A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Region: West Midlands

Category South Wales
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'There are currently 22 Societies including South Wales, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, Bristol and Malmesbury, further details of which can be found in the Societies section.'

Category West Midlands
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'From the Welsh borders to Warwickshire and Staffordshire, there are 16 individual societies in the West Midlands Area, further details of which can be found in the Societies section.'

Category Solihull
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'The society meets at 2.00 pm ... on the first Friday in the month. Annual subscription is £5, and visitors and members pay £1 per meeting. Visitors who attend three meetings will be invited to join the Society.'

Category Alcester
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'Meetings are held at 8 pm ... in January, March, May, September and November. A trip is normally organised for the summer months. New members and visitors are very welcome.'

Category Birmingham
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'We hold a series of Evening Meetings from January to December, with the exception of May, June and July.'

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'We hold meetings on the first Wednesday of every month ... from 7.15 pm. We invite a range of speakers to talk to us about alpines from around the world.'

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'Indoor meetings are held on the third Monday of each month from September to May, excepting December and January.'

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'We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month from September to May ... Meetings start at 7.30 pm ... Meetings include a lecture, plant sale and display. There is plenty of opportunity to share tips and knowledge with other members.’

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‘Our Also Festival serves up brilliant speakers and their ideas to you in a stylish, relaxed and natural setting.’ Held Early July.

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'Each year there is a comprehensive programme of meetings that includes guest speakers providing an insight to various aspects of photography.'

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'The society welcome visitors and new members to their meetings; so if you are interested in the history of Aston Cantlow and the local area, come along to a meeting and get involved.'

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'Talks take place on the first Friday evening of every alternate month. (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep, Nov.).'

Category Arts Festivals
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‘A renowned series of artistic events & exhibitions held annually in the surroundings of the glorious Malvern Hills. Some of the most prestigious musicians, poets, writers, film makers and other artists perform during Autumn every year.‘

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Meetings 'held at 7.00 pm (for a 7.30 start) on the last Thursday of each month'.

Category Art Galleries
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A wide range of Public Lectures are offered, which can include: Weekly lunchtime Lectures ('Admission is free, but these events are extremely popular and places are limited, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.'); Lecture-Recitals; The Birmingham Lecture Series (Evenings: 'Admission by ticket only, available from Reception.')

Category Selly Oak
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Monthly meetings, Tuesday evenings. 'Most BCS Birmingham branch meetings are free to attend, and open to BCS members and non-members alike (exceptions are noted in the event details).'

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'We aim to run 8 open meetings throughout this year; they are generally scheduled for the third Wednesday of every month ... Branch open meetings are open to everyone. Not just BCS members but any member of the public who may think they will derive some entertainment or useful information from one of our talks. Yes, that includes your spouse, partner, offspring, siblings ..... and you (thanks for reading this page, by the way!) Clearly, we don't want a load of kids running around unsupervised and bored silly, but we do welcome anyone who may get something out of one of our talks. So, if your son(s), daughter(s) or student(s) is/are interested, bring them along. Please don't wait for the invite, you don't need to ask permission, bring them along. There is no charge for attending, anyone interested is very welcome and we'll even provide tea and biscuits.'

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'Most meetings take place on the last Thursday of the month, except December when there is no meeting ... Meetings ... start at 7.30 pm, unless an outside visit is arranged.'

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'Meetings are usually held on the 3rd Monday of every month, at 7.00 pm ... Admission is free for society members and £1 for non-members.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'We normally meet on the third Friday of the month at 7.30 pm.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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Combined Calendar for the Branches of the Society, which 'is the principal family history society for the counties of Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire'.

Category Birmingham
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'We meet every Wednesday evening in our club room at Aston University ... We also have monthly lectures from a variety of guest speakers ... on the last Tuesday of the month.'

Category Birmingham
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Occasional talks: 'Feel free to join us on the second Monday of each month ...'

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Monthly evening talks, usually 'at 7.30 pm on the first Thursday of the month'.

Category Birmingham
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Tuesday Talks 'Talks begin at 1.10 pm and last for 20-25 minutes.'

Category Selly Oak
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Have organized a Lunchtime Seminar Series: 'All are welcome and there is no charge. However, it would be helpful if those intending to attend could contact ... via email ... so appropriate catering arrangements can be made'.

Online Lectures & Talks
Category Selly Oak
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'Normal meetings of the Club are held on the first Thursday of each month except in July and August ... The meeting starts at 7.30 pm for a drink, informal socializing, and when possible a chance for those interested to practise their Greek with a Greek speaker. The main event of the evening, typically an illustrated talk on some topic relevant to modern or ancient Greece or Cyprus, begins around 8 pm. Meetings finish by 10 pm.'

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'We meet about once a month, often with a speaker, in a variety of venues. More information about our meetings can be found in the Events calendar. In addition, we arrange social events and are involved in raising money for charitable causes.'

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Access to 'a comprehensive guide to what's happening at Birmingham's museums'. Also, the Friends of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery organize occasional talks, as well as other events.

Category Selly Oak
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'Illustrated talks are given at monthly intervals during the winter season (September to April) on a variety of subjects.'

Category Birmingham
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'We aim to offer a much-needed space to exchange ideas and opinions and to debate a whole range of subjects. Salon meetings are not a series of pre-programmed lectures in which people sit passively and listen. The idea is for the audience to challenge speakers and be challenged themselves by different ideas. If you feel that there is a debate-shaped hole in your life, and you live in or around Birmingham, then come along.'

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'We meet on the last Tuesday of each month except December, from 7.30 pm for a 8.00 pm start, and finish about 10.00 pm.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'We hold regular meetings to listen to invited lecturers, in addition to field trips to sites of geologic interest ... Indoor meetings normally take place on the last Monday in the month ... The museum opens at 7.30 pm and lectures normally commence at 8.00 pm ... There is no admittance charge for lecture meetings, so come and try us out.'

Category Bookshops
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'... we regularly hold author signings, readings and poetry events in store ...'

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Meets 'third Tuesday of every month (except December) at 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm start. Birmingham Branch is the largest Branch of the BCSS in terms of numbers of members and has an active programme of events throughout the year'.

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Meetings 'are held on the first Wednesday of each month ... Members are requested to be seated by 7.30 pm to allow speakers a prompt start. Visitors are welcome but are asked to give a donation towards Society funds'.

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'On the 2nd Monday of each month we usually have a visiting speaker to give us a talk on a Family History related subject.'

Category Railway History
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Monthly evening meetings - plus occasional other events: 'Up to one hundred members attend the monthly club nights ... As befits the location, there is a bar available and there is a wide variety of books on sale from "The Railway Bookshop" ... Non-members are always most welcome to the monthly meetings and "Natter Nights" - there is a small fee for admission.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'The Society meets every Thursday from Sept to May ... starting at 7.30 pm and anyone is welcome to come along to the evenings. We are a group of mainly amateur photographers who enjoy looking at other peoples work and discussing all aspects of photography. We have a mixed range of abilities from the beginners to the more advanced workers, to those who generate an income from photography.'

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'Taking place on the first Tuesday of every month, we feature a variety of local scientists and engineers, talking about their work and how it affects the average person in the street. Always fun, sometimes controversial, these events are a great way to get to the heart of the matter.' Enquire about attendance.

Online Lectures & Talks
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Meet '7 for 7.30 pm, third Monday of the month, except August. (NB: Second Monday in December)'.

Online Lectures & Talks
Category Kidderminster
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'We meet ... on the second Wednesday of the month throughout the year with a short break during the Summer. We have a mixture of outside speakers and speakers from within the Society.'

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Occasional public lectures and related events, often annotated with something like: 'The event is free and open to all, however space is limited'.

Category Military History
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Organize the annual John Terraine Lecture plus a range of other events - including many open to Friends of the Centre.

Category Selly Oak
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'The Centre runs a Masters degree in West Midlands History, an annual conference, day schools and other public events. It provides support for projects and works with heritage professionals and independent scholars in the wider community. The Friends of the Centre for West Midlands History is a recent initiative.'

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'Membership to join our society is £4 and we have monthly coffee mornings and guest speakers on the last Thursday of every month, together with organised events such as visits to local places of historical interest and special evenings of nostalgia, including a "Black Country Night" with faggots and peas supper, "Forties Nights" and "An Old Time Music Hall Show".'

Category Birmingham
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'Our free pre-concert talks offer a fascinating insight into the music you are about to experience. Each talk lasts approximately half an hour and admission is free. It's your chance to listen to guest speakers, to discover more about composers, music and musicians. It provides further knowledge to enrich your enjoyment of a familiar piece. Or, if you are new to it, an introduction to the many textures, colours and moods to be enjoyed from orchestral music. Join us in the magnificent setting of Symphony Hall and let us set the scene for the music.'

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'This friendly group has around 90 members. In winter, they meet monthly on Saturday at 2.30 pm ... for talks, while in summer garden visits are arranged.'

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'The winter programme meetings are held at 7.30 pm ... The programme of winter meetings usually starts in October and traditionally the first meeting takes the form of a Member's Exhibition when members bring along items or specimens of interest - from a single item to a table-top display. The final meeting in December is usually an occasion for members to show their slides and for pre-Christmas socialising. In addition, a member's social event is held annually on an evening in March.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'The society meets once a month normally on the second friday of each month.'

Category Coventry
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All meetings will be held ... at 19.30 on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.'

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Occasional lectures and talks: 'The Society is a membership organisation open to anyone who supports our objectives.'

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'Our Society meets every other Tuesday at 7.30 pm ... Visitors are very welcome to any of our meetings. If you collect stamps or postal history or are just interested, please come along and try us out.'

Online Lectures & Talks
Category Coventry
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Lectures and talks can be held at the University which are open to the public.

Category Birmingham
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Design:Midlands – an independent, impartial resource providing design support for local authorities, communities, decision makers, housebuilders, businesses and design professionals. We are a merged organisation of two established charities, Opun (East Midlands) and MADE (West Midlands).’

Category Dudley
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Friends of Dudley Archives and Local History Service 'Meetings are held at the Archives premises ... on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30 pm (every month except January and August). These meetings consist of talks on family and local history topics by visiting speakers. You don't need to be a member of the Friends to come to the talks, although a small fee will be charged for non-members.'

Online Lectures & Talks
Category Dudley
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Meets weekly, Monday evenings, 7.45 pm.

Category Ledbury
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Offerings to Members by the Friends of the Dymock Poets include 'lectures, poetry readings, social meetings, publications'.

Category Elgar Society
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'Meetings are normally held at 2.30 pm on Saturdays ... We meet six or seven times a year and enjoy a varied programme of events. The branch also issues a regular newsletter. Visitors are most welcome.'

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'Guild Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, except in August at 7.00 for 7.30 pm ... At monthly meetings we share projects we've been working on and enjoy talks and workshops, both led by members and by guest speakers. We also have a programme of longer day workshops ... Guests are very welcome to come along to meetings to meet members and see if you like what we do.'

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'Embroidery group based in Leamington Spa. We meet regularly to share our skills, and hold talks and workshops by visiting textile artists. New members receive a warm welcome.'

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