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'Started life as The Aldeburgh Festival Club. It was founded in 1948 , the year of the first Aldeburgh Festival and provided somewhere for Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears - together with the performers and guests, to meet in convivial surroundings ... With the passage of time, the close association with the Aldeburgh Festival diminished and after a number of years of falling membership and lower attendances at events - probably reflecting the changing demographic influences in the town, the Club members in 2014 decided to regenerate the Club and it was formally renamed The Aldeburgh Phoenix Club. Events are now held fortnightly in three different venues ... New members and guests are always made very welcome.'

'The Armitstead Trustees seek to continue the aims of Baron Armitstead, who wished to improve the breadth and depth of knowledge of the people who live in, what is now termed, Tayside. He devised his series of Armitstead Illustrated Lectures to meet this end and to entertain those who attended the series also. The Trustees offer a programme of lectures each autumn in Dundee to carry on the tradition initiated by Baron Armitstead.'

'A Lecture Forum on World Affairs held in the idyllic village of Clovelly, North Devon, where a soft backdrop of picturesque England welcomes tough discussions. The purpose of this Forum is to provide information on policy directions for making informed choices.'

Originated as the West Kirby Literary and Debating Society in 1904. Now offers fortnightly evening Lectures from October to March.

'Originally set up in the 1920s, the Lecture Society is one of the longest established groups in the area ... People who enjoy attending our lectures come from all walks of life and all age-groups everyone is welcome there is no educational or professional requirement and no compulsory coursework. The only requirement is an enthusiasm to broaden one's mind!'

'Held its first meeting in the Victoria Hall on 6th January 1908 and apart from a few years on the 1920s this has been its regular venue to the present day. It aims to provide a programme of informative and entertaining talks on a wide range of topics including travel, art, history, literature, music, science and medicine etc.'

'The committee of The Keswick Lecture Society have reluctantly decided , in the light of the developing situation concerning The Omicron virus , that the series of lectures that we had planned to commence on 18th January 2022 will be postponed until October 2022. We hope that the planned speakers will fully understand our dilemma and be willing to be part of our much postponed 152nd series. We will be assessing the situation again in July but we sincerely hope that we can welcome everyone back in October.'

'We were founded in 1878 by Joseph Mayer. One of the Trust’s objectives, which we continue to meet today, was to provide an annual series of lectures to be presented here in Bebington, free-of-charge, during the winter months of October to March each year. Our aim is to provide a varied programme of illustrated lectures, for you the public, and we carefully choose our speakers who are specialists or enthusiasts in their field.'

'The Mercers’ Lectures are named in recognition of the links between Dauntsey’s and the Mercers’ Company, which go back to Mercer founder Alderman William Dauntesey, Master of the Worshipful Company of Mercers, who founded the School in West Lavington in 1542. The lectures are a central part of our enrichment programme which encourages pupils to engage with the world outside the school gates, and to think beyond their academic curriculum. Through the programme, we have welcomed a diverse array of eminent speakers to Dauntsey’s; all are warmly invited to the lectures, and over the past few years over 15,000 have attended.'

'The building was a hotbed of revolutionary thinking in the 18th century and holds stories of Richard Price, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Andrew Pritchard and most notably Mary Wollstonecraft – leading to it being described as one of the birthplaces of modern Western feminism ... We host a regular programme of events and exhibitions celebrating our history and offering a radically inclusive welcome to our local community.'

'The Reith Lectures were inaugurated in 1948 by the BBC to mark the historic contribution made to public service broadcasting by Sir John (later Lord) Reith, the corporation's first Director-General. John Reith maintained that broadcasting should be a public service which enriches the intellectual and cultural life of the nation. It is in this spirit that the BBC each year invites a leading figure to deliver a series of lectures on radio. The aim is to advance public understanding and debate about significant issues of contemporary interest.'

'William Roscoe (1753-1831) was the son of a publican who indelibly transformed the cultural life of Liverpool. Described as "Liverpool’s greatest citizen", he was a man of many talents: a champion of freedom for all, a poet, writer, scholar, patron of the arts, bibliophile and botanist ... The Roscoe Lecture Series was launched in November 1997 to provide an open platform for debate on topics of public interest. Today, they are one of the UK’s largest public lecture series, regularly attracting audiences of over 800 people. The Roscoe Lectures play an important part in the intellectual life of Merseyside, helping to foster informed debate, broaden horizons and perspectives, and uphold the crucial spirit of intellectual inquiry and free speech in which Roscoe passionately believed.'

'The Royston Pike Lectures were first introduced by Edgar Royston Pike, formerly Chairman of the Esher Council, as the "Esher Library Lectures" in the late sixties. In 1974, Elmbridge Borough Council changed the title of these lectures to the "Royston Pike Lectures" in appreciation of his 20 years work on the Library Committee.'

'The Society of Thirteen was formed in 1963 when a group of thirteen people met to form a new Society that would organise lectures and events of interest for the benefit of the people of Chester. Each year the Society presents a series of lectures on a wide range of subjects, given by local and national experts. From time to time, excursions are arranged to places or events of interest.'

Series of Monday evening lectures, September to March: 'Free of charge, but by ticket only, available from school Reception (normally two weeks prior to the lecture). Donations are welcomed at the end of each lecture. (The money raised goes to charitable causes.)'

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