A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Yorkshire (South)

'Meets September to April each Monday ... Our YPU-affiliated society delivers an active programme of hands on photography and competitions where new photographers can gain experience on all things photographic. Regular workshop topics include exploring techniques such as long exposure, filters, setting up basic lighting, using Adobe Photoshop to edit and enhance your photography, and many others. During the summer, the club arranges photo shoots in and around the local area.'

'World-leading staff, an active and international student community, and an exceptionally diverse range of modules makes Sheffield one of the world’s most exciting places to study philosophy ... Our departmentally organised events and activities range from conferences to community outreach, whilst our staff and students also put on a range of social and research-based activities.'

Objectives of the Society include: 'To arrange a programme of lectures, visits and other activities connected with subjects of interest to the Society'.

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

'Off the Shelf Festival of Words festival is one of the best known festivals in the UK ... Books, reading, ideas and conversations are at the core of what we do ... Over the years the Festival has introduced a series of commissioned poems from lead writers, and is responsible for the Text in The City initiative – mounting poems in public places.' Normally held Late October.

Category Rail Transport

'A group for railway enthusiasts based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Our members are interested in railways, both historic and the modern scene, including beyond the UK. Many of our members are also interested in light rail systems ... The Pennine Railway Society holds social evenings every first and third Wednesday of the month. Meetings usually consist of a slide or digital image show, presented by an invited guest or one of the club members.'

'We are a constituted unincorporated society formed to promote the study of genealogy, family history and local history for the benefit and education of the public in the Sheffield area. We promote the study of family history by holding monthly meetings, producing a quarterly journal, hosting an online members’ forum and making available transcribed copies of original records. Our Society has no paid staff or central office and is run entirely by volunteers.'

'Formed in December 1972 as a forum for birdwatchers in and around the city with an active interest in ornithology ... Indoor meetings are held ... on the second Wednesday of each month (except June, July and August) and include: an illustrated talk by an ornithologist of local or national standing, news of forthcoming events, features on identification and local habitats and recent bird news from the Sheffield area.'

'Founded in 1864, the Society is one of the oldest in the world, but prides itself on keeping up to date. Our programme covers a wide variety of photography. You are sure to find something of interest. We welcome the absolute beginner to the more experienced photographer - the young and the not so young. You don't need the latest electronic gadgetry to join, in fact you don't even have to own a camera! An interest in photography is all we ask. Come along to a meeting or two and see how you get along. You will not be put under any pressure to join.'

'Formed in 1918 in honour of Henry Clifton Sorby (1826-1908). We are a forum for naturalists of all ages and abilities to meet, enjoy natural history, collect, store and share information, explore the Sorby Study Area and promote conservation of wildlife and geology. We have groups that organise events, such as lectures, field meetings, surveys and workshops, we produce several publications including a monthly newsletter and an annual Sorby Record and currently hold over 750,000 species records.'

'The Society was formed in 2004 with the aim of building on the work of the late Tom Beastall and the groups he worked with some 20 years ago ... Between September and May each year we arrange eight talks given by visiting experts and our own members sharing the outcome of their research. The programme combines talks specific to Tickhill’s past with those ranging over the wider South Yorkshire area.'

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