of Market Harborough.'

Founded 1980: 'The Society meets monthly with the exception of July. In the summer months we have two outings to visit places of historic interest whilst the other 9 meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month'.

Category Leicester

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

'The Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society (the “Lit&Phil”) was founded in 1835. Every year, from October to May, our members enjoy a programme of lectures held at the magnificent Victorian Gallery of the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, New Walk. Lectures range from Shakespeare to Space Science, from Natural History to Volcanism, from Art to Astrophysics, from Banking to Bruegel. The Society also has Natural History and Geology sections. We have adopted a hybrid approach to the presentation of our lectures. They are still held in the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, but they are also streamed using Zoom and therefore available online to a wider audience. We are now attracting National and International participants.'

'The leading organisation in Leicestershire advocating and campaigning for an inclusive and plural society free from religious privilege, prejudice and discrimination ... The Society aims to provide a stimulating atmosphere nurturing debate and creativity. Regular talks, meetings and events continue to be held at Leicester Secular Hall, one of the world's last surviving Secular Halls, built in 1881. The Hall and Society together provide a local base for loosely bound groups and individuals to join forces with a view to creating a better world.'

Category Leicestershire

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

'Our main aim is tracing, recording and disseminating information on all aspects of Little Bowden . Members have differing levels of involvement - some carry out research into topics with the intention of publishing their results while others are content to enjoy the monthly speakers and activities.'

'The Society was founded in 1955 to encourage the study of the archaeology of the Loughborough area. Since then it has expanded its interests to include all aspects of the area’s history. We are a group of people interested in learning about local history and preserving it for future generations. Our members - interested amateurs and academic historians alike - have been collecting and sharing the history of the area for more than 6o years, publishing books, creating a history trail and putting together resources which schools and community groups can borrow. We stage talks and guided walks over the year, many on local topics.'

'Throughout the year the University and the Students’ Union organise a variety of events which are open to the local community to attend. These include the annual bonfire and firework display, a variety of musical and theatrical performances and a series of lectures by Loughborough academics and guest speakers.'

'Founded in 1931 for those interested in local history and archaeology. We have monthly talks from September to May, with a local field trip in June. Our local history conference (The History Day) takes place in October and is dedicated in memory of J.C. Davies and Michael Brown, both of whom contributed considerably to the Society.'

'At the heart of our work are our diverse religious and belief communities. We serve them in a number of ways through public benefit activities which include charity days, integration initiatives over food, roundtable discussions, lectures and seminars. We are committed to working with communities to promote encounter, harbour trust, strengthen understanding and encourage co-operation.'

'Each year we host a series of free seminars and lectures which is open to graduates, students, staff and members of the public.'

'We are the Local History Society for the parish of Thurcaston and Cropston, in the Charnwood area of Leicestershire.' Normally monthly meetings with lectures during the year but with the Summer Meetings (June-August) being outings to local places of interest.

'Founded in 1987 to promote interest in the local history of the villages on the western side of the Leicestershire Wolds, specifically Wymeswold, Burton on the Wolds, Hoton, Prestwold and Cotes ... The principal activities of the WHO are talks on the third Tuesday of September, October, November, February, March, April, May and June. During the summer there is a trip to a local place of interest while in January there is an annual meal followed by a short AGM.'

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