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Category Religious Belief
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'Runs a series of public seminars, generally once every two weeks during term time, attracting up to a hundred people.'

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'The main society meeting takes place each Friday evening, commencing at 8 pm and lasting about two hours. During the winter months (October to March) a series of organised talks is arranged, but during the summer months these meetings are less formal and advantage is taken of the lighter summer evenings to carry out minor maintenance work about our site.'

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Category Salons
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'We sell beautiful and useful books. We run courses in ukulele, philosophy, Latin, foraging, carpentry and more. We programme talks and lectures on most Thursday evenings. We sell Monmouth coffee, fine teas and cake. Opening hours are ten till six Tuesday to Saturday, and eleven till five on Sundays. We are closed on Mondays.'

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'At our monthly meetings members are entertained by either a Guest Speaker or by one of the more knowledgeable members. We always try and organise a good mix of talks that are suitable to all levels.'

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'We meet every Monday at 7.30 pm ... The Club is for anyone with an interest in the creative arts, including painting, photography, decorative arts, literature and theatre: in fact, any creative activity.'

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'Hosts an exciting programme of events including academic lectures and seminars, graduation ceremonies, open days, sport fixtures, musical performances and art exhibitions ... The majority of our events are open to Imperial students, staff, alumni and the public. Events are often very popular with a limited number of places available. Please ensure you register early for your chosen event; registration details are indicated on the individual events pages. All events are free unless stated. Full details of individual events can be accessed on the events calendar.' Note also the events programme of the Friends of Imperial College. Campuses also at: Charing Cross, Chelsea & Westminster, Hammersmith, Northwick Park, Royal Brompton, Silwood Park, St Mary’s.

Category Military History
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With 'Location' IWM Duxford, can filter by 'Lectures & Conferences' and 'Talks & Tours'.

Category Military History
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'See war through the eyes of the people who lived it. Be moved. Be inspired. Be transformed.'

Category Military History
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'Imperial War Museum North is an iconic Manchester landmark that offers the perfect setting for your event. The award-winning architecture by Daniel Libeskind creates a unique and inspirational atmosphere.'

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'All regular events are held ... on Fridays bewteen September and May. Meetings are 7.45 pm for 8 pm start.'

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'The group meets at 7.30 pm ... on the last Wednesday each month except for December, July and August.'

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The Group 'puts on a monthly programme of lecture meetings through the winter months'.

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'Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) is an evolving, radical visual arts organisation dedicated to developing an artistic programme that reflects on the social and political impact of globalization ... The Stuart Hall Library is a valuable reference resource for students, researchers and all interested readers and is one of the leading UK libraries in the field of international visual art ... With the Stuart Hall Library acting as a critical and creative hub for our work, we collaborate with artists, curators, researchers and cultural producers to challenge conventional notions of diversity and difference. We engage a wide audience, particularly young people, in discourse and debate on issues surrounding the politics of race, class and gender.'

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'IWA is organised through a network of 8 Regions and 33 local Branches. Branches hold regular meetings with talks, slide shows, open evenings etc., and most produce a local newsletter or magazine.'

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Winter monthly evening talks, usually Thursdays: 'All evening meetings will now be held afloat on board the Bristol Cruising Club`s barge Sabrina, lying adjacent to Redcliffe bridge in Bristol City Docks'.

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'Holds social meetings on the second Tuesday of the month, October to May ... starting at 7.45 pm ... A very varied programme of speakers ensures an interesting evening for everyone.'

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'Between September and April, the Chiltern Branch holds monthly meetings ... All are welcome ... Meetings commence at 8.00 pm.'

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'Meets ... on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7.30 for 7.45 pm from September to April, generally for illustrated talks on waterway related subjects.'

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'Our Winter Talks are open to everyone whether or not you are an IWA member (but it helps us if you become one!) ... Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month from October to April.'

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'Talks with guest speakers are held on a monthly basis from October to March or April ... Admission to talks is Free - donations to waterway causes are welcome! Refreshments available. Non-members are very welcome.'

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'The Branch holds monthly Social meetings between September and May, and evening walks in June and July. Meetings are held ... on the third Friday of the month, starting at 7.45 pm.'

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'The Branch holds a programme of Social Meetings during the winter period usually from October to April. The meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month commencing at 7.30 pm. The meetings include talks by guest speakers on a range of topics often with a waterway interest but other general interest talks are also featured.'

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Winter monthly meetings, usually Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm: 'Admission to the talks and presentations is free to all, members or non-members, although we do request a contribution towards room hire and refreshments'.

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'Monthly illustrated talks are given on the evening of the second Wednesday of each month ... Time: 7.30 pm. (The bar is open from 7.00 pm.)'

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Meetings 'on the second Friday of each month September through to April at 8 pm to 10 pm'.

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Friends of Innerpeffray Library (FOIL) - Lecture Programme for the Year. Monthly talks, Wednesday evenings.

Category France
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'The Institut français exists to promote French language and culture, but also to encourage cross-cultural exchange. The programmation of talks and films reflects this dual aim, with speakers from both sides of the Channel meeting regularly in discussion, and screenings of films from all corners of the world.'

Category France
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'The Institut français exists to promote French language and culture in Scotland, by providing French courses and organising events (film screenings, talks, exhibitions, concerts, etc.).'

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'Many of the public lectures, conferences, seminars, and workshops that have been held at the Institute for Advanced Study are available for viewing on these pages ...'

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'Established as an independent research institute, IFS was launched with the principal aim of better informing public debate on economics in order to promote the development of effective fiscal policy ... IFS organises and participates in a large number of conferences, seminars and briefings each year.'

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'The IMS has great pleasure in inviting you to attend this year's programme of interdisciplinary guest lectures. All lectures are free of charge, and everyone is welcome to attend.'

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'IPPR runs a full events programme bringing together top politicians and policymakers, leading writers and academics, business figures and other expert thinkers to discuss the most important public policy issues with a wide range of audiences. See our Upcoming events for opportunities to attend in person ...'

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'IPPR runs a full events programme bringing together top politicians and policymakers, leading writers and academics, business figures and other expert thinkers to discuss the most important public policy issues with a wide range of audiences.'

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‘Thinking futures is now widespread, fateful and problematic. Yet much futures research neglects the insights that social science, the arts and humanities, can offer. Lancaster’s Institute for Social Futures works innovatively across disciplinary boundaries linking science, social science and humanities to examine what futures might develop within key domains of human/material activity.‘

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‘We are a global counter-extremism organisation dedicated to powering new generations against hate and extremism ... We have responded to the rising challenge of extremist movements and the ideologies that underpin them, delivering cutting-edge programmes built from world-leading expertise in communications and technology, grassroots networks, knowledge and research, and policy advice.’

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'Information on upcoming seminars, lectures, workshops and other events at The UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage.'

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Occasional seminars and related events: enquire about attendance. Alert ’The University of East Anglia (UEA) and NCVO have announced that the Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR) is to move to UEA's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences on campus when the new academic year begins in September 2019.’

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Category Schools of Law
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Wide range of events, many not within scope but including a number of Lectures with such annotations as: 'Admission Free - All Welcome'. However, advisable to register interest in attending: 'The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies was founded in 1947. It was conceived and is funded as a national academic institution, attached to the University of London, serving all universities through its national legal research library. Its function is to promote, facilitate and disseminate the results of advanced study and research in the discipline of law, for the benefit of persons and institutions in the UK and abroad.’

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'The range of events that are organised at the IAS are all intended to either advance the research of the individual Fellows and that of researchers at Durham or, in the case of the outreach events such as the art exhibitions, public debates and public lectures that we organise, to inform an interested public who want to learn more about the cutting-edge research that is carried out at Durham and elsewhere in the world.'

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Occasional events listed that are open to the public. Enquire about attendance.

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‘The IAI seeks to challenge the notion that our present accepted wisdom is the truth. It aims to uncover the flaws and limitations in our current thinking in search of alternative and better ways to hold the world. The IAI was founded in 2008 with the aim of rescuing philosophy from technical debates about the meaning of words and returning it to big ideas and putting them at the centre of culture. Not in aid of a more refined cultural life, but as an urgent call to rethink where we are.’

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Category Astronomy
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'The IoA is a department of the University of Cambridge and is engaged in teaching and research in the fields of theoretical and observational Astronomy. A wide class of theoretical problems are studied, ranging from models of quasars and of the evolution of the universe, through theories of the formation and evolution of galaxies and stars, X-ray sources and black holes ... Explore our outreach activities, including our weekly public open evenings and opportunities for community groups and schools.'

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'Our public events are open to anyone to attend ... We also hold private events, attendance at these is part of our donation package.'

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'Our events diary, with more than 300 entries a year, makes us London's liveliest centre of engagement for stakeholders in education. High-profile speakers – including our own faculty, visiting academics, politicians and educationalists – keep the IOE at the heart of public debate.'

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'Runs an active programme of lectures, seminars, conferences, symposia, reading groups and summer schools. Unless otherwise stated, events are free and open to the public.'

Category Law & Society
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'The Institute supports public lectures delivered by leaders in the field of European Public Law.'

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Very wide range of lectures, workshops, etc. listed. Arrangements vary, but frequently one reads such as: 'Attendance is free, but places are limited and offered on a first come basis'; 'IHR Seminars are free and open to all - advance booking is not required'; and so on. However, always prudent if you are able to register your interest in attending, rather than just turning up.

Category Ireland
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'Throughout the year the Institute of Irish Studies hosts a series of public lectures and events ...'

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'The Institute holds lectures throughout the year in London on key topics in the area of Islamic finance. These lectures are generally held monthly with extended lectures for visiting scholars are organised separately in honour of two leading early Muslim scholars – Ibn Rushd and Ibn Khaldun, and to highlight and nurture the intellectual capital available within the Muslim Community ... Attendance to the lectures is free though, in certain instances and for the extended lecture series, the Institute may require to make a charge.'

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'Public Lectures, Symposia and Seminars are held throughout the academic year, where leading scholars from Europe, Israel and USA as well as the UK communicate the results of their research to scholars, students and the public, thereby creating the opportunity for regular exchange of ideas and interests.'

Category Latin America
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'ILAS occupies a unique position at the core of academic study of the region in the UK. Internationally recognised as a centre of excellence for research facilitation, it serves the wider community through organising academic events, providing online research resources, publishing scholarly writings and hosting visiting fellows ... The Institute of Latin American Studies hosts a broad range of seminar series throughout the academic year. These events are usually free and open to the public.'

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'Branches are important in helping the Institute meet its charitable objectives, but they also provide networking opportunities for members. Established branches regularly hold talks by respected mathematicians, usually without charge, which are open to members and non-members.'

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Usually monthly evening meetings at various venues across the Region: enquire about attendance.

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Occasional lectures: 'The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications is where any mathematician or person interested in mathematics can come to find something to interest them and form networks with others who share their passion.'

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Wide range of talks at venues throughout the Region: 'As a relatively new reformed branch, we are keen to host events in other venues throughout the region ...'

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Talks about once per month, usually 'non-IMA Members welcome ... To allow you to gauge the difficulty of talks when deciding whether to attend, we ask all our speakers to rate the mathematical content of their talk against the following scale: Low; Intermediate; High.'

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'The Institute is home to six Centres, which foster research and interdisciplinary cooperation in their respective fields. The Centres' distinctive events and publications programmes complement and enhance the Institute's own work ... See our extensive calendar of lectures, colloquia, seminars and research training events covering all aspects of modern languages research.'

Category Music & Dance
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'The IMR is based at the University of London’s Senate House. Formerly part of the School of Advanced Studies, it is now supported by Royal Holloway, University of London.'

Category Philosophy
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'The Institute's aim is to promote and facilitate high quality research in philosophy, making it available to the widest possible audience both inside and outside the UK's academic community ... The Institute's events are open to everyone. You do not have to be a member of the Institute, or a member of any university, to attend Institute events.'

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Category Physics
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‘Physics is part of our culture. Our public engagement activities share the joy of contemporary physics, highlighting its impact on society and the opportunities it provides for all. Whether you are a physicist looking to develop your public engagement skills by taking part in one of our activities or a public engagement practitioner looking to run an event, use the resources below to help share your passion for physics with public audiences.’

Category Physics
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Range of lectures across the East Midlands: 'We cover Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Loughborough, Northampton and Nottingham, with centres based in Derby, Leicester and Nottingham'. Enquire about attendance

Category Physics
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'Whether you are a physicist or just (a bit!) interested in physics, then do join us at one of our events. They are not restricted to members - on the contrary, we warmly welcome everyone! If you live in Lancashire and Cumbria, we are your local friendly physicists!'

Category Physics
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Lists significant programme of lectures at various venues across the Region: enquire about attendance.

Category Physics
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'Organises lectures, meetings and conferences for its members in and around the Manchester area, and works locally to promote physics, physics education and public understanding of physics.'

Category Physics
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'The Merseyside Branch, one of thirteen regional branches of the Institute of Physics, organises lectures, meetings and conferences for its members in the Merseyside region, and works locally to promote physics, physics education and public understanding of physics.' Enquire about attendance.

Category Physics
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'The North Eastern Branch, one of thirteen regional branches of the Institute of Physics, organises lectures, meetings and conferences for its members in the North East, and works locally to promote physics, physics education and public understanding of physics.'

Category Physics
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'The South Central Branch, one of thirteen regional branches of the Institute of Physics, organises lectures, meetings and conferences for its members in the South Central region, and works locally to promote physics, physics education and public understanding of physics.' Enquire about attendance.

Category Physics
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'The South West Branch organises lectures and events for its members across the SW region, with events taking place in Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, Salisbury, Weymouth and Swindon.' Enquire about attendance: 'The Institute of Physics and its many groups and branches run several public events ...' (see 'Public Activities' within the 'Events' section of the main IOP Site).

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'The Maudsley Debates have been held at the IoP since 2000. There are three debates a year. They are all open to the public, and are well attended by service users, carers, professionals and journalists and members of the public. Topics generally focus on issues that have a direct impact on mental health services, service users and mental health professionals.'

Category Wales
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‘We are an independent think tank working to make Wales better ... The origins of the IWA lie in the industrial and political crisis that Wales faced in the 1980s, following the rejection of democratic devolution in the 1979 referendum and the trauma of the miners’ strike of 1984-85 ... The IWA has three area branches; North Wales, Cardigan Bay and Swansea Bay. The branches are run by volunteers and from time to time arrange events that are of interest to IWA members in their areas.’

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Occasional lectures open to the public, including in the UK regional branches (see the Section Near You).

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Wide range of lectures at national or local level, including The IET Prestige Lecture Series: 'Attending an IET Lecture is your opportunity to see the future of engineering. IET Lectures are free to attend ... All Network events are open to the public and most are free of charge.'

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'The network organises a programme of about 20 lectures, visits and lifeskills courses.' Enquire about attendance.

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'In the Birmingham area, the IET provides a range of lectures and meetings covering electrical, electronic and manufacturing engineering.' Enquire about attendance.

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'The Bristol Network organises a monthly programme of informative lectures throughout the academic year. Most of our meetings are held at either the University of the West of England or the University of Bristol.' Enquire about attendance.

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'The IET Cambridge Network is open to anyone interested in Engineering and Technology and wants to expand their knowledge. We regularly organise a series of technical and engineering based public lectures which are normally held at the Cambridge University Engineering Department. Everyone is welcome to attend our talks and events which cover a wide range of areas and disciplines.'

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Organize 'a varied programme of events in locations across the region including site visits, lectures and social events from South West Cornwall to North Devon'. Enquire about attendance.

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'The major towns Dorset and South Wiltshire covers are Weymouth and Dorchester to the West, Poole and Bournemouth in the South and East, Blandford Forum in the middle, and Salisbury to the North and East of the Region. Our South and West extremity includes Bridport, to the North and West Sherborne and Shaftesbury.' Enquire about attendance.

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Organize 'a varied programme of events in locations across the region, including site visits, lectures and social events'. Enquire about attendance.

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'The Gloucestershire Local Network holds a number of lectures, visits and tours on a wide range of subjects covering Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Information Technology. Some events are held jointly with other professional institutions. All are welcome to attend, including non-members, family & friends. Unless otherwise stated, lectures start at 7.30 pm with refreshments from 7.00 pm.'

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