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Category National Trust
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'Quirky 18th-century, 16 sided house with fascinating interior decoration and collections.' Occasional talks are given.

Category Art Galleries
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'Abbot Hall, which opened in 1962, is a nationally significant art gallery with outstanding collections. It has one of the strongest exhibition programmes outside London.' The Hall has offered gallery talks, evening lectures, including those organized by the Friends of the Lakeland Arts Trust.

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'Welcome to the one of the oldest Gardening Societies in the country which was established before 1866 ... One of our main attractions is our monthly Social evenings (and 2 very popular quiz nights). Guest speakers present garden related topics and everyone is welcome to these social evenings. They run from September to May ... every 3rd Thursday of the month, starting at 8 pm.'

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'The main activities are a series of illustrated winter lectures, on topics of historical interest, held usually on the last Monday of each month ... These meetings have a pleasant, informal atmosphere, and members are invited to contribute by bringing interesting artefacts and making short presentations on items of interest.'

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Winter monthly lecture programme: 'Lectures will be held at 7.30 pm'. ALERT Latest 'Talks' Programme listed at Review was for 2016/17.

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'Exists to assist and promote the study of genealogy and family history based on the North-East corner of Scotland. This area covers the old counties of Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, Kincardineshire and Morayshire ... Regular meetings are held throughout the year, covering many topics of interest to family historians ... All of our meetings are open to non-members and there is no charge for attending.'

Category Art Galleries
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'Through our collections, buildings, exhibitions and events we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of everyone who lives, works, studies and visits our city. Our colletions are recognised by UNESCO and the Scottish Government as nationally and internationally important.'

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'Meets monthly (second Tuesday of the month) from September to May ... AAS also meets once a month (fourth Tuesday of the month throughout the year) at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, where we hold informal observing evenings. If you want to try out a few telescopes or learn how to get the most out of your model, then these are the evenings for you. AAS members are also on hand to point out features of the night sky. If the skies are cloudy then we retreat inside the Centre for astronomical discussions!'

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'Unless otherwise stated, all meetings will be held in the Royal Northern & University Club ... at 7.30 for 8 pm ... Members are reminded that a dress code is enforced at the club. Gentlemen are to wear a shirt and jacket. The club’s private bar is not open to us although drinks can be purchased in the Mirror Room.'

Category Entomology
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'Meetings are free to attend and open to all. They are held on Tuesdays 4-5 pm ... Refreshments are available from 3.30 pm.'

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'Our members are a lively mix of professionals and amateurs, with a shared enthusiasm for all things geological.  We aim to attract members of all ages and disciplines.  Our aim is to enjoy geology, sharing knowledge and experience, whatever your starting point. We run a winter lecture programme.'

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'Meetings are held on Thursday evenings at 7.30 pm, twice monthly, from September to April.'

Category Greece
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'The Society has currently 85 members. Its annual programme runs from October, usually with a Greek Evening in the form of a party. After a show of short films on Greece, Greek food and drinks are provided for members and the evening concludes with Greek music and dance. Subsequent meetings, usually in Room 10 New King's, University of Aberdeen, take the form of illustrated lectures. They are held at approximately monthly intervals and are followed by refreshments ...'

Category Railway History
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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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Usually meet fortnightly, Monday evenings: 'The meetings begin at 7.30 pm prompt unless otherwise stated ... All are welcome to come along for a couple of evenings to try us out before becoming a member ... Above all, we are a friendly, helpful club, open to both novice and experienced alike ... 'The Club was formed in 2008 to provide a friendly, social meeting place for members with an interest in photography'.

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'The Ways in which we endeavour to achieve our Aims are ... Holding regular public meetings with knowledgeable speakers, on a variety of subjects, which are open to all ... Meetings take place every other month and are held on the second Wednesday of the month ... starting at 7.30 pm.'

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Meets 'at 8 pm on the second Monday of each month from September to June (inclusive)'.

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'Our meetings are held on alternate Thursdays ... Meetings start at 8 pm and finish at around 10.00 pm.'

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The Abingdon Museum Friends organisation 'supports the Museum through fundraising and voluntary work. They meet monthly during autumn and winter for a variety of talks and social gatherings. In the summer months there are day trips to other museums and places of interest both locally and further afield'. The Friends can meet in the Parish Centre which is alongside the Church of St Helen nearby.

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Winter monthly programme, Tuesday evenings: 'Meetings ... start at 7.30 pm, unless stated otherwise.'

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Monthly meetings, Wednesday evenings: 'We welcome new members, and non-members are welcome at our events. There is a £2 admission charge for visitors at indoor meetings ...'

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‘The Academy was founded in 2000 to provide a forum committed to open and robust public debate in which ideas can be interrogated, argued for and fought over. We organise intelligent public debates, on controversial topics, and most importantly challenge contemporary knee-jerk orthodoxies. One focus of our work is to ensure that new generations look behind the headlines and avoid over simplistic conclusions on difficult topics. We are especially concerned about the “dumbing down” of debate, and to this end we organise a range of high-profile public events.’ Events have included an annual Battle of Ideas Conference held in London in the Autumn.

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'The Academy of Medical Sciences is the independent body in the UK representing the whole spectrum of medical science. Our mission is to ensure better healthcare through the rapid application of research to the practice of medicine ... We run a programme of events for a variety of audiences including Fellows, early career researchers, trainees, undergraduates and members of the public.'

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Category Italy
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'Founded in 1988 to promote research into all aspects of early Italy. It is now in its twenty-third year. Its name embodies the concept of agreement (Italian accordo). The name Accordia is a construct, and was conceived as an acronym - Academic Co-ordination Centre [for the] Organisation [of] Research [into the] Development [of] Italy [from] Antiquity ... The annual series of The Italy Lectures have become an established fixture in the diaries of all those interested in ancient Italy. They are widely appreciated for the diverse range of topics covered, the high standard of the lectures and the convivial post-lecture receptions.'

Category Flowers & Plants
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Meetings ‘second Tuesday of every month at 7.30 pm ... The club was formed in 1979 by a group of friends intending to help one another to enhance their knowledge on the art of bonsai’.

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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.'

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'Meets at 7.30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month from October until March ... Visitors welcome at all meetings ... Acton is now a suburb of West London about 5 miles from the centre, and well within the built-up area, but for the greater part of its history, consisted of only a small cluster of houses around the medieval Church of St. Mary's, providing refreshment for travellers on the road from London to Oxford; together with a smaller farming community at East Acton and a number of scattered farm dwellings ... The scene changed little until the 1840s when the village began to expand, but the greatest change began in 1859 when the Enclosure award, permitted the re-allocation of the strips in the common fields into blocks, releasing land for building the lower class housing required to keep up with the rapid growth of London, made possible by the extension of the suburban railways ...'

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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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'We meet on the first Tuesday of each month (excluding August) ... at 8.00 pm.'

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'The contemporary Adlerian approach to counselling and psychotherapy is based on the pioneering work of Alfred Adler, the physician and psychologist acclaimed alongside Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung as one of the "Big Three" founders of psychotherapy. A very popular public speaker in his time, his international lecture tours attracted a wide and varied audience, and many of the innumerable books that flowed from his talks and seminars are still in print today ... From the early 1950s the Adlerian Society has held monthly public lectures at this historic venue in central London [Conway Hall], where Alfred Adler himself lectured in the 1930s. The topics vary widely and are always relevant to the development and application of Adlerian psychology today. All are welcome (no need to book). Online tickets available.'

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'We meet on a monthly basis at 7.30 pm. We are a small friendly group of all standards of Astronomy learning and welcome new members who would like to learn about Astronomy, be it the Moon Stars or deep space objects.'

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Meets '3rd Monday of each month (except when a BH, then on following Tuesday)'.

Category Africa
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'Established as a charity in 1964, we've been proud custodians of African culture and heritage in the U.K since ... We plan to champion the African thought leadership through talks, debates, conferences and broadcasts from a wide range of sectors including health, environment, technology, culture, politics and business. We want to be a hub for exchanging and developing ideas, and providing a distinctly African perspective on the world.'

Category Africa
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'The SOAS African Development Forum (ADF) is a student-driven platform for championing African development, bringing together leading thinkers in the field to stimulate informed discussion, challenge orthodox narratives, and bridge gaps in understanding between various development stakeholders'

Category Africa
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'The University of Oxford is one of the world's leading centres for the study of Africa. In every Faculty and Division across the University there are active research programmes focused on the continent. The African Studies Centre, within the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, acts as a focal point for graduate level work and faculty research on Africa.' ... The Centre 'organises a lively programme of seminars, workshops and international conferences'.

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'We meet at 8 pm on the last Wednesday of each month ... Our area of interest is Ainsdale, a village in the borough of Sefton, Merseyside, England.'

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'Meets weekly between September and April, each Wednesday evening at 7.45 pm ... Aireborough Camera Club prides itself on being an informal, enthusiastic and friendly photographic club which extends a warm welcome to anyone with an interest in photography.'

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‘The Society was founded in 1957 to record and preserve the history of Aireborough, which consists of:- Yeadon; Guiseley; Rawdon; Carlton; Hawksworth and the area which was covered by Menston Hospital ... Aireborough Historical Society holds monthly (usually 2nd Thursday) speaker events on a variety of topics.’

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‘Founded in 1980 the group is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. In 2019 Wharfedale FHG merged with the Keighley and District FHS.’

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Programme of talks in the Library's events series. (Address/Map Reference is main Library; events can be held in different libraries throughout the Authority.)

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'In 1950 the Academy was invited to take over the administration of the Reckitt Archaeological Trust (established by the late Mr Albert L Reckitt). As well as using the funds to support archaeological research, the Academy's Council also decided to establish a lecture. The lecture was first delivered in 1951.' Lecture held every 2-3 years: 'Registration is not required for this event. Seats will be allocated on arrival'.

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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.'

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'Meetings are held on the third Monday in the month at 7.30 pm ...We are a group of family history enthusiasts based near the East Suffolk coast, midway between Felixstowe and Lowestoft, covering an area ... which includes the towns of Aldeburgh, Leiston, Saxmundham, Framlingham and Orford.  We celebrated our tenth anniversary in 2018.'

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'We meet on Wednesdays between September & June every year.'

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‘Founded in 1991, The Alexander Thomson Society works to promote and safegaurd the works of the Scottish architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson.‘

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'The AHT aims to promote public awareness of the meaning and value of spiritual experience. It offers subscribers regular newsletters and invitations to lectures and seminars. Members may make use of the Library at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David ... The AHT supports and encourages discussion and the forming of local groups. It considers it important to talk about and share the reality of, and engage in the serious study of, spiritual experiences.'

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'The South East Wales group was founded in December 2010. It is an informal gathering, drawing from each others' experience, knowledge and expertise. We meet in the convener's home four times a year in the afternoons. We hope we are able to fulfill and extend our own knowledge, and share our discoveries with the Society at large through the medium of De Numine.'

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'A membership organisation, based in the UK and registered as an official Charity. Its members are drawn from across the globe. The Society was founded in 1977 by the late John White and others, with the object of promoting the education of the public in the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the life and work of the French composer and pianist Charles Valentin Alkan (1813-1888). The Society supports regular recitals of Alkan’s music, produces publications (including our regular Bulletins) as well as providing the definitive source of information on Alkan’s life and works.'

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'The College hosts many lectures and seminars, including those by lecturers appointed by the University and associated with All Souls ... These lectures are open to the public and information about the lectures is posted as soon as it is available ... The College also supports seminars, lectures and workshops sponsored by Fellows for members of the University. They are not open to members of the public unless the lecture or seminar notice explicitly indicates that "All are welcome", or permission to attend has been obtained from the Fellow giving the course or seminar.'

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‘The Cercle Français de Belfast is one of a number of French clubs supported by the Alliance Française de Londres. Our members are people who have a keen interest in all things French and comprise both francophones and francophiles. We meet on nine or ten occasions during the year – between September and June.’

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'We offer a programme of 10 monthly meetings from September to June. A majority of events are illustrated talks delivered in French by French speakers, the speakers being organised through the Alliance Francaise to whom we are affiliated.'

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Monthly talks in French, October to May, usually second Friday evenings at 7.00 pm.

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Meet '3rd Friday of the month 7.15 pm to 9 pm'.

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

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'The Society provides a programme of historical lectures each year with, normally, a minimum of 3 lectures in the Spring and 3 in the Autumn. In addition, there is a speaker or exhibition at the Annual General Meeting in June. From time to time the Society holds member's evenings which allow participants to bring items or raise subjects for a short discussion. These interactive events can provide some fascinating insights into local history.'

Category Railway History
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'The popular indoor meetings are held in the Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station (what is now Barter Books). Meetings start 7.00pm for 7.30pm. We welcome visitors, members and their guests for a small donation towards meeting costs. Refreshments will be available from 7.00 pm.'

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'Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month from September - May each year ... Meetings are free to members and visitors are requested to pay £2 ... Free refreshments are provided at the end of each meeting and all who attend are warmly welcomed and invited to stay for tea /coffee /biscuits and a chat.'

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The Alpine Club, the world’s first mountaineering club, was founded in 1857.  For over 150 years, members have been at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering development and exploration. With membership, experienced and aspiring alpinists benefit from a varied meets programme, regional lectures with notable guest speakers, reduced rates at many alpine huts, opportunity to apply for grants to support expeditions, significant discounts at many UK retailers, extensive networking contacts, access to the AC Library and maps - and more!’

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‘The AGs has over 50 Groups in the UK and the Irish Republic ... AGS Local Groups usually meet once a month during the Autumn, Winter and Spring. The winter meetings usually involve lectures on alpines and rock plants, and how to grow them. In the Spring, most groups organise garden visits and trips as well as their own local flower shows. The program for most local groups is listed here, as well as a list of venues and contacts.’

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'We are a small friendly group of Alpine enthusiasts founded in December 1986 ... We meet on the first Monday of every month (except January) ... Meetings start at 7.30pm, with the speaker starting at 8.00pm, and the evening finishing at about 9.30 (after tea / coffee and a chat).'

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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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Meetings '3rd Friday, 7.30 pm, September to May. Subscription: £10 per person; Visitors £2'.

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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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