A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Yorkshire (North)

'The Society was founded in 1975 in order to further the interest in Family History Research and is run entirely by volunteers working in their spare time. Our aim is to bring together local people who share the same interest and to provide a point of contact for those members who, although not living in the area, have their roots within the modern Archdeaconry ... All Meetings take place on the First Wednesday of Every Month ... As well as a Speaker at each Meeting, there is a Book and CD Stall where it is possible to purchase books, CD’s, pamphlets and maps from a large selection of Family History Publications.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'We are the only membership and campaigning charity for the Dales – we want to see this special area remain protected, valued, enjoyed and loved - always. We are, in essence, the friends of the dales ... If you love the Dales, please join us as an individual or joint member, or as a business member or group member. In return you'll receive a fantastic magazine four times a year plus free entry to our annual events programme.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The Department of Archaeology at York is among the world’s most highly regarded departments for the subject of archaeology ... Our outlook is both local and global: we exist for the city of York, animating the city, giving something back to it, but we work internationally to deliver the same approach to our global audiences. We are developing new methods of exploring and visualising ancient landscapes, excavating sites, analysing ancient artefacts, human and animal bones, pioneering the biomolecular study of all manner of organic and inorganic compounds, and conserving our shared heritage in order to tell diverse stories and build a sustainable future.'

LECTURES and TALKSResearch Programme

'The Green Howards were an infantry regiment, raised in November 1688. It enjoyed 318 years of service before being amalgamated with the Prince of Wales’ Own Regiment of Yorkshire and the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment to form The Yorkshire Regiment in 2006.'

'The Harrogate & District Naturalists’ Society actively encourages people to discover the natural world on our doorstep. Membership of the Society is just one of the ways, you can get involved by sending us your wildlife photos or details of wildlife sightings, or simply by getting out and visiting some of the wonderful locations the Harrogate District has to offer ... All are welcome to our field meetings and lectures, which are free to members, and are open to visitors on payment of a fee ... Lectures take place at fortnightly meetings held between October and March (inclusive) on Wednesday evenings.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'A small independent society which was established in 2006 having previously partnered with Ripon Historical Society.  We are a registered charity run solely by enthusiastic volunteers with a passion for family and local history. The object of the Society is to provide family history and Genealogy education for the benefit of anyone living in the Harrogate and surrounding areas or who have family links to that area. Our programme of monthly meetings, held on the third Tuesday of each month, include an interesting series of presentations on varied subjects relating to family and local history.'

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'The Malhamdale Local History Group exists to promote and further knowledge about the history of the Parish of Kirkby Malhamdale, situated in upper Airedale ... Regular monthly meetings and visits are held, usually on the evening of the third Thursday of the month.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The North Yorkshire Humanist Group began life in January 2005. We meet regularly to discuss issues of interest to humanists, and to support national and local campaigns that are relevant to humanists. Visitors and members come from all over Yorkshire (and beyond). The Group continues to grow and expand its activities ... You do not need to be a member to attend our talks.'

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As an organisation we are dedicated to protecting and enhancing the historic buildings and environment of the cathedral city of Ripon on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and of the surrounding area ... Ripon Civic Society organises a monthly programme of talks and presentations from September through May to which members and guests are welcome. In addition, occasional excursions, events and social activities may also be scheduled. The Society has also instigated or is an integral partner in diverse projects that benefit the city and the surrounding area.'

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'Established in 2005 to help members to further their research into family and local history.'

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'Founded in 1889. We are a group of amateur naturalists’ with interests throughout the spectrum of natural history. There are members at all levels of knowledge, from interested beginners to those with specialist knowledge in their chosen fields. We would encourage anyone with an interest in the natural world around them to take a look at our Calendar, choose a talk that is of particular interest (or just the next one on the list), and come along to see what we are all about.'

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'We are a small friendly group with an interest and passion in family history. We were formed in May 2001 from a short Workers Education Family History Course. We have  visiting speakers, workshops and outings to enhance our knowledge. We enjoy sharing our experiences and our family treasures at regular "members-led" sessions.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Every term, the University organises free open lectures on a wide variety of topics and aimed at a general audience.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'We are a group who promote interest in Natural History, Archaeology, Local History and Vernacular buildings by means of lectures, discussions, excursions and the maintenance of records as well as working for the conservation of the countryside ... We welcome new members. As a member you will have the benefit of attending our meetings, talks and walks for free,'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Local Heritage

'A volunteer group whose purpose is adding to the knowledge of the archaeologically rich area of Upper Wharfedale and the surrounding landscapes ... Throughout the year we run a programme of talks and walks covering a wide range of heritage related subjects which are open to the public.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Throughout the winter we have amazing talks given by experts from the Club and beyond. Some focus on species we all think we know, like sparrows and beavers. Others explore new and unfamiliar territory, like state-of-the-art ecological monitoring or molecular techniques. There are lively talks about conservation, local archaeology and history, expeditions by Club Members, presentations about new projects, discussions about the philosophy of natural history, and in depth study of organisms which everyone knows, likes and understands are important, like honey bees.'

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Category Arts and Crafts

'The York Art Workers' Association is an eclectic group of craftsmen, artists, conservators, academics and others who share a serious interest in the design of buildings, interiors and landscapes. Members represent architectural craftsmanship, other applied arts, fine arts, architecture and conservation. We welcome not only practitioners in these fields but anyone with a keen interest or appreciation of art & design. We exist to extend and share our knowledge and experience through a programme of monthly talks ... We also organise occasional courses, workshops, outings & social events. Our talks are open anyone with an interest in the arts.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'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.'

Category York

'York Cemetery is a grade II* listed landscape and is one of only two privately owned Victorian cemeteries in the UK.  Founded in 1837, it now encompasses 24 acres and is administered by The York Cemetery Trust with support of the Friends of York Cemetery.York Cemetery is a working burial ground. At the same time, it provides opportunities for conservation, education, and informal recreation within a protected environment close to York city centre.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Established in 1965 by people who attended an adult education class in order to continue with what they had learned ...  Indoor meetings take place most months (not July/August) on the first Tuesday. They usually feature a talk as well as a short meeting beforehand to deal with Club business.'

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