A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Tyne and Wear

Category Art Galleries
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‘Our mission is to create greater understanding of the world through outstanding, experimental and inspiring contemporary art which has power, relevance and meaning for individuals and communities. Situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, England, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art consists of 2,600 square metres of art space, making it the UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institution.

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'Café Culture welcomes you to café-style discussions on culture, politics, philosophy and science. Open to all, no prior knowledge needed, just a like-minded desire for convivial and lively banter. Events are free ... Events run from 7–9 pm, snacks and drinks are available.'

Category Art Galleries
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'People and communities around the world have incredible stories to tell. Sometimes beautiful. Sometimes difficult. Often both. Since 1991, D6: Culture in Transit has worked with artists from around the world to capture and reveal the stories that unite us. Stories about our places and our communities. Stories that shape our identities.'

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'Our meetings usually last from 2 pm to 4 pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month and include a speaker, refreshments, information regarding local exhibitions, a sales table, library and a chance to meet other members.'

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'Explore Lifelong Learning provides a stimulating, entertaining and varied programme of expert led learning created to challenge your mind and deliver unique experiences. As well as expanding their minds, our members also expand their social circles through attending our dependable and reliable programme of events ... Most of our programme is for our subscribers but we do from time to time present lectures open to the public.'

 

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'We meet on Thursday evenings between September and April ... at 7.30 pm.'

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'Gateshead Local History Society was formed in September 1964 by Gateshead Libraries and the membership has continued to grow each year. We meet ... on the first Thursday of each month from September to April (excluding December) at 7.00 pm.'

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'Meetings are held ... on the 2nd Tuesday of each Month, September through May Inclusive at 7.15 pm.'

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'A not-for-profit community organisation dedicated to maintaining a space for public discussion through courses, day schools, debates and workshops for the general public on topics ranging from Darwinism and human nature, to free speech and environmental thought. We run a schools programme that includes public discussions, debating workshops in schools and thegreatnortherndebate project. We are committed to education, discovering knowledge and developing informed opinion through dialogue and research.'

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'IPPR runs a full events programme bringing together top politicians and policymakers, leading writers and academics, business figures and other expert thinkers to discuss the most important public policy issues with a wide range of audiences.'

Category Physics
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'The North Eastern Branch, one of thirteen regional branches of the Institute of Physics, organises lectures, meetings and conferences for its members in the North East, and works locally to promote physics, physics education and public understanding of physics.'

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'Find out more about the world Bede lived in. The Saturday Talks, sponsored by the Friends of Bede’s World, highlight various aspects of Bede’s Northumbria giving you a valuable insight into the Anglo-Saxon world. Talks take place at Bede’s World museum on the last Saturday of most months at 12 noon. Normal museum admission charges apply; entry is free to members of the Friends of Bede’s World.' ALERT Formerly Bede's World.

Category Art Galleries
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Occasional talks, usually free of charge and no need to book.

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The Society hosts a wide range of events including book launches, concerts, lectures, readings and workshops that cover a variety of topics and issues ... Both members and non-members are welcome to attend these events ... Please reserve your seat ... If you reserve a ticket and are subsequently unable to attend, please let us know as we often have a waiting list. Thank you.

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'The Society usually holds around forty lectures and field meetings during the year. The sections of botany, geology, lichenology, mammals and ornithology all contribute to the programme.'

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'Meetings are held at 7 pm on Thursdays ... Founded in 1904 and is active in both the practical and theoretical aspects of astronomy. Our members come from all over the region, and from all walks of life. Some are keen observers, others are very much armchair astronomers, but we aim to provide lectures and activities that will appeal to everyone.'

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'Meetings of the Society focus around talks, readings and discussions, and are conducted in a friendly and convivial atmosphere ... Membership is free, and is not normally required for participation in most activities. The Society does however welcome donations; the suggested donation is £20 annually.'

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'Our aim is to offer a programme that will inform, stimulate, entertain, and excite debate. Many of our speakers are leaders in their field and all have something of special interest to convey. Our lectures cover a wide range of disciplines and frequently include key contemporary issues, particularly those that affect our daily lives ... Public lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all ... Please note that for some lectures it is necessary to reserve a place in advance.'

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'Meetings are held ... on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, September through May inclusive at 6.45 pm (auctions start at 6.30 pm).'

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'Meetings usually take place on the third Thursday of each month (not in August) ... Tea/coffee are available from 6.45 pm for a 7.15 pm start.'

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Lectures every 2-3 weeks during period September to May: 'Lectures are free and open to the public. No booking is required.'

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Occasional lectures. 'Founded in 1924, the Northumberland and Newcastle Society works to protect valuable buildings and landscapes and to enhance the quality of life in both urban and rural areas.'

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'Indoor meetings will be held, as usual, on the second Thursday of every month between September and April.'

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'Northumbria University's public lectures are given by high profile guests from the public domain and leading lights from Northumbria University. They celebrate the achievements of each of our speakers who come from all walks of life - from business and economics to health and the arts ... The lectures are open to the general public and there is no entry charge ... Unless specified, all lectures will commence at 6.00 pm and are usually held at the Newcastle City Campus.'

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'Indoor Meetings are held quarterly (March, June, Sept and Nov) and start at 7.00 pm. Entrance Fee £2.00 for both members and non members.'

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Occasional public lectures and talks. 'We are one of the largest and most dynamic schools of its kind in Europe. We are one of the few academic schools in the UK focusing exclusively on the built environment.'

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'Indoor meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month, at 6.00 pm.'

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'We hold meetings on the second and third Sunday of each month ... and meetings start at 7 pm.'

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'Meetings are held ... on alternate Wednesdays of each month, September through May inclusive at 6.45 pm to 9.15 pm.'

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'We usually meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 7.30 pm in the luxurious concert room of Sunniside Social Club complete with bar facilities. The annual programme includes a wide range of subjects delivered by guest speakers and in house presentations compiled using the latest in computerised and digital equipment.'

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'Meetings are held ... usually on the second and fourth Fridays of each Month, September through May inclusive at 7.00 pm.'

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Category Gateshead
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'We meet at 7.30 pm ... on the fourth Monday in the month, from September to March, to hear a talk on a historical subject. Tea and coffee are available from 7.00 pm.'

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