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'Lectures will be held on the Third Thursday of every month 7.30 pm. Free Admission - Everyone Welcome.'

Category Arts & Crafts
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'The BADA Fair has become renown for its special events. Talks are given by well-known contributors to leading art publications, interior designers, historians and experts in art and antiques. Fashion shows have been hosted, tutored wine-tasting given and guided tours of the Fair lead by our distinguished exhibitors.' Usually held each year in March.

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‘Exists to promote and enhance the welfare, conservation and protection of badgers, their setts, and their habitats. We are the leading voice for badgers and represent and support around 60 local voluntary badger groups and thousands of supporters and followers.’

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Meetings 'take place in the High School on Thursday evenings between September and April. As well as the competitions, there are visiting speakers, hands-on digital imaging workshops, studio sessions, night-time shoots and visits to labs or studios'.

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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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‘Our mission is to create greater understanding of the world through outstanding, experimental and inspiring contemporary art which has power, relevance and meaning for individuals and communities. Situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, England, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art consists of 2,600 square metres of art space, making it the UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institution.

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

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'Founded in 1958 by a group of local historians to encourage research into the local history of Banbury town and its hinterland. We have around 200 members, mostly local but some scattered far and wide. Our annual programme of activities runs from September to July, with lectures from September through to Easter and then a varied programme of outings and expeditions in the summer. We meet for the lectures at 7.30 pm on the second Thursday of each month.'

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'All indoor meetings are held on the second Monday of the month ... starting at 7.30 pm.'

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'The club meets from September to April at 2.15 pm on the second Saturday of the month.'

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Weekly meetings, Friday evenings (plus more informal meetings on Wednesday evenings).

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'The Bird Group arranges weekly talks over the autumn and spring terms with a wide range of speakers and topics. Meetings ... start at 7.30 pm prompt. Non members £2 per meeting.'

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'The Society meets at 8 pm on the second Thursday of each month from September to April.'

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Monthly lunchtime talks plus other events: 'Free admission, drop in.'

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'Devoted to the 20th century English novelist Barbara Pym, shrewd observer of a certain kind of middle-class Englishwoman, no longer young and not quite beautiful, whom society finds it easy to overlook ... The Society holds its Annual General Meeting at St. Hilda's College, Oxford University, every summer and also holds a conference in Boston, MA every spring, a spring meeting in London, and other events.'

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.')

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Category Arts Centres
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‘A world-class arts and learning centre, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts.’

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'Talks take place on the first Monday evening of the month between September and June, except January.'

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'We hold regular meetings in the village hall in Church Fenton during the winter and in our apiary during the summer.'

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'Unless otherwise stated, lectures are held on Thursdays ... beginning at 8 pm and are free to members. Visitors are very welcome and are asked to pay £2.'

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'All lectures will be held ... on Monday afternoons at 3.00 pm.'

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'We meet every Thursday from 8 pm ... The programme includes lectures from eminent photographers offering subjects which should interest almost everyone ... Remember non-members are welcome and can attend up to three events without obligation.'

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'Since its inception in the 1940’s, The Barnet Society has organised a variety of events to stimulate, educate, agitate and entertain its Members. We hold a series of talks, walks, visits and events throughout the year ...'

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'The third Monday of each month meetings start at 7.30 pm to finish around 9.30 pm. We have a wide range of speakers. Visitors are always welcome,come along see what you think, if you like what you see why not join us. Membership £3.00 single, Joint £5.00 per annum.'

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'We hold indoor meetings on alternate Wednesdays all year round (except during August) ... The meetings begin at 7 pm and end about 8.50 pm. They consist mainly of illustrated talks by informed speakers, with occasional practical evenings on specific themes of interest to members.'

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'We meet ... at 7.30 pm on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.'

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'The society meets at 8 pm on Monday evenings ... New Members are always welcome, so come along and visit us. Refreshments are available. Thank you for visiting this site. We would love to see you in person ...'

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'Meetings are held on an irregular basis ... All are welcome, and entry is free.'

ALERT At Review: ‘Closure of Trust’.

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'We meet each Thursday evening at 7.30 pm ... We are always looking for new members both young & old and we offer a warm welcome to photographers both experienced and beginner.'

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'Meetings are held ... on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.45 pm (unless otherwise specified) and include a guest speaker.'

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'We run a programme usually of seven lectures on the third Thursday of the months of September, October, November, January, February, March and April when the AGM is also held ... The lectures have over the years covered every discipline and been at various levels of technicality. Attendance is usually between 70 and 150 ... There is often a post meeting visit to a suitable local hostelry to round off the evening. The actual lectures start at 7.30 pm and last for up to an hour with up to 30 minutes questions and discussion following.'

Category Railway History
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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.'

Category Bookshops
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'One of the perks I value most about having a bookshop is that our talks series, such as it is (roughly a speaker a month between September – June) enables me to meet professionals in every field (the arts, sciences, even sports) who I would otherwise never have had the opportunity to meet. Some few are well-known to the public - hey! It’s a long way up here, the fee is risible, and the Old Waiting Room wherein the talks take place only holds 50 people tops (60 if they’re skinny). Still, some serious names (serious names with big hearts) have been willing to make the perilous journey above Watford. Anyway, all the talks begin at 7.30 and cost £5 (and that includes a glass of plonk no less.)'

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Wide range of lectures and talks.

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'The club meets every Tuesday evening at 8.00 pm ... apart from 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year. Every One is Welcome.'

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'The Society usually meets ... every month from September until April on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday (unless this falls close to a public holiday). The meetings start at 7.30 pm.'

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Monthly winter indoor meetings, Wednesday evenings.

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'Has provided a forum for stamp collectors and philatelists in the Basildon area for almost 50 years. Members enjoy an interesting and varied programme of meetings.'

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'Basingstoke & District Beekeepers have members from across North Hampshire. There are about 60 active members of all ages. We have a programme of talks once a month throughout the winter.'

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'The Society holds regular monthly meetings focused around a programme of lectures from September to May.'

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'All meetings, unless otherwise stated, are held between 7.00 – 10.00 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month except December ... Meetings normally consist of a lecture given by either Basingstoke AS members or by visiting speakers, question and answer sessions, what’s on in the night sky and general discussions over coffee. Members bring telescopes to take advantage of clear skies from the school field.'

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'The Club meets each week from September to May on Thursdays at 7.45 pm.'

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'Meetings start at 8 pm on the third Wednesday of the month ... Coffee/tea and biscuits will be available during the interval ... Non members and friends are very welcome to come along.'

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'Founded in May 2015, Basingstoke Humanists is a flourishing group of Humanists and people with similar views and beliefs, who enjoy sharing ideas, being stimulated by talks from invited speakers, contributing to the community and socialising.'

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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 are the leading NGO solely devoted to the conservation of bats and the landscapes on which they rely ... There are more than 80 bat groups in the UK. They are made up of many dedicated volunteers and are the mainstay of bat conservation across the country, undertaking vital front-line conservation work. The groups vary greatly in size, the way they operate and the activities they undertake - some groups are just a single individual, while others have hundreds of members.‘

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'Our programme of events is a mixture of academic speakers on specialist subjects to our own membership with lectures on their own interests ... Meetings are held ... on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7.30 pm ... The Society was instituted on 2 October 1950 at Theobalds Cafe Bath with the name of "Bath and Bristol Coin Club". The present name was adopted for the 1953 season by which time the membership had increased to 22.'

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'During the winter months, the Society holds a series of lectures ... Each lecture ... begins at 7.30 pm, with an admission charge of £2 for members ... and £4 for the general public, which includes light refreshments.'

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'A full programme of events is arranged each year with Summer meetings focusing on inspecting the on-site hives and Winter evening meetings being held inside our new Teaching Apiary.'

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'Most of our meetings takes the form of a lecture which is always very professional, up-to-date and invariably entertaining. The lectures are variable and given by geologists from University Departments or from industry. We hold regular field meetings and there is usually an annual field-weekend in an agreeable locality ... Everyone is welcome - come and join us!'

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‘A celebration of music and literature with a diverse programme of more than 120 events over ten days.’ Held Mid MayALERT The Bath Literature Festival  itself was held between 1995 and 2016 before being superseded by the multi-arts The Bath Festival.

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'Indoor meetings - monthly from September through to April': Tuesday afternoons and evenings.

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'We are a discussion group of friendly and intelligent people who enjoy wrestling with philosophical topics, aiming for a poor-man's Olympia Academy or Cambridge Apostles! Promoting exchange through examination and reasoned argument, members shouldn't be averse to a little amateur scholarship. Different views - especially the unorthodox - are welcome but do expect to justify, critique, be critiqued and engage analytically with the ideas of others.'

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'Meetings start at 7.30 pm each Tuesday between September and June.'

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'Welcome to the learning website of the Bath Preservation Trust. Here you will find details of all future events across our museums, our education programme for schools, online learning resources and much more ... Events are run throughout the year at the Trust’s four museums ...'

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Extensive programme of talks and related events: 'All our talks are open to the public, as are most of our exhibitions. We try to keep entry charges to a minimum - exhibitions are normally free, and you can hear a world-class scientist or author talk about their subject for £4. Even better value is to become a member ...'

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'Antiquity at BRLSI is a research, discussion and lecture group. We are primarily interested in the history, literature, art and archaeology of the Graeco-Roman world, but we are also interested in other ancient civilisations and in the cultural uses of antiquity up to the present day.'

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'The Philosophy Group at BRLSI endeavours to provide time for thought and reflection on many of the major questions of our time, both in the form of lectures by eminent speakers and through lively discussion in the Café Philo series. Philosophy is the love of wisdom and it starts with wonder. We look forward to welcoming you to our evenings of philosophical exploration.'

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'Every year we arrange a wide range of events, visits to places of interest, talks on subjects of local interest or concern and some public meetings ... Most visits are open only to Society members and will usually be marked as private: where an event is open to the public it will be clearly indicated.' Venues vary.

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'Meetings are held at 7.30 pm ... on the second Friday of each month except August.'

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'The Club’s season commences in the first week of September and runs through to the beginning of May. Meetings start at 7.30 pm and are held on alternate Mondays.'

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Category Military History
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‘Joining the Trust is a great way of leaning more about battles and battlefields. Many of our members are experts in their field and are happy to share their knowledge. We stage regular talks and study days, and there’s a full programme of battlefield walks, sometimes in areas not normally accessible to the public. You can also become part of a local group, dedicated to the care and interpretation of an individual battlefield.’

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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is committed to making IT good for society. We use the power of our network to bring about positive, tangible change. We champion the global IT profession and the interests of individuals, engaged in that profession, for the benefit of all.’

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'We have meetings most months. The main series of meetings ... are opened to non-BCS members and have been well supported by local business and students.'

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'We typically hold one event per week, usually on a Tuesday night ... Third Tuesday is Event Night. This is the formal one - usually a lecture or workshop lead by an external speaker.' Many events are 'public Events which are open to everyone'.

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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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'All meetings, unless otherwise stated, are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 6.30 pm ... Refreshments are available from 6.00 pm. All meetings are free of charge and no reservation is required, except where indicated otherwise below. Non members are welcome to all meetings.'

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Monthly evening meetings. 'Meetings generally begin at 8.00 pm. The "doors open" at, and refreshments are available from 7.30 pm. Do come along and do some networking, or just have a chat with other Society members. Unless otherwise stated, it is NOT necessary to book a place at any Branch meeting. Guests and non-BCS members are very welcome.'

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Bimonthly evening meetings: 'To register for any event, or for any further information, please email us ... Our meetings are open to non-members.'

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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.'

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'The event programme runs each year consisting of eight meetings, held on the third Thursday of the month and starting in October ... Members and non-members alike are welcome at any event ... Attendance at these events is free; however we do ask that you register via the Event Details to allow us to prepare for the expected numbers.'

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'The Friends of Whitehaven Museum support The Beacon Museum and its collections by holding talks, lectures and events on the first Tuesday of each month from 7.30 - 9.00 pm.'

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'In brief, our mission is to help maintain Beaconsfield a great place to live.'

Category Arts Festivals
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Festival usually held late June/early July.

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Monthly Friday Talks for the Friends 'The meetings are always well attended and enjoyed by all. Most of the speakers are eminant experts in their field. Come along if you can make it. You won't be disappointed.'

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‘Exists to promote the study and appreciation of the life and works of Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943) who was not only the author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other classics of children’s literature, but also a landscape and natural history artist, diarist, farmer and conservationist – in the latter capacity she was responsible for the preservation of large areas of the Lake District through her gifts to the National Trust.‘

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‘The Abbey organises occasional lectures, events, courses and regular fellowship meetings, discussion and learning.’

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'Beaulieu Camera Group is a small and friendly group of enthusiasts who meet on the first and third Wednesday of every month ... Meetings start at 7.30 pm and continue until around 10 pm with a tea break at half time.'

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'We meet every Wednesday from September to May ... Visitors are welcome at these meetings.'

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'Many village residents are members of the Beckford and District Gardening Club, a friendly, thriving and lively club which draws its members from a number of local villages. The Club holds monthly evening meetings throughout the autumn and winter, with talks or demonstrations about a wide range of subjects of interest to gardeners.'

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'We meet once a month for a beginners’ talk and a main item which explores a topic in more depth.'

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