A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Yorkshire (North)

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‘The Society was founded in 1957 to record and preserve the history of Aireborough, which consists of:- Yeadon; Guiseley; Rawdon; Carlton; Hawksworth and the area which was covered by Menston Hospital ... Aireborough Historical Society holds monthly (usually 2nd Thursday) speaker events on a variety of topics.’

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‘Founded in 1980 the group is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. In 2019 Wharfedale FHG merged with the Keighley and District FHS.’

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'We hold regular meetings in the village hall in Church Fenton during the winter and in our apiary during the summer.'

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Meets 'on the 2nd Monday in the month at 7.30 pm - Each meeting starts with a chat, a cup of tea and a raffle'.

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'The YPS (Yorkshire Philosophical Society) is pleased to support the ongoing activities of Café Scientifique in York ... Café Scientifique York generally meets on the first Wednesday of each month.'

Category York
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'All Meetings take place on the First Wednesday of Every Month (except August) at 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm.'

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'The York Seminars are open to everyone and provide an opportunity for guest speakers to present their current research. The seminars usually take place on Wednesdays during the autumn and spring terms. This year some dates have been added during the summer term.' Enquire about attendance.

Category York
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Department of Computer Science Seminar Series: 'This seminar series brings presentations of leading research to a broad range of researchers within the Department of Computer Science. The seminars are open to the general public and are free of charge. Anyone interested in attending only needs to turn up.'

Category York
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Annual Aylmer Lecture (plus occasional other lectures which might be open to the public): 'Admission is free and open to all - no ticket required'.

Category Religious Belief
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Monthly lectures, Wednesday evenings. Admission is free but by ticket only.

Category York
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'We meet on the occasional Saturday afternoon from 2 pm till 4 pm ... Come and join us. Hear leading speakers on Elgar and hear aspects of his music that you may have never heard. And share your interest and enthusiasm for this mainly self-taught Composer and his wide variety of Music.'

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Meets '1st Sat (2nd Sat Jan) meeting at 10 am & 2 pm (except Aug). Earlier start, Sept and Dec'.

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'Meetings are held ... on the third Saturday of the month, apart from December which is on the second Saturday ... Afternoon TALKS begin at 2 pm (after a short business meeting) finishing by 4 pm with tea/coffee and biscuits.'

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'Meetings, which consist of talks on local history and other associated subjects, are held on the last Monday of each month from September to March inclusive, together with three outings during the summer period ... Non-members are very welcome; there is a small entrance charge.'

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'Easingwold Rural District Council is long gone but in broad outline its area is still our area of interest. Forest of Galtres Society is a membership organisation. We hold five, sometimes six monthly lectures in the winter ...'

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'During the Autumn and Winter months we run a series of short morning walks followed by an afternoon talk on a linking theme ... In the afternoon an invited speaker, usually a published author or other expert on the topic, will present their own research or insights. Usually speakers bring slides or a powerpoint presentation. You’ll have a chance to ask questions and have a cuppa/biscuit (donations welcome), courtesy of our “tea time volunteers”. There is a small charge for attending talks (£5) which is reduced for Members (£3) – you can join on the day and benefit immediately!' ALERT Formerly the Yorkshire Dales Society.

Category Military History
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'The Friends [of the Green Howards' Museum] organise a varied annual programme of educational and social activities, including lectures and visits to places of historical and military interest.'

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Occasional talks organized by the Friends of Hagg Wood.

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'Meetings are at 7.30 pm on the 4th Friday of the month from September to June (excluding December).'

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'Between October and March, a programme of illustrated lectures, covering countryside and world-wide aspects of natural history, is arranged at intervals of two weeks. These meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7.30 pm ... The programme of meetings is sent out to members in September.'

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'Meetings are held on a monthly basis with lecturers being invited along to speak on a variety of interesting subjects. We organise visits and events for Society members and interested members of the general public ... Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month (but not during August) at 7.30 pm.'

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Meetings are 'held on alternate Fridays from September to May/June ... commencing at 7.30 pm'.

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'We welcome all comers to our Monday evening sessions, which provide entertaining and informative talks throughout the autumn and winter.'

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'Most meetings are held at 7.30pm on the third Friday of each month during the winter ... These are invariably lectures by a visiting speaker, and cover a variety of subjects.'

Category Malton
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'The "High Wolds" is a distinctive area of the Yorkshire Wolds where there are deep valleys carved between the high rolling hills ... The aims of the group are to promote, develop and encourage a greater understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the cultural and environmental history of the local area ... Activities have included a 3-week exhibition, talks, visits, recording oral history, research and publications.'

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The Group 'puts on a monthly programme of lecture meetings through the winter months'.

Category York
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'Our annual events range from scholarly lectures and study days to informal and lively discussions.'

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'Regular monthly meetings are held ... usually on the evening of the third Thursday of each month ... commencing at 8 pm.'

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Occasional lectures and related events.

Category Railway History
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‘Membership of the Friends of the National Railway Museum brings the satisfaction of being involved in preserving, displaying and interpreting the best of Britain's heritage.’ Organize meetings in London as well as at the NRM in York.

Category York
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Range of events, including some organized by the Friends of the National Railway Museum.

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Evening lectures, covering a range of subjects.

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'We meet ... every month (except August) on the second Monday, at 7.30 pm.'

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'Meetings are held ... at 7.00 pm on the second Tuesday of the month.'

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'Do you have an interest in photography? Do you live within travelling distance of Northallerton? Then why not consider joining us, or even just visiting us? You will be assured of a friendly atmosphere in which to relax and, if you wish, to improve your photography whilst enjoying ... Slide and Print Shows, Training Evenings, Technical Talks and Lectures, Competitions, Outings and Practical Sessions.'

Category Richard III
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'The Yorkshire Branch has been in existence for 50 years, and is the oldest Branch of the Richard III Society. It was formed in 1960 at the time of two important 500th Anniversaries, Wakefield (1460) and Towton (1461) were being commemorated. Members of the recently reformed Richard III Society living in York and the Three Ridings decided to organise some local activities here, in the county which Richard himself had known and loved ... About twenty years ago another Yorkshire Branch tradition began, our Spring Lecture, an annual event which is open to the public.' Latest Date 7 May 2011.

Category Ripon
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'We currently hold our meetings once a month throughout the year. In the winter months we hold lectures/workshops ... whilst the remainder of the year we visit and dowse sites of interest which will cover all aspects of dowsing: Water, Earth Energies, Archaeology and Health.'

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'We meet at ... 7.30 pm on Monday evenings from September to March.'

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'Members’ meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of the month.'

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'Our aim is to run a programme of meetings and field events which will be fun and educational, useful and practical. Some of the things we might cover include bird watching trips, country walks, cleaning nest boxes, practical conservation tasks, a winter season of of talks and film shows and wildlife identification sessions.'

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'The group has a full programme of indoor and outdoor meetings. We warmly welcome newcomers at these meetings. Our indoor programme runs from September to April, on the second Wednesday of each month.' ALERT Record formerly used for the 'Craven & Pendle' RSPB Group.

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'Meetings held every month on the 3rd Wednesday.'

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'There are approximately 60 members and the Society has seven indoor meetings, usually on the third Tuesday of the month.'

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'Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month ... The December meeting is the Society's Christmas Dinner and there is no meeting in August ... The monthly meetings start at 7 o'clock for 7.30 pm and finish at 9.30 pm, followed by refreshments and observations if feasible.'

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'Each autumn and winter we have a series of lectures on archaeological, historical or architectural subjects, including the spring Invitation Lecture given by a prestigious speaker to which other local history societies are invited.'

Category Art Galleries
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‘Houses the borough’s permanent collection of fine art, which has grown through gifts, bequests and purchases since its beginnings in 1947, reflecting the vibrant mix of the community and its cultural heritage ... The Friends hold monthly meetings which include lectures from experts, on a variety of topics. They offer an opportunity to talk to the speaker and socialise with members.’

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'Meetings are free and are held in the Lounge Bar. Come along and enjoy a drink, a chat, and a bird related talk.'

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'We hold regular indoor meetings ... They start at 7.30 pm with any news and reports from members about anything interesting they've seen or heard about since the last meeting. Next, there's a 'half-time' interval for a look at any exhibits brought in by members and a bit of general chit-chat amongst friends. Finally, the guest speaker will deliver their talk (usually with a slide-show) and answer a few questions afterwards. It's usually all over by 9.30 pm.'

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Weekly meetings, Tuesday mornings at 10 am.

Category Skepticism
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'Meetings take place every fourth Monday of the month at 7.30 pm.'

Category Skipton
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'Regular illustrated talks are given during the winter months to members and the public. These cover a wide range of subjects that may impact upon the area or are of general interest.'

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Details of Friends’ Programme of Talks plus other lectures organized by the Museum.

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Category Harrogate
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'Lectures are held monthly (except December) ... at 8 pm.'

Category The Arts Society
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'Lectures commence at 11.00 am and are normally held on the third Wednesday of each month (excluding July, August and December) ... Bring a friend to our lively meetings or make new friends when you arrive. There is only one thing more stimulating than enjoyment of the Arts: enjoying the Arts with like-minded people. Our dynamic programme of lectures, tours and visits is made even more interesting by the presence of others who share the same interests as you.' Note that you will need to apply by e-mail to join the Branch and attend meetings (and there is mention of a waiting list on the Website).

Category York
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'Has a membership of over 300 and conducts a wide range of activities, including: A comprehensive lecture programme; Study days; Tours and visits in UK and Europe; Heritage preservation; Recording historic churches of special interest; Youth education.'

Category Military History
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Monthly meetings, Monday evenings.

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'Every term, the University organises free public lectures on a wide variety of topics and aimed at a general audience. Some require tickets (available from the Communications Office) but most do not. Where tickets are needed, this is indicated in the publicity.'

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‘Works to increase the enjoyment derived from the area by deepening and widening understanding of its many and various elements.’ Evening lectures and talks, usually fortnightly, Monday evenings.

Category Arts Festivals
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Festival usually held in the second half of October.

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Category Ilkley
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'We have currently over 500 members and offer a varied programme of winter evening lectures and conservation work on our reserves, and guided walks and visits to wildlife sites during the summer.'

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'The society has a monthly talk on Whitby's history and Whitby life. They are usually held ... on the third Monday of each month and cost £2.00 but members pay £1.00. They are open to all and everyone is welcome. Tea or coffee and a biscuit is sold during the interval. This year we are introducing selling something to eat as an extra ...'

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'Talks take place at 2.15 pm on the fourth Wednesday in every month, except for August and December, in the Normanby Room. Whilst originally intended for members of the Lit. and Phil., non-members are now most welcome on payment of £1.00. Talks usually last just over 1 hour and are often accompanied by slides or other illustrative matter ...Whitby Museum is owned and operated by Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society, a charitable body established in January 1823, a period when such societies operated in many British towns ... The chief object of the Society was to setup and maintain a museum, specialising in fossils, since “Whitby is a chief town of a district abounding with petrifications and containing not a few Antiquities".'

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'Between October and late February with a break in December, there is a programme of illustrated lectures held every Saturday afternoon in the Normanby Room at the museum in Pannett Park: the meeting starts at 2.00 pm and normally finishes about 3.30. Each of the Interest Groups is covered and the lectures are given both by our members and external specialists.'

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Forthcoming events of the Friends of York Archaeological Trust.

Category Art Galleries
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Curators' Lunchtime Talks: 'All these talks are free and run from 12.30 pm - 1 pm. No booking required.'

Category Arts & Crafts
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'Meetings are held ... at 7.30 on the first Monday of the month.'

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'The York Astronomical Society is a friendly collection of people who share a common appreciation for all things astronomical. Anyone who is interested in Astronomy in any form is warmly invited to come along to our meetings and join in our public activities ...Anyone can attend our meetings (members or not) ... We currently have about 60 members and we meet ... on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month (except August). Our meetings start promptly at 8 pm, and most people arrive around 7.30 pm for a chat before the meeting starts.'

Category York
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'Authors and illustrators, designers and publishers, booksellers and collecters feature in programmes of six winter lectures supplemented by summer visits to memorable libraries ... All who have an interest in books are welcome to join this active group of booklovers.' Monthly meetings, Wednesday evenings.

Category York
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Occasional lectures, talks and related events arranged by The Friends of York Cemetery, or by other organizations.

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Indoor Meetings 'are all held on Tuesdays (usually the 1st Tuesday in the month) ... starting at 7.30 pm. Meetings normally end at around 9.00 to 9.30 pm'.

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'The Society organises a programme of events each year, these include talks from Society members, visiting speakers and general social evenings. All meetings start at 7.30 pm with a short meeting followed by the main advertised event for the evening.'

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Regular evening meetings with occasional talks.

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