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'GBKA is a registered charity with the principal objective of promoting and furthering the craft of beekeeping. GBKA has been doing this for over 100 years and has members from all over Gloucestershire and its neighbouring counties ... The seven Branches within GBKA carry on most beekeeping activities. Each Branch runs its own programme of lectures, talks, training sessions and apiary sessions. Members may attend all the meetings and events organised by any of the seven branches.'

'We are a very active society, with over 1,000 enthusiastic family historians, based in Gloucester, the surrounding area and across the UK as well as worldwide ... Our members have many opportunities to interact with the Society and fellow members, most obviously through our regular branch meetings, held in Gloucester and the Forest of Dean. Most months of the year, talks from a wide range of fascinating speakers, are held at The Heritage Hub. While members tend to visit their local branch, they are welcome to attend any branch event. These meetings aren’t closed to members as we are delighted to welcome non-members to talks free of charge.'

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

'Whether you have been a collector for years or are an absolute beginner we warmly welcome new members ... The officers, and other members of the society, who you will meet at the monthly meetings,  will help to make you feel welcome.  You will be able to get advice and help with your philatelic interests ... The meetings begin at 7.20 pm with speakers starting at 7.30 pm.'

'Since the mid 1980’s Gloucestershire Philosophical Society have held meetings on a variety of topics. We aim to provide a forum for debate on issues of current interest alongside informative lectures from specialists in many areas of philosophical, political, social, scientific and artistic thought. Our meetings are open to both the academic and wider community. We warmly welcome new members, so why not come along and offer your opinions.'

 

Member of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Grouping

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

'The South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group (SGMRG) was set up by local people to understand, record and where appropriate preserve the remains, of what was once an extensive industry, for the present community and future generations. SGMRG is a voluntary organisation that relies on grants and donations from local people. Our membership is made up of archaeologists, surveyors, historians, engineers, cavers and those simply interested in finding more about what lies under their feet. We have regular meetings, walks and talks including the opportunity to get involved in exploration, archaeology and restoration work.'

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