A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Surrey

Category Surrey
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'Consists of 15 Societies and is one of the smallest areas geographically with a great concentration of very active societies.'

Category The Arts Society
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'One of eighteen areas within the UK. It provides a link between The Arts Society centrally and the eighteen local Societies within our defined area. There are about 4500 members collectively in the Societies of West Surrey Area.'

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'We meet on the first Tuesday of each month (excluding August) ... at 8.00 pm.'

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'We meet on Wednesdays between September & June every year.'

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Meetings '1st Tuesday of every month 7.30 pm. Occasional garden visits and field trips'.

Category Woking
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'The group meets on the first Thursday of each month (September to May) to share experiences of growing alpines, and to listen to an expert lecture about alpines and rock plants. We have a monthly show table, plant sales, and refreshments.'

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'Our meetings are held ... Wednesdays 19.30 - 21.45, Sep-May'.

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'We meet at 7.30 pm on the third Thursday of the month, Jan-Nov.'

Category Farnham
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Fortnightly winter meetings, Friday evenings.

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'Meetings are held on the first, third and fourth Tuesday evenings each month where we have talks by invited speakers, hold a variety of competitions at all levels – from formal prints to light-hearted "match-a-slide" – and take our cameras along for studio work with models or table-top still-life sessions. The meetings incorporate both film and digital photography although the fourth Tuesday evening each month is dedicated exclusively to digital photography ...'

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'Meetings start at 8 pm on the third Wednesday of the month ... Coffee/tea and biscuits will be available during the interval ... Non members and friends are very welcome to come along.'

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'Meets every 4th Tuesday of the month (except for December) ... Our Trading Tables which sell the Club Stock of stamps and philatelic accessories to Members opens at 1.30 pm. Talks with Displays commence at 2.15 pm.'

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'The Birthplace of British Motorsport & Aviation - Home of Concorde ... Support Brooklands Museum by joining the Brooklands Trust Members ... The BTM organise dozens of events specifically aimed at members throughout the year. These include a series of Classic Talks, interviews with Motoring Legends, lunches etc. ... '

Category National Trust
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Lecture Lunches and related events. ALERT 'Follow our progress to rebuild Clandon Park, honouring the rich heritage of its past and creating a new legacy for the future.'

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‘The Curtis Museum in Alton is home to one of the finest local history collections in Hampshire, exploring 100 million years of the region’s past. ... The Allen Gallery is an intimate setting for one of the south’s most outstanding collections of ceramics. The gallery hosts an impressive and varied selection of pottery, porcelain and tiles dating from 1250 to the present day ... The Friends of the Allen Gallery and Curtis Museum was founded in 1934. Their aim is to promote, assist and improve the Allen Gallery and the Curtis Museum ... The Friends enjoy a programme of talks from September to May and have two summer outings.’

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Category Surrey
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Programmes for the Society's Groups in: Croydon, Lingfield, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton.

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'Meetings on 4th Wednesday of each month, except August and December, at 2.30 pm.'

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'Yes it is a long name but it tells you who we are, what we do  and where we are. We use EbRHS for short. We want to encourage people to take an interest in the local history of Egham, Egham Hythe, Englefield Green, Thorpe, Thorpe Lea, Virginia Water and the Surrey part of Sunningdale ... Membership includes talks, ten monthly newsletters, research facilities and some social events.'

Category Woking
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Meetings '2nd Thursday every month 19.00-21.30 hrs'.

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'Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month ... beginning at 8.00 pm ... Visitors are always welcome.'

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'EHA has in excess of 2000 members and is thought to be amongst the oldest and largest Association of its type in England.' Monthly evening meetings.

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'Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month ... We have a programme of talks from September - May.'

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'We hold a society meeting every month ... Our meetings begin with discussion of current events of astronomy interest and brief reports from the committee. This is followed by a presentation by a guest speaker or member on an astronomy or cosmology topic.'

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'The monthly meetings are held ... generally on the second Friday of the month (7.30 for 8.00 pm).'

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Category Farnham
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'We meet each month ... on a Sunday evening at 7.30 for talks and discussions.'

Category Farnham
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'A series of evening talks on subjects of interest to members are held from October to March ... starting at 8 pm. Non-members are welcome to attend.'

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Category Religious Belief
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Occasional talks.

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'The club has more than 60 active members, meeting on Wednesday evenings ... from 7.45 for 8 pm to 10.00 pm. It caters for all ages and abilities with print and digital competitions held in three classes (club, intermediate and advanced). Members work in both conventional and digital imaging and meetings are always friendly and entertaining.'

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Winter evening lecture programme, every month or two, usually Thursdays.

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‘We are a Humanist group for residents of the Guildford & Woking boroughs of Surrey (of course people from beyond are welcome too!) We provide a friendly place to meet, discuss interesting topics, hear from invited speakers and socialise with other humanists. For those who want to find out more about humanism, we can also provide speakers for local schools and groups.’

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Category Guildford
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'We have a full programme of events, including demonstrations, workshops, lectures, appraisals, which are open to all members and their guests ... We welcome people of all ages, practising artists of all abilities and those who just have an interest in the arts.'

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'Meetings start at 7.30 pm on the first Thursday of each month (except August when there is no meeting).'

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'We are a small but friendly group who meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month, except December ... at 7.45 until about 10 pm. Anyone interested in gardening, and particularly our favourite plant, the fuchsia, is welcome to join us, either as a visitor for the evening, or by becoming a member.'

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Offer weekly Wednesday Afternoon Talks: 'All are welcome: Members free, non-members £3; advance booking is recommended.'

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'GMES has more than 200 members, including some from continental Europe and the USA; our most distant member hails from California. We have a full programme of meetings, talks and visits for members and we hold open days monthly during the summer.'

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'Our Social and Communications group organises: Exhibitions and lectures; Social functions and visits; Open meetings to address issues of public concern; Regular newsletters ... You are invited to join our 600 + membership.'

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'Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. They begin at 7.30 pm.'

Category Leatherhead
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'We hold five lectures a year, during the winter, including our renowned Christmas party in November.'

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'We meet ... at 8 pm on the first Thursday of each month.'

Category Reigate
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Founded 1857: 'Lectures given by visiting speakers or Club members are arranged on the third Wednesday of the month (except December and August) in the museum lecture room. Later in the month there is usually some other activity such as a walk, excursion or social event.'

Category Reigate
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'The Society normally meets on the fourth Thursday of most months ... Doors open 7.30 pm; meeting starts 8.00 pm.'

Category Physics
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'The South Central Branch, one of thirteen regional branches of the Institute of Physics, organises lectures, meetings and conferences for its members in the South Central region, and works locally to promote physics, physics education and public understanding of physics.' Enquire about attendance.

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'We organise events at various locations across Surrey as well as at locations further afield. The venue for each meeting is selected to provide the most suitable surroundings and facilities for the type of event and the number of people registered to attend. About one third are held at various locations on the well equipped University of Surrey Campus in Guildford.' Enquire about attendance.

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'The Hampshire Group was established in May 2002 and by the end of its first year had already attracted over 100 members. We are fortunate in serving the county Jane Austen knew and loved best, where she was born, where almost all of her novels were written, and where she is buried. Our members are also particularly well placed to attend the Society's annual meeting in Chawton each July and to benefit from other Jane Austen events which find a natural location in the county.'

Category Leatherhead
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'We meet ... on the 3rd Friday of September to May, for lectures on local history topics.'

Category Farnham
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'The Mid-Hants Railway Preservation Society has eight Regional Groups that hold regular social gatherings each month in the South of England ... Speakers are invited each month to give talks, slideshows, films or videos on a wide range of transport-related topics, not just railways.'

Category Railway History
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'Meet ... on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm.'

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'Roughly once a month we invite skilled, experienced and often well known photographers to come to our club to talk to us. On these evenings the guest speaker will display his or her work and talk to us about it and answer any questions we have. These are usually very enlightening and inspirational evenings. Non-members are very welcome to all the talks, just book a ticket and come along. You can book online ... or if you would prefer ... pay by cheque ...'

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'Was started in 1979 by a small group of people with a common interest in the structure of the Earth. There are now about 40 members who meet each month from September to the following June when speakers have been welcomed from both the academic world and industry.'

Category Arts & Crafts
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'Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month (except January which is on the second Tuesday) at 8 pm (doors open at 7.30 for refreshments).'

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'We meet at 8.00 pm ... on the second and fourth Tuesday in each month from September until June. Prospective new members are warmly invited to join us for one or two meetings before making a commitment to join. Just come along and someone will be on hand to welcome you.'

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'We have various activities throughout the year: a lecture programme, coach trips, walks, outings, coffee mornings and an annual Christmas lunch ... We welcome non-members to our lectures, many of whom subsequently decide to join the Centre. We like to think we are a friendly and sociable organisation. Membership is currently just under five hundred.'

Category Plant Heritage
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'Lectures will be on the second Monday of February, March, April, September, October and November. These are illustrated talks by knowledgeable speakers on various aspects of plants and horticulture. At each meeting there is a plant sale, raffle and refreshments.'

Category Reigate
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'Evening meetings are held ... 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm, 1st & 3rd Tuesday Sept to April; 1st Tuesday only from May to July.' Also: 'Meetings are held 2.30 pm - 5.00 pm, every last Friday of the month.'

Category Reigate
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'Our Winter meetings - unless otherwise stated - commence at 19.30 hrs from September to March inclusive.'

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Category Reigate
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'We meet on Monday evenings from September to May, 7.45 pm ... A wide variety of topics is covered during each season. Most talks are given by people who have considerable expertise in a particular topic. This may cover an aspect of creative activity, use of photography to support another interest, or a specific subject relating to technical matters.'

Category Reigate
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'All talks are free, open to all, and are all on Thursday evenings.'

Category Walton-on-Thames
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'The Royston Pike Lectures were first introduced by Edgar Royston Pike, formerly Chairman of the Esher Council, as the "Esher Library Lectures" in the late sixties. In 1974, Elmbridge Borough Council changed the title of these lectures to the "Royston Pike Lectures" in appreciation of his 20 years work on the Library Committee.'

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'We cover South-West Surrey from Chobham, Woking, Guildford and Godalming through to Cranleigh and Haslemere and have about 500 members. We aim to interest and inform our members about the RSPB, and to raise funds for the Society. We hold indoor meetings with illustrated talks twice a month from September to April and we have an extensive programme of over 50 walks and outings with occasional residential visits to UK or foreign birding sites.'

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'The Spelthorne Natural History Society caters for a wide range of topical interests, both locally and also nationally & internationally. It offers a varied programme of talks and lectures, meetings, guided walks, field trips and the opportunity to become involved in recording and conservation work, providing for both interested beginners and specialists ... Want to know more? Come along to one of our meetings and find out.'

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'About 80 people attend monthly meetings held from September to May ... At these meetings there are speakers on general topics of local history. There are also summer activities. Not all members want to be involved in research, they join to attend the talks and take part in the occasional outings.'

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Events organized by the various Special Interest Groups of the Society. There is also a section Non-Society Events: 'The following events, whilst not organised by the Society, have been notified to us as of Surrey archaeological or historical interest'.

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'The Surrey Beekeepers Association (SBKA) is made up of eight divisions; Croydon, Epsom, Farnham, Guildford, Kingston, Reigate, Weybridge and Wimbledon ... Most events are run by the divisions – please check your local division's website for events near you.'

Category Gardens Trusts
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'The Trust organises a full programme of events. Lectures are held during the winter months. In the spring and summer there are outings to gardens, some of which are not normally open to the public.'

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Surrey History Centre in Woking collects and preserves the records of Surrey's past and present, documenting the story of the county and its people from the 12th century to the 21st century. Visiting the centre to use our collections is free, staff are always happy to offer advice, and we have a busy programme of exhibitions, talks and events.’

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'Surrey Industrial History Group (SIHG) holds a fortnightly lecture series on industrial archaeology each year ... Fees for the whole course: Non-member £40 full fee ... Single lectures at £5, payable on the night, are open to all.'

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Annual series of lectures: 'The fee for each series of talks is £50 (SIHG members £45). Please note that seating is strictly limited, so casual attendance is, unfortunately, not practicable.'

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'The Surrey Photographic Association provides a forum for amateur photography, through 53 member clubs and societies in Surrey and beyond. Formed in 1960, as the Surrey Photographic Federation it changed its name on affiliation to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) on 1st January 1999.'

Category Walton-on-Thames
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Occasional talks: 'We are a Free to join club, helping to improve the Thames and promote angling. Help us do more by making a donation today, it will enable us to continue this important work. All donations will be warmly received and put to good use.'

Category The Arts Society
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'Holds ten evening lectures during the year at 8pm (preceded by a glass of wine) on the second Tuesday of the month ... The lectures cover a wide range of subjects from individual artists to art movements through to music, architecture and the decorative arts. A précis appears in our quarterly Newsletter so you should have an idea of the content of the evening in advance ... Unlike many societies we do not have a waiting list, being fortunate in the size of our meeting venue which is the limiting factor for many groups. Guests are welcome at our lectures (on payment of a small fee).'

Category Reigate
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'Our society usually meets in the afternoons of the third Monday of the month ... We also run Special Interest Days in which subjects are studied in greater depth ... We organise Visits to historical and cultural venues, and most years we organise a 4-5 day home or overseas Tour. This programme gives our members many opportunities to catch up with old friends, meet new people and visit new places.'

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Category Leatherhead
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'Our meetings are held ... on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Doors open at 6.45pm for light refreshments prior to the lecture at 7.30pm. There are no meetings in August or December.'

Category Banstead
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'Covering not only Chipstead but also Banstead, Nork, Woodmansterne and the surrounding areas.'

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Category Cranleigh
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'Lectures are held regularly on the fourth Wednesday of each month except in August and December. We have two identical meetings on the same day which gives members welcome flexibility should they be unable to attend their usual session. Afternoon meetings begin at 1.45 pm and evening meetings at 8.00 pm.'

Category The Arts Society
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'Meets on the first Wednesday of the month ... The lectures commence at 10.30 am and the doors open at 10 am.'

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Category Farnham
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'TAS Farnham is one of the largest Decorative and Fine Arts Societies in the UK with 10 lectures a year on the third Tuesday of each month, except July and August. Meetings are held at 10.30 in the Great Hall of the Maltings which seats 400 people.'

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Category Farnham
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'We meet ... on 4th Wednesday of the month January to June & September to December.'

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Category The Arts Society
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'Meets monthly for interesting talks on a wide variety of arts subjects. The lecturers have the finest credentials in their specialist fields. There are ten lectures each year (January to June and September to December) held at 2 pm on the first Thursday of the month ... Tea and biscuits are served after each meeting so that members can discuss the lecture and enjoy the company of other members.'

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Category The Arts Society
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Meetings 'second Wednesday of each month (except July and August)'.

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