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Links to details of CA Branches throughout the UK - some of which have their own website: 'The Classical Association has a number of affiliated organisations to whom we award grants to support Classics in local areas. These "branches" are often (but not always) run out of university Classics departments and events take the form of lectures, play readings and excursions, to name but a few.'

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‘A global self-service ticketing platform for live experiences that allows anyone to create, share, find and attend events that fuel their passions and enrich their lives ... ‘Use Eventbrite to create and run online events. Create your event as normal but set the location to “Online”. This lets you create a dedicated online event page to host the links to your webinar, livestream, and other resources attendees need. Only registered attendees can access this page.‘

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'Since its formation in 1858, the GA has actively promoted the study of geology to all who are interested in the past, present and future of the natural world. It is a friendly and inclusive organisation and welcomes everyone, regardless of the level of their knowledge ... The Association organises a series of illustrated evening lectures on a wide range of geological topics. These are held on the first Friday of the month in Burlington House ... Following the talk we would invite you to join us for a reception in the lower library with wine and nibbles.'

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'Meetings are held from September to June, normally on alternate Thursdays. They are of two types: the first is of a formal nature, at which one or more papers are read accompanied by displays by individual members, and usually starts at 5 pm; the second consists of a display of stamps, postal history etc. in the frames contributed by one or more members, with or without a written paper. This meeting is open from 1 pm to 6 pm. Tea is served to members and their guests at all meetings ... It is not necessary for a prospective member to be an advanced philatelist.'

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'Brings together nine internationally renowned research institutes to form the UK's national centre for the support of researchers and the promotion of research in the humanities.'

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'Founded in 1911 the Society of Genealogists (SoG) is Britain’s premier family history society. The Society maintains a splendid genealogical library and education centre in Clerkenwell in London.'

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Category The Arts Society
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'Become part of our network of over 90,000 people worldwide - brought together through a shared curiosity for the arts and our artistic heritage. The Arts Society offers enjoyable opportunities to discover and support the arts of yesterday, today and tomorrow, wherever you are. Our events provide welcoming places – locally, nationally and globally – to hear excellent lecturers share their specialist knowledge about the arts.'

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Category Gardens Trusts
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'A UK national charity dedicated to the research and conservation of designed landscapes and to campaigning on their behalf. The Gardens Trust, as the statutory consultee in England for registered parks and gardens, plays a key conservation role, and more widely supports the County and Country Gardens Trusts in protecting and conserving our landscape heritage. The Gardens Trust was formed in 2015 from the merger of the Garden History Society (GHS) and the Association of Gardens Trusts (AGT).

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'A major UK engineering institution whose activities encompass the whole materials cycle, from exploration and extraction, through characterisation, processing, forming, finishing and application, to product recycling and land reuse. It exists to promote and develop all aspects of materials science and engineering, geology, mining and associated technologies, mineral and petroleum engineering and extraction metallurgy, as a leading authority in the worldwide materials and mining community.'

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Category Orchid Societies
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The Section 'Affiliates' provides contact details for Groups and Affiliated Societies of the OSGB. In addition: 'We hold monthly meetings for those members who are able to come to London on a Saturday afternoon. Each meeting is different. There is usually an experienced speaker who may talk about travel, cultivation or any other subject related to orchids. Members bring their plants to display at the monthly table show which offers a chance to see a wide variety of orchids in flower. The plants are judged and awarded and there is a short discussion about their history, cultivation and merits ... Tea and coffee are available and members have a chance to chat with the each other and the guest speaker and ask the questions that have been bothering them for ages. "Why won’t my Phalaenopsis flower?" is the most common; no question is too silly to ask ...'

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Category Wildlife Trusts
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‘The Wildlife Trusts is a grassroots movement of people from a wide range of backgrounds and all walks of life, who believe that we need nature and nature needs us.  We have more than 800,000 members, 40,000 volunteers, 2,000 staff and 600 trustees. Each Wildlife Trust is an independent charity formed by people getting together to make a positive difference to wildlife and future generations, starting where they live.’

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‘Events open to the public from the University of Cambridge.’

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‘We host a range of events worldwide, nationally and in London. These include festivals, student fairs, academic events, exhibitions in Senate House Library, and much more.’

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'Events listed here are open to everyone. Whether you want to listen to a lecture, learn a new skill, take in a concert or an exhibition, see a play staged by Oxford University students or attend one of our sporting events, there's always something going on.'

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'The main activities are a series of illustrated winter lectures, on topics of historical interest, held usually on the last Monday of each month ... These meetings have a pleasant, informal atmosphere, and members are invited to contribute by bringing interesting artefacts and making short presentations on items of interest.'

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'Exists to assist and promote the study of genealogy and family history based on the North-East corner of Scotland. This area covers the old counties of Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, Kincardineshire and Morayshire ... Regular meetings are held throughout the year, covering many topics of interest to family historians ... All of our meetings are open to non-members and there is no charge for attending.'

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Meets 'at 8 pm on the second Monday of each month from September to June (inclusive)'.

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Monthly meetings, Wednesday evenings: 'We welcome new members, and non-members are welcome at our events. There is a £2 admission charge for visitors at indoor meetings ...'

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‘The Academy was founded in 2000 to provide a forum committed to open and robust public debate in which ideas can be interrogated, argued for and fought over. We organise intelligent public debates, on controversial topics, and most importantly challenge contemporary knee-jerk orthodoxies. One focus of our work is to ensure that new generations look behind the headlines and avoid over simplistic conclusions on difficult topics. We are especially concerned about the “dumbing down” of debate, and to this end we organise a range of high-profile public events.’ Events have included an annual Battle of Ideas Conference held in London in the Autumn.

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Category Italy
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'Founded in 1988 to promote research into all aspects of early Italy. It is now in its twenty-third year. Its name embodies the concept of agreement (Italian accordo). The name Accordia is a construct, and was conceived as an acronym - Academic Co-ordination Centre [for the] Organisation [of] Research [into the] Development [of] Italy [from] Antiquity ... The annual series of The Italy Lectures have become an established fixture in the diaries of all those interested in ancient Italy. They are widely appreciated for the diverse range of topics covered, the high standard of the lectures and the convivial post-lecture receptions.'

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'Meets at 7.30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month from October until March ... Visitors welcome at all meetings ... Acton is now a suburb of West London about 5 miles from the centre, and well within the built-up area, but for the greater part of its history, consisted of only a small cluster of houses around the medieval Church of St. Mary's, providing refreshment for travellers on the road from London to Oxford; together with a smaller farming community at East Acton and a number of scattered farm dwellings ... The scene changed little until the 1840s when the village began to expand, but the greatest change began in 1859 when the Enclosure award, permitted the re-allocation of the strips in the common fields into blocks, releasing land for building the lower class housing required to keep up with the rapid growth of London, made possible by the extension of the suburban railways ...'

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'Meets weekly between September and April, each Wednesday evening at 7.45 pm ... Aireborough Camera Club prides itself on being an informal, enthusiastic and friendly photographic club which extends a warm welcome to anyone with an interest in photography.'

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‘Founded in 1980 the group is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. In 2019 Wharfedale FHG merged with the Keighley and District FHS.’

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'Meetings are held on the third Monday in the month at 7.30 pm ...We are a group of family history enthusiasts based near the East Suffolk coast, midway between Felixstowe and Lowestoft, covering an area ... which includes the towns of Aldeburgh, Leiston, Saxmundham, Framlingham and Orford.  We celebrated our tenth anniversary in 2018.'

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'We meet on Wednesdays between September & June every year.'

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‘The Cercle Français de Belfast is one of a number of French clubs supported by the Alliance Française de Londres. Our members are people who have a keen interest in all things French and comprise both francophones and francophiles. We meet on nine or ten occasions during the year – between September and June.’

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Meet '3rd Friday of the month 7.15 pm to 9 pm'.

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'Meetings take place on Thursday nights every fortnight during the winter months.'

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'Our meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday in the month (except for December) from September to May ... Tea, coffee and biscuits are served at each meeting (except December when wine and soft drinks are available). At most meetings there is a raffle, library, plant sales, and display table.'

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Monthly meetings, usually Saturday afternoons.

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Meetings '2nd Wednesday of the month from October to March at 7.30 pm'.

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'Meetings are held from September to May on the fourth Wednesday of the month ... As well as a talk there are plants sales, a raffle, book sales and of course tea, coffee and biscuits giving members a chance to chat to each other and so exchange information about all aspects of alpine plants.'

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Category Religious Belief
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Series of evening talks on most Mondays: 'Doors open at 6.30 pm with Alternatives members enjoying priority entry. Seating is unallocated at our talks. Talks start at 7 pm and end at 8.30 pm. Talks usually cost £10' (and there are concessionary rates).

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'Our meetings are held ... Wednesdays 19.30 - 21.45, Sep-May'.

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Category Entomology
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Features listings of ‘upcoming events and activities. These listings include events organised by the AES as well as those organised by other groups and societies. In general the events are limited to those related to invertebrates but occasionally events related to more general natural history may be listed’.

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'Meetings are held on Mondays ... at 7.45 for 8.00 pm, except where otherwise stated.'

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‘ARG UK promotes the conservation of our native amphibians and reptiles and their environment by promoting and supporting the development of a network of independent Amphibian and Reptile Groups (ARGs).’

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'The club meets ... at 20:00 on Thursdays, January to May and October to December.'

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'Meetings are held every month through the winter with guest speakers covering a wide range of topics, also an annual Celebrity Lunch with a special speaker ... In the summer, site visits are arranged to excavations, interesting houses and churches ... Occasional day conferences are organised covering history and archaeology in the area.'

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'The society have meetings on the third Thursday of each month from September through to April. We do not currently meet in the summer months. All meetings start at 7.45 pm.'

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‘We're keen to promote and support education, exchange knowledge, open up our campuses and be good neighbours. Come along to events such as talks, debates and performances.’ (Also at Chelmsford and their other Campuses.)

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Talks in French, most months, October to May.

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Category Horology
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‘Are you interested in the story of time? The AHS is for you. We’re a lively, welcoming society open to all. We run a diverse programme of talks, meetings and visits around the UK and overseas. We publish a quarterly learned journal as well as a wide range of books, and we support education, conservation and research through bursaries, prizes and awards.’

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'All evening talks take place on Thursday evenings, 8-10 pm ... Aquarius Severn is an open and friendly group - our talks attract people of all ages, and visitors are always welcome.'

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Details of 'events run by ARCH and other groups throughout the Highlands'.

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'The broad cultural agenda of the Architectural Association (AA) is structured around three primary initiatives: a long-standing and world-renowned programme of talks and symposia; a curated programme of exhibitions; and a series of Open Seminars and Open Juries that enable the public to participate in the academic research being conducted throughout the school. These three strands, together with a host of special projects, constitute the Public Programme; a free and accessible series of events dedicated to advancing global architectural discourse.'

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‘Speaking for Scotland’s Buildings since 1956, the AHSS is a national charity with over 1000 members and volunteers across Scotland. We use our voice to study, protect and celebrate Scotland’s wealth of historic buildings and environments.’

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'Events include talks, debates, lectures and visits, which give professionals, students and public the opportunity to meet high-profile practitioners, to be inspired by their projects and to broaden their understanding of architecture.'

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'Our meetings are every Friday at 7.45 pm, September to May ... and informal meetings most Wednesdays at 8.00 pm.'

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Category Philosophy
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‘On April 19th 1880 at 17 Bloomsbury Square a group of five men met to discuss the establishment of a new student organisation for the serious discussion of philosophy.  Far from a gathering of professional academic philosophers, the group included a British Socialist activist, a Shakespeare scholar and importantly a young chemist – Dr. Alfred Senier – whose original idea it had been, along with some of his students, to set up a philosophical society ... Since its foundation, The Society has provided, and continues to provide, a welcoming forum for philosophers and non-philosophers alike to listen to high quality talks and to engage in philosophical discussion.'

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Category Arts Centres
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'Arnolfini programmes and hosts a range of talks, lectures, courses and events.'

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Category Christianity
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Art and Christianity seeks to foster and explore the dialogue between art, Christianity and other religious faiths ... through events, publications and consultation.’

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Category Art Societies
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'Art Historical London organizes Art History lectures, courses and events ... Small, friendly, informative, inexpensive and fun talks by experts for anyone interested in art and art history.'

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'Our talks are aimed at the enthusiast beginner, unless specifically indicated. Topics range from Planetarium style talks on the stars, a focus on a particular planet, manned and unmanned exploration of space along with practical sessions on how to get the best out of telescopes, binoculars, computer software and websites.'

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'Meetings are held on the first, third and fourth Tuesday evenings each month where we have talks by invited speakers, hold a variety of competitions at all levels – from formal prints to light-hearted "match-a-slide" – and take our cameras along for studio work with models or table-top still-life sessions. The meetings incorporate both film and digital photography although the fourth Tuesday evening each month is dedicated exclusively to digital photography ...'

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Occasional lectures and talks: 'The present Ashmolean was created in 1908 by combining two ancient Oxford institutions: the University Art Collection and the original Ashmolean Museum. The older partner in this merger, the University Art Collection, was based for many years in what is now the Upper Reading Room in the Bodleian Library. The collection began modestly in the 1620s with a handful of portraits and curiosities displayed in a small room on the upper floor. In 1636 and 1657, Archbishop Laud and Ralph Freke added notable collections of coins and medals, later installed in a strong room of their own and now incorporated into the Ashmolean coin collection. The objects of curiosity included Guy Fawkes’ lantern and a sword said to have been given by the pope to Henry VIII, both now in the Ashmolean, as well as a number of more exotic items, including Jacob’s Coat of Many Colours, long since lost. However, as there was a museum for curiosities of this kind in the University Anatomy Theatre, objects like this tended to go there or to the Ashmolean, after it opened in 1683, leaving the Bodleian gallery to develop as a museum of art ...'

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'Indoor meetings are held at 8 pm ... on alternate Tuesdays during the University term. Annual features include the E.F. Warburg Memorial Lecture (in conjunction with BBOWT) and the Bernard Tucker Memorial Lecture (in conjunction with Oxford Ornithological Society), both given by prestigious guest speakers.'

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Category Asia
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Intensive programme of Lectures and other Events, covering a wide range of subjects; main series is mid-week, early evenings.

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'We are a forum for all professionals working in the field of architectural conservation. Our current membership of more than 350 includes architects, surveyors, engineers, conservators, scientists, archaeologists, building performance experts, historians, government advisors, property and estate managers, and many other professionals ... We do this by regular meetings, lectures and discussions, site visits, and once a year a conference covering a topic of special interest. Most lectures and meetings are held in London, but local meetings of the Association may be organised by convenors in other parts of the country ... Non Members are welcome: please donate £5 on door.'

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Occasional lectures, usually held at LSE. Most events advertised: 'The event is free and open to all with no ticket required'.

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Usually weekly lectures, Monday evenings.

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'We meet monthly, usually on the first Friday of the month at 8 pm, and are always happy to see new faces at our meetings.'

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'The Society holds eight regular monthly lecture meetings from September through to April each year ... Lectures are held in the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow city centre at 7.30 pm, normally on the third Thursday of each month, however this does occasionally change to allow us to welcome some of our speakers who have busy schedules. All topics of Astronomy are covered in the lectures from Planetary Science to Astrophotography and The Search for Life Beyond Earth. The lectures are free and are open to members and non-members alike. Prior to each meeting a Newsletter is circulated to the Membership giving details of the speaker, the lecture topic and other matters of timely interest.'

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Category Art Galleries
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The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport and just 3 minutes’ walk from Southport train station. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.‘

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Category Arts Centres
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Autograph’s mission is to enable the public to explore identity, representation, human rights and social justice through work produced by artists who use photography and film ... We produce an annual programme of exhibitions of still and moving image works created by selected artists at our Rivington Place galleries in Shoreditch ... Our popular events investigate how photography and film shed light on issues of identity, representation, human rights and social justice.‘

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Meetings 'take place in the High School on Thursday evenings between September and April. As well as the competitions, there are visiting speakers, hands-on digital imaging workshops, studio sessions, night-time shoots and visits to labs or studios'.

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'All indoor meetings are held on the second Monday of the month ... starting at 7.30 pm.'

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Category Arts Centres
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‘A world-class arts and learning centre, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts.’

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'We hold regular meetings in the village hall in Church Fenton during the winter and in our apiary during the summer.'

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'We meet every Thursday from 8 pm ... The programme includes lectures from eminent photographers offering subjects which should interest almost everyone ... Remember non-members are welcome and can attend up to three events without obligation.'

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'The third Monday of each month meetings start at 7.30 pm to finish around 9.30 pm. We have a wide range of speakers. Visitors are always welcome,come along see what you think, if you like what you see why not join us. Membership £3.00 single, Joint £5.00 per annum.'

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'We meet each Thursday evening at 7.30 pm ... We are always looking for new members both young & old and we offer a warm welcome to photographers both experienced and beginner.'

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'We run a programme usually of seven lectures on the third Thursday of the months of September, October, November, January, February, March and April when the AGM is also held ... The lectures have over the years covered every discipline and been at various levels of technicality. Attendance is usually between 70 and 150 ... There is often a post meeting visit to a suitable local hostelry to round off the evening. The actual lectures start at 7.30 pm and last for up to an hour with up to 30 minutes questions and discussion following.'

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Wide range of lectures and talks.

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'The Society holds regular monthly meetings focused around a programme of lectures from September to May.'

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'The Club meets each week from September to May on Thursdays at 7.45 pm.'

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'Meetings start at 7.30 pm each Tuesday between September and June.'

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Extensive programme of talks and related events: 'All our talks are open to the public, as are most of our exhibitions. We try to keep entry charges to a minimum - exhibitions are normally free, and you can hear a world-class scientist or author talk about their subject for £4. Even better value is to become a member ...'

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'The Philosophy Group at BRLSI endeavours to provide time for thought and reflection on many of the major questions of our time, both in the form of lectures by eminent speakers and through lively discussion in the Café Philo series. Philosophy is the love of wisdom and it starts with wonder. We look forward to welcoming you to our evenings of philosophical exploration.'

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'Meetings are held at 7.30 pm ... on the second Friday of each month except August.'

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'The Club’s season commences in the first week of September and runs through to the beginning of May. Meetings start at 7.30 pm and are held on alternate Mondays.'

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Category Military History
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‘Joining the Trust is a great way of leaning more about battles and battlefields. Many of our members are experts in their field and are happy to share their knowledge. We stage regular talks and study days, and there’s a full programme of battlefield walks, sometimes in areas not normally accessible to the public. You can also become part of a local group, dedicated to the care and interpretation of an individual battlefield.’

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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is committed to making IT good for society. We use the power of our network to bring about positive, tangible change. We champion the global IT profession and the interests of individuals, engaged in that profession, for the benefit of all.’

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Monthly Friday Talks for the Friends 'The meetings are always well attended and enjoyed by all. Most of the speakers are eminant experts in their field. Come along if you can make it. You won't be disappointed.'

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'Beaulieu Camera Group is a small and friendly group of enthusiasts who meet on the first and third Wednesday of every month ... Meetings start at 7.30 pm and continue until around 10 pm with a tea break at half time.'

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'We meet every Wednesday from September to May ... Visitors are welcome at these meetings.'

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'Our members are all keen amateur photographers and we welcome new members to our ranks. We have, over the course of our winter season, well known lecturers talk to us about all aspects of photography, and we all learn so much from these experts ... Talks are also open to visitors, when space is available.'

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Monthly winter meetings, Tuesday evenings.

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‘For the conservation, restoration, study, selection and improvement of native or near-native honeybees of the British Isles ... BIBBA encourages the formation of local queen rearing groups to aid the improvement of local bees.’

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'Talks are held every month from September to April ... Talks start at 7.30 pm until 9.30 pm.'

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Category Maritime History
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Meetings 'commence at 7.30 pm on the 2nd Monday of each month, unless otherwise stated'.

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'The world’s only remaining home of Benjamin Franklin opened to the public for the first time on 17 January 2006, Franklin’s 300th birthday, as a dynamic museum and educational facility ... Today, the House brings Franklin’s time in London to life for visitors through the Historical Experience, Architectural Tours and an engaging calendar of events. Our vibrant, free education programme allows children to discover Franklin’s science and Georgian London in the building or in the classroom. Discover more!'

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'The Society offers activities from regular lectures and outings to opportunities for fieldwork and excavation.'

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Combined calendar of meetings at the Society's 'six Branches across "pre-1974 Berkshire".'

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Occasional indoor talks.

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