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'Radical Anthropology brings indigenous rights activists, environmentalists, feminists and others striving for a better world together with people of all ages who just want to learn about anthropology. There is always time for questions and discussion after each talk and there are good local pubs for those wishing to socialise into the evening.'

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Monthly meetings, Monday evenings.

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'All the lectures are free to attend and open to all members of the public - please do come.'

Category Wildlife Trusts
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'Each year our small dedicated team of staff arrange events for the forthcoming year ... Events are open to all and most are free of charge.'

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'The Museum Society organises a programme of events throughout the year. These include special exhibitions, talks, slide shows and courses.'

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Apart from the activities of their Local (and Interest) Groups, organize the annual Clinker Lecture.

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'On the first Friday of each month from September to April, meetings are held in Beeston ... Visitors are always welcome. The Group also organises a outdoor programme of walks and visits.'

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‘The Society has 28 local branch centres where you can meet like minded enthusiasts and enjoy slide shows and lectures, improve your railway knowledge, add to your postcard and Colour Rail collections and take part in branch organised visits to railway installations. Society publications are available for sale at most branch meetings, many have other second hand books available for purchase at very attractive prices.‘

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‘We are a group of railway enthusiasts who meet monthly to hear presentations on varied aspects of the railways. If you are interested why not come along and join us at our meetings which are usually held at 1915 (for 1930) on the first Friday of the month ... Both Society members and non-members are very welcome to attend our meetings.’

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Evening meetings are held in Hitchin.  The Branch also hold afternoon meetings in Welwyn Garden City.

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Monthly meetings, Monday evenings. Also: 'Ipswich - Afternoon meeting meetings are held at The Coop Education Centre, 11 Fore Street, Ipswich IP4 1JW

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Occasional lectures and talks: 'Both Society members and non-members are very welcome to attend our meetings'.

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Monthly meetings in Chester, Monday evenings: 'Both Society members and non-members are very welcome to attend our meetings.' Also meet in Liverpool.

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Fortnightly meetings, Monday evenings: 'Both Society members and non-members are very welcome to attend our meetings'.

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Monthly meetings, Wednesday evenings. 'Meetings are held in association with Mid-Hants Railway Preservation Society - Southampton & Waterside Group. A donation of £ 2 is requested. Both Society members and non-members are very welcome to attend our meetings.'

Category Railway History
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'The Friends of The Railway Studies Collection Meetings now take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month ... commencing at 7 pm.'

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'In 1918 (the tercentenary of Sir Walter Raleigh's death), Sir Charles Wakefield, formerly Lord Mayor of London, offered the Academy a sum to form the nucleus of a "Raleigh Fund for History". One fruit of the endowment was the foundation of the Raleigh Lecture on History. The lecture was first delivered in 1919.'

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'The donor's wishes to continue Ralph Miliband's intellectual tradition are being carried out through a combination of public lecture series and the appointment of visiting teaching fellows. These fellows also give public lectures at LSE ... The lectures are free and open to all with some events requiring a ticket so please check the individual web listing. The events generally take place in the early evening and last approximately one and a half hours, including a question and answer session.'

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'Meetings are held ... on the third Wednesday of each month starting at 7.30 pm.'

Category Social History
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'The Raphael Samuel Memorial Lecture is delivered annually by a historian of international repute.' Also: 'The RSHC has a large programme of research, teaching, and public events. We work with universities, museums, libraries, and schools, to create new forums for historical education and discussion.'

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'Established in 2005 to promote interest in the heritage of the Rase district - the Parishes of Market, Middle and West Rasen ... Meets monthly (except January), on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm in Market Rasen Library or elsewhere ... Talks are arranged on a variety of heritage topics by visiting speakers and members ... We also meet in the Library on the third Thursday of the month 10.30-12.30 to discuss heritage, local projects and family history'

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'We now meet on Monday evenings between September and April ... Our weekly meetings commence at 8.00 pm and finish at 10.00 pm. Visitors are always welcome.'

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'We are one of the biggest horticultural societies with a very active committee. They work hard to provide activities of interest to all types of gardeners. These include the showman, the allotment holder, the plant enthusiast, or those who just like to potter round the garden. We host 3 shows a year with magnificent displays of flowers, vegetables, domestic and handicraft sections ... Club Nights are held once a month, with a wide range of topics to interest everyone.'

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‘Taking as our guide the ideas of Raymond Williams, which he developed in his many and varied writings, we are a Charity whose trustees aim to continue his “Long Revolution”. The Raymond Williams Foundation (RWF) commitments are specifically within the sphere of Adult Education ... In a time when the liberal adult education which Williams knew and respected (summarised in his statement "I've often defined my own social purpose as the creation of an educated and participating democracy") is needed as much as ever, we will help sustain and extend that tradition supporting courses and disadvantaged students through grants and bursaries.’

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'Meetings every Friday evening at 7.30 pm ... A full programme of quality guest speakers, practical demonstrations, competitions to suit all abilities and some lively social events.'

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'Meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm ... The evenings are varied, with illustrated talks by both guest speakers and club members, other short talks and displays by members, guest dealer evenings, and quarterly auctions for our members.'

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'Meetings take place on the first and third Tuesday of each month (between October & March) ... from 19.45.'

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Organize 'a fortnightly meeting (on the first and third Friday of each month, excluding August)'.

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Friends of Reading Abbey 'Meetings are held twice yearly in Reading, on Friday evenings or Saturday afternoons, when lectures are given by specialists on the life of the Abbey and on the most recent developments.'

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'The main focus of the society is the monthly meetings. Speakers are invited from a wide range of backgrounds to give astronomical talks. Professionals and fellow amateurs speak on a variety of subjects. The society has two sections, a main section and an astrobasics section. You are welcome to attend either or both meetings.'

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'Our club nights bring not only a chance to chat but on a regular basis we invite guest speakers to show their pictures of some of trips they have taken around the world. These are not just holiday snaps but inspirational pictures that would tempt your taste buds to go out that weekend and experiment and believe me these are not to be missed.'

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'Meetings are held twelve times a year on the first Monday of each month and many subjects of numismatic interest are covered with talks by prominent experts, dealers and members of our own society. These cover every aspect of coins, tokens and medals and their history. In addition, members have every chance to compare notes on their coins or just buy, sell or chat about them over a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit.'

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'Meetings are held ... on alternate Wednesday evenings and commence at 7.30 pm ... Members are invited to bring specimen plants and other items of interest to show to fellow members for identification, advice or because they are unusual or exciting specimens. The main part of the evening takes the form of a talk by an expert on some topic of gardening or horticultural interest, followed by the opportunity to ask questions. We continue to be successful in attracting a succession of high quality speakers.'

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'We are a friendly and enthusiastic group for amateurs, professionals and all those interested in Earth sciences, to discover more about the earth, its rocks, minerals and fossils. We have monthly meetings offering lectures by experts and friendly discussion.'

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Lunchtime talks plus occasional other talks and lectures: 'Free, drop in.'

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'Meetings are held ... usually on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from September to June. Meetings start at 7.15 pm.'

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'We currently meet on the first Monday of each month (except August) for member nights and lectures. As a group we are interested in a variety of astronomy related subjects at all levels. Feel free to come along to a meeting or drop us an e-mail to get in touch.'

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'Our aims are to document and communicate on the remaining visible history of Redditch by means of exhibitions, talks, maps, walks and audio/visual records.'

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'Meetings are held on the first Monday and third Thursday of each month ... commencing at 8.00 pm.'

Category Railway History
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'Fridays monthly at 2.00 pm ... A minimum donation of £3.00 is requested towards expenses at indoor meetings. Visitors are warmly welcome.'

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'Evening meetings are held ... 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm, 1st & 3rd Tuesday Sept to April; 1st Tuesday only from May to July.' Also: 'Meetings are held 2.30 pm - 5.00 pm, every last Friday of the month.'

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'Meetings are held ... usually on the second Friday of each month from September to April inclusive. Light refreshments are available at the end of each meeting.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'Monthly Indoor Meetings held ... on the third Tuesday of every month starting at 7.45 pm.'

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'We have a fairly large group of members in various stages of learning photography, Photoshop and producing digital prints either from digital cameras or scanning from slides. There is so much to talk about we often run out of time on club nights. Members range from the experienced with impressive letters after their names to beginners who are encouraged at every stage to enter and take part in all the club activities. There is a warm friendly atmosphere within the club and everyone is made very welcome.'

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‘One of the leading charities in the UK working directly with refugees, and supporting them to rebuild their lives. We also speak up for refugees using our direct work as an evidence base, and ensure refugees have a stronger and more influential voice in decisions that will affect them. We work with a range of partners and in collaboration to ensure we can best support our clients.’

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'The long-running weekly seminar series and annual public lectures attract prominent speakers to address particular topics of interest and concern.' Enquire about attendance.

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The Lecture Series 'Leading authorities from around the country come to Brighton to share their experience and expertise with members of the Regency Society through a programme of lectures ... All lectures are on Wednesdays at 7.00 pm ... Entrance fee for talks: Members free on production of their Membership Card, Non-Members and Guests: £5 on arrival.'

Category England
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'The Centre is involved in a programme of regular activities that are open to the public. These include a series of study days on various subjects, an annual archaeology forum and periodic workshops.'

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'Our Winter meetings - unless otherwise stated - commence at 19.30 hrs from September to March inclusive.'

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'We meet on Monday evenings from September to May, 7.45 pm ... A wide variety of topics is covered during each season. Most talks are given by people who have considerable expertise in a particular topic. This may cover an aspect of creative activity, use of photography to support another interest, or a specific subject relating to technical matters.'

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'All talks are free, open to all, and are all on Thursday evenings.'

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'The Renfrewshire Local History Forum was formed in 1988 to act as an umbrella organization, bringing together all the societies in the county which have an interest in history or heritage. The Forum acts as a link between the various societies by publishing newsletters and giving details of events which might be of interest.'

Category Ireland
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'The Institute Presents a Wide variety of Public Events, Lectures and Conferences ... Events on Thursdays are open to all, for the remaining events please contact the respective co-ordinators ... '

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Category The Media
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'The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism runs seminars series, conferences and lectures that bring together scholars and journalists in dialogue on key media-related issues. The Institute also co-sponsors a seminar series with Nuffield College and collaborates with various institutes in the University on a number of events. These events feature eminent practitioners from the media sphere and academia worldwide, and seek to further the study of the principles and practices of journalism.' Enquire about attendance.

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‘An enquiring, open to all, local voluntary organisation that explores the natural heritage of Rhayader town and district – from the evidence left by early man to the development of farming and other land uses that have moulded the scenery, to the wild plants and animals that live, or once lived, alongside us and the underlying rocks that provide us with the landscape we see today.’

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'Interesting talks by experts and demonstrations of various techniques by our own members, There is also the opportunity for your work to be entered into our appraisals in which a guest speaker will give constructive recommendations as to how the picture could be improved with certificates awarded for the best work. (Members names are not disclosed during an appraisal).'

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'We meet on the third Tuesday of the month (except August and December) ... Our speakers talk on a range of subjects of interest and relevance to the Society.'

Category Richard III
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‘The Group was first started in 1982 and currently has 35 members. We are a small and friendly Group and our members come from Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire, North Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire ... Each year we have an interesting mixture of talks and visits either directly relating to Richard III or to the late medieval period. We welcome all members of the Richard III Society to join us either as a member of the Group or as a visitor.’

Category Richard III
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' We meet at noon on the second Saturday of alternative months commencing in January ... They run from Noon until approximately 3 pm. All members are very welcome to come along.'

Category Richard III
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'Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 7.30 pm. Our members have a wide interest in the Medieval Period which is reflected in our topics for meetings and our speakers.'

Category Richard III
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'We meet at 7pm on the third Thursday in the month ... We have a programme of speakers and visit places of historical interest. A monthly newsletter is produced to keep our members up to date with any exhibitions or events of historical interest in our area and beyond. The annual branch subscription is £7. All are welcome.'

Category Richard III
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Occasional talks - usually Saturday evenings at 8 pm. Enquire about attendance.

Category Richard III
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Winter monthly meetings, usually Saturday afternoons.

Category Richard III
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'The Branch usually meets on the second Saturday of each month. Indoor meetings are held in village halls throughout the county starting at 2.00 pm for which we charge £2 (or £3 if it's a speaker) ... If you would like to come along to a meeting please contact ... You are welcome to attend 3 meetings before being expected to pay the Branch Subscription.'

Category Richard III
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'The Yorkshire Branch has been in existence for 50 years, and is the oldest Branch of the Richard III Society. It was formed in 1960 at the time of two important 500th Anniversaries, Wakefield (1460) and Towton (1461) were being commemorated. Members of the recently reformed Richard III Society living in York and the Three Ridings decided to organise some local activities here, in the county which Richard himself had known and loved ... About twenty years ago another Yorkshire Branch tradition began, our Spring Lecture, an annual event which is open to the public.' Latest Date 7 May 2011.

Category Philosophy
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'... You are welcome here. We welcome atheists, monotheists, polytheists, deists, pantheists, humanists, panentheists, henotheists ... is there an 'ist' we have missed?'

Category Arts & Crafts
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'We meet on the second Monday of each month unless it clashes with a public or bank holiday. Meetings start at 7.30 pm and guest tickets cost £5 (£6 when there is a speaker), while members pay £3 or £4. Non-members are very welcome at all our meetings.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'We meet each Thursday at 8.00 pm throughout the year, except in July, August and around Easter and Christmas.'

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