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'The Society meets monthly (second Tuesday of the month) from September to May ... where a talk/presentation is normally given by either a guest speaker or a society member.

'Our members are a lively mix of professionals and amateurs, with a shared enthusiasm for all things geological. We aim to attract members of all ages and disciplines. Our aim is to enjoy geology, sharing knowledge and experience, whatever your starting point. We run a winter lecture programme.'

'AAS holds monthly meetings, often with guest speakers ... All guests are welcome! No knowledge necessary, just a curious mind.'

'The Society organises a varied programme of meetings and observing evenings throughout most of the year and tries to cater for all levels of experience, from absolute beginners to experienced astronomers. Our closeness to both the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Oxfordshire’s “Space Centre”) and to the University of Oxford ensures a steady stream of high-quality lectures.'

'We are the independent body in the UK representing the diversity of medical science. Our mission is to advance biomedical and health research and its translation into benefits for society ... We run a programme of events for a variety of audiences including Fellows, researchers, policymakers, students and members of the public.'

'There are a broad range of professional and amateur speakers that visit our meetings and give informative and thought provoking talks for amateur astronomers of every experience and interest.'

'Our weekly Friday night meetings are a great opportunity to meet like minded people with an interest in astronomy and spaceflight. Enjoy the weekly space news and a range of guest speakers who are experts in their subjects.'

'We are a friendly society of around 30 people who meet regularly to talk about and enjoy the night sky. We have several telescopes and other pieces of equipment which can be borrowed by society members for their own use. Throughout the year we meet on the first Friday of each month (except July and August) at 8pm until 10pm ... At these monthly meetings we discuss the society's business and have an event such as a lecture, video, slide show etc.'

'We are the leading dementia and Alzheimer’s disease research charity ... Lab Notes is our series of online engagement events, where you can find out more about life-changing dementia research taking place across the UK. Each event features researchers from a different Centre in the Alzheimer’s Research UK Research Network. These regular events will give you the chance to delve deeper into our work. You’ll hear about a different topic at each event, with the chance to put your questions to the scientists in our live Q&A.'

'We are a friendly society based in North London and celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2015. Our membership includes professionally qualified as well as amateur geologists, young and old alike. We meet once a month ... on the second Tuesday of every month ... A guest speaker is invited to give an illustrated talk on a topical geological subject ... All talks are by eminent and informed speakers, many from the Natural History Museum and various Universities etc.'

'Based in the heart of the Scottish Borders we aim to provide a friendly point of contact for anyone interested in astronomy. So, if you live in the Borders, and are fascinated by the stars and planets, please feel free to browse through our site. It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced observer or a complete beginner anyone is welcome to drop us a line or come along to one of our meetings.'

'We are a small society that caters for anyone with an interest in astronomy. We have members of all ages with a range of experience levels from complete beginners to experienced observers. The society has regular meetings that run from September to April each year. We have a varied program to try and cater for everyone and have something for all levels of experience. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.'

Our meetings are open to everyone and are free to attend for members ... We start meetings with an update on what is new. This is a section where we talk about the latest  happenings, be it space missions, new discoveries or fascinating facts, or upcoming club events and news ... We always have a Talk and it could be about anything at all. We cover everything from hands on workshops, talks about stars and planets, radio astronomy, the history of astronomy, looking for life on other worlds or the end of the world as we know it as we get hit by fiery asteroids! We aim for an hour or so, to allow time for questions.'

'The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh (ASE) has been holding meetings in Edinburgh to inform members and the general public about astronomy since 1924 ... Anyone interested in astronomy is eligible for membership. There are no entry requirements and we try to have some of our meetings suitable for beginners to astronomy. Our meetings are normally open to non-members so please feel free to come to a meeting or two before deciding if you want to join us as a member. While we are predominantly a local Edinburgh society, we do have members from all over the UK and the world.'

'The Astronomical Society of Glasgow is the largest Astronomical Society in Scotland, and is dedicated to promoting an interest in Astronomy. The Society has been promoting Astronomy in Glasgow for over 100 years.  Membership of the Society is open to all; and anyone, even with the vaguest interests in Astronomy, is welcome to find out what the Society is about ... The Society holds nine regular monthly lecture meetings from September through to May each year ... The Society is also involved in a number of outreach events, bringing Astronomy to the people of Glasgow and further afield. At these events we provide a number of telescopes and the knowledge of the members to assist the public to look through them to see the craters on the moon, planets and distant stars. If the skies aren't clear on a particular evening, then we will share our knowledge with presentations and talks on various astronomy topics.'

'Every year ATOM puts on diverse, imaginative and family-friendly events to allow our community to discover world-class science and technology taking place right here, as well as learning about the companies, organisations and scientists who make it happen. ATOM helps build science capital, partnering with schools to engage young people, and encouraging everyone to develop a passion for science and its potential to change the world ... ATOM is managed by a team of volunteers drawn from the science, education and business community in and around Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.'  Normally held Early June.

'The Bath Astronomers are a group of local Somerset amateur astronomers sharing a passion for observing the night and daytime sky ... We hold regular monthly meet-ups for informal talks about astronomy (and occasionally other things!) on the last Wednesday of the month. We also enjoy the monthly Herschel Society Lectures which are focused towards the science of astronomy and the history of those involved. All with an interest in astronomy are welcome from beginners to old hands.'

'An active and flourishing organisation with about 50 enthusiastic members whose ages range from 17 to 90. Our membership includes every type of geologist from recreational fossil-hunters to academic and professional geologists ... Most of our meetings takes the form of a lecture which is always very professional, up-to-date and invariably entertaining. The lectures are varied and given by geologists from University Departments or from industry. We hold regular field meetings and sometimes there is an annual field-weekend in an agreeable locality.'

At BCS, we’re on a mission to ensure everyone’s experience with technology is positive. It’s something we’ve been committed to since 1957 ... We're over 60,000 members in 150 countries, and a wider community of business leaders, educators, practitioners and policy-makers all committed to our mission ... Whichever your area of interest, our wide-ranging specialist and regional groups offer you a professional and friendly platform to share knowledge and experiences, debate ideas, grow your network and raise your profile.' Apart from the significant number of Events 'open to all' organized by the various BCS Groups, there are also the annual Karen Spärck Jones Lecture, Lovelace Lecture, Roger Needham Lecture, and Turing Talk.

'Formed in January 1987 by a small group of people with a common interest in astronomy. We have now grown to approximately 100 members and cater for all ages, levels of interest and abilities. We meet regularly on the last Wednesday of each month where informal get-togethers are interlaced with talks by eminent speakers, and cover topics as far ranging as the birth of the universe, the namings of stars to meteorites and Apollo space missions. Membership of BAS entitles you to attend all the Society's meetings, talks, presentations and Events that are held throughout the year.'

'Our aim is to encourage amateurs to take an interest in the science of geology as an educational and enjoyable out-door hobby. Currently we have nearly 100 members. Most are amateurs but we do have quite a few professionals as well. Each winter we organise lectures on current geological research. These are usually held in the Ulster Museum, Belfast, on the third Monday of each month from October to April.'

'Promotes the future of molecular biosciences; facilitating the sharing of expertise, supporting the advancement of biochemistry and molecular biology, and raising awareness of their importance in addressing societal grand challenges ... The Biochemical Society provides an extensive range of events, including scientific conferences, training events, outreach activities, medal lectures, and policy and education events.'

'Promoting astronomy since 1950 ... Visitors are welcome to our monthly lectures which are usually held on the last Tuesday of the month (there are no lectures in July and August) ... Bringing astronomy to a wider public audience has always been a central activity for Birmingham Astronomical Society. We usually hold 2 star-parties each year at Lickey Hills Visitor Centre as part of British National Science Week and World Space Week. The public is encouraged to come along to these events and see the night sky as they may never have seen it before.'

'Based in Dudley in England’s West Midlands, the Black Country Geological Society (BCGS) is at the heart of the Black Country, where evidence suggests the world-changing Industrial Revolution commenced. The society as it is now, was formed in 1975 but was preceded by three antecedent geological societies through which we can trace our origins to 1842, making the BCGS one of the first geological societies in the world. This gives us a vast and exciting history with connections to some of the greatest geologists of their time such as, Sir Roderick Impey Murchison and Professor Charles Lapworth ... The Society holds regular meetings to listen to invited lecturers each month with these indoor meetings taking place during the winter on a Monday evening.'

'The Society exists to promote an interest in and an understanding of science in all its disciplines. Topics range widely, drawn from all aspects of science and technology.  We invite experts to speak about the current state and advances in their field.  The talks are usually illustrated, and followed by a question time. No special knowledge beyond an interest in science is needed for a worthwhile evening, although some lectures are more technical in nature than others ... Our meetings are open to the public and we welcome visitors.'

'Formed in 1980, the Bolton Astronomical Society is a local group of enthusiasts, spanning a wide range of ages and experience: we have a few newcomers and others who have been involved in the hobby for decades.'

'Formed around 1974/1975 ... We welcome everyone who has an interest in astronomy whether they are absolute beginners or are extremely knowledgeable ... We pride ourselves in the quality of our speakers who are always either a professional or some well-known amateur.'

'We are a growing and enthusiastic society of 100+ enthusiastic members who share a common passion and curious wonderment for our amazing night skies. We meet each month, with guest speakers and club members giving talks on various subjects followed by Q&As.'

Founded 1984: 'We have about 90 members in total, providing a wide range of backgrounds, interests, professions and ages. We have a calendar of meetings starting with our monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month from October to April. We invite speakers to talk on a wide variety of Earth Science topics.'

'We hope to make science so irresistible to young students that the A-level courses are flooded with applicants. Already there is an increased uptake in Sussex. This is good. It means higher standards and better choice for businesses. Even for young people who decide to leave school at sixteen there will be an enduring interest in science and respect for scientists and engineers. Come to the Festival. Bring your family, bring your enthusiasm.' Normally held February (for 7-14 years olds) and October (for adults).

'Based in the South West of the UK, BAS is run by amateur astronomers as a non-profit making educational charity ... We are dedicated to exploring and explaining the splendours of the night sky and all aspects of astronomy for both our members and the public through regular outreach. With over 120 members we are one of the most active Societies in the UK. We organise weekly talks and meetings throughout most of the year given by a mixture of professional and amateur astronomers and local members.'

'Has been a driving force in amateur astronomy for over 125 years and is today recognised as one of the world’s leading amateur groups ... Since the beginning the BAA has encouraged amateurs to make scientifically valuable observations, often in collaboration with professional colleagues.' Among the benefits of Membership are: * Opportunity to attend many meetings throughout the year, including two weekend long events; * Access to online videos of past meetings with talks by leading experts.

'A world-leading geological survey and global geoscience organisation, focused on public-good science for government and research to understand earth and environmental processes ... We offer a variety of services and products for the general public, available online and in our on-site shops.'

'We are devoted to initiating, promoting and disseminating new concepts and technical information about space flight and astronautics ... Founded in 1933, the British Interplanetary Society is the world’s longest established organisation devoted solely to supporting and promoting the exploration of space and astronautics.'

'The British Psychological Society is a registered charity which 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 public awareness.'

Founded 1831: 'The science sector has many structural and system-wide barriers that it’s time to remove. We’re working with business leaders, policy makers, scientists, community leaders, teachers, and many others to say goodbye to the old stereotypes of who a scientist "should be". With their help, we’re bringing more voices into the conversation, to help more people see science (in all its forms) as a relevant part of their lives'.

Also indexedBritish Science Week

'The BSHM is a friendly, welcoming society and is open to all with an interest in the history of mathematics. The membership of the BSHM includes people from many backgrounds: researchers, teachers from primary level to university, students of the history of mathematics or science, and those who have a general interest in cultural history.'

'BASOC, the Bromsgrove Astronomy Society, caters for Astronomers of all ages and experience in the local area. We have many members ranging from highly seasoned amateurs to those without telescopes at all – so don’t feel too intimidated to pop along one evening ... Since the society was first formed in 2008 we have enjoyed a wide range of talks both from visiting speakers and club members.'

'A place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to have a conversation about the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings have taken place in cafes, bars, restaurants, theatres, libraries and even out of doors, but always outside a traditional academic context ... Audiences are people who are interested in science. Anyone can participate; speakers are there to be questioned and talk about their work at all levels.'

'Founded in 1959 for people with an interest in astronomy in and around the Cambridge area we have been running for over 60 years! The CAA and CYA [Cambridge Young Astronomers] cater for all levels of interest in astronomy from absolute beginners to experts, young and old. We aim to make astronomy interesting and fun ... With Cambridge being one of the leading astronomical centers, we are very lucky to hold our meetings at the University Institute of Astronomy and to have many professional astronomers speak at our meetings, giving us the most up to date information about current research.'

'An exciting hub for the promotion of scientific research, discussion, and learning ... The title of our Society may sound slightly misleading when you consider the more modern definition of the word ‘philosophy’, but it is in fact the oldest scientific society in Cambridge ... It became a Body Corporate by virtue of a Charter granted by King William IV in 1832.'

'Gives the public the opportunity to explore Cambridge Science ... Each year, the Festival welcomes visitors to hundreds of events and receives extensive national and local media coverage. Over 170 event coordinators organise talks, interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities, film showings and debates with the assistance of around 1,000 staff and students from departments and organisations across the University and research institutions, charities and industry in the eastern region.' Normally held Early April

'CGS welcomes new members who would like to learn more about their local landscapes, from the underlying rocks that form them and the environments that existed here in the millions of years of earth’s history to the records of past life and evolution and how the geology relates to human culture, both now and in the thousands of years since man arrived here. Our monthly talks (from September to June) cover a wide range of topics including some of the latest research topics in geology.'

'Originally formed in 1969 as the Rayleigh Astronomical Society, the Castle Point Astronomy Club is a small and friendly group of people meeting near Rayleigh in Essex with a common interest in astronomy and the sky at night ... Our meetings are a varied programme of activities that include something for everybody. We have regular Wednesday meetings aimed specifically at beginners. Learn what exciting objects are up there and how best to see them. We also have talks given by members and outside speakers on various topics within the subject, both theoretical and practical.'

'Leicestershires' only geological society, Section 'C', is rooted within the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, beginning in 1835, and offers a year-round range of activities for all those who have an interest in the Earth Sciences. The Section was formally founded in 1849, from the in-house geological-interest group, which makes it now, at 172 years, one of the oldest geological societies in the UK. But could it be the oldest? If you know of an older geological society, please do get in touch ...'

'Ergonomics is a science-based discipline that brings together knowledge from other subjects such as anatomy and physiology, psychology, engineering and statistics to ensure that designs complement the strengths and abilities of people and minimise the effects of their limitations. Rather than expecting people to adapt to a design that forces them to work in an uncomfortable, stressful or dangerous way, ergonomists and human factors specialists seek to understand how a product, workplace or system can be designed to suit the people who need to use it ... We aim to organise and run several events throughout the year and throughout the UK that give attendees the chance to meet others, to learn and to be inspired ... Regional Networks hold events which may include presentations, talks or site visits and are open to anyone.'

'How long is a piece of string? What makes the world turn? And why does chocolate taste so good? Nothing is off limits at Cheltenham Science Festival. Every year we are joined by the world’s greatest scientists, futurologists and thought-leaders to help make sense of the world around us.'  Normally held Early June.

'One of the world's oldest scientific societies going back to 1892. It hosts public lectures by amateurs and professionals alike and arranges visits to sites of technical interest.'

'Formed in 2005, we are well established amongst the other national societies and enjoy a strong, enthusiastic membership of all ages and abilities, the group being administered by a core committee ... We try and observe whenever conditions and other commitments allow and invite everyone to join us under the stars. Regardless of the weather, however, we also meet once a month in Chipping Norton for a talk by a professional astronomer or CNAAG member and a warm welcome is guaranteed if you care to come along.'

'Each year the society holds a series of ten lectures on a varied selection of topics intended to appeal to a wide variety of interests and levels of scientific background.  Members include not only scientists, doctors and engineers but also many who have a general interest in science and technology.

Founded 1969: 'We have our own lecture room and observatory containing a 16 inch Newtonian/Cassegrain telescope as well as other smaller telescopes. Regular monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month with invited speakers who give talks on a range of astronomical topics ... We also run beginners’ sessions from September to May once a month on Friday evenings which are open to everyone'.

Founded 1990, merging to neighbouring societies: 'We meet once per month from September to June, usually on the second Friday ... Most meetings feature a talk by a guest speaker, sometimes a professional astronomer and sometimes a fellow amateur. These talks are always on a fairly non-technical level; no prior knowledge of astronomy is necessary to join the Society, and new members, novices included, are always more than welcome. Though many of our members are casual or "armchair" astronomers, we also have several dedicated and expert observers among our ranks'.

'The objectives of the Society are: (i) To aid and encourage amateur astronomy in the South Lanarkshire area; (ii) To promote social intercourse between its members and those of other Societies; (iii) To promote the education of students and members of the general public in the subject of astronomy.  These objectives are to be achieved by holding open meetings, exhibitions of astronomical interests, presentations to students and members of the general public when requested, and observation sessions.'

'Our monthly online lecture series showcases some of the most globally impactful research in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences. In each lecture, our world-class academics will share an area of their research relating to the UN Sustainable Development Goals for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.'

'The CCS is a co-operative venture between the British Computer Society, the Science Museum of London, the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, the National Museum of Computing and the Bletchley Park Trust ... The Society organises a regular programme of talks and seminars between September and May each year. Our meetings are held in Manchester and in London.'

'The Cotswold Astronomical Society serves amateur astronomers in the Cotswold area centered on Cheltenham and Gloucester. Local membership reaches to Swindon, Evesham and Worcester too.We welcome anyone interested in astronomy. Our members come from all walks of life and range from beginners just starting out to experienced amateurs with a wealth of knowledge. Members have varied interests from cosmology to telescope making, from lunar and planetary observing, to supernova hunting. Not all members are active observers, and the society caters equally well for the armchair or internet astronomer ... We hold monthly meetings in Cheltenham, often with a guest speaker.'

'If you're at all interested in astronomy we are the society is for you! Our members range from people with a casual interest in astronomy to serious amateurs and even professionals. You don't need any specialist knowledge to join, nor do you need to own a telescope etc. You can also be sure of a friendly welcome. We normally meet on the second Friday of the month but tend to avoid bank holidays etc.'

 

'If you are interested in any aspect of astronomy, space and cosmology then Crawley Astronomical Society is for you with regular meetings, star gazing, help and advice.'

'Formed in 2002 with around 24 members. The Society now has a membership of over 50 ... Our meetings are open to all. No previous experience or knowledge of astronomy is required. If you are generally interested in "what’s up there", would like to learn how to image the night sky or would like to know where to start in astronomy, you will be particularly welcome. Of course, experienced astronomers are welcome too!'

'Our objectives are to advance education in the science of astronomy and related subjects for the public benefit in Croydon and the surrounding area by: * encouraging a popular interest in astronomy and allied subjects; * helping beginners, irrespective of their age, to acquire a knowledge of astronomy and allied subjects; * providing facilities for practical work and active participation in astronomical observation ... Croydon Astronomical Society present a series of talks on subjects related to astronomy on Fridays.'

'The Cumberland Geological Society was founded in 1962. Our aim is to help everyone access and interpret Cumbria’s geology and advance the knowledge of the region. Check out our activities and events for the year, we’ve something for everyone even over the winter months ... Events are open to non-members who wish to try out the society. CGS field trips are open to the public and while we try to ensure safety for all, participants are responsible for themselves and should consider whether they are able to take part.'

'An astronomy society based under the dark skies of the North Suffolk coast. We have been operating since Midsummer 2013 and have built up a group of likeminded members who cover various levels of competency, from absolute beginner to keen amateur, and who are all invested in the development of their astronomy knowledge and skills.'

'One of the first computing departments established in the UK ... We provide a stimulating teaching and research environment for both part-time and full-time students, and a friendly, inclusive space for learning, working, and collaborating ... The Department hosts a programme of research seminars by invited speakers and departmental staff. The seminars are open to all. '

'A global leader in experimental computer science research, our degree programmes recognise the importance of computer systems in commerce, industry, government and science. Offering teaching by the brightest minds, we create innovative technologies that change lives with computers. The Research Excellence Framework (REF), which assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutes, ranked us top in its most recent evaluation ... We are involved in a wide range of outreach activities with schools, colleges and adult learners Camden and the London area.'

'Our excellence in teaching and research, plus our strong industrial links, make us one of the UK's leading Computer Science departments ... We run a series of public lectures, to give the public a chance to find out more about Computer Science in general, as well as the work taking place at York. The lectures include speakers from both inside and outside the Department, and typically take place twice a year.'

'Our Department of Computing is proud to offer a research-led education environment that values and invests in people. We conduct world-class research and transfer this research into our teaching ... Our free public lecture series ... features guest lectures from Imperial’s top computer scientists ... We hope you can join us in finding out more about some of the amazing science and research that is currently happening in the world around us.'

'The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE) was established in 1885 as the first department of electrical technology in England. It was founded by Professor Sir Ambrose Fleming, inventor of the thermionic valve and hence the founder of the discipline of electronics.That same pioneering tradition of innovation and excellence continues to underpin our work. We push in new directions across research, education and entrepreneurship, building on our long-established links with industry and benefitting from our loyal and supportive alumni community.'

'The Department of Engineering is one of the few truly integrated engineering departments in the world. It is also the largest department in the University of Cambridge. Its breadth and scale bring unique advantage ... Whether the focus is to educate current students, connect with industry or reach out to our community and the future generation of students, the Department has a full calendar of events for those looking to participate ... You can view a combined list of all forthcoming seminars, or view the individual seminar series.'

'The Laboratory is very conscious of its role in communicating the importance and excitement of contemporary physics and its cognate disciplines to young people and the general public. One of the key roles of the Educational Outreach Office is to stimulate interest and encourage wider participation in physics amongst 11-19 year olds. These initiatives are all the more important in the light of the needs of the country for more physics teachers and for a more scientifically literate population. Solving many of the challenges facing the world will rely heavily upon public appreciation of what science can do to better the world.'

'The Society holds three types of meetings each month and you don't have to be a member to attend any of them, although of course we encourage people to join: * Our Main Meetings usually involve a popular level talk by an outside speaker, typically from a university, on some aspect of astronomy or space science; * Between September and June we hold monthly Introduction to Astronomy Meetings; * Weather permitting we hold Monthly Observing Sessions on the Saturday following the Saturday immediately after our Main Meetings.'

'Meets monthly ... to discuss astronomy and space topics and hosts occasional public events to promote astronomy. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm. We take a break from June to August when it isn’t dark enough to see the night sky.'

'An annual fun-filled series of family events online and in-person about climate, space, life sciences and human biology, engineering and technology. With everything from explosive live shows to relaxing storytime sessions with the little ones, there is something for all ages to enjoy.' Normally held Early November.

'The Eddington Astronomical Society meets once a month in Kendal, usually on the first Thursday of the month ... Meetings generally start with a News round-up, then a break for tea or coffee, followed by a lecture or presentation. Just turn up!'

'Edinburgh Science Foundation is an educational charity, founded in 1989, which operates Edinburgh Science's Education and Festival programmes. We are best known for organising Edinburgh’s annual Science Festival – the world’s first public celebration of science and technology as a festival and still one of Europe’s largest – as well as our science education outreach programmes, Generation Science and Careers Hive and our community engagement work.' Festival normally held during April.

'Essex Rock & Mineral Society had its first meeting in February 1967. Started by Rowley Collier, it is an amateur society ​for those who always want to know more about this world. We cater for all ages, all levels of knowledge, all interests in geology ... Essex Rock meetings are held every month at two venues ... Visitors and new members are always welcome.'

'Serving skywatchers in Southwest London and North Surrey ... We are a society dedicated to all aspects of amateur astronomy and as such we hold monthly meetings of lectures and talks on a range of astronomy related subjects by many guest speakers.'

'The aim of the Society is to promote interest in geology and its allied sciences for people of all levels of geological knowledge, ranging from the interested amateur up to professional geologist. This is achieved by holding regular monthly meetings in Farnham at which invited speakers cover all aspects of the geological spectrum, ranging from palaeontology through to structural geology, volcanism, earthquakes and environmental effects.'

'The Natural History Consortium is a unique partnership of 14 members who work collaboratively within the NHC charitable structure. Our membership reflects the west of England region’s reputation as a leading centre for the understanding and appreciation of the natural world, and our programmes have national reach and impact ... The Festival of Nature is the UK's largest free celebration of the natural world ... There’ll be something for everyone in the packed programme – a family nature party, literary events, green social prescribing sessions, content creator’s evening, nature at night workshop and so much more.' Normally held Mid June in Bristol and Bath.

'The Flamsteed is an amateur astronomy society at the Royal Observatory and National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London SE10. It has around 400 members who represent the full range of interests and experience in astronomy. Many are beginners. It is named after the first Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed ... Our main lecture meetings are held once a month between September and June, usually on a Monday evening ... They cover the full range of astronomy and space science – from black holes to solar eclipses – with guest speakers from all the leading universities and space institutes.'

'We are an Institute conducting world-class discovery research to understand life and benefit human health ... There’s something for everyone at the Crick. Our scientific seminars, lectures and symposia aim to share knowledge and expertise with the scientific community, while a vibrant programme of public events and exhibitions is open and accessible to all, whatever your background.'

'GeoConservationUK has a membership of over 50 Local Geoconservation Groups, previously known as RIGS Groups (Regionally Important Geological and geomorphological Sites) across the British Isles. GeoConservationUK exists to promote local geological/geomorphological sites for education and public benefit and works towards a British Isles perspective, focusing on the common purposes and issues of local interest to Groups.'

'The Geological Society of Glasgow was founded in 1858 – the year in which Darwin and Wallace presented the idea of Natural Selection! ... The Society has a programme of monthly lectures, running from October to May, on topics by leading experts in their fields. We also run field excursions from April to September.'

'The UK's national society for geoscience, providing support to over 12,000 members in the UK and overseas. Our aims are to improve knowledge and understanding of the Earth, to promote Earth science education and awareness ...The Geological Society of London is delighted to host its longstanding Public Lecture series ... These monthly lectures are free and open to the public, and ordinarily held at the Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly.'

'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 ... The Geologists’ Association is not just for those with ready access to London. Many Members throughout the British Isles have formed Local Groups, which organize their own meetings and events, or also belong to Affiliated Societies.'

'Launched in 2007, Glasgow Science Festival (GSF) has grown to be one of the largest science festivals in the UK. GSF takes memorable events to non-traditional venues across the city where we engage with up to 60,000 people, from all ages and backgrounds, through the June festival and tens of thousands more through our community projects.'

'Graham Fraser’s great interest was the treatment of the profoundly deaf by cochlear implants. His untimely death in 1994 cut short much promising research and development work designed to improve the quality of life of those disabled by profound deafness. In recognition of his great achievements and of the need for his work to continue, his friends and hospital colleagues set up the Foundation in his memory.' The Graham Fraser Memorial Lecture 'was established in 1994 by the Graham Fraser Foundation in commemoration of the work of Graham Fraser ... The Lectureship is open to any person who, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, is qualified to contribute to the advancement of the science and practice of otology, particularly with respect to the understanding, management and alleviation of profound deafness.'

'We aim to promote locally an interest in all branches of science, and to cater for the layman as well as for those with specialist knowledge.'

'Advancing public appreciation of geology by observation, discussion, field studies, research, illustrated talks and exhibitions ... Expert speakers give illustrated talks on all aspects of geology, and answer all our questions afterwards. The evening finishes with refreshments and informal chat.'

Monthly evening meetings during the Winter and Spring.

'The Society is for anyone interested in geology, whether beginners or experienced ... We hold monthly talks on a wide range of earth science topics ... We are starting to build up a collection of downloadable geological trails, and guides to geologically interesting locations in Hertfordshire.'

'The Festival is provided by the Highland Council and runs over 3 weeks each late September/October to celebrate the heritage of the Highlands from earliest settlers to modern times, below ground and above. Whether you are a seasoned archaeologist or a complete beginner, the Festival will let you explore an amazing range of places and collections. There’s something to suit everyone and many of the events are free!'

'For 70 years, the HMRS has been helping to record and preserve material on the history of Britain’s railways from the early 1800s up to the present day, and more importantly to make that material available to modellers, researchers and students ... We are a community of people spread all over the world with Groups meeting in various parts of UK and on line.'

'The History of Geology Group (HOGG) was inaugurated in October 1994 in order to advance the study and understanding of the history of geology. HOGG is open to anyone interested in the heritage and development of geology and geoscience ... Anyone interested in the history of geology may attend our talks and meetings. We address a wide range of topics of interest to both historians and geologists. Members are eligible for free admission to online events; non-members are charged a small fee.'

'We have around 50 enthusiasts from all age groups and walks of life. The Club's programme includes monthly lecture meetings on a wide range of geological and related subjects.'

'The Society was founded in 1888 and is now an educational charity ... Like many similar societies, the Hull Geological Society offers its members a variety meetings and activities ... including ... Lectures - monthly meetings in the winter, with guest lecturers speaking on many aspects of geology.'

'IF Oxford captures interest in "science and ideas" topics through educational projects and its quality October Festival. Events and long-term community programmes develop meaningful skills while sharing the positive impacts of innovation. Authentic connections with public audiences at the Festival increase science confidence and trust among adults and families.'

'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 ... IOM3 organises a range of events that are ideal opportunities for networking as well as finding out the latest state of the art, updating your technical knowledge, or broadening your materials interests.  Most of our events offer discounts for IOM3 members ... Programmes of events and evening lectures are also organised by our Affiliated Local Societies.'

'Exists to support the advancement of mathematical knowledge and its applications and to promote and enhance mathematical culture in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, for the public good. It is the professional and learned society for qualified and practising mathematicians, with a membership of around 5,000 comprising of mathematicians from all sectors, as well as those with an interest in mathematics ... Established branches regularly hold talks by respected mathematicians, usually without charge, which are open to members and non-members.'

'Our members come from across the physics community whether in industry, academia, the classroom, technician roles or in training programmes as an apprentice or a student. However our reach goes well beyond our membership to all who have an interest in physics and the contribution it makes to our culture, our society and the economy ... Activity organised by nations and branches includes physics-related events such as visits for members, physics talks, member visits and public engagement activities.'

'ICE supports civil engineers throughout their careers. We award professional qualifications that are the industry standard, lead the debates around infrastructure and the built environment and provide an unmatched level of training, knowledge and thinking ... ICE has around 65,000 members living and working across the UK. We are structured around 12 regional areas, each with their own dedicated office that supports our members.'

'We are the IET and we inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community to engineer a better world. As a diverse home across engineering and technology, we share knowledge that helps make better sense of the world in order to solve the challenges that matter. It’s why we are uniquely placed to champion engineering ... Local Networks are groups of members that come together to deliver a series of activities designed to promote the importance of science, engineering and technology to the general public, encourage young people to enter the profession and provide opportunities for engineers to share and develop knowledge and network with each other.''

'We strive to improve the world through engineering by: * Developing engineers; * Promoting engineering; * Informing opinion; * Encouraging innovation ... Holding events, working on engineering initiatives, and raising the profile of engineering, the UK Region covers over 80,000 members and engineers across a broad spectrum of industries.'

'ICMS stimulates and promotes the mathematical sciences through diverse international workshops & conferences. Our vibrant events programme attracts leading mathematical scientists from the UK and internationally - connecting mathematical communities across the world ... In addition to workshops, ICMS manages a number of other mathematical activities, such as our very popular Research-in-Groups programme; an extensive knowledge exchange programme; public engagement; and by giving administrative support to a number of mathematical groups.'

'A celebration of science and technology in Inverness and surrouding area. Our program is all free and open to schools, families and the general public.' Normally held Late April - Early May.

'Aims to promote the life and works of Dr John Snow, the pioneer of epidemiological method and celebrated anaesthetist. As outlined in the Constitution, the Society has a serious intent, publishing news, collecting facts and dates related to the life and works of John Snow and organising the Annual Pumphandle Lecture Series, but it also aims to provide a communication network for epidemiologists and those trained in the Snow tradition throughout the world.'

'A group of people who are interested in all aspects of geology, but especially in the geology of Kent. The membership includes a wide variety of people from beginners to experts, young and old, brought together by a fascination for the beauty of what lies beneath their feet. Interests are also very wide and include palaeontologists and fossil collectors, mineralogists and mineral collectors, stratigraphers and others. Many of the members, however, do not specialize but have a wide general interest in geology. This mix of people and subjects makes for a very friendly group.'

'Our aim is to promote all aspects of astronomy to all ages, beginners and experienced, and to provide a suitable location where all those interested can meet and share knowledge and experience. We meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month ... Talks / events and observations are scheduled for meetings ... However, this schedule may be varied in order to take advantage of good viewing conditions. If weather conditions are favourable we also meet on the other Mondays for an evening devoted to observation. These sessions are ideal for all levels of experience and members and non-members can gain a practical view of the night sky. No equipment is necessary as various pieces of equipment will be available for non-members to use.'

'We are a group with an interest in science who meet once a month for an informal discussion – with a drink – about a scientific or technical topic, led by an invited expert. Knutsford SciBar meetings are held on the second Monday of each month ... Usually there is no meeting in August. Time: 7.30pm – arrive early to get a drink and a good seat.'

'The Leeds Geological Association was formed in 1874 following a series of extra-mural lectures on Natural Sciences given by Cambridge University. The aim of the Association was to further the knowledge and experiences of geological matters by, wherever possible, study of the rocks and landscape of the local area. This very much remains the same today, although as knowledge of the subject has expanded, topics now range from the earth’s core to planetary bodies to climate change.'

'Previously known as the Stevenage & District Astronomical Society, LDAS moved to a new home in 1991, and the society changed its name to reflect the move. With over 100 members from all over the region, ranging from interested amateurs to those with sophisticated home observatories, LDAS is a friendly and welcoming society whose main aim is to promote the enjoyment of looking to the stars through meetings and public events ... LDAS meet ... on the last Wednesday of each month, from 1930hrs. The meetings feature an external guest speaker presenting on an astronomy topic of interest. Occasionally LDAS hold other meetings featuring presentations or workshops by members of the society.'

'Since its formation in 1985 the Society’s membership has grown to over 370, amateurs and professionals, of all ages and from all walks of life. It has held more than 200 lectures ... and has arranged more than 150 visits. The Society’s steady growth in membership, the growth of its reputation in the Lichfield area and beyond and the regular “full house” attendances make it the envy of many similar groups and a tribute to the many people who have served it ... The Society’s reputation is such that it can attract speakers respected in their professions from all over the UK and from abroad; surgeons, engineers, biologists, chemists, physicists, archaeologists, medical doctors, in fact anyone with an authoritative view on an interesting subject.'

'The UK’s learned society for mathematics. Its purpose is the advancement, dissemination and promotion of mathematical knowledge, both nationally and internationally ... The Society ... sponsors and organises UK-wide scientific lectures and meetings for research mathematicians, together with an annual lecture series specifically aimed at the wider public.'

'If you are interested in Astronomy and Space Science then the Loughton Astronomical Society will be of interest to you and your family. We welcome all levels of experience, whether you are serious and want to learn more, or are just curious to fill an evening ... Our programme covers a varied range of topics: scientists and astronomers presenting their latest research, cosmology, observing, the history of astronomy, equipment and software functionality, and much more. We always continue our discussions after the main talk in the bar ...'

'Macclesfield Astronomical Society is social group of men, women, juniors and guests, newcomers and veterans, novices and experts, in a sociable spectrum of involvement in astronomy. We have at least three regular events to participate in every month throughout the whole year, including an expert lecture every month, and other varied and informal talks, presentations, demonstrations and displays on a range of astronomical topics ... Our long-term aims are to provide a focal point for contact between local astronomers and to make astronomy accessible to the general public.'

'The Society was founded in 1892 as the North-Western Branch of the British Astronomical Association. We became independent in 1903 and are one of the oldest astronomical societies in the country. We aim to encourage the study of astronomy for both the newcomer and the seasoned observer alike ... On the third Thursday of the month, from October to March, a FREE public lecture is held at a venue in the centre of Manchester ... commencing at 19:30. Non-members are most welcome. The prestigious Kopal Lecture is given annually by an academic from The University of Manchester in honour of an old friend, the late Emeritus Professor Zdenek Kopal, Manchester's first Professor of Astronomy.'

Founded 1997: 'We are a friendly get-together of enthusiasts who have an interest in various aspects of geology. We range from complete novices to experts and we meet regularly at 7.15 on the third Wednesday of the month in Newtown, Powys ... We have a programme of lectures and field trips to mines, quarries, river sections and other exposures throughout Mid Wales and the Borders'.

 

'Formed in 1976 by a small group of keen amateur astronomers. Today, the society has a very active membership of between 50 and 100 members from across North and Mid-Kent and some from East Kent. The Mission of MKAS is Making Astronomy accessible to all. Its aims are to promote interest in and enhance the study of astronomy in Kent, and to provide facilities for the study of astronomy for its members. Additionally, MKAS promotes the education of astronomy to the public and its members. This is done through a wide variety of talks, events, projects, and outreach activities. Talks are usually made very simple for everyone to understand, and are highly enjoyable.'

'The Model Railway Club is recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest model railway society in the world, having been formed in 1910, hence being known as "The MRC" ... Today, The MRC is the largest club in the UK by number of members and has its own purpose-built premises, Keen House, situated in central London, 10 minutes walk from King’s Cross. As well as being the home of The MRC, Keen House is also home to many railway and modelling societies who hold their regular meetings.'

'The Mole Valley Geological Society normally meets monthly for lectures, soirées and occasional field excursions to study the geology of the Mole Valley and beyond. Founded in 1979, the Society is a Local Group of the Geologists’ Association, founded in 1858. Visitors are very welcome. No previous geological knowledge is needed, just intense curiosity about the Earth and its history.'

'With over 180 events across 50+ venues, the NI Science Festival offers a stimulating and wide range of events focusing on the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.' Normally held Late February.

'Encouraging participation and widening knowledge of geology in the North East of England since 1971 ... The Society normally arranges a series of lectures (given by professional or academic geologists) on geological or environmental topics in the winter months (October to March). Once a year there is an event where members have the opportunity to give their own short talks or demonstrations to the rest of the society.'

'The North Essex Astronomical Society welcomes everyone with an interest in astronomy, whatever their level of expertise. From novice to expert, we aim to be a society for all amateur astronomers. Members’ interests range from observing and astrophotography, from telescopes to astrophysics. Our common love is a passion for astronomy. We try to build a greater appreciation of the dark night sky and help people enjoy it ... We hold a public meeting once a month with a guest speaker. The subjects at meetings range from cosmology, planetary science, and life on other worlds, to astrophotography and more.'

'NAS has a membership averaging 150 and regularly meet on Fridays for club night with members staying to the small hours of the morning. We are a friendly, welcoming bunch. On good nights you will find members spending their time looking through telescopes or imaging and when it is cloudy you will find us in the clubhouse where we shared images, play pool or sit in groups chatting. We don’t spend all our time talking about astronomy but you are quite welcome to if you wish. We have a great club atmosphere and you would be most welcome to visit us on a club night and chat over a cuppa ... We hold a number of special public events with talks, tour, and look through our telescopes!'

'We are a forum where we exchange ideas and experiences for anyone, be they engineers or not, having an interest in engineering. Under "normal" circumstances our aim would be to promote widespread discussion and debate through a programme of talks and visits related to advances and achievements in engineering in the world today. If you are at all interested in Engineering, then the Norwich Engineering Society is for you!'  

'Norwich Science Festival is your chance to explore the wonders of the universe, meet the scientists whose research has changed our world and debate some big questions with some big-thinkers. The Festival offers inspirational exhibitions, sensational shows and an abundance of hands-on science activities for all ages and all levels of knowledge.' Normally held Mid October.

'The Nottingham Astronomical Society are a friendly group of amateur astronomers from all walks of life. Whilst providing regular guest speaker events, we encourage active observing. The Society owns and operates an observatory near Cotgrave. We are very active in public outreach, partnering with regional organisations, educational establishments and the BBC. We support several specialist interest groups, including astrophotography, radio astronomy and dark skies campaigning; we also maintain close ties with other astronomical societies and university research departments.'

'Housed in the attic of the early eighteenth-century church of the old St Thomas’ Hospital, this atmospheric museum offers a unique insight into the history of medicine and surgery. The original timber framed Herb Garret was once used to dry and store herbs for patients’ medicines and in 1822 an operating theatre was included. Predating anaesthetics and antiseptics, it is the oldest surviving surgical theatre in Europe.'

Founded 1991: 'One of the world’s longest-established and most original science festivals, providing a platform for fresh ideas in an island setting.' Normally held Early September.

'OASI is a society for people interested in astronomy. We are based at Orwell Park Observatory and Newbourne Village Hall, both situated near Ipswich, Suffolk. Members enjoy a wide range of interests in astronomy and include armchair astronomers, casual observers, and dedicated amateurs with specialist skills in visual and photographic observing, constructing telescopes, public education in astronomy and the history of astronomy.'

'The Oxford Geology Group is a dynamic, growing and very active local geological society that has been in constant operation since 1957 ... Our varied programme of illustrated evening lectures runs throughout the year. Two lecture series run in parallel, one on the fourth Tuesday of the month and the other on the second Thursday of the month ... Lectures aim to cater for those starting out in the Earth and planetary sciences as well as those with some specialist knowledge.'

'Established as a registered charity in 1979, in response to the need for specialised research into the causes and treatment of chronic pain in humans ... The Pain Relief Foundation started the Annual Lecture a few years ago as a Millennium project. Each year an eminent pain physician or scientist is invited to lecture on a topic currently of interest, in pain research or management. The lecture is given each year in honour of a person who contributed much to the field of pain treatment or research during his or her career. A short presentation about their life and work is given before the lecture by a fellow academic or clinician.'

'We meet on the first Thursday of every month ... We are a small friendly society, some of us are happy observing the heavens through telescopes, some of us are interested in imaging the night sky with either DSLR camera's, dedicated CCD's, webcams, or video cameras. Some members are also interested in making their own telescopes and observatories. But we all have an interest and passion for the night sky. Normally the December meeting is the society AGM and for a number of the meetings after January we will have outside guest speakers.'

'Pint of Science is a worldwide science festival which brings researchers to your local pub/cafe/space to share their scientific discoveries with you.' Normally held Mid May at locations throughout the UK (and internationally): in 2022, 32 towns/cities across the UK listed.

'The Club is the leading organisation for all who are interested in the microscope and microscopy. We have an international membership, with both amateur and professional microscopists who freely share their knowledge with beginners and new members ... Membership is open to all, from beginner to advanced amateur and professional microscopists ... Club meetings are held monthly at the Natural History Museum in London with regional meetings across the UK on a yearly or twice yearly basis ... We appreciate that not everyone is able to attend Quekett meetings, but there are other clubs and societies of interest to microscopists, in the United Kingdom and in other parts of the world.' Note that I have referenced 'other clubs and societies of interest to microscopists' in a Grouping for this Club.

'The Society exists to promote interest in and understanding of science in all its disciplines, and to provide grants for purposes of educational support to local schools ... In normal circustances we meet once a month at 8pm on a Wednesday.'

'Risca Industrial History Museum houses one of the best collections of artifacts relating to the industrial heritage of the South Wales valleys ... Oxford House Industrial History Society was formed in 1971 following a course of lectures given by the late Ray Bowen on industrial archaeology at Oxford House Adult Education Centre. The Museum displays its collection of artefacts, memorabilia and photographs illustrating some of the industrial history of the area: coal mining, the iron industry, tram roads, railways etc ... OHIHS meet in the Risca Colliers Institute, home of the Risca Industrial History Museum.'

'The Academy undertakes a range of activities to ensure that engineering is at the heart of policy-making, providing authoritative, impartial advice and expertise. We bring together leading engineers from across all disciplines to work together on issues of national and global importance. We set the agenda for education and diversity in UK engineering and technology and are an advocate for the need to plug the engineering skills gap ... Events and meetings are currently being hosted virtually for all of the Academy’s major areas of work, including innovation, talent & diversity, policy and public engagement.'

'The United Kingdom currently boasts the largest national aerospace industry in Europe and the second largest in the World. The Royal Aeronautical Society has a large number of branches serving all the major hubs of aerospace activity throughout the UK, represented by a diverse range of members from technical, military, and enthusiast backgrounds.'

'The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), founded in 1820, encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar-system science, geophysics and closely related branches of science ... The RAS runs, sponsors, or otherwise supports, a wide range of meetings, including a major programme of regular monthly meetings held October to May covering all aspects of astronomy and geophysics.'

'The RGSC is a registered charity and the objects set out in the charity's governing document are to encourage the popular study of geology and related sciences, with special reference to the geology and mining interests of Cornwall; to afford opportunities for instruction and to preserve geological knowledge in the society's transactions and encourage via the website the publishing of papers regarding Cornish geology and to encourage geological field meetings.'

'Our vision is to be an inclusive group of diverse disciplines working together for a more navigable world ... The RIN has regional Branches in some of Britain's navigation hotspots, as well as some in Europe. Any member who lives in an area where the RIN has a regional Branch automatically becomes a member of that Branch when they join the Institute. Branch members get access to a lively programme of events in their area, designed to target the navigation issues and history of the region ... Membership of RIN is open to all. If you're curious, which we hope you are, we would love to hear from you.'

'Science and its applications have an enormous impact on all our lives, but in order to maximise the potential of science for the benefit of social wellbeing, cultural enrichment and economic prosperity, there is a need to create a two-way debate between science and society, relating science to people's everyday lives ... You can take part in live events with the world’s leading thinkers as well as explore the history of the Ri in greater depth at the Faraday Museum. On the Ri YouTube channel you can catch up on events, as well as watch the best science videos on the web. We are also continually increasing the number of films available in our CHRISTMAS LECTURES archive.'

'The UK’s Professional and Learned Society for weather and climate. Working to strengthen the science and raise awareness of the importance of weather and climate, support meteorological professionals and inspire enthusiasts ... Our members include professionals, academics, students, teachers, enthusiasts and observers who all share a passion for meteorology, climate or related sciences ... The Royal Meteorological Society has a number of local centres across the UK, where meetings are held throughout the year ... Like the Society itself, Local Centres are particularly dependent on the active participation of members. Volunteering at a local centre is a great opportunity to network and share your interest of meteorology with like-minded individuals.'

'Has been at the forefront of microscopy and imaging since 1839. We are the only truly international microscopical society, drawing distinguished members from all over the world. We serve the needs of our company members who represent all the major manufacturers and suppliers of microscopes, equipment and services. The Society provides a great community for microscope users, with a busy calendar of training courses and networking events each year.'

'The Society was founded by the great Scottish physicist and natural philosopher Sir David Brewster in 1821 as an '"mproving society" dedicated to the promotion of invention and enterprise. Its original name - "The Society for the Encouragement of the Useful Arts in Scotland" - showed that it was concerned with the fields that we would now describe as science, technology, engineering and manufacture, but which were then known as the useful arts, as opposed to the fine arts ... In more recent times, the Society's meeting programme has been based on lectures given by expert and often distinguished speakers. The lectures cover a wide range of scientific and technical topics, but still with the original aim of keeping the membership informed about current concerns in science, engineering, medicine, and often with a topical edge. '

'RSPH is one of the world's longest-established public health bodies - with roots extending all the way back to the mid-nineteenth century and the passing of some of the very first Public Health Acts in modern history. We have evolved into a contemporary, forward-thinking organisation - tackling the public health issues our members care about ... RSPH organises a variety of public health related events throughout the year. Many are open to professionals or the general public, while others are exclusive to RSPH Members.'

'The Royal Society of Biology is a single unified voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting our members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences. The Society represents a diverse membership of individuals, learned societies and other organisations. Individual members include practising scientists, students at all levels, professionals in academia, industry and education, and non-professionals with an interest in biology ... The RSB has a vibrant network of regional activity. Our branch committee arrange local events which are a great way to develop professional contacts and to share interests.'

'Chemistry is at the centre of everything you can see, smell, touch and taste. Whether studying the chemistry of life, or developing the advanced science behind modern technology, chemical scientists use their expertise to improve our health, our environment and our daily lives. Collaboration is essential. We connect scientists with each other and society as a whole, so they can do their best work and make discoveries and innovation happen.'

'The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence ... We run an exciting programme for members of the public to engage with cutting-edge science and meet outstanding scientists. Our public events programme and Summer Science Exhibition give people a chance to learn about major discoveries and discuss the implications for our world.'

'The Society was founded in 2007. We have regular monthly meetings, usually with a guest speaker ... We hold also regular observing sessions in the autumn, winter and spring months.'

'Sandy Astronomical Society is a young society, formed in 2014 ... We are a not-for-profit organisation with a constitution and policies. Our purpose is to encourage you in this astronomical hobby. We engage with youth groups (well, anyone really), and perform outreach events to members of the general public.'

'The University of Dundee is one of the leading universities in Europe for research in Life Sciences. We make fundamental discoveries on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying health and disease in humans, animals, plants, parasites and bacteria and translate that knowledge to address global challenges ... Sharing and explaining our science has always been recognised as an integral part of the remit and responsibility of all our scientists. We are keen to communicate our passion for scientific research to members of the public, to people of all ages and from all educational backgrounds. We are eager to invite you into the world of discovery – a world that is primarily funded by you - and introduce you to how we work, what we hope to achieve and help you to understand how together we are changing lives.'

'As the world’s leading group of science museums, we share our unparalleled collection spanning science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine with over five million visitors each year.'

'Meetings, lectures, discussions, projects, fieldtrips for all with an interest in the subject, including amateur and professional geologists.'

'Sidmouth Science Festival started in 2012 with a weekend of science events in Sidmouth and at the nearby Norman Lockyer Observatory as well as a single day in local schools and art in the local gallery. Since then it has grown to a 10 day event with over 120 activities: visitor numbers have increased, visitors have been drawn from a larger area including overseas and more schools have been involved with hundreds of East Devon students taking part.' Normally held Mid October.

'Founded at Wadham College, Oxford in June 2002, the Society for the History of Astronomy regularly organizes meetings with a particular focus on the history of astronomy at the local and regional level ... The SHA welcomes professional and amateur astronomers, historians and enthusiasts of all levels of experience and of all interests within the field of the history of astronomy and related subjects.'

'SCI (Society of Chemical Industry) is a global network of innovators, formed in 1881 by prominent scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs, who went on to form the products, processes and companies that propelled society forward. SCI is the place where science meets business ... For over a decade, SCI has been delivering the free Public Evening Lecture Programme ... established to provide a means of communicating the latest developments in science and technology in a manner which is both interesting and informative ... Public Evening Lectures are free and open to all. They are part of an SCI’s charitable outreach that aims to reach members of the public and provide discourse on science-based topics and relevant popular subjects in an accessible way.'

Founded 1972: We host a comprehensive range of talks ... Both members and non-members are invited ... The club's observatory at Toothill is located in a relatively dark site just outside Southampton'.

'A group of enthusiastic amateur astronomers interested in looking at the stars, planets and anything else in space. We meet at least once a month to pass on our knowledge and share our interest in astronomy with people from the Somerset Levels.'

'Dedicated to providing advice, support and encouragement to those people, in and around the South Cheshire Crewe & Nantwich area who have an interest in astronomy and related sciences and technology. There are no limits associated with age or experience - the only pre-requisite is an enthusiasm for the subject! We are a community none profit organisation run entirely by unpaid member/enthusiast volunteers ... Our regular scheduled meetings take place from September to May of the suceeding year.'

'For those in the Chichester, West Sussex and surrounding areas, South Downs Astronomical Society (SDAS) is a friendly and informal way of meeting others with similar interests and of learning more about the science and fun of astronomy.'  Activities include 'a programme of Lectures on astronomical, space and allied subjects by visiting speakers, all experts in their particular fields'.

Founded 1923: 'We hold monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the each month from September through to July ... Our main meeting usually features a guest speaker and a small amount of society business. We are always happy to welcome guests and newcomers ... Some people think they can’t join an astronomy society because they are only "beginners" – that is nonsense! We are happy to welcome beginners and experts alike, in fact some of our talks are specifically aimed at beginners'.

'We are a small but friendly club who is always looking to welcome new members. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned veteran St Neots Astronomy Association has something to offer you: Regular presentations with expert speakers; Regular observing nights; Library of books to borrow; Advice on buying your first telescope; Support and advice for setting up your new telescope.'

'The Society was founded in 2003 to provide a focal point for amateur astronomers of all levels of interest and ability to meet and share their enjoyment of the night skies. Members are drawn from nearby towns and villages in the Stour Valley area and from further afield. At each meeting an illustrated talk will be given either by a society member or by a guest speaker.'

'If you are interested in astronomy, The Stratford upon Avon Astronomical Society is for you! Our members range from people with a casual interest in the subject to serious amateurs and professionals. You don't need any specialist knowledge to join, nor do you need to own a telescope ... On the first Tuesday of each month, we have a practical workshop, covering topics oriented around observational astronomy. On the third Tuesday of each month we have a talk by a visiting guest speaker, usually a professional astronomer ... If you're interested, simply turn up at one of our meetings. There's no need to book. Visiting is free, and there's absolutely no pressure to join.'

'The oldest astronomical society in Wales - established 13th February 1948. The aim of the Society has always been "to further the knowledge of and to stimulate public interest in the science of Astronomy, also to promote and conduct research into problems related thereto" and this is as relevant to today's Society as it was in 1948 ... Thursday evening lectures are provided for Swansea Astronomical Society members, however, potential new members or members of other astronomical societies should feel free to come along as a guest.'

'Thinktank, Birmingham's award winning science museum, offers an enlightening and fun packed day out for the family.'

'Tiverton & Mid Devon AS is an enthusiastic and friendly group who meet regularly for talks, social events and night sky observing sessions. Our aim is to encourage people of all ages and abilities and from all walks of life to learn about the wonders of our Universe. Please come along and try one of our meetings without obligation. Previous knowledge of astronomy is not necessary.'

'We are a group of people of all ages and from all walks of life bound together by a common interest in astronomy. Whether you are an experienced astronomer or a newcomer and just curious to find out a little more about the cosmos, we pride ourselves on offering a convivial setting to meet and learn ... The TAS generally holds two meetings per month through the astronomical "season" from September to April. One meeting per month is primarily an "observational" event. The other monthly meeting is a "lecture" event ... We welcome non-members at all of our meetings. Non-members are asked to pay a small visitor's fee.'

'Vectis Astronomical Society (VAS) is based in Newchurch on the Isle of Wight which is just off the South coast of the UK. The Society was founded in 1976 and our Observatory was completed and opened in 1998. The Society is a friendly group of 70 or so amateur astronomers ... In addition to our normal club night each Thursday, VAS has monthly meetings, with guest speakers, throughout the year. These meetings are open to all. No charge is made but a donation to our Society funds would really help.'

'This is a friendly society which welcomes new members . Meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of the month ... Most of our meetings consist of a talk by our main speaker followed by free tea, coffee and biscuits. There is then either a short beginners talk or “Sky Notes” to say what is happening in the sky in the coming month.'

'The Museum was founded in 1983. Its mission is to preserve, store, and interpret the heritage and history of the industries and people of the River Wandle ... The museum is located in Mitcham, Surrey ... The once industrial River Wandle flows through the London Boroughs of Croydon, Sutton, Merton and Wandsworth. It rises in both Carshalton and Croydon before its path takes it into the Thames at Wandsworth. With a fall of 38 metres (126ft) and a length of 19 kilometres (12 miles) it is a very fast flowing river ... Whilst industries still exist along the river today, they sadly no longer use its power. Today, the river is a place of leisure with nature reserves and pleasant parkland that makes a walk along its length a very enjoyable one.'

'Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we all think and feel about health. Through exhibitions, collections, live programming, digital, broadcast and publishing, we create opportunities for people to think deeply about the connections between science, medicine, life and art ... Events and exhibitions happen online and in our building. All our permanent and temporary exhibitions are free, and so are most events. We hold a wide variety of events throughout the year, from tours to multi-part festivals.'

'We are the Public Engagement Team - part of Connecting Science - at the Wellcome Genome Campus: A group of passionate enthusiasts whose mission is to share the world of genomics science with public and schools everywhere. We do this through a range of live and digital experiences ... We're lucky to share our mission with pioneering scientists in the world-class facilities of the Sanger Institute and European Bioinformatics Institute driving some of the most exciting (and potentially life-changing) science in the world. Kick started by the Human Genome Project, our campus has a rich history which you're invited to come and experience.'

'Exists to promote and advance public education and interest in the science of astronomy and related sciences and to provide facilites for the encouragement and pursuit of observational astronomy.'

'West Didsbury Astronomical Society was formed to bring people together who have an interest in Astronomy. If you are interested in astronomy and you’re in the Manchester (UK) area come and meet other local astronomers. Everyone is welcome from the complete beginner to the more experienced astronomer. There are regular meetings during the year and ad hoc observing sessions.'

'Our Aims: * To promote a wider interest in the science of geology through organised lectures, field excursions and social activities; * To provide a link between the amateur, the student, the teacher and the professional geologist; * To foster interest in geological sites within the area with a view to their study and wise conservation: * To establish and maintain good relations with organisations that have common interests ... Lectures are held at 7:30 on a Tuesday in the months from October to December inclusive. The AGM, involving a members evening, is normally held in April, but the movable feast of Easter makes its date somewhat variable.'

'The Society was founded in 1967 and has a membership mostly drawn from a wide area of the western side of London ... We meet every month except August,  alternately at two venues in Harrow and Hillingdon boroughs, so we cover a wide area of the west of London area. You definitely don't need to be an advanced amateur to join, as we try to keep meetings at a level which anyone with a general interest in astronomy can follow. Probably the majority of our membership consists of people just like you – interested but not obsessed!'

'The Society was founded in 1977 and currently has around 80 members. It is organised for and by enthusiastic amateurs ... Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month except for July and August ... Meetings begin at 7:30 pm where a varied and interesting programme of talks are given by guest speakers. Talks are designed for beginners and experts alike, with tea, coffee and biscuits after. Talks are generally atttended by an average of 40 members.'

'The Society is open to anyone who is interested in Earth Sciences. No prior knowledge of the subject is required.  Non-members can attend an event for a small fee ... There is a winter programme of lectures in Kendal, on the third Wednesday of each month, and tutorials on the fourth Tuesday of the month.  In the summer, excursions (fieldtrips) are organised, to places of geological interest.  All are within a reasonable distance of Kendal.'

'New members are always welcome at Weymouth Astronomy Club regardless of experience. The only pre-requisite required is a keen interest in the night sky.'

'Our aim is to spread knowledge of the life, work, and times of Herschel and his family, and to encourage greater understanding today of the subjects he studied ... William Herschel is known today for the contribution he made to Astronomy, although for at least half his professional life he was a musician and composer ... We arrange Astronomy Lectures in Bath in collaboration with the BRLSI, the University of Bath, and others.'

'We are a small, friendly active group of astronomy and space enthusiasts based in ancient county of Wiltshire.'

Monthly talks - usually on the first Monday evening of each month.

'An amateur group founded in 1951, the Society has witnessed over a half a century of fantastic achievements in astronomy and space exploration. The Society is open to anyone with an interest in Astronomy (including complete beginners who are more than welcome) and all tastes and experience levels are catered for. Experts and experienced members are available to give new members help and guidance in understanding this most interesting scientific subject ... We arrange an interesting and varied programme of lectures from professional and experienced amateur astronomers, plus informal meetings and discussions.'

'Founded in 1837, the Yorkshire Geological Society was the first geological society in the North of England ... Our objective is to promote & record the results of research in geosciences in Yorkshire. We achieve this mainly by hosting and promoting a series of indoor meetings & field trips throughout the course of the year, and publications by the Society, including the world-renowned Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society which is published twice per year.'

'The Yorkshire Philosophical Society is a charitable learned society, founded in 1822 when “philosophical” had the same meaning as “scientific”. The Society’s primary aim is to promote public understanding and involvement in the academic disciplines of the natural and social sciences ... Our Lectures cover a wide range of subjects in the natural sciences, social sciences and archaeology, and take place in a friendly, welcoming environment with the opportunity to meet others with similar interests. Lectures are free and open to all.  Non-members are invited to make a donation to help cover costs.  Children are welcome provided they are accompanied by a responsible adult.'

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