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Category Harlow

Member of the Photographic Societies - Essex Grouping

'Habitats & Heritage is the local charity that acts for the natural and historic environment in south and west London ... Explore our Habitats & Heritage events as well as those run by our community and charity friends and partners! from practical nature conservation activities, walks, talks and community clean-ups to lectures, webinars and food reuse cafes, there is always something to get involved with across south and west London.'

Category Rayleigh

Member of the Photographic Societies - Essex Grouping

Category Dudley

Member of the Photographic Societies - Birmingham and Around Grouping

Category Bromsgrove

Member of the Local History Societies - Worcestershire Grouping

Category Hailsham

Member of the Photographic Societies - East Sussex Grouping

Category Halesworth

Member of the Photographic Societies - Suffolk Grouping

Category Halifax

Member of the Yorkshire Beekeepers Association Grouping

Category Halifax

Member of the Photographic Societies - Yorkshire (West) Grouping

Category Worcester

Member of the Local History Societies - Worcestershire Grouping

Category Worcester

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Worcestershire Grouping

Category Widnes

Member of the Photographic Societies - Cheshire Grouping

'A therapeutic centre for wellbeing and inner growth ... The Hamblin Centre offers a range of opportunities and activities that help people to relax, regenerate and reconnect with all that is uplifting in life. We do this by providing a varied and inspiring programme of events: including meditations, talks and workshops, regular groups ...'

Category Hampshire

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

'Hampshire Beekeepers’ Association dates back to 1882. It unites 15 Local Associations within the County by organising Conventions and Honey Shows as well as promoting training through the Region ... All Associations are happy for non-members to attend a meeting occasionally but please check with the Secretary, or a member of the committee, that it is convenient for you to attend.'

Category Hampshire

Member of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society Grouping

'The Federation exists to support horticultural societies and gardening clubs in Hampshire & bordering areas. Our affiliated societies range from small village clubs who meet a few times a year, to large allotment sites.'

Category Gardens Trusts

'The Hampshire Gardens Trust is the only voluntary organisation in the county to identify the needs and opportunities to conserve, protect and enhance the county’s rich heritage of parks, gardens and designed green spaces. We offer expert, free advice and appropriate project grants to raise awareness of the value of these special places ... Our Events Team organises two programmes of events each year, providing opportunities to enjoy the beauty and character of parks and gardens, and to learn why they are of interest and value.'

Category Hampshire

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

Category Arts Festivals

'The Hampstead Arts Festival began, on a very small scale, in 2012 as a successor to the former Hampstead & Highgate Festival. Our aim is to engage, interest and move our audiences with unique and beautiful presentations at Hampstead’s most intimate venues. Chamber music, jazz, song, literature, politics and film, with international stars, up-and-coming artists and - in rich supply in Northwest London - local talent.' Has been held Early November.

Category Barnet

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - London (North) Grouping

Category Hampstead

Member of the Photographic Societies - London (Central) Grouping

'We aim to promote locally an interest in all branches of science, and to cater for the layman as well as for those with specialist knowledge.'

Category Wilmslow

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Cheshire Grouping

Category West Bromwich

Member of the Local History Societies - Birmingham and Around Grouping

'Founded in 1944, the Hansard Society is the UK’s leading source of independent research and advice on Parliament and parliamentary affairs ... Join hundreds of people who come to our events each year and take part in lively political discussions in Westminster and across the UK.'

Category Hampshire

Member of the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland Grouping

'We love hardy perennials for their variety, colours, shapes, sizes and longevity. We help each other to grow them better, to try different species and we exchange and spread information about them ... Local Group membership is open to all members of the national HPS. Most groups charge a small additional subscription. Groups welcome new members and visitors; they are a great way for those of all ages and levels of experience to share their enthusiasm for plants and gardening ... Most Groups offer ... talks by experts with the opportunity to ask questions and talk to them.'

Category Harlow

 Member of the Essex Beekeepers' Association Grouping

Category Harpenden

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Hertfordshire Grouping

'Advancing public appreciation of geology by observation, discussion, field studies, research, illustrated talks and exhibitions ... Expert speakers give illustrated talks on all aspects of geology, and answer all our questions afterwards. The evening finishes with refreshments and informal chat.'

Category Harrow

Member of the Federation of Middlesex Beekeepers Grouping

Category Harrow

Member of the Photographic Societies - London (West) Grouping

Category Harrow

Member of the Local Humanist Groups Grouping

Category Cambridge

Member of the Local History Societies - Cambridgeshire Grouping

Category Hartlepool

Member of the Photographic Societies - Teesside Grouping

Category Sevenoaks

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Kent Grouping

Category Harwich

Member of the Photographic Societies - Essex Grouping

Founded 1969: 'Monthly meetings with visiting speakers are organised for all members and social events are regularly held. There are several groups in the Society looking after particular areas such as trees, footpaths, guiding. Any member can join any or all of these groups'.

Category Hastings

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

Category Havant

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Hampshire Grouping

Category Havant

Member of the Photographic Societies - Hampshire Grouping

Monthly evening meetings during the Winter and Spring.

Category Havering

Member of the British Association of Numismatic Societies Grouping

'Immerse yourself in the Hawkwood experience on one of our residential courses, or simply join us for a day. We have a huge range of creative and inspiring courses: focus on movement and creativity with yoga or an art workshop, get involved with social change, reconnect with nature, or join us for a poetry, storytelling, classical music, woodwork, blacksmithing or embroidery course ... Providing events, talks, and films addressing the pressing issues of our time inspire people to make a difference, as well as providing a venue for forward-thinking organisations.'

'One of the worlds’ leading art and literature festivals, bringing readers and writers together to share stories and ideas in events live and online. The festivals inspire, examine and entertain globally, inviting participants to imagine the world as it is and as it might be ... In 1987, the Festival was dreamt up around a kitchen table in the booktown of Hay-on-Wye, Wales. Thirty-five years later, the unique marriage of exacting conversations and entertainment for all ages has travelled to editions in 30 locations, from the historic town of Cartagena in Colombia to the heart of cities in Peru, Mexico, Spain, and the USA.' The Festival in Hay-on-Wye itself is normally held Late May.

Category Havant

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Hampshire Grouping

Category Haywards Heath

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - West Sussex Grouping

Category Rail Transport

'A locally based Socety for people who are interested in all aspects of railways. We meet throughout the year ... and enjoy a variety of presentations by guest speakers. Many railway subjects and themes are covered including steam, modern traction, overseas topics and preservation issues.'

Category Arts Festivals

'Started in 1993, the Festival is an Annual Celebration of our town’s creativity and unique landscape. We are one of Yorkshire’s longest running arts festivals with a reputation for delivering big names in a local setting. There have been festivals and pageants in Hebden Bridge going back hundreds of years and the Arts Festival is at the heart of this rich and diverse continuum.' 

Category Europe

'The Centre’s missions are to bring together the Hellenes of the diaspora and provide a home for the Hellenic community in London; to promote awareness of Hellenic culture in the UK; and to nurture the relationship between Britain and the Hellenic world through cultural cooperation and exchange ... The Centre offers a rich programme of lectures, exhibitions, concerts, social events, and Greek language courses to promote awareness of Hellenic culture and nurture UK relations with the Hellenic world.'

Category Europe

'Internationally recognised as one of the premier research centres on contemporary Greece and Cyprus. It engages in a range of activities, including developing and supporting academic and policy-related research; organisation of conferences, seminars and workshops; academic exchange through visiting fellowships and internships; as well as teaching at the graduate level through LSE's European Institute.'

Category Huntingdon

Member of the Local History Societies - Cambridgeshire Grouping

Category Tiverton

Member of the Local History Societies - Devon Grouping

'Established as one of the UK’s biggest book festivals.' Normally held Early October.

Category Wells

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Somerset Grouping

'Exists to increase the knowledge and understanding of heraldry and its related disciplines. Membership of the Society is open to anyone anywhere; it is certainly not necessary to possess a coat of arms. All that is required is an interest in heraldry ... The Heraldry Society normally holds a series of public lectures, from September to May each year. These are on a variety of heraldic subjects and are open to the public.'

'Life and Learning is the adult education arm of Hereford Cathedral, working to broaden understanding and debate in theology, social issues, and the arts. It offers a wide range of opportunities for study and learning, and for experiencing the Christian faith in many aspects. Open to all people, regardless of religious affiliation, it aims to be a forum for honesty and engagement.'

Category Hereford

Member of the Photographic Societies - Herefordshire Grouping

Category Herefordshire

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

'We are the County Association for beekeeping in Herefordshire, affiliated to the British Beekeepers’ Association and the Midland and South-Western Counties Convention of Beekeepers. We are also affiliated to the National Honey Show and the Bee Diseases Insurance Ltd. We have a long history of helping local beekeepers. New exotic and indigenous pests and diseases seem to keep appearing and advice about how to deal with them is always useful. We have three LANs (Local Activity Network groups) which meet during the active beekeeping season at various apiaries. Each group has a local expert tutor – a great way for beginners to learn and to get help with problems. We have indoor meetings in the winter, bee safaris and an annual course for beginners.'

'Established in 2002, the Heritage Alliance is a membership body, which represents the independent heritage movement in England. As such, it has a unique role, promoting the sector in all its diversity ... Our membership ranges from large bodies such as the National Trust to specialist charities and community organisations, across the breadth of sector, from museums to science and construction.'

Category Arts and Crafts

'Heritage Crafts is the advocacy body for traditional heritage crafts. Working in partnership with Government and key agencies, it provides a focus for craftspeople, groups, societies and guilds, as well as individuals who care about the loss of traditional crafts skills, and works towards a healthy and sustainable framework for the future.'

Category Local Heritage

'Heritage Lincolnshire are a local charity working to conserve the rich history of the county for the benefit of people who live and work in the area ... Our charitable aims are lifelong education, building conservation and archaeological fieldwork and research. We also have a national reputation for the conservation and re-use of historic buildings and for delivering innovative activities that engage and enthuse local people.'

'Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore.'

Category Rail Transport

'The UK-wide trade association and professional support body for the Heritage Rail sector representing, protecting and promoting the interests of heritage and tourist railways, related museums, tramways, cliff railways, railway preservation groups and related organisations ... Although the Heritage Railway Association is primarily a trade association of Heritage & Tourist railways and railway preservation groups etc., individuals who have a general interest in railway preservation are most welcome to join as a Friend on payment of an annual subscription. Benefits of becoming a Friend include ... the opportunity to attend our HRA Awards, Spring and Autumn Conferences and other regular meetings and seminars.'

'Heritage Trust Network is a membership organisation run by people who have delivered amazing heritage projects against all the odds. Our mission is to help others do the same ... We operate throughout the United Kingdom, drawing together and supporting the work of local heritage groups, whether constituted as building preservation trusts, community trusts or social enterprises.'

Category Canterbury

Member of the Photographic Societies - Kent Grouping

Category Hertford

Member of the Photographic Societies - Hertfordshire Grouping

Category Hertfordshire

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

Category Gardens Trusts

'Since 1991, the Hertfordshire Gardens Trust has been actively involved in researching historic landscapes in Hertfordshire and protecting them for future generations to enjoy ... There is a varied programme of events for members which include visits to gardens not usually open to the public. Regular newsletters keep everyone informed.'

'The Society is for anyone interested in geology, whether beginners or experienced ... We hold monthly talks on a wide range of earth science topics ... We are starting to build up a collection of downloadable geological trails, and guides to geologically interesting locations in Hertfordshire.'

Category Hertfordshire

Member of the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland Grouping

Category Hertfordshire

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

Category Heswall

Member of the Photographic Societies - Merseyside Grouping

'Hexham Beekeepers Association is an outstanding group of enthusiasts from wildly different walks of life. Our range of characters and experience means we bring many skills to the association and there is never a dull moment ... Our members range from children (many of whom have been introduced to bees at school) through all the age groups to some octogenarians who have been keeping bees for over 60 years ... At our monthly meetings we address all aspects of beekeeping from general good husbandry to honey production and disease control to help us all have healthy, productive colonies. Guest speakers cover a range of topics from the latest research on the behaviour of bees, to building a hive. The calibre of our speakers is always high and the content of their talks is informative and entertaining. No boring "droning on" is allowed!'

'A Not for Profit CIC delivering an annual festival that takes place in and around Hexham in Spring each year. It has grown significantly since the first Festival in 2006 becoming an important and valued part of the regional arts calendar.' Normally held Mid June.

Category Hexham

Member of the Local History Societies - Northumberland Grouping

Category Sheringham

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Norfolk Grouping

Category Camden

Member of the National Federation of Cemetery Friends Grouping

Offer a Tuesday evening weekly programme of Lectures throughout the autumn and winter. There is also a Let's Chat about Science Group which meets approximately monthly and is 'open to everyone with an interest in science and technology'.

'The Festival is provided by the Highland Council and runs over 3 weeks each late September/October to celebrate the heritage of the Highlands from earliest settlers to modern times, below ground and above. Whether you are a seasoned archaeologist or a complete beginner, the Festival will let you explore an amazing range of places and collections. There’s something to suit everyone and many of the events are free!'

Category Highland

Member of the Local Biodiversity Partnerships: Scotland Grouping

Category Highland

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

Category Stroud

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Gloucestershire Grouping

'The Hindu Forum of Britain (HFB) is the largest umbrella body for British Hindus with more then 420 member organisations from around the country. HFB is the first port of call from the central government and the most reported Hindu organisation in the British media ... At the core of the Forum's activity is a strong belief in the richness and diversity of the Hindu culture, its value system that encompasses for respect for all beings and faiths and a cultural heritage that facilitates community cohesion and coexistence.'

'Historic Buildings & Places champions historic buildings and places of all ages and all types and works to provide a sustainable future for them. We are also a National Amenity Society and as such we have a role as a Consultee on Listed Building Consent applications. Our organisation was previously known as the Ancient Monuments Society until October 2021 when we adopted Historic Buildings & Places as our working title.'

Also indexedAncient Monuments Society

'London Croydon Airport was Britain’s first major international airport. It played a major role in the development of global air travel after World War One and has a significant place in early 20th century British history. It was the predecessor to London Heathrow Airport and Britain’s busiest airport during the inter war period ... Croydon Airport Visitor Centre is open on the first Sunday of the month, every month throughout the year, apart from New Year’s Day. Entry is by online pre-booking, although we will do our best to accommodate people on the day.'

'We are the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England's spectacular historic environment ... Working with communities and specialists we share our passion, knowledge and skills to inspire interest, care and conservation, so everyone can keep enjoying and looking after the history that surrounds us all.'

'The lead public body set up to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment ... Through enhancing knowledge and understanding of our cultural heritage, we aim to protect and conserve it, both now and for future generations. We want to share and celebrate our heritage with the world.'

We are more than a thousand important historic houses, supporting one another to keep our special places alive for future generations. We are Britain's independent heritage working together ... Our houses and gardens are hubs for whole communities, and always have been. They’re places to work, learn, exercise and relax, to feel better and to feel included, to enjoy peace and quiet or to meet others. There is something for everyone.'

'We inspire, enable and encourage people to get involved with history, whether in the classroom, at college, in the library or at home. We passionately believe the study of history should be accessible to all people at all levels of study ... The Historical Association is an active organisation with events happening up and down the UK. The local branches all have a lively lecture programme open to both members of the association and any general member of the public wishing to come along.'

Category Norwich

Member of the Historical Association Grouping

 

ALERT  At Review: 'The Branch is currently in abeyance'.

'For 70 years, the HMRS has been helping to record and preserve material on the history of Britain’s railways from the early 1800s up to the present day, and more importantly to make that material available to modellers, researchers and students ... We are a community of people spread all over the world with Groups meeting in various parts of UK and on line.'

Category Essex

Member of the Historical Model Railway Society Grouping

Category London

Member of the Historical Model Railway Society Grouping

Category Bath

Member of the Local History Societies - Avon Grouping

'The History of Geology Group (HOGG) was inaugurated in October 1994 in order to advance the study and understanding of the history of geology. HOGG is open to anyone interested in the heritage and development of geology and geoscience ... Anyone interested in the history of geology may attend our talks and meetings. We address a wide range of topics of interest to both historians and geologists. Members are eligible for free admission to online events; non-members are charged a small fee.'

Category Modern History

'Exploring key aspects of British and international history to draw new lessons for the modern world. Our expertise covers identity, belief, conflict, leisure and more ... A big part of work is helping communities to understand and engage with their histories. Our public engagement work is led by the Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage, which builds strong links between our researchers and the city, the region and the wider world.'

Category Hitchin

Member of the Photographic Societies - Hertfordshire Grouping

Category Publishers

'Hodder & Stoughton is a major publisher within Hachette UK, one of the UK’s biggest publishing groups. We publish a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles and are renowned for passion, quality and delivering bestselling books in many different formats.'

Category Hoddesdon

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Hertfordshire Grouping

Category Sandbach

Member of the Photographic Societies - Cheshire Grouping

Category Holmfirth

Member of the Photographic Societies - Yorkshire - West Grouping

Category Holmfirth

Member of the Local History Societies - Yorkshire (West) Grouping

Category Bude

Member of the Devon Beekeepers' Association Grouping

Category Arts Festivals

'Holt's a place where small businesses, butchers and fishmongers thrive and where cafés, restaurants and antique shops are plentiful. In the summer months it's a magnet for tourists and all year round it's where residents of the surrounding countryside, the brick and flint hamlets and villages, gather. During festival week, briefly and dazzlingly, it is home to street performers, musicians, poets, actors, dancers, artists and comedians.' Normally held Late July.

Category Wrexham

Member of the Local History Societies - North Wales Grouping

Category Honiton

Member of the Photographic Societies - Devon Grouping

'Founded in 1751 by Welsh people living and working in London the Society has promoted the development of some of Wales’ most important institutions. It provides an opportunity for the Welsh to meet and engage in Welsh culture. Today it aims to reflect all that is best in contemporary Welsh language, literature, arts and science and offers an opportunity to discuss a changing Wales ... Members may attend the Society’s regular lectures, held in London and Wales.'

Category Goole

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - East Riding of Yorkshire Grouping

Category Reigate

Member of the Local History Societies - Surrey Grouping

Category Havering

Member of the Photographic Societies - London (East) Grouping

Category Petersfield

Member of the Photographic Societies - Hampshire Grouping

Category Haringey

Member of the Local History Societies - London (North) Grouping

'We have around 50 enthusiasts from all age groups and walks of life. The Club's programme includes monthly lecture meetings on a wide range of geological and related subjects.'

Category Horsham

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - West Sussex Grouping

Category Bolton

Member of the Local History Societies - Greater Manchester Grouping

Category Durham (City)

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - County Durham Grouping

Category Hounslow

Member of the Local History Societies - London (West) Grouping

Category Hounslow

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

Category Booksellers

'We are an independent bookshop, based in Kings Cross, London since 1959. We specialise in books, magazines, and periodicals of radical interest and progressive politics, such as feminism, black politics, LGBTQIA+, environment, anarchism. We also host events and book groups throughout the year.'

Category Law and Society

Far-reaching and wide-ranging, the Howard League’s work is aimed at reducing crime and making communities safer, with fewer people in prison ... We host many speeches, seminars and conferences throughout the year.'

Unique Fesitvals of Ideas and Music: 'HowTheLightGetsIn is not just another Festival. There's something special in the air. It's alive with ideas in every field of endeavour. Our programme has many names you will recognise but HowTheLightGetsIn is not about status or celebrity. We are about ideas and wonder and creating a space where everyone's imagination can flourish. Find the bands you've never heard of, discover ground-breaking ideas that have yet to make their mark, contribute yourself and your thoughts, and magic will come your way'. September London.

Category Birkenhead

Member of the Photographic Societies - Merseyside Grouping

Member of the Photographic Societies - Central Scotland Grouping

Category Gloucester

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Gloucestershire Grouping

'An award-winning annual Festival with community, accessibility and inclusivity at its heart. Join us for a celebration of books and authors, poetry and performance. Meet your favourite authors, discover new talent, hone your own skills or simply enjoy the entertainment on offer.' Normally held Late March.

Bridge Lectures  'Expand your horizons with our lively and wide-ranging lectures and talks. We host five major formal gatherings once a year, where distinguished figures from the College and the wider world are invited to speak on their areas of expertise.'

Category Christianity

'The Huguenots were members of the French Protestant Church, many of whom, in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, left their homes in France to escape persecution. More than 50,000 of these refugees came to the British Isles ... Four meetings are held in central London each year, at which a paper of Huguenot interest is read and an optional tea or dinner is available, giving members an opportunity to exchange their ideas.'

'Founded in 1957 to promote "the study of Theology in all its branches … within the University of Hull, the City of Kingston upon Hull, and the parts of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire round about". It achieves these aims principally by hosting lectures given by distinguished visiting academics and by members.'

'The Society was founded in 1888 and is now an educational charity ... Like many similar societies, the Hull Geological Society offers its members a variety meetings and activities ... including ... Lectures - monthly meetings in the winter, with guest lecturers speaking on many aspects of geology.'

'The Society ... carries on the traditions of its forefathers by means of a Winter lecture programme on sixteen Tuesday evenings. This embraces a wide variety of subjects: literature, art, philosophy and science to entertain and educate people of diverse interests, from all walks of life.'

'Promotes secular humanism, freethought, tolerance, compromise and community in a society dominated for so long by sectarian religious and nationalist ideologies. We provide a forum for debate, discussion and education on the important issues of the day through activities such as our monthly meetings, our all-Ireland Summer School, our Facebook page and our quarterly magazine.'

'Local groups are based in the Borders, Edinburgh, Fife, Glasgow and the Highlands (Inverness). These groups offer members (and non-members) a chance to meet other Humanists for interesting talks, discussion, socialising and much more. Membership of Humanist Society Scotland entitles you to attend their meetings, film nights, debates and social occasions.'

'We want a tolerant world where rational thinking and kindness prevail. We work to support lasting change for a better society, championing ideas for the one life we have.  We do this because we’re humanists, people who shape our own lives in the here and now, because we believe it’s the only life we get. Our work helps people be happier and more fulfilled, and by bringing non-religious people together we help them develop their own views and an understanding of the world around them ... Humanists UK’s events programme includes major events around the country designed to raise public awareness of humanism and related topics, including its annual lecture series and annual Convention.'

'The Humanities Division is one of four academic divisions in the University of Oxford, bringing together nine faculties and the Ruskin School of Art. Our faculties are among the largest in the world, enabling Oxford to offer an education in Arts and Humanities unparalleled in its range of subjects, from music and fine art to ancient and modern languages ... The Faculties within the Humanities run a number of public lectures throughout the year.'

Category Newbury

Member of the Photographic Societies - Berkshire Grouping

Category Northallerton

Member of the Local History Societies - Yorkshire (North) Grouping

Category Accrington

Member of the Local History Societies - Lancashire Grouping

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