Category:Author Societies & Trusts
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Aims of the Society include 'to hold lectures, seminars or other events, and to exhibit films or video-cassettes either separately or in conjunction with such events'.
Craigiebuckler, City of Aberdeen, AB15 8QHwww.hutton.ac.uk/events
Category:Agriculture & Food Science
'Hosts a number of events for members of the public, the farming and agriculture industry, policy makers, food manufacturers, marketers, land managers and and land users.' Enquire about attendance.
Macaulay Land Use Research Institute | Scottish Crop Research Institute
Category:Literary & Book Festivals
Events of the Society and related events elsewhere.
'The Group meets four or five times a year. Previous meetings have included discussions of favourite passages and characters, viewings and discussions of film adaptations, lectures on Sanditon and Regency England, Eliza de Feuillide and Warren Hastings, the Hidden Autobiography in Jane Austen's novels, Folk Song of Jane Austen's period and the Pleasures of Collecting Austeniana. Recent meetings have included a strawberry tea with a discussion of "What if...?", a talk about Jane Austen's holidays, and an evening of music that Jane Austen would have known.'
'The Hampshire Group was established in May 2002 and by the end of its first year had already attracted over 100 members. We are fortunate in serving the county Jane Austen knew and loved best, where she was born, where almost all of her novels were written, and where she is buried. Our members are also particularly well placed to attend the Society's annual meeting in Chawton each July and to benefit from other Jane Austen events which find a natural location in the county.'
'The Kent Branch has a varied programme of events which includes talks and lectures, visits and a summer "period" entertainment, with music, dancing or drama. There is an annual lunch or dinner in November, and a lively Discussion Group which meets twice a year.'
'The London Group of the Jane Austen Society now meets at 2.30 pm on four Saturdays in the year ... These meetings, of which at least one is free to members of the Group (all others are charged at cost), feature either a speaker or a speaker-led discussion, sometimes with videos to illustrate screen adaptations of the novels. Tea and biscuits are included. In addition, there is a full-day annual Group outing held on a Saturday in summer and a Birthday Lunch on a Saturday at the start of December.'
'Our annual events range from scholarly lectures and study days to informal and lively discussions.'
Hold about four meetings per year, usually either in Glasgow or Edinburgh.
Organize every few months a 'day conference with morning coffee, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and two lectures'.
Category:Writers & Writing
Lectures and related events in wide-ranging programme. Usually: 'This event is free to attend but booking is essential'.
'With our extensive programme of events, The Japan Society provides many opportunities for Japanese and non-Japanese to meet and share ideas and new experiences. Naturally, there is plenty on offer for those wanting to extend their understanding of contemporary and traditional Japan, its culture, language and people. However, with a membership that is approximately 50% Japanese, we also have events which focus on aspects of British life and provide opportunities to get to know the UK better. The format of events is as varied as the content: lectures and seminars sit alongside gallery visits, film screenings, pub nights and formal dinners.' Arrangements vary: check details - including whether need to be a member of the Society to attend a specific event.
Category:Flowers & Plants
'Through regional groups, The Japanese Garden Society meets at various UK locations throughout the year. Meetings vary from informal evening lectures to weekend events, with exhibits from members representing both amateur and professional sectors ... Currently we have Regional groups in the: Southeast; Southwest; Northwest; Midlands; Yorkshire and Humber.'
Maureen Busby Lecture
Category:Local History Societies
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'Please come along to one of our two-monthly meetings. You will be warmly welcomed as the aim is to make friends through an interest in Jaywick and its history. These are not heavy going evenings but just a sociable gathering to listen to an interesting speaker and meet people living in and around the village. Talks usually last about 45 minutes with a cup of tea or coffee at half time.'
Category:Literary & Book Festivals
Usually held late February.
'Welcome to the Jewish Book Week Online Archive. This is more than just a record of our previous events. This is a major resource for anyone concerned with Jewish writing. You can find transcripts and audio files of sessions from the previous festivals. You can access this material simply browsing from session to session, by using the search engine, or by using the contributor index.'
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Occasional talks, conversations, debates etc. Transformed into JW3.
Organized into a range of Regional Groups and Special Interest Groups: See the Section Programme for a Calendar of Events at the Groups: 'Meetings of these groups are free to members of JGSGB but a charge will be made to non members which will be offset against any future subscription to the Society ... The Society is open to all interested in Jewish genealogy and is constituted on a secular basis.'
'Knowledgeable speakers deliver talks on Jewish history for each branch of the Society. A small entrance fee may be charged to cover light refreshments either before or after the talk, to which both members of the Society and non-members are invited to attend.'