A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Region: South Wales

Category Abergavenny
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'Our meetings are held every second Tuesday of each month starting at 8.00 pm ... Members [and those visiting our website] are encouraged to take every opportunity to interest fellow ferroequinologists in our society.'

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'Meetings are open from 7 pm and the talks start promptly at 7.15 pm. Everyone welcome ... Come along and get a new perspective on the universe in which you live!'

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‘On a typical evening, people start arriving some time after 7pm as we are setting up for the evening. We start at 7:30pm and end at 9:30pm with a break for tea or coffee at 8:30pm. In any evening we may have sessions such as: * A presentation from a professional photographer, showing their photographs and techniques; * A member evening, showing and talking about photographs; * A practical evening, taking photographs; * A competition, where our photographs are praised, criticize and given points by an expert judge.’

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'Through our outstanding programme of activities, including product tastings, kids’ activities, masterclasses, hands-on cookery lessons and topical debates, we provide the inside track on food issues, offer new ideas about the future of our food and showcase rising stars emerging from the industry.' Held Mid September.

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'The society, formed in 1977, now has a membership of nearly 400. Lectures are held on a monthly basis usually on the third Thursday from September to May. If you are visiting the area you are welcome to attend any lecture. If you come more than once, please take out membership.'

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’The group meets near Bridgend monthly. Meetings include a talk from experts in the alpine field, plant sale and raffle. Garden visits are arranged during the summer months.‘

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Evening meetings, once or twice per month: 'Our events are open to members and the public. There is normally no need to book a place. When capacity is very limited or we have to make special arrangements to gain entry to a site, we will ask you to book in advance and there will be a booking link on the event's web page.'

Category Bridgend
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'We meet on the second Wednesday of each month from September to April at 7.00 pm ... Visitors welcome - fee of £1 each per meeting.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'We are a growing and enthusiastic society of 50+ astronomy enthusiasts who share a common passion and curious wonderment for our amazing night skies. Between September and June, we meet each month, we have guest speakers and club members giving talks on various subjects followed by Q&As'.'

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'Meetings start at 7.30 pm on the third Wednesday in the month (January excepted) unless otherwise indicated.'

Category Cardiff
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‘The Group aims to encourage local atheists, agnostics, freethinkers etc to “come out” as Humanists, and join the group, and/or Humanists UK and become part of a world wide movment ... Meet ups are informal in nature and take the form of a social gathering or on occasion a presentation followed by discussion of a topical issue. Guest speakers are invited occasionally.‘

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‘Formed in 1960 to promote, by lectures, field visits and, where possible, field work, an interest in the remains and history of past cultures and in the practices, techniques and disciplines of archaeology. The Society is self-governing and non-proft making.‘

Online Lectures & Talks
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'A series of talks is held at Cardiff University on alternate Thursday evenings from September through to July, from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Attendances at the fortnightly talks are usually in excess of 70 and on some occasions during the year will reach 80 to 100. The talks programme is varied and comprises informal lectures, visual presentations and short talks. The aim is to cater for all interests, at whatever level, beginner or advanced. The Society is able to attract the very best speakers from all over the UK and beyond.'

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Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. Located at the heart of the capital, within beautiful parklands, the Castle’s walls and fairytale towers conceal 2,000 years of history.‘

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'With students from over 125 different countries and partnerships with institutions from London to Singapore, UWIC is a globally-renowned university. It conducts world-leading research in all of its schools, with world-leading academic staff at the forefront. From the latest developments in asthma prevention to government support for entrepreneurs, exciting progress is being made. UWIC’s Professorial and Inaugural Lecture Series brings this research to a public forum and welcomes all to attend.'

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Winter evening talks for members - roughly one per month.

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'Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 pm ... The programme is varied and includes displays of stamps, postcards and postal history from all areas of collecting, by members and visitors, as well as visits to and from other Philatelic Societies.'

Category Theosophy
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'Regular lectures, study groups and workshops covering all aspects of Theosophy. The study group meets regularly and is intended to provide a basic introduction to Theosophy. A collection is taken to cover cost of materials/refreshments. No previous knowledge of Theosophy is assumed and newcomers are welcome.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'A roundup of all forthcoming events.'

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'Each year on March 8th, International Women's Day (or on the nearest week day), the Centre for Gender Studies in Wales presents a public lecture, the Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture, to celebrate the day and to commemorate its founder.'

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Annual Public Lecture: 'Visitors will be granted special access to the library for the lecture; there will be a drinks reception in the e-lounge next to the Reading Room from 4.15 pm ... This Centre promotes and supports the study of late antique religion and culture from the late Hellenistic Period to the early Middle Ages, also in relation to earlier and later periods, in particular Classical Antiquity and the modern world.'

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'The public lecture series is organised to aid the MA/Diploma students in "Islam in Contemporary Britain" in their studies, but to also allow a chance for academics and students from other schools, and the general public, to attend and gain a better understanding on the various and dynamic aspects related to the study of Islam in the UK ... 'We envisage the Centre as an accessible, vibrant, and inclusive hub of learning about Islam in Cardiff and South Wales, for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The Centre has strong links with the local Muslim community, and we are proud of this partnership.'

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'We meet on the first Thursday of every month from October to April at 7.30 pm.'

Category Bookshops
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'Come and meet your favourite author. We arrange two types of event: * Book signings take place at The Chepstow Bookshop where you can buy the book, meet the author and have your book signed, no ticket is required; * Our evening events are held at The Drill Hall unless otherwise stated. Enjoy drinks from the bar, hear the talk and take the opportunity to have your book signed and meet the author.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'We meet every month ... to hear a talk of local interest, and to hear about developments in the town.'

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'The Society meets on the third Thursday of each month (July and August excepted).'

Category Blaenau Gwent
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'Ebbw Vale Works Museum extends a warm welcome to all visitors. Our large and varied collection tells the story of the coal, iron and steelmaking community at Ebbw Vale and the surrounding area from 1790 to the works closure in 2002 and its subsequent demolition ... The Museum in conjunction with the Ebbw Vale Metallurgical and Historical Society organises a series of lectures on materials, minerals, metallurgy, technical and historical themes during the period October to March each year.'

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Occasional talks organized by the Friends of Forest Farm.

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'The Society meets on the last Wednesday of each month during the winter months at Llancaiach Fawr, where a talk is given. The talks are not necessarily restricted to the subject of Gelligaer ...'

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'Meetings are held at Aberdare, Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, and Swansea are open to visitors & all members.'

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'During the winter, meetings take the form of informative lectures, practical microscope sessions or social events. Lectures are held on the second Thursday of the month ... at 7.30 pm. There is no entrance fee for members; tea and coffee are available at the end of the session when people exchange their news and views. Non-members are welcome to attend these meetings for a nominal charge.'

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‘Access to Programmes of the five Branches of the Society: Blackwood, Chepstow and Wye Valley, Ebbw Vale and North Gwent, Newport, Pontypool: ‘'On 1st April 1996, Gwent was replaced administratively by the new unitary authorities of Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent, Newport, Torfaen, and Caerphilly. The new Monmouthshire, confusingly, covers only the eastern half of what was the old historic county, whilst Caerphilly also includes part of the former county of Mid-Glamorgan to the west.'

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'Meetings ... are held at 6.30 pm, normally on the second Tuesday of each month from January to June and September to November - there is no meeting in August.'

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'Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month ... from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.'

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'Branch meetings ... are held on the fourth Thursday of each month.'

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Meetings 'are held at 7.30 pm on the last Wednesday of each month from January to November and on the second Wednesday in December'.

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'Meets on the second and last Friday of the month starting at 7.00 pm.'

Category Wildlife Trusts
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Excellent, extensive Guide: 'During the year, GWT and its affiliated local groups offer a programme of walks, talks, events, and training courses throughout the county. These are organised by staff, volunteers and local Trust groups. Everyone is welcome to attend and non-members can save money by joining GWT at the time of booking.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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Monthly meetings, Saturday afternoons.

Category Bridgend
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'Each year we hold events approximately monthly. These are generally talks from October to April, and garden visits during the warmer months. The talks are held ... on a weekend afternoon. As well as a speaker, we generally have a plant raffle and teas are available after the talk. Many of the speakers are also nurserymen who bring plants for sale.'

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Occasional lectures. Enquire about attendance. Comprises IET Wales South West and IET Wales South East.

Category Cardiff
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'We host regular public lectures covering current research in musicology, ethnomusicology, composition and performance. Talks are given by guest lecturers  from the UK and abroad, as well as by School of Music staff.'

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Organize one or two evening meetings per month during the winter: 'Our meetings are always full and we are fortunate to be visited by many different and fascinating speakers discussing a wide variety of topics ... Llanishen Local History Society continues to grow and we always welcome new faces. Why not come along to one of our meetings?'

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'The Society meets monthly, normally on the first Monday of the month ... Meetings commence at 7 pm.'

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'MARS is an informal astronomical society that meets the second Tuesday of each calendar month (except August) ... Membership is open to anyone, regardless of age, knowledge or experience. Meetings start at 19.30 and usually finish at 21.30. There is no annual membership fee; members simply pay £1 per meeting they attend and students/under 18s attend free.'

Category Railway History
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'A programme of guest speakers presenting a wide range of railway related topics is arranged each month from September to June.'

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Winter programme of monthly talks: 'Meetings are normally held ... at 7.30 pm'.

Online Lectures & Talks
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'Probably the oldest literary club in Wales ... The first dinner and lecture was held at the Westgate Hotel on the 23rd April 1947; we assume that the date was chosen to coincide with Shakespeare’s birthday. The dinners have continued since then and we now meet about six times a year for our dinner/lectures.'

Category Maritime History
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'The Newport Ship is the most complete surviving example of a European vessel designed to trade along the Atlantic seaboard in the 15th Century ... Our regular open days, talks and events provide an opportunity for you to visit the Ship Centre to find out about the Ship and how our knowledge is progressing. They are free and there is always plenty to interest the whole family.'

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'Meets monthly throughout the year in the Trinity Rooms, when a wide range of speakers talk on a variety of topics of local relevance. We also organise a summer excursion each year, as well as an annual dinner. Members are strongly encouraged to attend the monthly meetings as it is at these meetings that the core activities of the Society are discussed and actions decided. Entry to the monthly meetings is free to Penarth Society members. Non-members are asked to make a contribution of £1.'

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'Interesting talks by experts and demonstrations of various techniques by our own members, There is also the opportunity for your work to be entered into our appraisals in which a guest speaker will give constructive recommendations as to how the picture could be improved with certificates awarded for the best work. (Members names are not disclosed during an appraisal).'

Category Cardiff
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'We meet on the third Tuesday of the month (except August and December) ... Our speakers talk on a range of subjects of interest and relevance to the Society.'

Category Flowers & Plants
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'Officially known as the Rhondda Rose Society, we are the biggest of our kind in Wales. In an attempt to widen our audience and attract new members, we took the decision to rebrand the society online as the Rose Society of Wales ... Our events are held on the second Wednesday of every month from 19:15-21:30. Events are for members only, but we welcome anybody to come along and try it out for free.'

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'Unless otherwise indicated, lectures are generally held on the third Thursday of each month during the "Winter" months.' Enquire about attendance.

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'The group carries out a range of activities, including monthly meetings at which guest speakers give illustrated talks covering the local area and to the far corners of many countries.'

Category Wales
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Details of public lectures and related events.

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'Meetings for members and associates are held ... starting at 7.30 pm for 8 o’clock on the first Monday of the month with the exception of January and May which will be the second Monday.'

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'Regular lecture meetings are held at Cardiff and Swansea Universities. Topics cover all aspects of geology and are suitable for all levels of knowledge. Light refreshments beforehand allow members to chat and socialise.'

Category The Arts Society
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'Lectures are held promptly at 11.00 am on the second Thursday of each month (excluding August) ... Membership of MDFAS is open to any adult. However, due to the number who can be safely accomodated in St Mary's Centre, membership numbers are limited. Presently the membership list is just full. Click ... to be put on the Waiting List. Names on the waiting list move up STRICTLY in a First-Come-First-Served.'

Category National Trust
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A winter talks programme has been organized by the Friends of Tredegar House: monthly, Wednesday afternoons or evenings.

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'Our monthly meetings are held ... on the second Wednesday of the month at 8 pm. Following the talk there will be an opportunity for you to ask questions about any significant planning, or other, matter affecting Usk and its environs. Non-members are always welcomed, £2 payment at the door.'

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