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'Objectives of the society are: * To advance education of the public in research into family history and genealogy, primarily but not exclusively within the boundaries of the pre-1974 Royal County of Berkshire; * To work to promote the preservation, transcription, indexing and ready public accessibility of related records and information ... The Centre hosts a lively activities and events programme, aimed at widening researchers’ knowledge and deepening their understanding. Talks, walks, courses and workshops deliver updated perspectives and help place research findings into better historical context ... Branch Meetings usually take place monthly (except July and August) ... Everyone is welcome — you do not have to be a society member to attend. Each meeting features a topic likely to be of relevance and interest to all researchers. Speakers are experts in their respective fields.'

'Exists to identify, understand, appreciate, and promote the conservation of historically significant designed landscapes in Berkshire. Designed Landscapes naturally include gardens and also parks, cemeteries and institutional landscapes such as college grounds. Historically Significant means that the landscape is important and valuable to this and future generations. The landscape’s importance could be due to its age and survival; its influence on the development of taste and fashion; its rarity; its association with a significant person, historic event or house; or a combination of these factors. These historically significant landscapes form a precious but often fragile part of our shared history ... The Berkshire Gardens Trust runs an annual programme of garden visits, lectures and talks.'

Member of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Grouping

Member of the Local History Society Federations Grouping

'The Berkshire Ornithological Club (formerly Reading Ornithological Club, founded in 1947) promotes education and study of wild birds and their conservation in Berkshire. There is a full programme of events, with illustrated talks at the University of Reading fortnightly from October to April and excursions, including overseas visits, through the year. The excursions range from short walks to weekend visits and visit top birdwatching sites locally and further afield. All members are welcome – beginners or experts. Joining one of these trips can be an excellent way to discover new sites, meet other birders and improve your bird-watching skills.'

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

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