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'Meets on the first Wednesday of the month ... All are welcome so why not come and join us ? ... All meetings begin at 7.30 pm.'

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Category Bookshops
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'Pages of Hackney invites you to a series of readings, discussions, debates, screenings, art exhibitions, performances and parties ... These events are well-attended so do rsvp ... to ensure your place.'

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'Meets each Monday from September to May ... Meetings start at 7.30, with the night's event lasting two hours or so with a break for tea or coffee.'

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Annual Lecture 'This lecture is free to all but admission will be by ticket only. Registration is requested so that participants can be sent the relevant lecture details (programme, directions to the venue, ticket for admission etc.)' The Lecture is usually held in the Autumn.

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'All meetings are held on Tuesdays ... starting at 7.30 pm.'

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'Evening talks on a wide variety of natural history topics are given by invited speakers on the first Thursday of every month from September - April ... at 7.30 pm.'

Category Art Galleries
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'There is a rich programme of events, talks, visits, workshops and other activities throughout the year.'

Category Military History
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'Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Fort Nelson, 7.30 pm excluding August and December. Non members are welcome but as the Fort is a secure area please e-mail for entry details.'

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Offer the Panizzi Lectures 'An annual lecture series, held in the British Library, focused around an aspect of historical bibliography or the history of the book, which combines scholarly content with an aim to advance public understanding of the subject.' Usually held in the Autumn.

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Monthly meetings 'which are free to attend and open to all'.

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'Meets on the last Saturday of the month from September to April at 7 pm.'

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Weekly lectures in term, early Tuesday evenings, including the annual Parkes Lecture. Usually: 'All are welcome. This event is free but it is advisable to reserve a place as seats are limited. To reserve a place email ...'

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Meetings usually Wednesday evenings, 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm start.

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Include within their programme of events occasional lectures which might be open to the public. Enquire about attendance.

Category Railway History
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'The main functions of the Derby Branch are to support the Peak Railway Association by raising funds, volunteering to support the Peak Rail operations and helping to publicising the Railway. We have a keen but small Committee so would welcome an approach from anybody with a small amount of time to spare to help us fulfill our objectives and possibly expand our activities.'

Category Railway History
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'We meet at 8.00 pm on the first Monday of the month ... Members and non-members are most welcome, all we ask is a £2 donation on the door - and for that you get free sandwiches at the interval too.'

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'The Pears Institute runs a range of events through the year. We host conferences and symposia for scholars and hold lecture series and round-table discussions that are open to everyone. Our public events run October to June.'

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'We hold frequent meetings and arrange guided tours and walks of interesting parts of the area, sometimes linked with an illustrated talk.'

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'We currently host around a dozen events each year comprising outdoor visits and walks in the summer, and a series of lectures in the winter.'

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Normally meet first Monday in the month from October to April: 'All indoor meetings start at 7.30 pm ... All members and non members are welcome'.

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'Meets monthly throughout the year in the Trinity Rooms, when a wide range of speakers talk on a variety of topics of local relevance. We also organise a summer excursion each year, as well as an annual dinner. Members are strongly encouraged to attend the monthly meetings as it is at these meetings that the core activities of the Society are discussed and actions decided. Entry to the monthly meetings is free to Penarth Society members. Non-members are asked to make a contribution of £1.'

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Category Publishers
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Authors, Talks and Signings 'Your chance to meet, listen and talk to Penguin authors. Our events guide provides information about author appearances, including dates, times and venues.'

Category Art Galleries
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Friends of Penlee House Lecture Programme. Pre-booking essential.

Category Railway History
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'Meets every first and third Wednesday of the month ... at 8 pm ... Open to non-members, who will be assured of a friendly reception.'

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'During the winter there is a programe of regular educational meetings and social events.'

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'All indoor meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the Month ... All are welcome so why not come and join us. All talks are followed by a chat over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits.'

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'If you are thinking of visiting our Old Cornwall for the first time we will be pleased to welcome you and we have a friendly and warm society here in Pentewan which everyone seems to like. Old Cornwall is open to all who are interested in Cornwall, you do not have to be Cornish to be a member. Meetings are held ... on the third Monday of the month commencing at 7.30 pm.'

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'The society meets ... on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, September to April at 7.15 pm.'

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Category Social History
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'The museum has a range of events, activities and exhibitions which are suitable for all ages throughout the year.'

Category Publishers
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Author Lunch Talks and related events, including the Annual Persephone Lecture.

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'We are not about "all work and no play". We have talks, outings and activities including an annual wine and cheese party, all of which are well attended.'

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'An occasional lecture series which aims to invite a range of speakers to give their views on current events in HE.'

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'The group meets on a monthly basis, with the exception of December and January. The meetings are held at 7.15 pm on a Wednesday evening.' Alert Website not accessible at Review; replaced Link with one to the British Fuchsia Society who still have the Society listed in their 'Affiliated Societies - Scotland'.

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Winter monthly talks: 'Please note the varied days and times. All are welcome to attend the talks which are free to members and £5 for non-members'.

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'New members are welcome to join us for our ... session which runs from October to March. We meet most Wednesdays at 7.30 pm ... We look forward to seeing you then.'

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'... Over the decades the Society increased opportunities for members with more specific interests and there are now, within the Parent Body, four Sections - an Archaeological and Historical Section, a Botanical Section, an Ornithological Section and Perthshire Photographic Society ... Talks are held fortnightly on Fridays by the Parent Body and monthly on Wednesdays by the Sections from October to March they cover all aspects of natural history including new issues of conservation, global warming and land use and management.'

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'The Section has some 60+ members and, during the winter, holds monthly talks ... Members of the public interested in any talks in the Winter programme are welcome to attend. Talks begin at 7.30 pm.'

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'During the winter months, in addition to the Society's fortnightly open meetings, the Botanical Section organizes six talks on different aspects of plant life or natural history. The evening meetings are very popular and we finish the evening over a cup of tea or coffee with a chance to chat to the speaker and other members.'

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'In the lecture series, we try to provide a mix of professionals speaking about their special subject, and amateurs who have a particular interest or who have travelled and studied a foreign avian population.'

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'Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of the month unless otherwise stated.'

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'Meet on the first Thursday of every month from September through to June ... Meetings normally start at 19.30 ... Everyone is welcome to come along ... Normally the September meeting is the society AGM and a number of the meetings after September we will have outside guest speakers visit the society. We also have a film show night and attempt observing evenings.'

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'Our winter indoor programme runs from September to April (excluding December) on the last Tuesday of the month. Indoor meetings start at 7.30 pm.'

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'We meet monthly to hear speakers on planning, design, regeneration, other environmental issues and the history and culture of Peterborough.'

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'Has been established for over 100 years ... In our society we cover every possible engineering topic, if it has been designed, built, run, used, or consigned to history through Progress, we aim to have an informative interesting lecture for our members, their wives, children and guests to enjoy.'

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'Nine meetings are held each year on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm.'

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'Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month (excepting July, August and December) ... commencing at 7.30 pm.'

Category Egypt
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'The Friends hold lectures, special events and social occasions throughout the year ... Lectures: non-members welcome.'

Category Arts Festivals
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Festival takes place in the second half of July, with a Literary Weekend in November.

Category Railway History
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'The society meets ... on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.45 pm ... New members are always welcome, so please feel free to come along and join in!'

Category Music & Dance
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'Offering insights into the Orchestra and its performers and repertoire, Pre-concert Talks are available at many venues across the country, giving audiences the chance to meet conductors, soloists and Philharmonia Orchestra musicians, or to explore the music with expert speakers. Pre-Concert talks are free to attend, although in certain venues you may need a ticket for the main evening concert.'

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The Society's programme includes 'regular talks on all aspects of Larkin's life and work'.

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'Philippa Pearce died in 2006, but respect and affection for her writing is as strong as ever. In her memory, a series of lectures is now underway, each intended to celebrate excellence in writing for children.'

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'PhilSoc usually holds seven meetings each academic year, in October, November, January, February, March, May and June (AGM). At most meetings, a full paper is read; other meetings take the format of a thematic symposium ... Membership is open to all and entitles members to attend meetings and receive the Society's publications.'

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Philosophy for All is an association open to everyone interested in philosophy ... We organise monthly lectures at Kant’s Cave ... The idea of using the function room of a pub for our philosophy meetings is that we would like to combine serious philosophical activity with an informal exchange of ideas and views. We therefore invite everybody to stay on after the lectures for more talk and debate.‘

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Combined list of topics and meeting details at the various venues: 'No academic or philosophical background is necessary, only a passion for enquiry. Just turn up and enjoy.'

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'We meet every Tuesday from 8 pm to 10 pm ... from September through to June and enjoy a varied programme of speakers, competitions and workshops, culminating in the Annual Exhibition of members' work at the end of August. If you are unsure, why not come along as a visitor. There will always be a welcome.'

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'The Photographers' Gallery is the largest public gallery in London dedicated to photography. From the latest emerging talent, to historical archives and established artists - we are the place to see photography in all its forms.'  Wide-ranging series of talks, seminars and other events.

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PhotoVoice’s vision is for a world in which everybody has the opportunity to represent themselves and tell their own story Our mission is promote the ethical use of photography for positive social change, through delivering innovative participatory photography projects. By working in partnership with organisations, communities, and individuals worldwide, we will build the skills and capacity of underrepresented or at risk communities, creating new tools of self-advocacy and communication.’

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Meets 'on alternate Thursdays at 7.30 pm. Talks, workshops and lectures throughout the year are designed for both beginers and experienced photographers.We are delighted to welcome newcomers to our small friendly group'.

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'Meetings held on Mondays at 8 pm.'

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'Meetings are normally held on the first Thursday of the month, September to May, ... at 8 pm.'

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'Meets usually on the first Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm start ... Visitors are most welcome to attend any of the meetings.'

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'The Pitt Rivers Museum is one of the world's great ethnographic collections. It is an Aladdin's cave of treasures, a rich and diverse mixture of cultures and crafts, prehistoric and modern, from all over the world.'  Talks organized by the Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum: 'The Friends see their role as that of raising public awareness of the Museum and its collections: they organise a programme of lectures and events, co-ordinate volunteers and provide support for museum purchases and publications ... Visitors are always welcome, but are asked to make a £2.00 contribution towards costs.'

Category Arts Festivals
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'A celebration of the visual arts taking place in galleries homes studios and other venues throughout Pittenweem.' Held Early August.

Category Bookshops
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Regular talks, book signings and related events.

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Category Plant Heritage
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Access to details of the activities of about 40 Local Groups.

Category Plant Heritage
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'We have a varied programme of meetings throughout the autumn to spring period, usually with outside speakers.'

Category Plant Heritage
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'Meets on the last Wednesday of each month from September to April.'

Category Plant Heritage
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‘We want to ensure that the garden plants we know and love today survive for future generations to enjoy. At the heart of our enterprise are the 40 National Plant Collections®, from Agapanthus to Veltheimia. Our collection holders are keen to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for plant conservation ... We welcome new members of all ages and offer a varied programme of events including workshops and exclusive visits to private gardens.’

Category Plant Heritage
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'We meet on the second Thursday in the month, September to April (inclusive).'

Category Plant Heritage
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'The Gloucestershire Group has regular monthly meetings throughout the year to which visitors are always welcome. The winter meetings are usually devoted to lectures by visiting speakers and the summer meetings are a mixture of garden visits, social evenings and coach outings.'

Category Plant Heritage
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'Organise a range of events, visits and activities which are open to all.'

Category Plant Heritage
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'We are one of the smaller NCCPG groups, but we have an enthusiastic membership and an eclectic mix of National Plant Collections ... We run a programme of talks, garden visits and social events ... Talks usually last about an hour, followed by refreshments and a chance to talk to the speaker and local members afterwards.'

Category Plant Heritage
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'Established in 1983, the Society has gone from strength to strength with in excess of 300 members who enjoy a variety of events throughout the year. We have a full lecture programme during the winter months following the AGM in September and running through to early May.'

Category Plant Heritage
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'Although National Collections are central to the organisation, our Group is far from having an exclusive focus on them. We arrange a varied and interesting programme of lectures, practical demonstrations, social events and garden visits, as well as two excellent Plant Fairs each year which are attended by nurseries from Norfolk and elsewhere.'

Category Plant Heritage
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'Our lectures take place at 2.30 pm on Saturday afternoons during the winter & spring.'

Category Plant Heritage
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'The North Wales Group has regular meetings at 7.30 pm in the evening on the second Tuesday of every month, except August and December.'

Category Plant Heritage
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'Lectures will be on the second Monday of February, March, April, September, October and November. These are illustrated talks by knowledgeable speakers on various aspects of plants and horticulture. At each meeting there is a plant sale, raffle and refreshments.'

Category Plant Heritage
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'Meets for monthly lectures on various aspects of plants and gardens, from September to May.'

Category Plant Heritage
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'Our evening lecture meetings begin with coffee and a Members Plant Sale at 7.00 pm followed by the lecture at 7.15 pm ... second Tuesday of the month.'

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'Each year the Abbot and Community of Pluscarden Abbey sponsor a series of four lectures by an invited Theologian on an aspect of Catholic Theology ... They are open to all who wish to attend and are free.' Held Early June.

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Category Publishers
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'Come and see Pluto authors talk about their books and join the debate. Discounted books are guaranteed and there may even be sandwiches and a bit of wine ... Events are free to attend unless stated in the description.'

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'Society meetings are held on the second Friday of each month and are free for members. Visitors are very welcome (£2).'

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Organize a variety of events, including: Lectures and talks 'Fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons and some Thursday evenings. These cover a wide range of subjects, some being of local interest. Occasionally the Thursday lectures are preceded by a meal.'; The pleasure of books 'An informal gathering of members who enjoy books, talking about books and listening to talks on books. We share those we have enjoyed and sometimes follow a theme.'; Discussions 'Wednesday afternoons, monthly. A wide range of relevant subjects are discussed. Controversial politics and religion are avoided.' Arrangements vary: check details - but: 'All members are free to attend any or all activities ... Non-members may attend Tuesday afternoon & Thursday evening lectures, £2.'

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Main series of weekly lunchtime talks plus special events from time to time: 'Unless stated, all talks begin at 1.10 pm and last for up to 45 minutes ... All our talks require a ticket.' ALERT 'Please note that Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery’s building is closed so development work for the "The Box"can take place ... Will open as the flagship building for the Mayflower 400 commemorations in spring 2020.'

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Occasional meetings: Events Programme can include gatherings of Plymouth Skeptics in the Pub, as well as of some related organizations.

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