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Aims of the Society include 'to hold lectures, seminars or other events, and to exhibit films or video-cassettes either separately or in conjunction with such events'.

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'Hosts a number of events for members of the public, the farming and agriculture industry, policy makers, food manufacturers, marketers, land managers and and land users.' Enquire about attendance.

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Events of the Society and related events elsewhere: 'The Society organises three events during the course of the year ...  Society members are given initial priority for each of these events, although non-members are welcome to attend.' Alert Please especially note that some Branches of the Jane Austen Society 'may wish for prior joining' before you are allowed to attend one of their Events. Carefully check the Website of the relevant Branch for details - or contact the Headquarters of the Society, via the e-mail address shown on the Website cited in this Record, if you need any further help.

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'Bath and Bristol are rich in Jane Austen associations, both biographical and fictional. She visited Bath twice in the 1790s and was resident there from 1801 to 1806. The City is mentioned in each of her six novels and forms the setting for a large part of both Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Jane Austen stayed in Bristol at least once, in 1806. It features in the Juvenilia (Lesley Castle), which may indicate an earlier visit. In Northanger Abbey, some of the characters set off to visit Blaise Castle, in Bristol. Mrs Elton in Emma comes from Bristol. Jane Austen's parents married in Bath at Old St Swithin's (not the present church), and her father was also buried there. There is a plaque on 4 Sydney Place, the Austens' home for the first three years of their Bath life, and many streets and buildings familiar from the novels may still be seen.'

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'The Group meets four or five times a year. Previous meetings have included discussions of favourite passages and characters, viewings and discussions of film adaptations, lectures on Sanditon and Regency England, Eliza de Feuillide and Warren Hastings, the Hidden Autobiography in Jane Austen's novels, Folk Song of Jane Austen's period and the Pleasures of Collecting Austeniana. Recent meetings have included a strawberry tea with a discussion of "What if...?", a talk about Jane Austen's holidays, and an evening of music that Jane Austen would have known.'

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'The Hampshire Group was established in May 2002 and by the end of its first year had already attracted over 100 members. We are fortunate in serving the county Jane Austen knew and loved best, where she was born, where almost all of her novels were written, and where she is buried. Our members are also particularly well placed to attend the Society's annual meeting in Chawton each July and to benefit from other Jane Austen events which find a natural location in the county.'

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'The Kent Branch has a varied programme of events which includes talks and lectures, visits and a summer "period" entertainment, with music, dancing or drama. There is an annual lunch or dinner in November, and a lively Discussion Group which meets twice a year.'

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'The London Group of the Jane Austen Society now meets at 2.30 pm on four Saturdays in the year ... These meetings, of which at least one is free to members of the Group (all others are charged at cost), feature either a speaker or a speaker-led discussion, sometimes with videos to illustrate screen adaptations of the novels. Tea and biscuits are included. In addition, there is a full-day annual Group outing held on a Saturday in summer and a Birthday Lunch on a Saturday at the start of December.'

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'Our annual events range from scholarly lectures and study days to informal and lively discussions.'

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Hold about four meetings per year, usually either in Glasgow or Edinburgh.

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Organize every few months a 'day conference with morning coffee, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and two lectures'.

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Occasional talks and related events.

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Category Japan
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Lectures and related events in wide-ranging programme. Usually: 'This event is free to attend but booking is essential'.

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Category Japan
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'With our extensive programme of events, The Japan Society provides many opportunities for Japanese and non-Japanese to meet and share ideas and new experiences. Naturally, there is plenty on offer for those wanting to extend their understanding of contemporary and traditional Japan, its culture, language and people. However, with a membership that is approximately 50% Japanese, we also have events which focus on aspects of British life and provide opportunities to get to know the UK better. The format of events is as varied as the content: lectures and seminars sit alongside gallery visits, film screenings, pub nights and formal dinners.' Arrangements vary: check details - including whether need to be a member of the Society to attend a specific event.

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'Through regional groups, The Japanese Garden Society meets at various UK locations throughout the year. Meetings vary from informal evening lectures to weekend events, with exhibits from members representing both amateur and professional sectors ... Currently we have Regional groups in the: Southeast; Southwest; Northwest; Midlands; Yorkshire and Humber.'

Category Bookshops
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Book launches, literary lunches and related events.

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'Find out more about the world Bede lived in. The Saturday Talks, sponsored by the Friends of Bede’s World, highlight various aspects of Bede’s Northumbria giving you a valuable insight into the Anglo-Saxon world. Talks take place at Bede’s World museum on the last Saturday of most months at 12 noon. Normal museum admission charges apply; entry is free to members of the Friends of Bede’s World.' ALERT Formerly Bede's World.

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'Please come along to one of our two-monthly meetings. You will be warmly welcomed as the aim is to make friends through an interest in Jaywick and its history. These are not heavy going evenings but just a sociable gathering to listen to an interesting speaker and meet people living in and around the village. Talks usually last about 45 minutes with a cup of tea or coffee at half time.'

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Occasional talks, conversations, debates etc.

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‘Founded in March 1992 for beginners and experienced researchers: * To help one another to learn and discover more about genealogy; * To encourage genealogical research; * To promote the preservation of Jewish genealogical records and resources; * To share information amongst members. The Society is open to all interested in Jewish genealogy and is constituted on a secular basis.’

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'Knowledgeable speakers deliver talks on Jewish history for each branch of the Society. A small entrance fee may be charged to cover light refreshments either before or after the talk, to which both members of the Society and non-members are invited to attend.'

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Category Military History
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'Please join us for our new Coffee Morning Talks. If you are looking to explore the museum in a different way, then do come along. These talks will be held the first Thursday of every month from 11 am - 12 noon.' Alert 'The Jewish Military Museum is now at the Jewish Museum London. Over 5,000 objects from the Jewish Military Museum including the personal diaries, letters, medals, uniforms and souvenirs of Jewish soldiers fighting for Britain have arrived at the Jewish Museum London. The partnership between the Jewish Museum London and the Jewish Military Museum has seen the Jewish Museum London assume care and responsibility for the Jewish Military Museum’s entire collection, research archive and its learning programme.'

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'Occasional talks, including organized by the Friends of the Jewish Museum.'

Category Music & Dance
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'We host regular public lectures covering current research in musicology, ethnomusicology, composition and performance. Talks are given by guest lecturers  from the UK and abroad, as well as by School of Music staff.'

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'The Society was founded in 1981 to promote a wider and deeper knowledge of this remarkable poet. It currently has about 550 members worldwide. We publish a newsletter three times a year, and a peer reviewed journal once a year (received at the end of the subscription year). On the weekend nearest to Clare’s birthdate (July 13th) members and friends gather for our annual festival in Helpston, Clare’s birthplace. The festival is open to everyone – you do not have to be a member or a member’s guest in order to attend ...'

Category Art Galleries
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Occasional lunchtime and evening talks, usually: 'No booking required / first come, first served.'

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'Provides opportunities for individuals across Northern Ireland to explore issues of difference and identity through literature and creative writing.

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Category Biology
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'The JIC has a very active programme of seminars and lectures, including a series of Named Lectures, given by external, invited speakers, which is managed by the site seminar committee. These are open to the scientific community ... JIC also hosts a programme of events, some of which are open to the public.' The Friends of JIC also offer an Annual Lecture (usually in December) plus other events 'Open to the Public'.

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Occasional talks listed in the (Local) Events section: 'The John Muir Trust has an active member network, with groups across the UK. You are welcome to come along to the local events organised by these groups. Contact your local group to see how you can get involved.'

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'Aims to promote the life and works of Dr John Snow, the pioneer of epidemiological method and celebrated anaesthetist. As outlined in the Constitution, the Society has a serious intent, publishing news, collecting facts and dates related to the life and works of John Snow and organising the Annual Pumphandle Lecture Series, but it also aims to provide a communication network for epidemiologists and those trained in the Snow tradition throughout the world.

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'The Society, which was founded in 1928, is made up of people with interests in the life and work of Samuel Johnson, his circle and his times. We welcome all who share these or similar interests ... The Society holds seven meetings each year.'

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'Our events bring together organisations and experts from across government, independent and voluntary sectors, along with service users ... The majority of our events are invitation only, but please contact us if there is an upcoming event you would like to attend.' (Some events are organized with other organizations (e.g. LSE) and attendance arrangements can then be more open.)

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Just Festival 'celebrates that peace is not just an absence of conflict; it is a presence . It is not a fixed goal to be acheived and forgotten about; it is a complex and continuous process carried on by individuals, communities and nations. We explore how faith acts as a catalyst and sometimes a barrier for this process ...' Held During August.

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JUSTICE is an all-party law reform and human rights organisation working to strengthen the justice system – administrative, civil and criminal – in the United Kingdom. We are a membership organisation, primarily of the legal profession, comprising barristers, solicitors, legal executives, academic lawyers, law students and interested non-lawyers. We work on an all-party basis, seeking to inform debate, frame issues and influence decision-makers from across the political spectrum.’

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JustShare is ‘a coalition of churches, charities and other organisations committed to equal global development and social justice. We use our base in the City of London to drive discussion and promote change, always actively seeking to promote a just share of the world's resources for everyone ... We also host a series of theological lectures (the Christian Social and Political Thought series) to introduce Christian thought on justice and equality’.

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