A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

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Member of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Grouping

Category Arts and Crafts

'The heart of pottery, clay & ceramics in Hertfordshire and the surrounding counties ... Well respected local and international potters discuss and demonstrate their work & skills at our regular monthly meetings, from October to May ... Whether you are an enthusiastic amateur, a professional potter, an art student, tutor or technician, a collector, a beginner, or just interested in studio pottery, you will find a warm welcome amongst others with similar interests.'

'The purpose of the Club is to advance Amateur Photography by means of Lectures, Demonstrations, Exhibitions etc., and to obtain for the Members wherever possible the best current advice on all matters relating to photography ... We are a very friendly club. You don’t need to be an expert to join us, just a keen interest and enthusiasm for photography. Our members are always willing to share their varied expertise and knowledge with others.'

Category Asia

'Supporting closer links between the UK and Japan ... Daiwa Foundation Japan House, the London-based headquarters, acts as a centre for UK-Japan relations in Britain by offering a wide programme of lectures, seminars, book launches, courses and exhibitions as well as meeting rooms for Japan-related activities.'

'We are the only membership and campaigning charity for the Dales – we want to see this special area remain protected, valued, enjoyed and loved - always. We are, in essence, the friends of the dales ... If you love the Dales, please join us as an individual or joint member, or as a business member or group member. In return you'll receive a fantastic magazine four times a year plus free entry to our annual events programme.'

'A week-long bilingual arts heritage and literature festival in Mold, Flintshire and surrounding area dedicated to author Daniel Owen. It is held around the end of October the anniversary of his birth and death.'

Category Europe

'The non for profit "Societa' Dante Alighieri" was founded in Rome in 1889 with the aim of promoting Italian culture ... In Loughborough the DA Society ... has always aimed to promote and develop an interest in Italian culture and language across the local community. The Society is not just for Italian speakers and it welcomes membership from every background. Culture doesn't include only the highbrow arts, in fact we have run events that reflect Italy of the past and the present.'

Category Dartford

Member of the Kent Bee-Keepers' Association Grouping

'Since 1986 in the second term of every academic year Darwin College has organised a series of eight public lectures. Each series has been built around a single theme, approached in a multi-disciplinary way, and with each lecture prepared for a general audience by a leading authority on his or her subject.

'An astronomy society based under the dark skies of the North Suffolk coast. We have been operating since Midsummer 2013 and have built up a group of likeminded members who cover various levels of competency, from absolute beginner to keen amateur, and who are all invested in the development of their astronomy knowledge and skills.'

Category Booksellers

'David's has a long history of hosting visiting authors and speakers, from the bookfairs and ideas fairs of the 1970s and 80s, the later series of public debates, to our ongoing seasonal programmes ... Most events are held in our cafe which turns into a bright, welcoming space in the evening. Larger events take place in a variety of venues around Letchworth.'

We are open to anyone with an interest in photography - whether complete beginner or experienced professional photographer. It doesn't matter if you take snaps with your phone, have top of range kit or just love talking about photography - you will be welcome. We share a love of images and enjoy good company. We look forward to welcoming you!'

Established in 1979: 'The Club's members come from a wide variety of walks of life and span a considerable age range. They have a great deal of knowledge that is always available to aid fellow members ... We always welcome visitors .... The club always has a good range of speakers along with a varied programme of events. While the subject may not always be something you consider to be interesting, you will always learn something at each meeting'.

'The events we host are aimed at a variety of audiences from students and alumni to the general public and professionals. The DMU events office ensures students enjoy truly unique and memorable experiences, from a student’s first open day right through to their graduation ceremony which marks the end of the student journey. The vast majority of our events are open to all and free to attend.'

'We are a well-established camera club with members from all around East Kent. Our aim is to promote the awareness, understanding, appreciation and practice all types of photography. We run a programme of weekly meetings, which are both varied and informative. There is also plenty of time for members to get to know each other and exchange ideas and experiences, ask for and offer advice, or simply have a chat.'

Category Arts Festivals

'Deal Music & Arts has been bringing the best in arts and culture to East Kent for nearly 40 years, and in that time we have welcomed many of the world’s greatest artists. Over those years, we have evolved from a summer festival to a year-round organisation that maintains that vibrant festival and supports a series of education programmes. We are very proud to benefit the cultural life and local economy of East Kent.' Festival normally held Early July.

Category Cinderford

Member of the Gloucestershire Beekeepers Association Grouping

'One of the region's most popular and active clubs. We are an eclectic group of photographers, male and female, young and old, beginners and experienced. We meet to enjoy, share and improve our skills and our love for photography. We do this in many ways; club, regional and national competitions; also by submitting work for awards from various photographic societies. We have presentations from a variety of speakers, run regular competitions and also have practical sessions to help the less experienced members develop their skills.'

Originated as the West Kirby Literary and Debating Society in 1904. Now offers fortnightly evening Lectures from October to March.

'The Delius Society is a flourishing organisation whose aim is to bring together those interested in Frederick Delius and his music. Whilst the membership list includes leading Delius scholars and performers, the majority of members are not professional or even practising musicians and they join purely because of their curiosity in, or love for, the unique music of Delius.'

Demos is a champion of people, ideas, and democracy. We bring people together. We bridge divides. We listen and we understand. We are practical about the problems we face, but endlessly optimistic and ambitious about our capacity, together, to overcome them.‘

'LSE Anthropology is world famous and world leading ... Our work is based on ethnographic research: detailed studies of societies and communities in which we have immersed ourselves via long term fieldwork. Placing the everyday lives and meanings of ordinary people - whoever and wherever they are - at the heart of the discipline, we take nothing for granted ... The Department runs a number of seminar series and lectures throughout the Michaelmas, Lent and Summer terms ... We hold the annual Malinowski Memorial Lecture which, unlike most named lectures, is awarded to outstanding anthropologists at an early stage of their career.'

'Our Department is one of the few in the country that combines Biological Anthropology, Social Anthropology, Material Culture and Medical Anthropology to give you a truly broad-based anthropology degree. The breadth and depth of this interdisciplinary approach is reflected in our teaching and research ... The Department holds a range of online seminars every week during term time. These seminars are open to all ... The Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture, an annual lecture, in memory of Dame Mary Douglas (1921-2007), is sponsored by the Royal Anthropological Institute, the School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography at the University of Oxford, and the Department of Anthropology at UCL.'

'The Department of Archaeology runs a diverse and lively events programme that reflects the many-faceted subject. Termly Seminar Series and Discussion Groups see visiting and local scholars delivering thought-provoking lectures on a daily basis. Enhancing these, the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research aims to provide a shared intellectual home for archaeologists at Cambridge with eminent, international speakers delivering the McDonald Annual Lecture as well as hosting multiple conferences and workshops throughout the year.'

'The Department of Archaeology at York is among the world’s most highly regarded departments for the subject of archaeology ... Our outlook is both local and global: we exist for the city of York, animating the city, giving something back to it, but we work internationally to deliver the same approach to our global audiences. We are developing new methods of exploring and visualising ancient landscapes, excavating sites, analysing ancient artefacts, human and animal bones, pioneering the biomolecular study of all manner of organic and inorganic compounds, and conserving our shared heritage in order to tell diverse stories and build a sustainable future.'

'One of the first computing departments established in the UK ... We provide a stimulating teaching and research environment for both part-time and full-time students, and a friendly, inclusive space for learning, working, and collaborating ... The Department hosts a programme of research seminars by invited speakers and departmental staff. The seminars are open to all. '

'A global leader in experimental computer science research, our degree programmes recognise the importance of computer systems in commerce, industry, government and science. Offering teaching by the brightest minds, we create innovative technologies that change lives with computers. The Research Excellence Framework (REF), which assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutes, ranked us top in its most recent evaluation ... We are involved in a wide range of outreach activities with schools, colleges and adult learners Camden and the London area.'

'Our excellence in teaching and research, plus our strong industrial links, make us one of the UK's leading Computer Science departments ... We run a series of public lectures, to give the public a chance to find out more about Computer Science in general, as well as the work taking place at York. The lectures include speakers from both inside and outside the Department, and typically take place twice a year.'

'Our Department of Computing is proud to offer a research-led education environment that values and invests in people. We conduct world-class research and transfer this research into our teaching ... Our free public lecture series ... features guest lectures from Imperial’s top computer scientists ... We hope you can join us in finding out more about some of the amazing science and research that is currently happening in the world around us.'

'The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE) was established in 1885 as the first department of electrical technology in England. It was founded by Professor Sir Ambrose Fleming, inventor of the thermionic valve and hence the founder of the discipline of electronics.That same pioneering tradition of innovation and excellence continues to underpin our work. We push in new directions across research, education and entrepreneurship, building on our long-established links with industry and benefitting from our loyal and supportive alumni community.'

'The Department of Engineering is one of the few truly integrated engineering departments in the world. It is also the largest department in the University of Cambridge. Its breadth and scale bring unique advantage ... Whether the focus is to educate current students, connect with industry or reach out to our community and the future generation of students, the Department has a full calendar of events for those looking to participate ... You can view a combined list of all forthcoming seminars, or view the individual seminar series.'

'A world-leading centre for study and research in politics and government ... Join us for engaging and informative public events covering a wide range of topics in politics and government.'

Category Modern History

'We are world-renowned for their expertise in medieval, early modern and modern British, European, American and world history. We have a lively academic community of over 500 students and we work closely with Liverpool's famous galleries and museums, as well as with many other national and international partners. We host lectures and seminars, which are open to the public as well as to staff and students at the university.'

Category Schools of Law

'We are a community of students, staff and alumni from all over the world, who bring an unparalleled international and interdisciplinary outlook in teaching and researching law. We are committed to building a vibrant, equitable and truly inclusive environment and this is critical to our identity. Our community is one of the largest at LSE, and has played a major role in policy debates, policy-making and the education of lawyers and law teachers globally.'

'Our Philosophy Society visiting speakers series, Birmingham Workshops in Philosophy series, PG Seminar and the Work in progress seminar. In addition, we host Royal Institute of Philosophy Birmingham branch events, seminars at the Birmingham Centre for Philosophy of Religion, and various other public lectures and events throughout the year.'

 

Member of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Grouping

'Consistently ranked among the top philosophy departments in the country for research and teaching, the Department of Philosophy is one of the largest and most distinguished in the UK ... The Department has ongoing partnerships with a variety of cultural and educational organisations, aiming to make philosophy available and relevant beyond the walls of academia.'

'World-leading staff, an active and international student community, and an exceptionally diverse range of modules makes Sheffield one of the world’s most exciting places to study philosophy ... Our departmentally organised events and activities range from conferences to community outreach, whilst our staff and students also put on a range of social and research-based activities.'

'Our outreach projects aim to inspire the next generation of philosophers and to bring philosophy into the wider community. Doing philosophy doesn’t require any special knowledge, tools or techniques – just reason, an open mind, and a willingness to challenge assumptions. Our outreach activities are focused on facilitating and guiding philosophical debate and reflection for those who may have had no prior exposure to the subject.'

 

Member of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Grouping

'The Laboratory is very conscious of its role in communicating the importance and excitement of contemporary physics and its cognate disciplines to young people and the general public. One of the key roles of the Educational Outreach Office is to stimulate interest and encourage wider participation in physics amongst 11-19 year olds. These initiatives are all the more important in the light of the needs of the country for more physics teachers and for a more scientifically literate population. Solving many of the challenges facing the world will rely heavily upon public appreciation of what science can do to better the world.'

'The Department of War Studies is one of the only academic departments in the world focused on understanding the complex realm of conflict, security, and international politics through inter-disciplinary teaching, research and engagement ... We generate interaction and knowledge exchange between the study and practice of security and foreign policy. Our extensive range of events hosting world leading speakers and our location in central London 10 minutes from government in Whitehall, helps stimulate engagement with the public and policymakers alike.'

'The Society holds three types of meetings each month and you don't have to be a member to attend any of them, although of course we encourage people to join: * Our Main Meetings usually involve a popular level talk by an outside speaker, typically from a university, on some aspect of astronomy or space science; * Between September and June we hold monthly Introduction to Astronomy Meetings; * Weather permitting we hold Monthly Observing Sessions on the Saturday following the Saturday immediately after our Main Meetings.'

'Derby LIVE is part of Derby City Council. We present and produce an excellent and diverse programme of live performances, events and festivals. We are innovative, inclusive, sustainable and vital to the regeneration of Derby. Our venues include the Assembly Rooms, Derby Arena and Guildhall Theatre as well as outdoor spaces in and around Derby City Centre.'

Category Derbyshire

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

Founded 1878: 'The Society funds archaeological and historical research, conservation and publication with grants to volunteer groups, schools, museums and academic/professional researchers. It supports local historical societies in studying the historical environment, holds study days, lectures and visits ... The Society has four active sections – Archaeological Research Group (ARG), Architectural Section (AS), Local History Section (LHS) and Industrial Archaeology Section (IAS). Each group is responsible its own programme of lectures during the winter months and visits during the summer months'.

'Desford Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Desford a better place to live, work and play ... The History Society are custodians of the Parish Archives. From time to time, we use these records to put on displays & exhibitions. We have a meeting with a speaker on the 3rd Tuesday of alternate months.'

'The world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form ... The museum's inspiring programme of talks, courses and workshops includes both digital and onsite activities.'

'For over 200 years the Devon and Exeter Institution has been a centre for radical thinking and public education in Science, Literature and the Arts. Its collections date from the late 15th century with some items containing even earlier fragments. We need your support to help us to preserve the Institution and its remarkable collections for future generations and to continue to reach out to our membership and the wider community with our learning and engagement programmes.'

'If you are interested in becoming a Beekeeper or just interested in beekeeping generally, join a Local Branch of the Association ... DBKA is organised into 11 Branches ... Members may attend meetings of any Branch, but it is advisable (and courteous) to contact the Branch Secretary first.'

Category Devon

Member of the British Dowsers Grouping

Category Devon

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

'The Society’s objects are to promote the study of genealogy and history, especially of Devon families and places, to educate the public therein through advice and instruction, and, for the public benefit, to encourage the preservation and transcription of relevant documents and records, especially for the county of Devon. The Devon Family History Society, formed in 1976, is one of the largest FHS in the UK.'

Category Exeter

Member of the Devon Family History Society Grouping

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