A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: West Sussex

'Arundel Museum’s collection include clothing, photographs, documents, artworks and objects found locally and donated from businesses in and around the town. Our treasures date from the first inhabitants of the surrounding area, through Roman occupation, Medieval religious buildings, a "Piece of Eight" and Tudor coins, railway and Port of Arundel artefacts ... Arundel Museum is run by a board of trustees. Their work is supported by over 100 dedicated volunteers, without whom the Museum could not operate.'

'Bognor Regis Camera Club has been established since 1947 and brings together people with a common interest in photography ... Our members, of broad age range and ability, work mainly digitally and are always willing to give help and guidance. They enjoy a varied and stimulating programme of guest speakers, internal and external competitions, practical and creative sessions and a valuable exchange of ideas. There is also a programme of Social Events throughout the whole year.'

Founded 1991: Its aims are to increase public awareness of and support for archaeology and to encourage volunteers’ assistance with local activities ... New members are very welcome and experience is not necessary. There is no requirement to become actively involved and many of our members focus on the talks and study days ... From September to May we offer a programme of talks ... given by leading archaeologists, authors and academics. Local courses and events are publicised and magazines are available for members to borrow'.

Founded 1959: 'The Club where you can enjoy collecting stamps. Whether you are a complete novice or an expert collector we cater for everyone. Come and hear interesting talks and displays from visiting speakers or by club members, make new friends and enjoy the wonderful world of Philately and Postcards'.

'You don’t have to be an "Expert Photographer" to be welcomed as a member of Chichester Camera Club. All you need is an interest in photography.'

Search for Activity Type 'Talks & Lectures'. Also note the Chichester Cathedral Friends who 'host a range of events and provide opportunities to meet new people and share new experiences'.

'Chichester Humanists run a wide range of events and activities for non-religious people.'

'Chichester Literary Society, despite its name, is not elitist. If you love books – and learning about writers and their lives – then this Society is for you. With our programme of talks and social events, we aim to promote love of the written word in whatever form it takes, be it prose or verse, the classics or more modern writers. In addition to talks by writers and literary experts, there are two annual social events – a summer party with readings and a Christmas social.'

Category Chichester

'A friendly group of local people with a shared interest in all aspects of wildlife, who have been studying and recording all branches of natural history for over 50 years. We do this in an entertaining manner and, in cooperation with other like-minded groups, help conserve the flora and fauna of Sussex. Members of the Society share a common interest in natural history and while some are experts in particular wildlife fields, others are newcomers to the subject. New members are always welcome ... Lecture evenings are held regularly in Chichester over the winter, while lunchtime sessions in a local pub allow a small group to focus on a particular aspect of nature.'

'If you are interested in any aspect of astronomy, space and cosmology then Crawley Astronomical Society is for you with regular meetings, star gazing, help and advice.'

'Check out our latest Programme to see the range of activities we cover in our meetings – practical workshops, talks, competitions, sharing and discussing images on many themes including landscape, portraits, street, phone, black and white etc. We cater for all levels of experience – beginner to advanced.'

Category East Grinstead

Member of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Grouping

Monthly Winter and Spring indoor speaker meetings, usually on the first Thursday of the month.

'A therapeutic centre for wellbeing and inner growth ... The Hamblin Centre offers a range of opportunities and activities that help people to relax, regenerate and reconnect with all that is uplifting in life. We do this by providing a varied and inspiring programme of events: including meditations, talks and workshops, regular groups ...'

'We have around 50 enthusiasts from all age groups and walks of life. The Club's programme includes monthly lecture meetings on a wide range of geological and related subjects.'

'During the winter months from October to March we hold meetings on alternate Tuesdays ... Our winter meetings consist of illustrated lectures on various aspects of gardening, slides of visits to famous gardens at home and abroad and occasional practical demonstrations. You are more than welcome to our meetings.'

Opened in 2012, The Novium Museum is Chichester District's award-winning museum.  Built over the remains of a Roman bathhouse and with three floors of fantastic exhibitions, The Novium Museum tells the fascinating story of Chichester District and its rich heritage. It looks after 500,000 artefacts, both on display and in its store. The museum is free for people to visit ... Throughout the year, residents and visitors can enjoy a wide variety of permanent, temporary and travelling exhibitions at the museum. The team also organises numerous activities including a mixture of bookable and drop in events plus talks, the annual Chichester Roman Week during the May half term, finds identification sessions, Father Christmas and lots more.'

'For those in the Chichester, West Sussex and surrounding areas, South Downs Astronomical Society (SDAS) is a friendly and informal way of meeting others with similar interests and of learning more about the science and fun of astronomy.'  Activities include 'a programme of Lectures on astronomical, space and allied subjects by visiting speakers, all experts in their particular fields'.

'Steyning Camera Club was formed in 1972, and is one of the most lively and active camera clubs in the south of England. Our purpose, first and foremost, is to enjoy photography. We are friendly, open and welcoming to photographers of all interests and abilities from complete beginners to seasoned enthusiasts. We also encourage high quality imaging, and are keen to keep abreast of current trends in photography. Members have a considerable range of subject interests, mostly working in digital media.'

'Storrington Camera Club meets on alternate Thursdays from September through to May ... All are welcome, most of our members are from Storrington, Pulborough, West Chiltington, Washington or Ashington ... Our programme aims to cover all aspects of photography which are of interest to our members. We invite Guest Speakers to talk to us about their work, covering an extremely wide variety of photographic genres.'

Category West Sussex

Member of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society Grouping

Category Arundel

Member of The Arts Society - 6 South East England Grouping

Category Chichester

Member of The Arts Society - 6 South East England Grouping

Category Chichester

Member of The Arts Society - 6 South East England Grouping

Category Burgess Hill

Member of The Arts Society - 6 South East England Grouping

Category Horsham

Member of The Arts Society - 6 South East England Grouping

Category Arundel

Member of The Arts Society - 6 South East England Grouping

Category West Sussex

Member of The Arts Society - 6 South East England Grouping

'The Society was founded in 1977 and currently has around 80 members. It is organised for and by enthusiastic amateurs ... Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month except for July and August ... Meetings begin at 7:30 pm where a varied and interesting programme of talks are given by guest speakers. Talks are designed for beginners and experts alike, with tea, coffee and biscuits after. Talks are generally atttended by an average of 40 members.'

'The Club was formed on 26th April 1904 as Worthing Camera Club, and has seen a whole host of changes over the years to embrace the technological advances in photography, and continually and to continually strive for improvement of the club. We normally meet every Tuesday evening between the months of September and April each year, and we always have a varied and interesting programme to cater for all of our members ... We welcome new members and through our regular schedule of club competitions, practical demonstration evenings, events and talks, we are all learning to improve our art.'

'The Worthing Society, originally the Worthing Civic Society (founded 1973), was formed in 1982. Its main aims are to conserve and preserve the architectural amenities of Worthing and the surrounding area , and to stimulate interest and research into the town’s history. It is concerned principally with conservation and preservation but also operates within broader terms to enhance the present conditions of the town and surrounding area, the character and life of which it is anxious to safeguard, and to act as a watch-dog for future developments.'

'The overall objective is good intellectual discussion of theological issues on the broadest possible basis. Whilst the emphasis is predominantly biblical and Christian we are non-partisan and a range of faiths and non-religious outlooks in our regular gatherings ... Speakers are drawn from as wide a perspective as are willing to share their thoughts: from leading scholars in their field to those nearer the start of their studies, from politicians to priests, and many more.'

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