A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Somerset

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'Meetings are held from September to May on the fourth Wednesday of the month ... As well as a talk there are plants sales, a raffle, book sales and of course tea, coffee and biscuits giving members a chance to chat to each other and so exchange information about all aspects of alpine plants.'

Category Frome
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'We meet once a month for a beginners’ talk and a main item which explores a topic in more depth.'

Category Bookshops
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Talks and book-signings, usually mid-week evenings.

Category Bridgwater
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'A programme of talks, often illustrated, is arranged for members in Winter, Autumn and Spring months each year, and visits are made in Summer months to other towns, villages or places of interest. Members of the public are always welcomed to attend such events, with the request made for a small donation to support the Society's voluntary work.'

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'We meet every 2nd Wed in the month, from Sept until June ... Meetings are from 7.30 to 9 pm. The main talk or subject of the evening starts at around 7.45 to 8 pm.'

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'Blake Museum is a 16th century house located in the heart of Bridgwater, a historic market town and port, first mentioned as Brugie in the Domesday Book of 1086. The Museum was first opened to the public in 1926 and it is said that Robert Blake, the town's most famous citizen, was born in the house in 1598. Blake Museum is the local museum for archaeology and history of Bridgwater.' Annual programme of talks organized by The Friends of Blake Museum.

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'Public Meetings (held on the second week of the month) and History Group Meetings (held on the third Thursday of the month) are open to non-members on payment of an entrance fee of £3.00 each.'

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‘This Group has 110 members and meets monthly from April to September for garden visits. The AGM is held in October.’

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'Our meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month starting at 7.30 pm ... and are open to all. No previous experience or knowledge of astronomy is required. If you are generally interested in "what’s up there", or would like to know where to start in astronomy you will be particularly welcome. Of course, experienced astronomers are welcome too.'

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Future Events: 'Membership is free and everyone is welcome, including visitors to the village and guests staying at the Helyar Arms. Our meetings regularly attract 20 - 30 poetry lovers ... Events are held in the Skittles Alley or Apple Loft Restaurant of the Helyar Arms'.

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'East Devon Beekeepers are a friendly group who share a common interest in beekeeping. Our aim is to provide education and support to both experienced and new beekeepers as well as people who may be interested in bees but do not have the time or space to keep bees themselves.'

Category Aviation History
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'Throughout the year the Museum's Society of Friends hold regular monthly talks followed by a light supper and drink. The talks usually take place on the last Thursday of every month ... Non members are very welcome at £3.00 per person. Pay at the door, start time 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm. Non members please advise ... prior to arrival so that catering arrangements can be adjusted.'

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‘Exists to foster interest in the life and works of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his circle, and to support Coleridge Cottage in Nether Stowey, Somerset, through co-operation with the National Trust. We pursue our aims by publishing the Coleridge Bulletin, sent out to members twice a year; by hosting a biennial Summer Conference and an annual Autumn Study Weekend, in the area surrounding the Quantock Hills, which inspired some of Coleridge's greatest poetry.‘

Category Arts Festivals
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Festival usually held in early July.

Online Lectures & Talks
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'All Winter Lectures will be held ... on Saturdays at 2.30 pm unless otherwise stated.'

Category Wells
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Members 'enjoy a range of public lectures and field trips — usually of Glastonbury related subjects'.

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'Provide a range of lectures and meetings covering electrical, electronic and manufacturing engineering.' Enquire about attendance.

Category Yeovil
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'Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month (not August or December).'

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'Meetings are held ... on the second Monday of each month at 7.30 pm ... Non members are very welcome at any meeting, at a charge of £2.00 on each occasion.'

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'The Illustrated Talks are usually held on the second Wednesday of October, November, January, March and April ... We try to organise talks which will be both entertaining and informative ... Membership is open to anyone who is either: Already a member of the National Trust, or Already an employee of the National Trust, or Already a volunteer with the National Trust.'

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'We organise a series of lectures are held twice a month between September and April. Friday evening lectures are arranged at 7 pm for 7.30 start and Afternoon lectures are held on a Thursday at 2.00 pm for 2.15 pm start.'

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'The social programme of meetings and talks occurs on one Saturday afternoon per month. They are an ideal opportunity for members to meet and share their experiences of bee keeping. These events are very social occasions and usually end with a shared tea, with members contributing to the buffet. Venues vary from village halls to members’ homes depending on the type of event planned.'

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'Meetings are held ... at 7.30 pm on Thursday evenings during the season from September to May. We have a varied and interesting programme of events that is designed to ensure the meetings are enjoyable and sociable. The current membership exceeds 60, is mixed and consists of all abilities from members who are active photographers and participate in the events to members who enjoy just looking at pictures and socialising at the coffee break.'

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'The Society’s Annual General Meeting is held in October, the programme of events therefore runs from November through to October. All meetings ... commence at 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated. Meetings are open to all members of the Society and accompanying guests.'

Category Wells
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'Meets every Wednesday evening ... Each week a talk is given by some of the most inspirational speakers in the field of alternative living followed by light refreshments and the opportunity to socialise with like-minded people.'

Category Frome
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'The Museum Society organises a programme of events throughout the year. These include special exhibitions, talks, slide shows and courses.'

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Monthly evening meetings: 'All are welcomed and actively encouraged to attend although non-RAeS members are asked to contribute £2 to attend.'

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Access to Programmes for the Society's eight Groups

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'The Society caters for the needs of the naturalist, archaeologist and historian by arranging a comprehensive programme of lectures, excursions, excavations, field meetings, and social gatherings and enables members of similar interests to meet and exchange ideas. The Society continues to be the only organisation of its kind covering the whole of the historic County of Somerset.'

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Somerset Bat Group was formed in 1985 to help protect bats in Somerset ... Several of our members run Bat Walks in the Summer. We give talks to local groups, install and check bat boxes and during the Winter hold workshops and courses in Bat Care, Analysing Bat Sound, and Bat Identification.'

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'Meetings are held ... Jan to Mar and Sept to Dec: 7.30 pm.'

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Occasional County Association lectures plus access to details of the activities of the Association's Divisions: 'In order to localise activity and facilitate services to members, the Somerset Beekeepers' Association is split up into twelve Divisions.'

Category Dowsing
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Bimonthly evening meetings, usually Mondays.

Category Gardens Trusts
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'Each year the Trust offers members a programme of visits, talks by specialists on garden history and other garden topics such as plant hunting and gardening skills.'

Category Heraldry
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‘Founded in January 2003. First and foremost its mission was to study and discuss the heraldry of Somerset, but it soon showed itself to be a group interested in considering the subject in all its varied aspects as well as forging links with other like-minded organisations ... The Society has up to half a dozen meetings a year ... These feature talks and presentations by both members and visiting speakers.’

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'Talks are held fortnightly on Monday evenings from October to March.'

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'Even if you aren't a member, come along and meet us to see what's on offer. We are very pleased to welcome guests to any of our meetings. There are some terrific speakers lined up. We charge no entry fee, but if you'd like tea and biscuits at the interval then all we ask is for a nominal donation. You won't even have to help with the washing up afterwards!'

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'A series of talks and visits for Group members is arranged during the year ... Evening meetings are held monthly from October to May ... Membership is open to all, expert and non expert alike. The Group has a membership of some 70 people from all walks of life.'

Category Wildlife Trusts
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Filter by Type 'Talk': 'Because some of our events are held in the wilds of Somerset they include a grid reference as a meeting point - post codes are too imprecise ...'

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'We organise local events and meetings to suit local interests and to support the aims of the Somerset Wildlife Trust.'

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'Regular indoor meetings take place with talks covering a wide variety of wildlife topics. Talks are held on the 3rd or 4th Friday of the month from September, through the winter months, until our AGM in April. Meetings take place 7.30 pm.'

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'We hold regular indoor meetings from September to April on the third Tuesday of the month ... We try to ensure that our talks cater for all interests and provide a varied programme covering wildlife and topical conservation issues ... All are welcome; you don't have to be a member of the Trust.'

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'During the winter months (October to April) we meet on the second Tuesday of each month.'

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'We arrange talks on the third Tuesday of each month between September and March at 7.30 pm ... and cover a wide range of wildlife and conservation topics.'

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'The club organises talks and projects about the past as it affected life in South Petherton. Meetings are held throughout autumn / winter / spring on the fourth Wednesday of each month.'

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'Monthly talks are held on Fridays ... There is no need to book, just come along on the night. [Members: Free, Non-Members: £5 on the door, Concessions: £2.50]'

Category The Arts Society
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'From October to April lectures commence at 2.15 pm and the doors open at 2.00 pm. In May, June and September lectures commence at 7.00 pm and the doors open at 6.30 pm ... Visitors are welcome to attend lectures when spaces are available.'

Online Lectures & Talks
Category Taunton
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'Our programme runs from October to June each year, with meetings on the first Tuesday of each month ... The lecture starts at 2:30 pm but we encourage members to arrive from 1.45pm for a chat and a cup of coffee or tea. We are usually finished by 4.00pm.'

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Monthly talks, Wednesday evenings, organized by the Watchet Market House Museum Society.

Category Railway History
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'We have regular Members’ meetings every two months i.e. six per year. Our meeting venues alternate between Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon and Portishead (in that order of course!). We have guest speakers giving talks on a variety of subjects (not always railways), and after a refreshment break, we concentrate on WC&P Railway Group matters.'

Category Railway History
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'We hold monthly meetings from September to May ... Meetings are free to members and just £2 per meeting for non members and guests.'

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'Our meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month and commence at 7.45 pm. (We do not meet in August or December) ... We welcome any person who has an interest in the Great War 1914-1918.'

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'Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month, except August and December ... commencing at 7.30 pm. New members and visitors are always welcome.'

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