A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

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'Supporting the Trust are The Friends of Saddleworth Archaeological Trust, a group of some 70 members who meet on a monthly basis ... on Tuesday evenings. A programme of lectures covering a wide and interesting range of subjects is arranged and, as membership grows, it is hoped to be able to organise both site and museum visits.' However the Website of the Trust itself no longer seems accessible and:'in 2012 the Friends Saddleworth Archaeological Trust (FoSAT) merged with the Friends of Castleshaw Roman Forts' - so I have cited the latter's Website instead.

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Monthly talks, Monday evenings, organized by the Saffron Walden Museum Society.

Category Art Galleries
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Lunchtime talks, and other events, especially in conjunction with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures ... 'The main Sainsbury Centre building opened on 12 April 1978. Its design was radical and forward-thinking, combining open-plan galleries, offices for staff and faculty, teaching spaces, a restaurant and café all under one roof.'

Category Japan
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'Every Third Thursday of the month, the Sainsbury Institute hosts a lecture on a topic related to the art and culture of Japan. Talks begin at 6 pm (50-minute lecture followed by refreshments). Speakers are all specialists in their field and the talks are intended to be accessible to those with no prior knowledge of Japanese history ... Admission is free and all are welcome. Booking essential. To book a seat email us ...'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'The Society meets every Thursday with the agenda being focused on digital imaging, print, slide shows, lectures, etc.'

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'All indoor meetings are held at 7.30 pm on the third Thursday of the month from September to April.'

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'The Society meets regularly on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm ... Our yearly programme always includes talks by members and guest speakers, as well as demonstrations.'

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'Speakers with a range of specialisms give members the opportunity to gain an insight into facets of our man made environment. Four or five lectures are organised each year. When possible, there is a linkage between lectures and visits.'

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'Meetings start at 7.30 and members (we expect from 18 - 24) arrive between 7.15 and 7.30 pm. We start with what is normally a small amount of business and prefer to limit speakers to about 15 minutes to give maximum time for viewing and questions. Meetings finish between 9.15 and 9.30 pm.'

Category Scotland
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'Has branches all over Scotland. There are seven branches in total - Aberdeen and North East, Dumfries and District, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Helensburgh, Highland and Kirriemuir. The Society headquarters are in Edinburgh. Each branch organises its own meetings, lectures, outings and social occasions.' (and note the consolidated list of Branch Events.)

Category Earth Sciences
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'Lunchtime seminars are held regularly at SAMS and are open to all.'

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’The Sandars Readership in Bibliography was instituted in 1895 with a bequest of £2000 left to the University by Mr Samuel Sandars of Trinity College (1837-1894), and continues today in the annual series of Sandars Lectures.‘

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'All meetings, unless stated otherwise, are held ... at 7.45 pm for 8.00 pm., on the first Tuesday of the month between September and May.'

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'We meet every Wednesday, apart from the first in the month.'

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'Open Meetings' in the Spring and the Autumn plus related events.

Category Religious Belief
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Sarum Theological Lectures 'These evening lectures are designed to make accessible to a wide audience the work of specialists in a variety of fields in the study of theology. They held in spring in Salisbury Cathedral and are subsequently published by Darton, Longman & Todd.'

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'Since 1986 the Society's activities have included receptions for important visitors, dinners, exhibitions, lectures and book launches.'

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'Normally meets on the second Thursday of every month ... There's wide range of speakers and subjects related to the history of Sawston and Cambridgeshire.'

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'On the 3rd Thursday of each month (except August and December), the Society meets at 7.30 pm ... to enjoy talks from visiting speakers and informal discussions.'

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'Scannappeal raises funds to purchase life-saving equipment for Amersham, Stoke Mandeville, Wycombe and Community Hospitals which serve people living in Buckinghamshire and neighbouring parts of Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire. Since we began in 1987, we have raised over £12m and funded equipment in every department in the hospitals we support.' Occasional lectures and talks.

Online Lectures & Talks
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'Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month ... The December meeting is the Society's Christmas Dinner and there is no meeting in August ... The monthly meetings start at 7 o'clock for 7.30 pm and finish at 9.30 pm, followed by refreshments and observations if feasible.'

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'Each autumn and winter we have a series of lectures on archaeological, historical or architectural subjects, including the spring Invitation Lecture given by a prestigious speaker to which other local history societies are invited.'

Category Art Galleries
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‘Houses the borough’s permanent collection of fine art, which has grown through gifts, bequests and purchases since its beginnings in 1947, reflecting the vibrant mix of the community and its cultural heritage ... The Friends hold monthly meetings which include lectures from experts, on a variety of topics. They offer an opportunity to talk to the speaker and socialise with members.’

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'Meetings are free and are held in the Lounge Bar. Come along and enjoy a drink, a chat, and a bird related talk.'

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'We hold regular indoor meetings ... They start at 7.30 pm with any news and reports from members about anything interesting they've seen or heard about since the last meeting. Next, there's a 'half-time' interval for a look at any exhibits brought in by members and a bit of general chit-chat amongst friends. Finally, the guest speaker will deliver their talk (usually with a slide-show) and answer a few questions afterwards. It's usually all over by 9.30 pm.'

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'On 1 August 2016 the School of History and Anthropology and the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen's merged to become the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'The School is associated with several long-established special lecture series, in particular the Marett Lecture (Exeter College), the Evans-Pritchard Lectures (All Souls), and the Kaberry, Richards, and Ward Lectures organized by the International Gender Studies Centre at QEH. The School also hosts rotating lecture series, such as the Frazer Lecture (2005), and has attracted external funding to support many of its seminar series, workshops, and discussion groups. In addition, Oxford colleges run anthropological series, such as the Green College Medical Anthropology seminars. Institutes and centres within the school run their own series ...'

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Occasional public lectures and talks. 'We are one of the largest and most dynamic schools of its kind in Europe. We are one of the few academic schools in the UK focusing exclusively on the built environment.'

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'The School hosts several strands of public lectures, research seminars and colloquia, featuring national and international guest speakers along with staff and postgraduate students. All sessions are open to the public, and a warm welcome is extended to all.'

Category Earth Sciences
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Have organized 'an exciting new public lecture series featuring premier climate scientists and policy makers ... '.

Category Computer Science
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Distinguished Lectures 'A series of distinguished lectures which aims to present excellent speakers describing intriguing topics in an engaging style. The talks address a broad audience. All members of Informatics are encouraged to attend, and members of the university and the general public are welcome.'

Online Lectures & Talks
Category Schools of Law
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Organize a wide range of events, which are often annotated 'Free and open to everyone', but advisable to check first.

Category Schools of Law
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Wide range of lectures: enquire about attendance.

Category Schools of Law
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Have arranged a number of named and other public lectures.

Category Schools of Law
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Various public lectures, including the annual James Wood Lecture. Enquire about attendance.

Category Schools of Law
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'Our prestigious public lecture series covers a range of themes including legal, historical and political ... The series is delivered by a range of high-calibre speakers, including members of the judiciary, parliament, public figures, academics, historians and journalists.'

Category Schools of Law
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List wide range of 'events open to the public'. A number of these take place - and latest details are found - under the auspices of one of the School's Research Centres - one or two of which are given separate entries in this Directory ... The Law School established in 1872 is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the country. The School is a centre of excellence for the study of law, criminology and bioethics.'

Online Lectures & Talks
Category Schools of Law
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Have offered Calendar of Public School Events including 'seminars, conferences, book launches and events organised by the Institute of Governance, Institute of Criminology and the Human Rights Centre'.

Category Schools of Law
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'The School of Law hosts a research seminar series, where invited speakers present works-in-progress ... Our series is open to both members of the University and the wider community.' Enquire about attendance.

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'The School of Life is a place to step back and think intelligently about central emotional concerns. You will never be cornered by dogma, but we will direct you towards a variety of ideas that will exercise, stimulate and expand your mind. You will meet other curious, sociable and open-minded people in an atmosphere of exploration and enjoyment ... In our programme of Special Events, we invite great performers, speakers and thinkers to share their stories, wisdom and experience. The emphasis is always on insights into emotional and psychological life ...'

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Organize the annual Morag Faulds Lecture - 'established to commemorate an approach to social work practice and education, promoted and defended by Morag Faulds' - plus other lectures and talks from time to time.

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Offer occasional lectures alongside their more formal Courses, for example: 'Summer Evenings at Mandeville Place The Mandeville Place summer season of evening lectures offers good food for body, mind and spirit. They are given by senior students in the School, speaking or performing from their direct experience in making philosophy practical within their fields'.

Category Philosophy
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Lists wide range of public and other lectures: enquire about attendance.

Category Wales
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Details of public lectures and related events.

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'There are regular open evenings, seminars and joint projects happening at the college throughout the year.'

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Early evening lectures approximately monthly during term: 'Lectures are free but places are limited. You can register for more than one lecture.'

Online Lectures & Talks
Category Christianity
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'SFN engages with members of the public through open meetings on science faith issues at the Meeting Place (Holy Trinity Church, NR2 2BJ) and its Annual Cathedral Lecture - given by a well known scientist or theologian on a topical subject.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'The lectures are held on Thursday evenings, running from October to June ... Refreshments are available from 19.00 in the foyer. The talks commence at 19.30. The lectures are free and no booking is required. All are welcome – including senior school pupils interested in a career in healthcare.'

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'An annual display of the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology in the UK. It is open to members of the public and is free to attend ... During the exhibition there will be several evening Panel Discussions. Hear leading experts ... We will be hosting a Café Scientifique event on each day of the exhibition ... These events provide a forum for the debate and discussion of ideas, with audience participation being actively encouraged.' Usually held late June/early July.

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Wide range of talks, lectures, debates, discussions and so on, including for adults: 'The Science Museum's Dana Centre is an adult-only venue that lets you explore issues in contemporary science through dialogue, interaction, performance and art whilst enjoying food and drinks in our fully-licensed café-bar.'

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Calendar lists wide range of open lectures, talks and other events, in and around Oxford.

Category Religious Belief
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Exploring and expanding the frontiers of science, medicine and spirituality 'Local Groups are autonomous groups of members and their guests, meeting together for lectures and discussions. They are not a formal part of the Network.'

Category China
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'The SCA holds a wide range of cultural events in Glasgow and Edinburgh to foster friendship and understanding between the people of Scotland and China.'

Category Antarctica
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‘SPRI's mission is to enhance the understanding of the polar regions through scholarly research and publication, educating new generations of polar researchers, caring for and making accessible its collections (including its library, archival, photographic and object collections), and projecting the history and environmental significance of the polar regions to the wider community for public benefit.‘

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Combined list of the Meetings of the Association's membership of 'all established family history societies in Scotland'.

Category Drama & Theatre
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'Pre-show talks take place at the theatre one hour before the performance, making them the perfect way to gain a deeper understanding of what you are about to see. These events are free but ticketed, and places are limited to 50.'

Online Lectures & Talks
Category Law & Society
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Have organized an Annual Lecture plus other events which might be open to the general public. Enquire about attendance. Often the annotation is something like: 'This event is free to attend but places are limited ... Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.'

Category Music & Dance
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'Features regular pre-concert talks. They are free to concert ticket holders, and begin at 6.30 pm.'

Category Law & Society
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Organize an Annual Lecture - plus a range of other lectures and related events, frequently annotated 'all are welcome' and usually free of charge.

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Brief details of local society events submitted to the Forum.

Category Arts Festivals
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'Now a regular on the arts scene, the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival has grown to become one of Scotland's most valued cultural events. The Festival takes place in theatres, cinemas, libraries and community halls throughout October each year to help challenge attitudes towards mental health through the arts.' Usually held throughout October each year.

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SOC exists to promote the study, enjoyment and conservation of wild birds and their habitats across Scotland. On the face of it, the SOC is a birdwatching club with 15 local branches across the country and a growing membership  of over 3000. We bring together like-minded individuals with a passion for birds, nature and conservation, through a programme of talks, outings, conferences and via the Club's quarterly members' journal, Scottish Birds. We are heavily dependent on keen volunteers and the support of our membership ... On the other hand, we're a network of volunteers across Scotland, gathering vital, impartial information about our country's wild birds ...’

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'In a normal year the SPRA arranges 7 evening meetings, with invited speakers talking on themes of Materials, Processing, Design and Business. Venues for the evening meetings are varied to make attendance more attractive to members in different geographical areas. Some meetings are sponsored by companies and attendance by non-members is encouraged.' Enquire about attendance.

Category Railway History
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'Each year since its formation the Scottish Railway Preservation Society has held a series of winter meetings ... The meetings cover diverse topics, from historical reviews of Scotland's railway heritage and studies of the contemporary railway scene, to examining practices abroad. The broad range of topics are bound to appeal no matter what anyone's individual interest, and are highly recommended to anybody in the area ... Admission to all meetings is free and is open to all, whether members or non-members. A collection is made to help defray room hire costs.'

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View latest lecture programmes of the Club's Local Groups.

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