A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Northumberland

Overview

'The Society provides a programme of historical lectures each year with, normally, a minimum of 3 lectures in the Spring and 3 in the Autumn. In addition, there is a speaker or exhibition at the Annual General Meeting in June. From time to time the Society holds member's evenings which allow participants to bring items or raise subjects for a short discussion. These interactive events can provide some fascinating insights into local history.'

Category Railway History
Overview

'The popular indoor meetings are held in the Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station (what is now Barter Books). Meetings start 7.00pm for 7.30pm. We welcome visitors, members and their guests for a small donation towards meeting costs. Refreshments will be available from 7.00 pm.'

Category Alnwick
Overview

'Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month from September - May each year ... Meetings are free to members and visitors are requested to pay £2 ... Free refreshments are provided at the end of each meeting and all who attend are warmly welcomed and invited to stay for tea /coffee /biscuits and a chat.'

Overview

'Meetings are held ... starting at 7.30 pm on the last Tuesday of each month from September to April (except December).'

Category Bookshops
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'One of the perks I value most about having a bookshop is that our talks series, such as it is (roughly a speaker a month between September – June) enables me to meet professionals in every field (the arts, sciences, even sports) who I would otherwise never have had the opportunity to meet. Some few are well-known to the public - hey! It’s a long way up here, the fee is risible, and the Old Waiting Room wherein the talks take place only holds 50 people tops (60 if they’re skinny). Still, some serious names (serious names with big hearts) have been willing to make the perilous journey above Watford. Anyway, all the talks begin at 7.30 and cost £5 (and that includes a glass of plonk no less.)'

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The Friends of Berwick and District Museum and Archives 'aim to present two lectures each year, one in the autumn, and the other coinciding with the Annual General Meeting in the spring'.

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'Our members have an interest in the environment and want to learn more about our wildlife and help conserve it for the enjoyment of people today and the generations to come. Individually we are not "experts", but together we are learning, and building up knowledge and expertise to provide information on Berwick's fauna and flora.'

Overview

'Meets monthly with a programme of lectures and discussions relevant to its aims.'

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'Founded at Grant's House (now Grantshouse) in September 1831 by Dr. George Johnston of Berwick upon Tweed, with the object of investigating the natural history and antiquities of Berwickshire and its vicinage. It is the oldest active field Natural History Club in the United Kingdom ... The main emphasis of the Club's activities is on antiquities and local history expressed by five field meetings a year between May and September to places of interest between the Forth and the Tyne where an expert usually gives a talk and helps to show members around. Such places include historic private houses not open to the public ... Membership is gained through a proposal by an existing member of the Club, though potential new members are welcome to make contact directly.' The Club also organizes a small number of Lectures each season which are open to the public.

Overview

'Meetings are held ... on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7.00 pm for 7.15 pm.'

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'Meetings held 1st Monday of every month September, October, November, December, February, March, April, May and June. Monthly speakers, lending library. If you are interested in any aspect of Archaeology come to one of our meetings and see what we do.'

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'Meetings are on the third Monday of each month, except August and December ... at 7.00 pm.'

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'Throughout the winter months the Society holds monthly meetings to which all those with an interest in local history are welcome. The format of the meeting can vary somewhat, but usually there is a guest speaker with a particular interest in some aspect or period of history. There is often also an opportunity for a question and answer session and to discuss the topic of the evening. Thereafter, there is an opportunity to meet with the speaker and to socialise with other members over some light refreshments ... Meetings are on the last Wednesday of every month from September to April (December excepted) beginning at 7.30 pm.'

Overview

'Our meetings are held once a month except August.'

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'Meetings are held from September to April, normally on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm ... finishing by around 9 pm.'

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'We are a friendly, welcoming group and are always happy to receive visitors to our talks who are interested in becoming members, at a small charge of £2. Meetings run from September to May and talks cover a varied range of gardening and plant interest. Refreshments are served after talks where there is an opportunity to buy plants and garden sundries. Meetings commence at 7.15 pm.'

Category Hexham
Overview

Winter monthly evening meetings, usually second Tuesday.

Online Lectures & Talks
Overview

'Just come along to one of our meetings, at 7.30 pm on the second Tuesday in the month.'

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'Meetings are held ... on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, September to May inclusive at 2.30 pm.'

Category Morpeth
Overview

'Monthly lectures are held during the winter months and visits to places of historic interest take place in the summer ... Visitors and new members always welcome. We meet on the last Friday of: September, October, November, January, February, March (subject to change to avoid Good Friday) and April (AGM).'

Overview

'During the winter months (Sept.-May) we hold regular meetings where a variety of speakers give talks on topics of interest.'

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'The Bird Club holds an indoor meeting each month (with a break June, July and August) on the 2nd Friday of each month (with the September meeting on the 3rd Friday) ... The meetings start at 7.30 pm and last for around two hours, with a refreshment interval in the middle.'

Category Wildlife Trusts
Overview

'We run a busy programme of activities and events throughout the year, ranging from walks and talks to wildlife training courses and ecological surveys ... Our local groups also organise their own varied programme of events, talks and guided walks, some open to the general public and others to members only. All groups welcome newcomers, so check out the local groups page for information ...'

Overview

'The Society is non-political and non-denominational; it is entirely an historical and social organisation. A programme of occasional talks, visits, events and social activities, including a Society Dinner, will be arranged annually, and Members will receive the Society’s Journal, The Fifteen, and regular newsletters ... Applications to become Members of the Society are welcomed from all those who share an interest in this important aspect of Northumbrian history.'

Overview

Organize the Annual Roland Bibby Memorial Lecture. Also: 'Branch Meetings are held in Newcastle and Hexham every month or so, with guest speakers and performers'.

Category National Trust
Overview

Occasional lectures and talks, and related events.

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