A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Oxfordshire

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'Events listed here are open to everyone. Whether you want to listen to a lecture, learn a new skill, take in a concert or an exhibition, see a play staged by Oxford University students or attend one of our sporting events, there's always something going on.'

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Meets 'at 8 pm on the second Monday of each month from September to June (inclusive)'.

Category Abingdon
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'Our meetings are held on alternate Thursdays ... Meetings start at 8 pm and finish at around 10.00 pm.'

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The Abingdon Museum Friends organisation 'supports the Museum through fundraising and voluntary work. They meet monthly during autumn and winter for a variety of talks and social gatherings. In the summer months there are day trips to other museums and places of interest both locally and further afield'. The Friends can meet in the Parish Centre which is alongside the Church of St Helen nearby.

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Winter monthly programme, Tuesday evenings: 'Meetings ... start at 7.30 pm, unless stated otherwise.'

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Monthly meetings, Wednesday evenings: 'We welcome new members, and non-members are welcome at our events. There is a £2 admission charge for visitors at indoor meetings ...'

Category Africa
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'The University of Oxford is one of the world's leading centres for the study of Africa. In every Faculty and Division across the University there are active research programmes focused on the continent. The African Studies Centre, within the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, acts as a focal point for graduate level work and faculty research on Africa.' ... The Centre 'organises a lively programme of seminars, workshops and international conferences'.

Category Oxford
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'The College hosts many lectures and seminars, including those by lecturers appointed by the University and associated with All Souls ... These lectures are open to the public and information about the lectures is posted as soon as it is available ... The College also supports seminars, lectures and workshops sponsored by Fellows for members of the University. They are not open to members of the public unless the lecture or seminar notice explicitly indicates that "All are welcome", or permission to attend has been obtained from the Fellow giving the course or seminar.'

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Meetings '2nd Wednesday of the month from October to March at 7.30 pm'.

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Occasional lectures and talks: 'The present Ashmolean was created in 1908 by combining two ancient Oxford institutions: the University Art Collection and the original Ashmolean Museum. The older partner in this merger, the University Art Collection, was based for many years in what is now the Upper Reading Room in the Bodleian Library. The collection began modestly in the 1620s with a handful of portraits and curiosities displayed in a small room on the upper floor. In 1636 and 1657, Archbishop Laud and Ralph Freke added notable collections of coins and medals, later installed in a strong room of their own and now incorporated into the Ashmolean coin collection. The objects of curiosity included Guy Fawkes’ lantern and a sword said to have been given by the pope to Henry VIII, both now in the Ashmolean, as well as a number of more exotic items, including Jacob’s Coat of Many Colours, long since lost. However, as there was a museum for curiosities of this kind in the University Anatomy Theatre, objects like this tended to go there or to the Ashmolean, after it opened in 1683, leaving the Bodleian gallery to develop as a museum of art ...'

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'Indoor meetings are held at 8 pm ... on alternate Tuesdays during the University term. Annual features include the E.F. Warburg Memorial Lecture (in conjunction with BBOWT) and the Bernard Tucker Memorial Lecture (in conjunction with Oxford Ornithological Society), both given by prestigious guest speakers.'

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'Meeting are held ... at 7.30 pm on Mondays - Unless stated otherwise.'

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'Founded in 1958 by a group of local historians to encourage research into the local history of Banbury town and its hinterland. We have around 200 members, mostly local but some scattered far and wide. Our annual programme of activities runs from September to July, with lectures from September through to Easter and then a varied programme of outings and expeditions in the summer. We meet for the lectures at 7.30 pm on the second Thursday of each month.'

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Category Banbury
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'All indoor meetings are held on the second Monday of the month ... starting at 7.30 pm.'

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Monthly meetings, last Friday of the month.

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'The club meets every other Monday evening throughout the year (with adjustments for Bank Holidays), at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start. Photographers of all levels of experience and ability are welcome to join us.'

Category Bicester
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'Meetings are on the third Monday of each month (except August) at 7.30 pm.'

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Category Christianity
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'The Priory community of Dominican friars welcomes many for daily Mass and prayer, and to take part in regular group meetings and other events.'

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'We meet the third Wednesday of each month at 08.00 pm from January to May then September to November each year.'

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‘What’s on at the Bodleian Libraries brings together the wide-ranging activities taking place in the Libraries. Whether you visit an exhibition or a display, attend an event or a lecture, go on a guided tour, or visit our Shop, you will find an opportunity to discover our distinguished collections, magnificent buildings and informative programmes.‘

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'We meet on the fourth Thursday of every month (except December) ... Meetings start at 7.30 pm and include talks, news updates, plant sales, loan of books to members, refreshments, and a table show of plants.'

Category Horology
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'Branch meets are ... on the fourth Tuesday of each month.'

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Meetings 'third Thursday of every month, starting at 6.30 pm'.

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Meetings most months: 'Admission is free, but please register ...'

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'The mission of COMPAS is to conduct high quality research in order to develop theory and knowledge, inform policy-making and public debate, and engage users of research within the field of migration.’

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'We aim to meet regularly indoors (although not exclusively) where astronomy talks and demonstrations take place in an informal and sociable atmosphere (i.e. without feet and hands freezing!).'

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Winter monthly meetings, usually first Thursday at 7.30 pm.

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Have produced a combined list of 'Classics' Public Lectures across the University.

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Research Seminar Series 'open to all' plus other events which might be attended by all.

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'The first event to formalise the establishment of the Ditchley Foundation was a lecture given by the Provost, Harry Hodson. Since that date, a lecture has - with the exceptions of 1977, 1979 and 2001 - been held annually. Usually delivered by a distinguished individual from public life, the lecture has become the largest regular event at Ditchley and since 1975 has been held in June/July to mark the close of our conference season. It has become a tradition that the nationality of the speaker rotates between Britain, North America, and a third country. The topic of the lecture is of the speaker's own choosing.' Enquire about attendance.

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Occasional events organized by The Friends of Dorchester Abbey including the annual Dorchester Lecture.

Category Biology
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Annual memorial lecture held every March in honour of Hodgkin's work: 'No reservation needed - all welcome': 'Hodgkin is particularly noted for discovering three-dimensional biomolecular structures ... Apart from the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1964, she was the second woman recipient of the Order of Merit, a recipient of the Copley Medal, a Fellow of the Royal Society, a winner of the Lenin Peace Prize, and was Chancellor of Bristol University from 1970 to 1988 ...' [Wikipedia 3 February 2012]

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'We meet at 7.15 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except August).'

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'The society usually meets once a month on a Tuesday evening. Speakers are invited to talk on a variety of interesting aspects of local history.'

Category Japan
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'Every semester the Europe Japan Research Centre hosts a series of talks and other events by scholars, artists and commentators from around the world who are Japan specialists. Under the auspices of our Japan Interest Group (JIG), these events are open to the public with guests including students, active and retired researchers or anyone with an interest in Japan.'

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'Meetings ... are on a Thursday and start at 7.30 pm.'

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Category Philosophy
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'Live' events occasionally open to members of the public.

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'Meetings are held ... on the third Friday of the month (except March and December when the meeting will be on the 2nd Friday.) Meetings begin at eight o'clock.'

Category Law & Society
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'We hold a programme of lectures and workshops, attended by lawyers, policymakers, academics, and business people from around the world. All lectures are free and open to the public.'

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Regular talks, Thursday evenings, from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm.

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'GTC is building on a legacy of important and successful public lectures and seminars organised by its previous constituent colleges. There will be themed series of lectures and one-off events, usually open to the rest of the University and in some cases to the wider public.'

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'Meets at 8.00 pm twice monthly on a Wednesday ... for displays from visiting societies, auctions, competitions and with opportunities to learn, to exchange views and material and so enjoy this interesting and absorbing hobby.'

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'Monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month from September until May ... at 7.30 pm. Membership costs £10 for an individual and £19 for 2 people living at the same address. Non members are more than welcome at just £2 per meeting.'

Category Religious Belief
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'Runs a series of public seminars, generally once every two weeks during term time, attracting up to a hundred people.'

Category Oxford
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Monthly meetings, Tuesday evenings.

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'With a membership of about 60, the Society meets on the last Tuesday of each month ... All our monthly meetings begin at 7.50pm for 8.00pm ... Visitors are always welcome and need not be accompanied by an adult. The charge is £3.50 on the door (50p if under 26).'

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Meet 'Monday evenings at 7.30 from September to April'.

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Category Oxford
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PDF copy of current brochure lists a large number and wide range of lectures and related events. Enquire about attendance.

Category Oxford
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'Mansfield College is part of the University of Oxford. Its mission is to make the University more accessible and it has the highest state sector intake of Oxford colleges. We hope you enjoy our free public events.'

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'We arrange eight evening meetings each year with talks by guest speakers or members ... Meetings take place ... starting at 7.45 pm. Everyone is welcome but there is a charge of £2 for non-members.'

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Occasional lectures in wide-ranging programme: enquire about attendance.

Category Bookshops
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'Throughout the year, mostly books runs many events - ranging from children's fun days, to meet-the-author talks and signings.'

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'Family-friendly events, public lectures, gallery tours, table talks and more ... All events and activities at the Museum are free unless stated otherwise in the listing.'

Category Abingdon
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'Our talks take place ... in afternoons, in most months through the winter. They enable us to keep in touch with one another and entertain, stimulate - even educate us, while the National Trust's properties are closed.'

Category Abingdon
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'We meet ... on the last Tuesday of the month (except December) at 7.30 for 7.45 pm. We must be the only stamp society which meets in a post office!' Alert Website for the Society not accessible; Programme of future lectures for the Society on the Thames Valley & District Philatelic Society Website.

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Category Arts & Crafts
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'Annual programme includes a number of talks on a wide variety of textile related topics. Some lecturers are from the UK and some are specialists from overseas who are visiting England and enjoying some time in Oxford. Unless otherwise stated the talks take place ... starting at 5.45 pm with refreshments from 5.15 pm. Visitors welcome (£2). No booking necessary.'

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Programme of early Monday evening meetings. Various venues in central Oxford can be used.

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'The BRC hosts a series of public lectures showcasing the research within our themes ... All are welcome and there is no need to register.'

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'Here at Oxford Brookes University we have a history of hosting lectures that are free and open to the general public, alumni, students and the academic community alike ... Lectures are free of charge and open to the public, but booking is essential.'

Category Oxford
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'Meetings are usually held in Pusey House on Tuesday evenings of Full Term. The Society continues the tradition of the Inklings by retiring after most meetings to the "Eagle and Child" for general discussion. As well as speakers, there are informal meetings, poetry and prose readings, and occasional outings to country pubs. Membership is not restricted to members of the University.'

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''A Recognised Independent Centre of Oxford University. The principal aim of the Centre is the study of Hindu culture, religion, languages, literature, philosophy, history, arts and society, in all periods and in all parts of the world ... Lectures are a key part of the OCHS programme. One of our goals is to make lectures delivered at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies accessible to all ... As well as our general lectures and Shivdasani lectures and seminars we currently host three named lectures ...' Enquire about attendance. Note also: Friends of the OCHS  'Friends of the OCHS have formed groups across the UK holding events that raise funds and awareness for the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.'

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Weekly Tuesday Lectures 'These public lectures are intended to contribute to addressing the needs of what Professor Walls calls, "Post-Western Christianity", focusing particularly on expounding the theological, biblical and missiological contribution the church in the global "South" is making. The dissemination of these lectures through print and audio is expected to be a resource for "a new age of Christian scholarship" in the growing church.'

Category Oxford
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Wide range of lectures, some explicity annotated 'public lecture', others 'open to all'. Enquire about attendance.

Category Christianity
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'Each Tuesday during the University term the Centre runs programmes of Public Lectures with distinguished speakers for the world of academia, church and faith communities, politics, and public life, on matters of interest to the university community, the churches and faith communities and wider society. They are open to all members of the public free of charge. They are normally held at 5.00 pm in the College’s Collier Room and are followed by discussion with the lecturer until about 6.15 pm.'

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'Our talks (free to members) are given by leading speakers and are held in interesting locations across Oxford. A wide variety of subjects are covered – eg Oxford history, buildings, current developments, arts and science.'

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Range of seminars and related events listed, several organized by cognate bodies: enquire about attendance.

Category Arts Festivals
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‘The Festival offers a broad programme of performances, workshops and talks across the fields of music, theatre, art, film and literature. We aim to celebrate Oxford’s diverse communities and offer something for everyone, whatever their age, background or artistic experience.’ Held Late June - Early July.

Category Oxford
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'Our programme has something for anyone interested in geology, the Earth and planetary sciences. OGG’s lecture programme is one of the best for any geological society in the country, with monthly talks by eminent speakers ... Lectures are held usually on the 3rd Thursday of the month ... Our programme is simply, second to none.'

Category Arts & Crafts
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'Nine of the eleven monthly meetings (there is a summer break) feature a speaker of some distinction on a printing- or book-related topic or take the form of a visit to a noted library, Press or museum. There is generally time for a stimulating interchange of news and ideas between members before the talk - and afterwards an opportunity to meet the speaker.'

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Category Schools of Law
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Roger Hood Annual Public Lecture - plus other events which members of the public might attend.

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'The 21st Century School runs seminars, workshops and one-off events in different departments throughout the academic year. It also features a distinguished public lecture series and a termly seminar series to present cutting-edge research on the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.' Typically: 'Seminars are free and open to everyone, with no registration required' - but should check first.

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'Oxford University has a diverse portfolio of research relating to the environment. The Oxford Networks for the Environment (ONE) use their websites to pool together expertise across Oxford University relating to the fields of: Biodiversity, climate, energy, food and water. Lectures, seminars and events from all disciplines relating to people and the environment within Oxford can be found on this website.' Enquire about attendance.

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Indoor Meetings 'are held monthly except during the summer holiday period ... Before a talk from an invited speaker, there is news of any interesting local birds and members are brought up to date with local conservation issues. Afterwards there are opportunities to meet and chat to other members, and often an informal bird identification quiz'.

Category Philosophy
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''The Philosophical Society exists to advise and encourage anyone who has an interest in philosophy, and to help students who attend classes in philosophy organised by OUDCE (Oxford University Department for Continuing Education) ... Seven philosophy weekends are held each year, at which two or more invited speakers of distinction give lectures on a selected topic. During the weekend ample opportunity is given for questions and discussion. Mealtimes and coffee breaks provide further opportunities to discuss topics and to get to know other members of the Society. In addition, a member's day is held once a year, at which the speakers are society members ... Although weekend meetings are open to everyone, most of those attending are members and they provide an enthusiastic core who guarantee the success of the weekends.'

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Category Oxford
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'We meet Tuesday evenings September to May ... Meetings start at 7.30 pm - 7.45 pm - finishing around 10.00 pm - with a break for tea and coffee, and a chat.'

Category Heraldry
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'This Society is nearly one and three-quarter centuries old, but like King Arthur it has been dormant. Now it is ready once again to help us all to delight in and to study the many colourful ways in which kings and yeomen, nations and colleges, regiments and churchmen, have chosen to symbolise themselves and their pretensions over the centuries. Come and join us for lectures - both learned and frivolous - for visits and excursions, and for whatever else you think a Heraldry Society should do. ... You do not need to be a member of the University, but if you are, please make this clear.'

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Category Oxford
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Occasional lectures and talks.

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'Meetings are held at 5pm on Thursdays of even weeks of term ... Contact should be made to Publicity Officer shown on the Website ... Although most of our members are affiliated to the University, we welcome everyone with an interest in the subject to our meetings. Membership is free to all current students.'

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Category Oxfordshire
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'Members meet monthly, either at one of our summer Apiary Meetings, or at a lecture or social event during the winter months, to which speakers are invited. It is at these meetings that our members gain valuable insight to the craft of beekeeping and also have the opportunity to benefit from the friendly support of our membership, who have a wealth of experience and knowledge. Non members are welcome to attend a meeting, but will be expected to become members if they wish to attend further sessions. If you are considering keeping bees, then your first action should be to join us.'

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''Formed in June 2010 and provides an informal monthly social meeting in central Oxford for those with an interest in buses & coaches from around the world, past or present ... Meetings are normally held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month and normally take the form of a picture show with local or guest speakers. Members get free entry to our meetings and access to our member’s only forum. Non-members are also welcome to attend our meetings for a fee of £2 per meeting.'

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'General meetings fourth Monday of most months.'

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'The Oxfordshire Flora Group - formerly the Rare Plants Group - is a part of The Ashmolean Natural History Society of Oxfordshire. Based in Oxford, it works with local and national organisations ... The Group runs an annual series of lectures on the conservation of plants in Britain and abroad.'

Category Gardens Trusts
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'Our activities include: A program of visits to parks and gardens, the majority of which are not normally open to the public; A series of evening lectures by speakers who are expert in their fields ...'

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'The Oxfordshire Local History Association (OLHA) is for everyone interested in the history of our county. We foster and promote the study and publication of local history and act as an umbrella organisation for local history groups, of which there are more than 80 in Oxfordshire.'

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