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Founded 1984: 'The Society’s aim is to promote the knowledge and appreciation of the life & works of Richard Wagner ... We hold meetings monthly from September to June/July and a residential study course in the summer ... We welcome guests to our talks, and offer substantial discounts should you decide to become a member. Students are eligible for free membership and attendance at the talks.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Exists for the promotion of knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the life and works of Richard Wagner and is affiliated to the  Richard Wagner Verband International. The Society’s activities include regular meetings, talks, study days, concerts and master-classes held in Central London, for which a modest charge is made.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The primary aims of the Society are to keep alive the fellwalking traditions promoted by Alfred Wainwright through his guidebooks and other publications and to keep faith with his vision of introducing a wider audience to fellwalking and caring for the hills ... The first Wainwright Memorial Lecture was held in 2003, when the speaker was the Patron of the Society, Hunter Davies ... The majority of our lectures have attendances of over 200 members and guests (members receive a discounted entrance fee).'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme, Named Public Lecture
Category Art Galleries

'The Wallace Collection is an internationally outstanding collection which contains unsurpassed masterpieces of paintings, sculpture, furniture, arms and armour and porcelain ... We enable people of all ages to develop a greater understanding and enjoyment of art ... There are lots of ways to enjoy the Wallace Collection online, from the regular blog, Meet the Expert content series, our online talks and courses, online concerts filmed live in the galleries, to exploring our exhibitions online, or our creative resources with activities for children and families to make and do together and online family events.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'Founded in 1973, initially in response to an appeal by Oxfordshire archaeologists for local people to keep a watching brief on development in the town, there being no statutory protection for archaeological access in those days. A well-attended public meeting decided to broaden the new Society's brief to include history and the desire to link documentary research with archaeological investigation has always been, and continues to be, a fundamental concept in our approach to research. The backbone of the Society's activities is the yearly series of monthly of talks.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'We are a very welcoming and diverse photographic society based in central Walthamstow.  Members enjoy all aspects of photography through talks, practical evenings and competitions.  New members welcome!  ...  We have about 30 active members, split more or less equally between men and women.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The Society has around 400 members and is always keen to enrol more supporters. The more members the Society has, the more effective it can be in its role of protecting the local landscape and environment – and the more views that it can take on board ... The Society holds a regular range of events. There are nine open meetings a year ... These talks cover a range of topics of local and national interest including themes to tie in with other local events such as the Wandsworth Arts Fringe and Heritage Festival. Non members are welcome at the speaker meetings.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'We hope that we cater for the needs and interests of 21st century gardeners and garden lovers of all ages. You don’t have to have a large and immaculate garden – or indeed any garden! - to join us! ... WHS aims to offer members at least one activity per month throughout the year. Activites include talks, visits to local gardens, coach trips to great gardens and gardening shows, social events and Wansford Annual Show (held on the August Bank Holiday weekend).'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Six times every year we hold stimulating lectures followed by a lively question and answer session on a variety of topics including science, art, history, politics, music and literature. You are welcome to join us either as a member for the year or as a guest for an individual talk.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Booksellers
LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'Warwickshire has eight Branch Associations, each with a programme of activities throughout the year. Honey bees are only active during the spring and summer, so the summer programme focuses on the apiary and the practical aspects of managing honey bees through the season. During the winter months each Branch arranges a programme of talks and demonstrations.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Formed in 1989 with the aim of promoting the study, recording and preservation of the industrial archaeology of Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. The Society is affiliated to the Association for Industrial Archaeology. The main activity of the Society is the regular monthly meeting, with talks by visiting speakers, although additional visits to sites within Warwickshire and beyond are arranged on an occasional basis.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The Society exists to promote the advancement of public education in local history in Warwickshire ... Membership of the Society is open to any person, society, organization, library, or corporate body interested in promoting its objects ... Lectures are at 7:30pm on the third Tuesday of the month, apart from our annual Saturday afternoon meeting in January, which is at 2pm.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Booksellers

'Waterstones began in 1982 under the aegis of its founder, Tim Waterstone. Over the decades that have followed, we have grown to become an icon of the British cultural landscape, employing over 3000 superb booksellers across over 280 bookshops. As the last surviving national bookshop chain, under the helmsmanship of Managing Director James Daunt, we are proud to have fought off the perceived threat of e-readers and online competition to begin a programme of active expansion ... Working closely with our bookshops are our efforts online, where at Waterstones.com we are working to bring the very essence of Waterstones to every home and smartphone in Britain.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'Watford Camera Club is the oldest photographic club in Hertfordshire, having celebrated its centenary in 2003. Anyone interested in photography is welcome – from novices to experienced photographers. If you are new to photography, joining Watford Camera Club will open up a whole new world for you. We have many knowledgeable members who are willing to share their knowledge. We hold weekly meetings which vary from practical hands on workshops to talks by photographers of many different genres, sharing their skills and knowledge and then there are the competitions.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Booksellers

'We are one of the world’s oldest and leading independent bookshops specialising in esoterica. Since our inception, Watkins holds a proud legacy of offering one of the world's largest selections of spiritual and esoteric literature. We stock titles on Eastern Philosophy and Western Esoterica, as well as a wide variety of contemporary forms of Mind, Body & Spirit related material.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme
Category Rail Transport

'Remembering a unique railway – the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead. We are the only group dedicated solely to this railway ... We have regular Members' meetings every two months i.e. six per year. Our meeting venues alternate between Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon and Portishead (in that order of course!). We have guest speakers giving talks on a variety of subjects (usually railways).'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'We are the Public Engagement Team - part of Connecting Science - at the Wellcome Genome Campus: A group of passionate enthusiasts whose mission is to share the world of genomics science with public and schools everywhere. We do this through a range of live and digital experiences ... We're lucky to share our mission with pioneering scientists in the world-class facilities of the Sanger Institute and European Bioinformatics Institute driving some of the most exciting (and potentially life-changing) science in the world. Kick started by the Human Genome Project, our campus has a rich history which you're invited to come and experience.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'Founded in 1943, WBKA is the umbrella organisation for 19 local associations across Wales. Representatives of these 19 associations, and specialist members, form the WBKA Council which meets three times a year.'

Founded in 2003 when 'a committee was formed and a programme of indoor meetings with guest speakers and outdoor field trips was drawn up. The club has largely stuck to that successful formula ever since. Our membership (including some loyal members from that first meeting) now number around 140, and we now meet regularly'.

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Exists to promote and advance public education and interest in the science of astronomy and related sciences and to provide facilites for the encouragement and pursuit of observational astronomy.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

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