A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

www.allianceofliterarysocieties.org.uk

Visits to the Website1131
Overview

'The umbrella organisation for literary societies and groups in the UK. We were formed in 1973 and currently have around 125 members ... We provide support and advice on a variety of literary subjects, as well as promoting cooperation between member societies. Each year we have a weekend event hosted by a different member society.'

Views of 'Full' Record2099

www.balh.co.uk

Visits to the Website796
Overview

'Organises regular guided visits to archives, libraries, museums and other places of interest; arranges regular conferences in London and the regions; commissions a prestigious annual lecture; offers benefits to society members, including access to events at the members' rate ...'

Views of 'Full' Record1425

www.coinclubs.org.uk

Visits to the Website877
Overview

'The national organisation which represents numismatic societies throughout the United Kingdom. It exists to promote the study of numismatics by bringing these societies and their members together to share and increase their interest and expertise in coins, tokens and currency.'

Views of 'Full' Record1378

www.bbka.org.uk

Visits to the Website691
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'Set up in 1874 to promote and further the craft of beekeeping and to advance the education of the public in the importance of bees in the environment. It is the UK's leading organisation representing beekeepers.'

Views of 'Full' Record1427

www.british-orchid-council.info

Visits to the Website751
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'Brings together amateurs, commercial growers and the scientific community in a single forum. Membership currently comprises the fifty or so British Orchid Societies, the British Orchid Growers' Association, National Botanic Gardens maintaining significant orchid collections at Kew and Glasgow, the Eric Young Orchid Foundation in Jersey and the Royal Horticultural Society, with its major collection at Wisley.'

Views of 'Full' Record2319

www.classicalassociation.org

Visits to the Website944
Overview

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.'

Views of 'Full' Record1086

www.cyndislist.com

Visits to the Website795
Overview

'A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet; A list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online; A free jumping-off point for you to use in your online research; A "card catalog" to the genealogical collection in the immense library that is the Internet; Your genealogical research portal onto the Internet.'

Views of 'Full' Record1202

fedastro.org.uk/fas/

Visits to the Website1035
Overview

'In short the Federation aims to be a body of societies united in their attempts to help each other find the best ways of working for their common cause of creating a fully successful astronomical society. In this way it endeavours to be a true federation, rather than some remote central organization disseminating information only from its own limited experience.'

Views of 'Full' Record1627

www.ffhs.org.uk

Visits to the Website780
Overview

'An educational charity with over 160 member societies throughout the world. Most of them focus on a particular geographical area or on a specific surname but there are also a variety of other specialist organisations.'

Views of 'Full' Record1215

www.gardenorganic.org.uk/local

Visits to the Website896
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'Across the UK, there are a large number of fantastic organic gardening groups, clubs, organisations and gardens supporting local residents with their organic growing.'

Views of 'Full' Record1284

www.genuki.org.uk

Visits to the Website820
Overview

'Provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, maintained by a charitable trust and a group of volunteers.'

Views of 'Full' Record1107

www.hha.org.uk

Visits to the Website773
Overview

'Preserving and promoting over 1,600 historic houses, castles and gardens.'

Views of 'Full' Record1529

www.cemeteryfriends.org.uk

Visits to the Website714
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'Represents groups of volunteers interested in conserving cemeteries large and small. The Cemetery Friends give their time clearing and maintaining areas, often working with local ecology groups to maintain a balance between wildlife and heritage. Friends may also provide guided walks, open days and special events and work on projects with English Heritage and other organisations. Some groups have restored memorials and chapels.'

Views of 'Full' Record1821

www.secularism.org.uk/join-an-affiliated-group.html

Visits to the Website1698
Overview

'List of websites and contact details of groups affiliated to the National Secular Society ... These groups are independent of the NSS, but all support the aims of the Society.'

Views of 'Full' Record1183

www.rootschat.com

Visits to the Website872
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'The country's busiest, largest free family history forum site.'

Views of 'Full' Record1910

www.rhs.org.uk

Visits to the Website1131
Overview

‘We're a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. We want to enrich everyone's life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.’

Views of 'Full' Record1287

theartssociety.org

Visits to the Website238
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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.'

Also indexedNational Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies
Views of 'Full' Record232

www.thebfs.org.uk/affiliates.asp

Visits to the Website907
Overview

'The Society was formed in 1938 with the object of furthering interest in cultivation of the fuchsia.'

Views of 'Full' Record1509

www.britishdowsers.org/affiliated-groups/local/

Visits to the Website1100
Overview

'Founded in 1933 to promote dowsing in the United Kingdom and beyond. We presently offer a wide range of courses and training, and host a wide variety of meetings and activities centred on this ancient art, together with our annual conference held in September.'

Views of 'Full' Record2252

thegardenstrust.org

Visits to the Website140
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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).

Also indexedGarden History Society | Association of Gardens Trusts
Views of 'Full' Record353

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/home/

Visits to the Website666
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'We’re a charity founded in 1895 by three people who saw the importance of our nation’s heritage and open spaces and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy. More than 120 years later, these values are still at the heart of everything we do. We look after special places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for ever, for everyone.'

Views of 'Full' Record1353

www.thepagb.org.uk

Visits to the Website764
Overview

'A membership organisation that co-ordinates activities for photographic Clubs in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland (including the Channel Islands and Isle of Man).'

Views of 'Full' Record897

www.wildlifetrusts.org

Visits to the Website549
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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.’

Views of 'Full' Record892

cercles.alliancefrancaise.london

Visits to the Website1156
Overview

French clubs across the UK supported by Alliance Française de Londres.

Views of 'Full' Record1634

www.alpine-club.org.uk

Visits to the Website994
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The Alpine Club, the world’s first mountaineering club, was founded in 1857.  For over 150 years, members have been at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering development and exploration. With membership, experienced and aspiring alpinists benefit from a varied meets programme, regional lectures with notable guest speakers, reduced rates at many alpine huts, opportunity to apply for grants to support expeditions, significant discounts at many UK retailers, extensive networking contacts, access to the AC Library and maps - and more!’

Views of 'Full' Record1168

www.alpinegardensociety.net/groups/

Visits to the Website702
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‘The AGs has over 50 Groups in the UK and the Irish Republic ... AGS Local Groups usually meet once a month during the Autumn, Winter and Spring. The winter meetings usually involve lectures on alpines and rock plants, and how to grow them. In the Spring, most groups organise garden visits and trips as well as their own local flower shows. The program for most local groups is listed here, as well as a list of venues and contacts.’

Views of 'Full' Record1030

www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/home/

Visits to the Website834
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‘See and do science ... From festivals to talks and panel discussions, we are regularly part of public events where you can come face-to-face with dementia research and ask your burning questions.’

Views of 'Full' Record1330

www.amentsoc.org/events/

Visits to the Website1380
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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’.

Views of 'Full' Record1355

www.amnesty.org.uk

Visits to the Website695
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‘Find an event near you and join in. If you have your own human rights event, submit it here for others to discover.’

Views of 'Full' Record1008

www.arguk.org

Visits to the Website511
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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).’

Views of 'Full' Record709

www.ancientmonumentssociety.org.uk

Visits to the Website740
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‘Founded in 1924 to promote “the study and conservation of ancient monuments, historic buildings and fine old craftsmanship” ... The AMS organises activities for its members and each of the 3 annual newsletters will inform you about hundreds of events all over the country organised by kindred societies, museums and universities, in which you can participate.’

Views of 'Full' Record1008

www.angelathirkellsociety.co.uk

Visits to the Website957
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‘The Society aims to honour the memory of Angela Thirkell as a writer and to make her works available to new generations. An annual Journal (free to members) is produced and contributions are encouraged. There is a thriving second-hand book scheme as well as a system by which members may borrow books which they might find too expensive or difficult to obtain, and regular regional and national meetings and outings take place.’

Views of 'Full' Record1509

www.annefrank.org.uk

Visits to the Website741
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‘Using education to create a society safe from prejudice and discrimination.’ Occasional lectures, talks and related events.

Views of 'Full' Record907

www.anthonypowell.org/home.php

Visits to the Website600
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Our Aim ‘To increase widespread interest in the works of Anthony Powell in a way which balances the needs of all enthusiasts, including academics and professional literarists.’

Views of 'Full' Record1396

www.ahsoc.org

Visits to the Website673
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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.’

Views of 'Full' Record1080

acetrust.org/education-and-events

Visits to the Website867
Overview

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

Views of 'Full' Record1183

www.arthur-ransome.org.uk

Visits to the Website918
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Arthur Ransome was the celebrated author of the 12 “Swallows and Amazons” stories – written for young people of all ages. But he was much more: bohemian, media correspondent during the Russian Revolution, spy, sailor, fisherman, pipe smoker ... The Society exists to celebrate his life and to promote his interests in exploring, camping, sailing, navigation, leadership, literature and much more ... Each Region is autonomous and runs its own programme, with its own committee ... Founded in 2010, the Arthur Ransome Trust (ART) is a registered charity dedicated to the study, understanding and appreciation of Arthur Ransome’s life and works.‘

Also indexedArthur Ransome Trust
Views of 'Full' Record1041

www.artscentregroup.org.uk/events.php

Visits to the Website929
Overview

‘The vision of Arts Centre Group is to support artists in every arts discipline in integrating faith, life and artistic endeavour. We are a Christian organisation, which is non- denominational and draws members from every arts discipline ... We exist to support, encourage, inspire and mentor each other as we seek to integrate our lives, faith and artistic endeavours.‘

 

Views of 'Full' Record1126

forarthistory.org.uk

Visits to the Website590
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‘Since 1974 the Association for Art History has championed art history, visual culture and supported those engaged with it ... Find out about art history events happening near you. We are happy to list relevant events, free of charge, on our site. We promote both our own and external events taking place across the UK and internationally. Association for Art History events are always open to members and non-members.’

Also indexedAssociation of Art Historians
Views of 'Full' Record922

www.associationforeducationandageing.org

Visits to the Website675
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‘An international membership organisation, open to all. Its concern is learning in later life. Its aims are to advance knowledge, to improve practice and to contribute to the development of policy. Through AEA, professionals, volunteers, academics, researchers, tutors, policy-makers and older people work together ... AEA holds events on later-life learning that should not be missed!‘

Views of 'Full' Record1205

www.wsd.org.uk

Visits to the Website636
Overview

Details of over 100 Guilds affiliated to the Association, a number of which have their own websites and incorporate lectures and talks into their annual programmes.

Views of 'Full' Record837

badgertrust.org.uk

Visits to the Website1204
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‘Exists to promote and enhance the welfare, conservation and protection of badgers, their setts, and their habitats. We are the leading voice for badgers and represent and support around 60 local voluntary badger groups and thousands of supporters and followers.’

Views of 'Full' Record1265

www.barbara-pym.org

Visits to the Website1475
Views of 'Full' Record3741

www.bats.org.uk

Visits to the Website587
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‘We are the leading NGO solely devoted to the conservation of bats and the landscapes on which they rely ... There are more than 80 bat groups in the UK. They are made up of many dedicated volunteers and are the mainstay of bat conservation across the country, undertaking vital front-line conservation work. The groups vary greatly in size, the way they operate and the activities they undertake - some groups are just a single individual, while others have hundreds of members.‘

Views of 'Full' Record927

www.bcs.org

Visits to the Website690
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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.’

Views of 'Full' Record942

beatrixpottersociety.org.uk

Visits to the Website591
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‘Exists to promote the study and appreciation of the life and works of Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943) who was not only the author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other classics of children’s literature, but also a landscape and natural history artist, diarist, farmer and conservationist – in the latter capacity she was responsible for the preservation of large areas of the Lake District through her gifts to the National Trust.‘

Views of 'Full' Record1313

www.methodist.org.uk

Visits to the Website852
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'The Beckly Social Services Lecture takes place every year, as one of the fringe events at the Methodist Conference ... John Henry Beckly, a lay Wesleyan Methodist, founded the trust which is responsible for the lectures in 1926. According to the original charter of the Beckly Trust "the function of the Lectureship shall be to set forth the social implications of Christianity and to further the development of a Christian sociology and the expressions of the Christian attitude in reference to social, industrial, economic and international subjects."

Also indexedMethodist Church
Views of 'Full' Record1244

www.betjemansociety.com

Visits to the Website813
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‘Established in 1988 to advance the appreciation of the work of the poet, writer, broadcaster and conservationist Sir John Betjeman (1906-84). We also exist to inform and inspire our members and the wider public through the study, awareness and enjoyment of his life, work and influence, both in the United Kingdom and internationally. We provide an annual programme of events both nationally and regionally and publish an annual journal which provides insights into aspects of Betjeman's work and places and people he knew.’

Views of 'Full' Record1746

www.birlinn.co.uk/events/

Visits to the Website880
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‘We are proud of our reputation and prominence in Scottish publishing. We constantly challenge and nurture the talent of our authors and of our innovative team. We push the boundaries of the imagination.’

Views of 'Full' Record872

www.bloomsbury.com

Visits to the Website559
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‘A leading independent publishing house established in 1986. It has companies in London, New York, Sydney and New Delhi. Its four divisions include Bloomsbury Academic and Professional, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing.’

Views of 'Full' Record994

www.bornfree.org.uk/get-involved/events/

Visits to the Website1555
Overview

‘We work tirelessly to ensure that all wild animals, whether living in captivity or in the wild, are treated with compassion and respect and are able to live their lives according to their needs.’

Views of 'Full' Record1264

www.britishairmailsociety.co.uk

Visits to the Website464
Overview

'As well as regular meetings in London, there are six regional group organisers who arrange several meetings each year in their area.'

Views of 'Full' Record776

britastro.org

Visits to the Website595
Overview

‘Membership of the British Astronomical Association brings a wealth of benefits, including access to practical advice from the BAA's observing sections, six issues of the Association's Journal each year and the annual Handbook, and meetings throughout the year.’

Views of 'Full' Record1100

www.britishbuttonsociety.org

Visits to the Website648
Overview

Hold occasional national meetings, as well as sponsoring a number of Branches throughout the UK, each of which can organize their own talks. Non-members are welcome at all of the Society's meetings.

Views of 'Full' Record1267

www.bcss.org.uk/events.php

Visits to the Website910
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‘The principal objectives of the BCSS are to promote the study, conservation, propagation and cultivation of cacti and other succulent plants.  Membership of the Society is international and open to all. We currently have about 3,000 members and this includes a whole range of interests from novice window-sill growers to experts. The Society has more than 80 branches in the UK, each of which organises an active programme of local events every year.’

Views of 'Full' Record1109

www.britishclematis.org.uk/index.htm

Visits to the Website614
Overview

‘Exists to promote the cultivation and preservation of clematis. In particular, we aim to encourage all gardeners to grow and enjoy clematis - with the emphasis being on enjoy ! The BCS has nearly 1000 members, ranging from experts to absolute beginners. Membership is open to anyone interested, whatever country they live in.’

Views of 'Full' Record1373

www.britishirissociety.org.uk

Visits to the Website1008
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‘The BIS has close links with specialist and geographical groups. The specialist groups focus their activities on particular branches of the iris family and the geographical groups have members with a wide range of interests. The groups typically have an annual programme of meetings and events which will include lectures, shows and garden visits.’

Views of 'Full' Record1547

www.bps.org.uk

Visits to the Website754
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‘Acts as the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK, and is responsible for the promotion of excellence and ethical practice in the science, education, and application of the discipline ... As a society we support and enhance the development and application of psychology for the greater public good, setting high standards for research, education, and knowledge, and disseminating our knowledge to increase the wider public awareness of psychology and its importance.‘

Views of 'Full' Record1310

www.redcross.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/british-red-cross-on-campus

Visits to the Website829
Overview

‘The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world get the support they need if crisis strikes.’

Views of 'Full' Record1111

www.britishscienceassociation.org

Visits to the Website639
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‘Our vision is of a world where science is at the heart of culture and society.  Our mission is to transform the diversity and inclusivity of science; to reach under-served audiences; and increase the number of people who are actively engaged and involved in science ... We organise major initiatives across the UK, including British Science Week; the British Science Festival; regional and local events through our network of Branches; the CREST Awards, and other programmes for young people in schools and colleges.’

Views of 'Full' Record798

www.britishscienceassociation.org/british-science-festival

Visits to the Website611
Overview

‘Europe’s longest standing science Festival, traveling to a different place in the United Kingdom each year. Our Festival aims to connect people with scientists, engineers, technologists and social scientists.’

Views of 'Full' Record933

britishscienceweek.org

Visits to the Website538
Overview

Normally takes place Mid March each year.

Views of 'Full' Record849

www.brismes.ac.uk

Visits to the Website1002
Overview

‘Established in 1973 to encourage and promote the study of the Middle East in the United Kingdom ... We bring together teachers, researchers, students, diplomats, journalists and others who deal professionally with the Middle East. Membership is open to all the above, regardless of nationality - indeed regardless of where in the world you are based.’

Views of 'Full' Record904

www.bshm.ac.uk

Visits to the Website518
Overview

‘Promotes and encourages research into the history of mathematics and the dissemination of the results of that research; develops awareness of the history of mathematics for the public benefit; and supports teachers and lecturers at all levels of mathematics education to incorporate the history of mathematics into their teaching, enriching their students' experience.’

Views of 'Full' Record1131

britsoccrim.org

Visits to the Website565
Overview

‘Aims to further the interests and knowledge of both academic and professional people who are engaged in any aspect of work or teaching, research or public education about crime, criminal behaviour and the criminal justice systems in the United Kingdom.’

Views of 'Full' Record862

bsguk.org

Visits to the Website714
Overview

'There are over 100 branches throughout the country. Most meet on a regular basis and it's a way to meet new and old friends. In addition to meeting people, most branches invite a demonstrator to come along and demonstrate a number of skills or tasks. It's a great way to learn new skills and techniques and learn tips and tricks to make your hobby more enjoyable. Who knows you may even want to get up and do a demonstration yourself - you could be that inspired!'

Views of 'Full' Record941

www.britishgermanassociation.org/index.php

Visits to the Website791
Overview

‘The Association exists to promote understanding and to forge links between Britain and Germany. The BGA is an active and vibrant membership organisation, with a diverse range of events for those involved in business, politics and the arts.’

Views of 'Full' Record1003

www.browningsociety.org

Visits to the Website571
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'The Society arranges an annual programme of lectures, visits, etc., in London and elsewhere, as well as publishing the Journal of Browning Studies ... Membership of the Society is open to all. The Society's activities centre on London and the South East, but members who live elsewhere in Britain and overseas are kept in touch through the journal and regular interchanges of news and information.'

Views of 'Full' Record1058

www.butterfly-conservation.org

Visits to the Website609
Overview

‘The core aims of Butterfly Conservation are to: * Recover threatened butterflies and moths; * Increase numbers of widespread species; * Inspire people to understand and deliver species conservation; * Promote international conservation actions ... We have more than 31,000 members in the UK and 32 volunteer-run Branches throughout the British Isles. We employ over 80 people, including many highly qualified scientists, making us the world's largest research institute for butterflies and moths. We operate 36 nature reserves and we are leading or involved in 73 landscape-scale projects to conserve habitats.‘

Views of 'Full' Record1022

www.cafescientifique.org

Visits to the Website1115
Overview

‘A place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place in cafes, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context.’

Views of 'Full' Record1689

campaignforsocialscience.org.uk

Visits to the Website799
Overview

‘Launched in 2011 to promote social science to the UK Government and the wider public. We campaign for policies that support social science inquiry in the UK, such as the retention of large-scale longitudinal research programmes. We promote social science on social media and at events.’

Views of 'Full' Record921

www.canongate.tv

Visits to the Website733
Overview

‘Since 1973 we’ve worked to unearth and amplify the most vital, exciting voices we can find, wherever they come from, and we’ve published all kinds of books – thoughtful, upsetting, gripping, beatific, vulgar, chaste, unrepentant, life-changing ...’

Views of 'Full' Record1270

www.caringforgodsacre.org.uk/index.php

Visits to the Website876
Overview

‘Works nationally to support groups and individuals to investigate, care for, and enjoy burial grounds.‘

Views of 'Full' Record1131

www.thecps.org.uk

Visits to the Website766
Overview

‘Founded in 1978 with the aim of bringing together all those interested in carnivorous plants, both beginners and experts. Membership is open to all individuals and institutions, both amateur and professional ... While the majority of animals feed directly upon plants "for tis their nature to”, there are plants which turn the tables and feed upon them.’

Views of 'Full' Record1335

www.cathedralsgroup.ac.uk

Visits to the Website572
Overview

‘An association of sixteen universities and university colleges with Church foundations. It is the only grouping in the UK higher education landscape based on ethical principles informed by faith-based values. Members share a common faith heritage and a strong commitment to values such as social justice, respect for the individual and promoting the public good through our work with communities and charities.’

Views of 'Full' Record953

www.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk

Visits to the Website715
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'The Centre hosts events that help to explain our research and the situation those tackling poverty are working into. Our reports, evidence, publications and events are intended to educate and influence thinking amongst participants, readers and the wider public on the nature and causes of poverty, its relief and prevention, in order to improve understanding of the subject of social justice for the wider public benefit.'

Views of 'Full' Record848

www.crmsociety.com

Visits to the Website633
Overview

‘An independent, non-profit making charity, established in 1973 to promote and encourage awareness of the Scottish architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The Society has around 1000 members across the world with active affiliate groups arranging local events.’

Views of 'Full' Record1558

www.charleswilliamssociety.org.uk

Visits to the Website852
Overview

Charles Williams is probably best known, to those who have heard of him, as a leading member (albeit for a short time) of the Oxford literary group, the "Inklings", whose chief figures were C. S.Lewis and J. R. R Tolkien. He was, however, a figure of enormous interest in his own right: a prolific author of plays, fantasy novels (strikingly different in kind from those of his friends), poetry, theology, biography and criticism.’

Views of 'Full' Record1181

www.cmyf.org.uk

Visits to the Website559
Overview

Charlotte M. Yonge (1823–1901) was a best-selling author in her time. Her work was read and enjoyed on the battlefields of the Crimea and in quiet English country towns, and by noted Victorians as diverse as Gladstone, Tennyson and Rossetti. Her appeal, then and now, is due to the liveliness of her portrayal of character. Her books are peopled with large Victorian families, every member distinctly drawn and presented with insight and humour.’

Views of 'Full' Record983

www.christianlis.org.uk

Visits to the Website779
Overview

’Founded in 1973 and formally launched at a conference in London in January 1976 as the Librarians’ Christian Fellowship, CLIS is an association of Christians working in libraries, information services and related fields.‘

Views of 'Full' Record1091

www.cis.org.uk

Visits to the Website889
Overview

‘An international network of those concerned with the relationship between science and Christian faith, open to scientists, teachers, students and all those with an interest in this dialogue. Although CiS is primarily a professional group, aimed at those working in science, a significant proportion of our members are not scientists, and we are happy to welcome into membership anyone with an interest in science and faith.’

Views of 'Full' Record1205

www.canepal.org.uk

Visits to the Website1167
Overview

'Involved in a number of events – both fund raising events that we organise ourselves or when we attend other events.' Occasional lectures.

Named Lectures & TalksDoug Scott Lectures
Views of 'Full' Record1446

www.contemporaryartsociety.org

Visits to the Website1256
Overview

'The Contemporary Art Society membership programme offers various levels of engagement with contemporary art. It is devised for collectors, arts professionals, benefactors and enthusiasts throughout the UK who wish to support the organisation’s overall charitable aims ... Blood is our entry-point membership offering a programme of social events for those who are interested in developing their knowledge of contemporary art.'

Views of 'Full' Record914

thecottagegardensociety.org.uk

Visits to the Website543
Overview

'The Society has around 35 regional groups, some with as few as seven members and some with over 200. Most groups meet monthly and have talks in winter and visits to gardens and plant sales in spring and summer. Some have an annual charge, some charge a small fee for attending talks and some do both.'

Views of 'Full' Record953

www.caabu.org/home

Visits to the Website754
Overview

Lectures, talks and related events, often annotated something like 'All Welcome (first come, first seated)'.

Views of 'Full' Record1092

new.archaeologyuk.org

Visits to the Website761
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