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'The club meets every other Monday evening throughout the year (with adjustments for Bank Holidays), at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start. Photographers of all levels of experience and ability are welcome to join us.'

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'A group of people with a common interest in natural history: ~ animals, plants and geology, the Suffolk countryside and the environment generally. Our members range from beginners to expert amateurs and wildlife professionals ... We publish popular and scientific works on the natural history of Suffolk, hold members meetings and organise a biennial conference.'

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'Sutton Courtenay is a picturesque village in Oxfordshire (formerly in Berkshire) with a long and varied history ... The Society holds several meetings a year with guest speakers on subjects of interest to local and neighbouring districts' residents as well as undertaking research into the history of the village and occasionally organising visits to places of interest in the surrounding area ... All meetings are free for members. Non-members are welcome to attend all meetings, subject to the payment of a small charge.'

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The Friends of Dundee City Archives is an organisation, established in 1989 to support the work of the archivists in Dundee. An important aim of the group is to raise public awareness of the work of the Archivist's office and of the importance of preserving documents which may be of value to historians in future years. Money raised from members subscriptions and other activities has helped to purchase important historical papers that would otherwise have been lost to the City and so has contributed to the preservation of Dundee's documentary heritage. The Friends arrange activities throughout the year, most notably a long running series of monthly lunchtime talks on topics of local historical interest.'

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Category The Arts Society
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'The Arts Society Guildford Wey Valley aims to be friendly and inclusive. Visitors are made very welcome ... The heart of our annual programme is ten illustrated lectures by well-qualified specialists. These are held on the 3rd Thursday morning of every month except July and August. Additionally, Study Days look at a subject more widely or deeply over 2 or 3 lectures separated by a convivial light lunch. Visits to places of interest or exhibitions are equally popular and a 3 night-4 day Tour is made each year.'

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'CSES brings together engineers, technologists and scientists in Chelmsford and the surrounding areas, providing a social and professional network for this large and important group of people. We deliver an exciting and varied programme of events for our members. This includes regular lectures, friendly social and networking events and an entertaining annual dinner. We welcome professionals from recently-graduated to retired, and those who have a general interest in the sciences, engineering and technology.'

Category Arts & Crafts
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'We are a group of enthusiastic calligraphers who meet regularly in Glasgow, Scotland. Our aim is to improve our calligraphy skills, share ideas/expertise and meet fellow calligraphers. Although we're not a formal teaching group, members develop their skills via meetings and tutor delivered workshops and by sharing and viewing calligraphy ideas with fellow calligraphers. We hope that you will find the information interesting and might visit us in Glasgow sometime to see what we do ... Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings and workshops'

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'Norwich Science Festival is your chance to explore the wonders of the universe, meet the scientists whose research has changed our world and debate some big questions with some big-thinkers ... Our programme engages students with STEMM subjects – science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine – through fun, stimulating workshops and shows ... The Festival is coordinated by The Forum, Norwich.' Held Mid October.

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'Founded in 1955 to encourage the study of the archaeology of the Loughborough area, the Society has expanded its interests to include all aspects of the area’s history. We run a winter lecture programme. Lectures take place in Charnwood Museum and cover a wide range of topics.'

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Category Holborn
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'The Institute is home to six Centres, which foster research and interdisciplinary cooperation in their respective fields. The Centres' distinctive events and publications programmes complement and enhance the Institute's own work ... See our extensive calendar of lectures, colloquia, seminars and research training events covering all aspects of modern languages research.'

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'A Group of approximately 90 members ... Do come along!' Members meet roughly fortnightly at venues around and about Wiltshire.

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'The Birthplace of British Motorsport & Aviation - Home of Concorde ... Support Brooklands Museum by joining the Brooklands Trust Members ... The BTM organise dozens of events specifically aimed at members throughout the year. These include a series of Classic Talks, interviews with Motoring Legends, lunches etc. ... '

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Archives and Records Council Wales (ARCW) was established in May 1995 as a representative body for institutions and organisations all over Wales involved with caring for archives.’ The Website provides listings of the ‘latest events being arranged by archive services in Wales’.

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'One of the largest general philatelic societies in Great Britain whose members are drawn from throughout the UK and Overseas. The Society offers the renowned National Philatelic Society Library. UK members may borrow by post or obtain photocopies of material (copyright permitting). Browse the Library catalogues on line and contact the Library ... The Society holds its Meetings, normally on the second Saturday of the month (except August).'

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‘We record and study the remains of past industries and the achievements of the people concerned with them. This involves surveying, drawing, and photography, as well as the written word. The results are published in our annual journal - Sussex Industrial History - which is on sale to non-members. Brief records go into our quarterly Newsletter to keep members abreast of what is going on. We also restore buildings and machinery, sometimes for display to the public at the Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre, West Sussex.’

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'As a member you can attend our regular meetings, held every three months on Saturday afternoons in London, with occasional extra dates in other cities. You’ll hear talks from the country’s top astronomers, both amateur and professional, and meet fellow enthusiasts. There are special meetings from time to time. And if you can’t get to meetings, there’s a report published in Popular Astronomy and you can view videos of most meetings ... Every two years, we also hold a very popular, day-long Convention, usually at Cambridge, where you can see the work of the sections and hear talks about a wide variety of topics ... We arrange enjoyable weekend courses, too, at which you’ll get to meet other astronomers, hear talks and even observe, if it’s clear.'

Category Wildlife Trusts
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'Join a community of like-minded people striving to protect Derbyshire's wildlife and wild places. Derbyshire's nature is facing unimaginable pressure from habitat loss, development and climate change. Becoming a member is one of the best ways to support our work protecting wildlife where you live ...  Local Groups are run by some of our most dedicated volunteers and offer a wide range of activities such as talks, field trips, work parties and fundraising events.'

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'Founded in 1988 to celebrate the life and works of Margery Allingham, one of the four great "Queens of Crime" from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. The aim of the Society is to bring together all those who share an interest in preserving, promoting and enjoying Margery Allingham’s literary work and reputation through meetings, social events, publishing and by continuing research into her life and writings. The Society meets regularly in London and elsewhere. It organises meetings with expert speakers to discuss aspects of the novels and related topics.'

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'We provide facilities for genealogical research, primarily in the Lothians area, but we cover Scotland and a wider geographic area when required ... A Speaker Evening is held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, with a wide variety of invited speakers providing talks, videos and lectures on many local and Ancestry related subjects.'

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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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'Founded in 1960 and is a community of people who care about the appearance, character and well-being of the town, its past and its future.  We seek to preserve the best of the town's old buildings and to ensure that new building is of a high quality ... From the start we have had close links with Ipswich Borough Council and our President is always the Worshipful the Mayor of Ipswich, who presides at our AGM and other important occasions. The Society publishes a Newsletter, holds Winter Illustrated Talks and during the summer arranges visits to places of interest.'

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'Promotes interest in the geology of Cambridgeshire, the UK and worldwide. CGS welcomes new members who would like to learn more about their local landscapes, from the underlying rocks that form them and the environments that existed here in the millions of years of earth’s history to the records of past life and evolution and how the geology relates to human culture, both now and in the thousands of years since man arrived here. Our monthly talks (from September to June) cover a wide range of topics including some of the latest research topics in geology.'

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'We welcome all ages from youngsters still at school to those at the other end of life’s scale.  All that is needed is an interest in our local history – our heritage. Membership varies from those who have undertaken detailed research into various aspects of our local history, to  others who are simply interested in the past, and in particular in our own area.  Several of our members have published books on aspects of our local history, whereas others are content to read the fruits of their studies ... Each month we welcome a speaker. Topics covered are varied and the talk is usually accompanied by slides or other illustrative material. Sometimes the speaker will bring along a small selection of documentation or ephemera to share with us.'

Category The Arts Society
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'There’s only one thing more stimulating  than enjoyment of the Arts and that’s enjoying the Arts with like minded people. Our dynamic programme of superbly illustrated Lectures is made even more interesting by the presence of people who share the same interests. Join us for lively & interesting lectures on the Arts from nationally recognised Experts.'

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