A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Region: East Midlands

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'Unless otherwise notified, all meetings take place on the first Wednesday in the month, commencing at 7.30 pm.'

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'Meetings take place on Thursday nights every fortnight during the winter months.'

Category Sheffield
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Winter monthly lectures, Wednesday evenings.

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'We are a very friendly group and you will be made most welcome. The group meets on the second Sunday of the month, January to May and September to December. Doors open at 2-30p.m. and the meeting starts at 3-00p.m.'

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'Meet at 7.30 pm on the first Wednesday of every month Sept-May.'

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'Members enjoy monthly meetings with talks or demonstrations as well as plant display, raffle and plant sales. There is also a garden visit in May.'

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'The group meets once a month from September to May to enjoy interesting talks and chat with like-minded people.

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'A unique celebration of the written word, the Althorp Literary Festival takes place against the backdrop of one of England’s most beautiful private, historic houses.' Held Early October.

Category Egypt
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Founded 1987: 'The aim of the Society, as stated in its Constitution, was, and still is, to promote and encourage interest in the History, Archaeology and Cultures of the ancient civilisations of the Near East. The new society was unique in the UK in embracing all countries of the Ancient Near East, including Egypt. We believe it is currently unique in this respect. In the year 2000, the society was renamed the Ancient Egypt and Middle East Society (AEMES), to reflect the approximate 60/40 split between members whose first interest is Ancient Egypt and those whose main interest is another country of the ancient Near East'.

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‘The Department of Engineering hosts an annual lecture by a distinguished member of the engineering community. The Annual Industry Lectures are intended to be of interest to engineering students and practising engineers, as well as the general public.’

Category Matlock
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'An educational charity devoted to the rescue of industrial heritage buildings and helping to preserve the precious built and natural landscape in and around Cromford ... From family fun weekends to lectures, guided tours, off-site visits, exhibitions and Cromford Mills’ brand new three day Georgian Festival, there is something for everyone.'

Category Arnold
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'Meetings are held monthly from September to June on the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm.'

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'We meet regularly throughout the year. Our Winter programme usually starts early September through to the following May and is a mix of visiting lecturers, practical evenings, talks, competitions and social events. The lectures and talks range widely over the majority of photographic subjects including, from time to time, photographic impressions of other countries and lifestyles.'

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'Talks take place in the Ferrers Community Room at the Museum. Evening talks begin at 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated ... The Friends of Ashby Museum organise a series of Wednesday afternoon talks.'

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'Meeting are held ... at 7.30 pm on Mondays - Unless stated otherwise.'

Category Chesterfield
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'All presentations are held in the roundhouse lecture theatre commencing at 19.30 and finishing between 21.45 and 22.00. Doors open at 19.00. Presentations are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Hot and cold drinks are available from the buffet before 19.30 and during the interval. Free parking on site. Admission is normally £1.50 for members and £2.00 for non-members. Everyone welcome.'

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'We have two sessions of meetings each year, with the meetings a fortnight apart. Usually the first meeting in the month is a general one of news and discussions. For the last one each month we have a guest speaker to give a talk.'

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'We hold monthly public meetings through the winter on topical themes, organise guided walks and outings, publish a quarterly newsletter, booklets, and postcards, and represent your views on development and planning matters.'

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'Talks are held every month from September to April ... Talks start at 7.30 pm until 9.30 pm.'

Category East Midlands
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'We normally organise four events per year, two indoor meetings with a local or visiting speaker, films, poetry and prose readings, and two outdoor events to places known by JB or which he would have approved of. Meetings are usually all-day events.'

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'All meetings ... [start] at 7.30 pm on the second Thursday in the month, except for the all-day Excursion meeting in June.'

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'Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month ... starting at 8 pm.'

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'We have a varied programme of illustrated talks arranged for the year, and we also enjoy social events and visits to our members' greenhouses.'

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'Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month ... Each regular meeting includes a display of plants arranged by one of our members, which is a great opportunity to admire some well-grown plants and learn a little about them. In addition all members are encouraged to bring plants of interest to any meeting for display or for sale.'

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‘Our Meetings are held every 3rd Wednesday of the month (except August and December) at 7.30 to 9.30pm ... We are always ready to welcome Members and Visitors to our Branch Meetings where they can enjoy the Demonstration, refreshments and have a chat with other enthusiastic sugarcrafting people.‘

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‘The History Society meets in the village hall on the third Thursday of the month for presentations and talks given by visiting speakers. New members and visitors are welcome.’

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Bromley House LIbrary (also sometimes known as Nottingham Subscription Library) is a private library in the centre of Nottingham. The library has around 1200 members and a stock of around 40000 books, including a good selection of materials of interest to local historians, many topographical works, and a wide selection of 19th and early 20th century novels. The library adds some 700 new fiction and non fiction books each year.’

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'The aim of our club is to promote bird watching for beginners. We hold regular meetings on every second Monday of each month ... (7.30 pm). Our evenings are a mixture of Talks, Films, Identification and social events.'

Category Hinckley
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'We meet on the first Tuesday evening of each month ... Our evening commences at 7.30 pm. At each Club evening we have gardening speakers who talk on a variety of subjects. Members have free access and visitors are charged £1.00 for the evening.'

Category Arts Festivals
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‘Recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK’s leading arts festivals, Buxton International Festival is a summer celebration of the very best opera, music and literature at the heart of the beautiful Peak District.’ Also can hold an Autumn Weekend.

Category Buxton
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'Originally founded in 1922 with the grand title of The Buxton Archaeological, Local and Natural History Society. Despite the recent shortening of the title, the aims of the Society are unchanged and remain to engage in activities that explore and explain all aspects of the history of the market town of Buxton, the Peak District and its surrounding areas. Regular meetings are held to hear talks and presentations by members and other speakers with a knowledge and interest in the area.'

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The Friends of Buxton Museum & Art Gallery offer 'free monthly talks by notable speakers followed by refreshments (guests pay £3 per talk)'.

Category Arts Centres
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'One of Britain's leading receiving theatres, presenting around 450 performances each year – including dance, comedy, children's shows, drama, musical concerts, pantomime, and opera – all alongside a lively Fringe Theatre and Community and Education Programme'

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Occasional meetings: ''We normally meet in the bookshop café at eight on a Saturday Night. The talk lasts about an hour, followed by something to eat and a discussion phase that goes on to ten or a bit later - and afterwards in the pub for some ...'.

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Carsington Water is a multi-user water facility run by Severn Trent Water. It is some 200 metres above sea level with an eight mile walk around 300 hectares of water. It was opened in 1992 ... There are 4 bird hides plus a Wildlife Centre Hide, all with disabled access ... The Club holds indoor meetings in the winter months between September and March ... A variety of speakers are invited to talk on subjects connected mainly with birds but also with wildlife in general.’

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'Lectures from the research groups within the Centre ... The lectures are open to University students, staff, and members of the public.'

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'Founded in 2006. It is concerned, in the widest sense, with the history and development of Chaddesden and the surrounding area ... We meet on the first Thursday in the month.'

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'We meet every Wednesday night at 8 pm from September through to April.'

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'Leicestershires' only geological society, Section 'C', is rooted within the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, beginning in 1835, and offers a year-round range of activities for all those who have an interest in the Earth Sciences. The Section was formally founded in 1849, from the in-house geological-interest group, which makes it now ... one of the oldest geological societies in the UK. But could it be the oldest? If you know of an older geological society, please do get in touch. We are committed to maintaining the continuity, and health, of Section C; and invite anyone with an interest in planetary science to join us. You don't have to be resident in Leicestershire: Members are Nation-wide. Come along to one of our winter, or summer, meetings, when you will be made very welcome.'

Category Bakewell
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Occasional talks and lectures.

Category Derby
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'In August, September, October, November, January, February, March and April we meet on the last Tuesday of the month ... at 19.30. In December we have a social event for members only and in June and July we have outdoor meetings.'

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Formed 1947: ‘Why not get involved and come along to our social evenings with refreshments. Here you can enjoy, talks by experts often with videos.  Chat to other friendly beekeepers asking any question about our asociation you may have. Take advantage of willing mentor-ship with shared hives at the local apiaries or, at our own apiary’.

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Founded 1989: ‘The Society covers the area of North East Derbyshire previously known as the Scarsdale Hundred ... Aims to be one of the country’s leading and most forward thinking “Family History Societies”, providing a strong base to enable our members to develop and grow as “Family History” researchers. We aim to foster a positive experience and environment, through creative and innovative, and related services for our members’.

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‘The Society was established in 1938 and has been active in all aspects of amateur photography ever since. We have a very varied range of members, whose interests and abilities cover the entire spectrum - from beginners to semi-professional. We are always on the lookout for new members and are particularly interested in people who are just starting photography for the first time.’

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'CPSG runs a monthly programme of talks, demonstrations and videos relating to the Paranormal. The Group's Secretary arranges for a different speaker to join us at each meeting, in order to give a talk on, or to demonstrate, a particular aspect of the subject. Potential new members are welcome to join us at these meetings ... The Group’s main meetings are currently held on the second Friday of the month ... at 7.15 pm.'

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'The society meets each week at 7.30 pm, from the first Monday in September to the first Monday in May (except for Bank Holidays) ... We cater for a full range of photographers, from absolute beginners to professionals and for those who simply come to see the shows.' ALERT Website inaccessible at Review.

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'Founded in 1969 and located at Beacon Hill Allotments, Cleethorpes. We have our own lecture room and observatory containing a 16 inch Newtonian/Cassegrain telescope as well as other smaller telescopes. Regular monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month with invited speakers who give talks on a range of astronomical topics ... We also run beginners' sessions from September to May once a month on Friday evenings which are open to everyone.'

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'The History Group runs some very interesting talks by speakers from around the local area, open to both members and non-members. We also organise visits to other local history groups, and outings to historic sites and archives / museums for members.'

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'Over the years that the society has been in existence its membership has steadily grown and now meets most months either on a Wednesday night or afternoon.'

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Category Corby
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'Meetings at Corby Photographic Club are usually held ... between September and May. However in the summer months we take advantage of the longer days and take our club on the road, giving our members the opportunity to take those winning shots.'

Category Alfreton
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Occasional talks: 'The Friends of the Cromford Canal always welcomes new members.'

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Category Stamford
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'Meetings are now held every Wednesday at 7.30 pm between September and May. A Digital Group also meets on the third Monday of the month. A widely varied program of competitions, lectures and practical demonstrations cater for everyone, from beginner to the more advanced.'

Category Derby
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'Society Social Meetings are intended for both members and non-members to share a topic of general interest to either the canal, society or surrounding community. The evenings are both enjoyable and informative; with a short presentation on the topic together with an opportunity to get a brief update on D&SC society activities, events and the latest canal developments.'

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'We currently number over 50 members from all walks of life and whose knowledge of astronomy ranges from complete beginner to advanced. The society holds regular meetings on the first Friday of each month (except July and August) at 7:30 pm ... Meetings usually involve an outside speaker, but members also give talks and the society holds a quiz in February. We also hold 'Introduction to Astronomy' evenings ... on the third Friday of the month. See below for more information. We are a friendly and, despite our subject, "down to earth" society. Meetings are a great way for potential new members to see what we're about in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.'

Category Arts Centres
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'We present and produce an excellent and diverse programme of performances, events and festivals. We are innovative, inclusive, sustainable and vital to the regeneration of Derby.'

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Organize a range of talks and related events at their various venues. Usually free of charge, but check details.

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Winter indoor meetings, Friday evenings.

Category Derby
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'We are a friendly group of photographers of all ages and aim to offer something for everyone. So, whether you’re a complete novice or have loads of experience in all things photographic, you will be made very welcome. Our winter programmes include talks from a wide range of guest speakers, along with competitions and practical evenings where members can try out new techniques.'

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'The Society holds special events, in addition to its normal meetings, each year. Past events have been held at Glossop, Shirland, Ashover, Ashbourne and South Normanton, in addition to those at the Society HQ at Bridge Chapel House.'

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Category Derbyshire
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'From September to April we run an Indoor Meetings programme with a wide varity of topics and guest speakers at venues around the county.'

Category Wildlife Trusts
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'Join a community of like-minded people striving to protect Derbyshire's wildlife and wild places. Derbyshire's nature is facing unimaginable pressure from habitat loss, development and climate change. Becoming a member is one of the best ways to support our work protecting wildlife where you live ...  Local Groups are run by some of our most dedicated volunteers and offer a wide range of activities such as talks, field trips, work parties and fundraising events.'

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‘The Society is completely independent and non-political and aims to work in partnership with local and regional authorities.It organises series of lectures and meetings throughout the year ad its income is derived from subscriptions from current and former residents. It also houses the Heritage Centre in Station Road - on display a remarkable range of artefacts relating to the industrial and domestic history of the town.’

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Category Northampton
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‘Meet every Tuesday 7.45pm for 8.00pm till 10.00pm.’

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'The society was formed in 1964 by a group of both professional and amateur enthusiasts, who recognised the need for such a group in this area of great geological interest. This mix of people from all backgrounds has remained a feature of the society to this day, and gives it a friendly relaxed atmosphere which appeals to newcomers.'

Category East Midlands
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'Our main function is to organise meetings in the locality of the East Midlands that provide informative talks on diverse subjects relevant to materials and which contribute to continuing professional development for IOM3 members. Aside from this the talks are of general interest and non members are welcome to attend.'

Category Salons
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Programme of evening meetings.

Category East Midlands
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Access to details of almost a score of Branches.

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'We meet ... on the 4th Friday of each month at 9.30 am until 1.00 pm.'

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'We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month when a talk or workshop will be held.'

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Meet 'second Saturday of each month at 1.30 pm for 2 pm'.

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Meetings 'the last Friday of the month (except August and December) 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm'.

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Meetings 'Second Saturday in month - except August - 11 meetings per year'.

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Meetings 'Fourth Thursday of month (no meeting in December or August) 7.15 for 7.30'.

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Monthly meetings: 'Doors open at 2.00 pm and meetings commence at 2.30 pm.'

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'We are an enthusiastic group of around sixty members, covering a wide range of interests within stitched textiles, and warmly welcome new members. If you have an interest in embroidery and stitch, do come and join us as a regular member or on an occasional basis as a visitor. Visitors are always very welcome. We offer a varied program, Masterclasses and workshop days, exhibition opportunities, as well as a monthly Sew and So meeting open to all.'

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'Meetings are held at 7.30 in the evening on the second Wednesday of the month in the Village Centre on New Hill which is at the heart of the village.'

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Monthly evening meetings. ALERT The Leicestershire Villages Website has closed. You MAY be able to contact the Society via the replacement Website Link I have given.

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