A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Local Society: Devizes

'We love hardy perennials for their variety, colours, shapes, sizes and longevity. We help each other to grow them better, to try different species and we exchange and spread information about them ... Local Group membership is open to all members of the national HPS. Most groups charge a small additional subscription. Groups welcome new members and visitors; they are a great way for those of all ages and levels of experience to share their enthusiasm for plants and gardening ... Most Groups offer ... talks by experts with the opportunity to ask questions and talk to them.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'The Mercers’ Lectures are named in recognition of the links between Dauntsey’s and the Mercers’ Company, which go back to Mercer founder Alderman William Dauntesey, Master of the Worshipful Company of Mercers, who founded the School in West Lavington in 1542. The lectures are a central part of our enrichment programme which encourages pupils to engage with the world outside the school gates, and to think beyond their academic curriculum. Through the programme, we have welcomed a diverse array of eminent speakers to Dauntsey’s; all are warmly invited to the lectures, and over the past few years over 15,000 have attended.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'The Society was founded in 1981, with a membership of over 1,500 people worldwide. We aim to provide contacts between members by regular meetings and through the quarterly Journal published in January, April, July and October. Members not only research their ancestors by name but, by using all available information, seek to build up a complete picture of the people in the setting in which they lived. As the Society consists of a friendly mixture of complete beginners and experienced family historians there is every opportunity for beginners to receive encouragement in their researches ... Meetings are held at six centres around the county. These meetings are open to all: if you live in the area or are just visiting why not pop in and discuss any family history related problems or just enjoy the evening?'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

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