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Category Christianity
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VISIT the List of Christianity Groups which were advertising forthcoming live Lectures and Talks Online when their Records were reviewed.

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VISIT the List of Other Belief Systems Groups which were advertising forthcoming live Lectures and Talks Online when their Records were reviewed.

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VISIT the List of Philosophy Groups which were advertising forthcoming live Lectures and Talks Online when their Records were reviewed.

Category Dowsing
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'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.'

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'At Humanists UK, we want a tolerant world where rational thinking and kindness prevail. We work to support lasting change for a better society, championing ideas for the one life we have ... We started out in 1896, and since then we’ve always been a growing movement at the forefront of social change. Today we’re trusted by over 70,000 members and supporters and over 70 local and special interest affiliates to promote humanism.'

 

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'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.'

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'The contemporary Adlerian approach to counselling and psychotherapy is based on the pioneering work of Alfred Adler, the physician and psychologist acclaimed alongside Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung as one of the "Big Three" founders of psychotherapy. A very popular public speaker in his time, his international lecture tours attracted a wide and varied audience, and many of the innumerable books that flowed from his talks and seminars are still in print today ... From the early 1950s the Adlerian Society has held monthly public lectures at this historic venue in central London [Conway Hall], where Alfred Adler himself lectured in the 1930s. The topics vary widely and are always relevant to the development and application of Adlerian psychology today. All are welcome (no need to book). Online tickets available.'

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'The AHT aims to promote public awareness of the meaning and value of spiritual experience. It offers subscribers regular newsletters and invitations to lectures and seminars. Members may make use of the Library at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David ... The AHT supports and encourages discussion and the forming of local groups. It considers it important to talk about and share the reality of, and engage in the serious study of, spiritual experiences.'

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'The South East Wales group was founded in December 2010. It is an informal gathering, drawing from each others' experience, knowledge and expertise. We meet in the convener's home four times a year in the afternoons. We hope we are able to fulfill and extend our own knowledge, and share our discoveries with the Society at large through the medium of De Numine.'

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

Category Christianity
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Aim is 'to advance the Christian religion, particularly by teaching members of the Anglican and Orthodox Churches about each other, in order to prepare the way for an ultimate union between them, in accordance with our Lord's prayer that "all may be one" ... The Association organises an annual Pilgrimage, an annual Constantinople Lecture, a summer Festival, as well as other events, which are open to members and their friends'.

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'Seminars are held on Tuesdays at 6.10 pm ... All talks are open to staff, students and members of the public ... Attendance is free and there is no need to book in advance.'

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

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

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

Category Christianity
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‘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.‘

 

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Usually weekly lectures, Monday evenings.

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'We are a group of local people of all ages, both men and women, who have no formal in-depth philosophical training, but who love sharing ideas and learning new things in a supportive environment.'

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'Founded in May 2015, Basingstoke Humanists is a flourishing group of Humanists and people with similar views and beliefs, who enjoy sharing ideas, being stimulated by talks from invited speakers, contributing to the community and socialising.'

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'We are a discussion group of friendly and intelligent people who enjoy wrestling with philosophical topics, aiming for a poor-man's Olympia Academy or Cambridge Apostles! Promoting exchange through examination and reasoned argument, members shouldn't be averse to a little amateur scholarship. Different views - especially the unorthodox - are welcome but do expect to justify, critique, be critiqued and engage analytically with the ideas of others.'

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

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‘The Abbey organises occasional lectures, events, courses and regular fellowship meetings, discussion and learning.’

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'Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month ... All are welcome to our meetings.'

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Tuesday Talks 'Talks begin at 1.10 pm and last for 20-25 minutes.'

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'We meet about once a month, often with a speaker, in a variety of venues. More information about our meetings can be found in the Events calendar. In addition, we arrange social events and are involved in raising money for charitable causes.'

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Category Christianity
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'The Priory community of Dominican friars welcomes many for daily Mass and prayer, and to take part in regular group meetings and other events.'

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‘Set amid the magical Radnorshire Hills close to the Wales-England border, the Bleddfa Centre is a wholly inspiring place, where the creative spirit is nurtured throughout the year across a wide range of art forms and across a broad spectrum of spiritual and philosophical traditions ... From art exhibitions and excellent coffee and cake, to poetry readings, concerts, yoga classes, retreats, writing workshops, and lectures by high-profile speakers, we feel sure you will find something to inspire you at Bleddfa.’

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'Meets on the first Wednesday of every month (no meeting in August), at 7.30 pm (8.00 pm start).'

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'We believe we have a duty to communicate our research to the public, in order to raise understanding and awareness of heart disease. At present we are doing this through public lectures and this website, but hope to expand our outreach activities in the future if funding is available.'

Category Dowsing
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'All Meetings are on a Friday - October to April. 7.30 pm prompt start.'

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'We support the Charter of the National Secular Society and meet regularly to discuss secular issues, listen to guest speakers, organise campaigns, arrange Freedom of Information requests and generally have a good chat and a drink or two ... We usually meet on either the first or second Monday of the month.'

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'BPF Public Events aim to create a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere in which dialogue and discussion can flourish. We look to focus a Psychoanalytic or/and Jungian lens on the challenges of contemporary living and society.'

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’In addition to the regular classes and courses, the Society offers a full programme of events including an annual residential Summer School, special functions and celebration days, plus regular public lectures on the history, art and culture of Buddhist countries.’

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‘The Club was founded in 1922 by close associates of Carl Gustav Jung and continues today, building a community that explores Jung's ideas and concepts ... The Club hosts an exciting number of lectures and events throughout the year ... Through various associations with other well known Jungian organisations, we are happy to advertise other interesting events that are taking place outside of the Jung Club.’

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Monthly morning Public Lectures which are 'open to anyone with an interest in depth psychology and aim to make the original ideas of Jung more widely accessible and to provide a friendly and informal forum for the ongoing development of Analytical Psychology. The organising committee needs and encourages the support of interested individuals who wish to play an active part in shaping the future of this lecture series. Attending the lectures is an important first step in this direction'.

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Occasional meetings: ''We normally meet in the bookshop café at eight on a Saturday Night. The talk lasts about an hour, followed by something to eat and a discussion phase that goes on to ten or a bit later - and afterwards in the pub for some ...'.

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Conversations in the Art of Life 'Everyone can talk - All points of view are valid - Statements work better than questions - You set the agenda - Drinking helps.' Monthly on the 4th Tuesday.

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'This will be a place where people can meet and talk about life, over a drink, from a psychological perspective.' ALERT Could not find a future Programme of Events for the Manchester Group at Review.

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'Every year Cairns hosts a series of lectures by invited speakers renowned in their own field under the heading Thinking Allowed ... The series now forms the main thrust of outreach from a church which is well known for its liberal and inclusive approach.'

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'Provides a meeting place and discussion forum for non-religious people in Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas. We socialize, debate issues of mutual interest, and undertake outreach activities in and around Cambridgeshire to increase awareness of Humanism and the need for a secular state.'

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‘The Group aims to encourage local atheists, agnostics, freethinkers etc to “come out” as Humanists, and join the group, and/or Humanists UK and become part of a world wide movment ... Meet ups are informal in nature and take the form of a social gathering or on occasion a presentation followed by discussion of a topical issue. Guest speakers are invited occasionally.‘

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The Idea  ‘There are so many languages, religions and beliefs in Grangetown, but there are few opportunities to learn about the many different perspectives in the local area. A Philosophy Café has provided a safe, neutral space for different communities to share information about their beliefs in relation to themes decided by local residents.’

 

ALERT Replacement for original Café described here.

Category Theosophy
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'Regular lectures, study groups and workshops covering all aspects of Theosophy. The study group meets regularly and is intended to provide a basic introduction to Theosophy. A collection is taken to cover cost of materials/refreshments. No previous knowledge of Theosophy is assumed and newcomers are welcome.'

Category Christianity
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‘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.’

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'Once a month we hold at least one social event and one or more talk/lecture on a subject of interest to our members.'

Category Religious Belief
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'Vision is to ensure that anyone will have access to quality resources to enable education, and understanding about apocalyptic and millenarian movements. It will realise this vision by: Developing and maintaining a world centre of excellence in the critical study of apocalyptic and millenarian movements and aid the public understanding of the legacies and future possibilities of these crucial, creative and often misunderstood forms of human culture. CenSAMM will exist in both the physical world in the form of symposia and interviews, and online as written, digitised and recorded resources.' Initiative of the Panacea CharitableTrust in Bedford, UK. The Centre organize 'lectures and conferences on the subject of apocalyptic and millenarian critical study that are open and free to the public in Beford at the Panacea Museum (we even throw in a free lunch!)'.

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'The public lecture series is organised to aid the MA/Diploma students in "Islam in Contemporary Britain" in their studies, but to also allow a chance for academics and students from other schools, and the general public, to attend and gain a better understanding on the various and dynamic aspects related to the study of Islam in the UK ... 'We envisage the Centre as an accessible, vibrant, and inclusive hub of learning about Islam in Cardiff and South Wales, for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The Centre has strong links with the local Muslim community, and we are proud of this partnership.'

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‘The Keene Lectures discuss matters of contemporary theological interest and are delivered annually in Chelmsford Cathedral. They take their name from John Henry Keene, a prominent citizen of Chelmsford, in whose memory a fund was established to bring distinguished speakers to Chelmsford for this purpose.‘ The Cathedral houses a number of other lectures and talks throughout each year.

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'Over many years the Chelmsford Theological Society has organised lectures, aimed at stimulating thinking about matters of faith and life.'

Category Dowsing
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'We meet on the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings are a mix of guest speakers, training and practical exercises, discussion, and sharing knowledge and experiences of and by members, with a mid-point break for refreshments.'

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Offer a range of lectures and talks, some organized by the Society of Friends of Chester Cathedral.

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'We meet on the third Tuesday of each month ... at 7.00 pm.'

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'We hold four or more meetings in the year. Guest speakers with national and international reputations are invited to give lectures, and then to respond to questions and comments from the audience ... Most meetings have a door-charge for entry and refreshments: there is no other membership fee and usually no requirement to book, and some events are free.'

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'CPSG runs a monthly programme of talks, demonstrations and videos relating to the Paranormal. The Group's Secretary arranges for a different speaker to join us at each meeting, in order to give a talk on, or to demonstrate, a particular aspect of the subject. Potential new members are welcome to join us at these meetings ... The Group’s main meetings are currently held on the second Friday of the month ... at 7.15 pm.'

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'We meet ... from 7 pm, every third Monday of the month (or Tuesday when there is a bank holiday).'

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'Meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of the month starting at 7.45 pm. Sometimes an outside speaker will give a talk followed by questions; other meetings are simply informal discussions. We also hold social events during the year. Non-members are always welcome. A bookstall and small library are on display at meetings, and refreshments are served ... The Chiltern Humanist Group was formed in July 1991 and currently has almost 80 members, who share the view that a positive code of ethics is the only guidance needed for this one life that we have.'

Category Christianity
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’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.‘

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Category Christianity
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‘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.’

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'Each term there are weekly lectures by respected authorities on a broad range of subjects. Over the years, our audiences have always told us how our wide variety of Lectures has opened doors for them to explore new areas of thought ... For places at our regular Tuesday & Friday evening programmes please pay at the door, unless indicated otherwise. Admission to normal lectures is £6'(with various concessions).

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'Conway Hall is owned and operated by Conway Hall Ethical Society, a membership organisation and educational charity with a history spanning two centuries. The Hall hosts a wide variety of lectures, classes, performances, community and social events. It is renowned as a hub for free speech and independent thought. Hosting suffragettes, political radicals, scientists, philosophers, artists, performers; campaign, charities and other non-profit organisations.'

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'We meet every third Tuesday of the month for discussions and we have occasional speakers ... except December, when there is no meeting.'

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'We usually meet six times a year: three times in the Kendal area, twice in the Carlisle area, and once in the west of the County ... Lectures are open to all and we are funded by voluntary donations.'

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Annual Lecture organized by the Friends of Deerhurst Church: 'Admission on the Door from 7 pm'.

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Category Philosophy
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‘The department organises a wide variety of research events from major international conferences and to regular papers. Additional events are organised as part of our numerous research projects, by our research clusters and through the Sense Perception in the North (SPIN) Network.’

Category Philosophy
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Organize the Senior Seminar Programme sponsored by the Royal Institute of Philosophy: 'Everyone is welcome ...'.

Category Philosophy
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Occasional lectures, under various auspices, including the Mary Wollstonecraft Annual Lecture. Enquire about attendance.

Category Philosophy
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'The Department of Philosophy at King's College London is a lively research environment, with many active research seminars and student-run reading groups happening every week during term time (and often during the vacations too!) Our seminars and reading groups are primarily aimed at postgraduates and above, but are generally open to all.'

Category Philosophy
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Annual Women in the History of Philosophy Lecture 'Women make up only a minority of philosophers, and an even smaller minority of philosophers in the history of the profession. Indeed, it can be easy to get the impression that women's contributions to philosophy are only a very recent phenomenon. But this is not true. The Sheffield Philosophy Department has decided that it wants to increase awareness of the work of women throughout the history of philosophy, and so is now sponsoring an annual lecture on Women in the History of Philosophy.' Also other events which can be open to the public.

Category Dowsing
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'All Group Meetings are ... on the second Tuesday in the month, and start at 7.30 pm.'

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'On May 21st 2015 a group of us met at the Bike Shed Theatre Bar in Exeter to decide the future of Devon Humanists. It was clear that although there is great interest in Humanism in Devon, there is no appetite for organising committees and their attendant meetings. It was decided to make Devon Humanists into a virtual group, keeping in touch via the web, social media and email and hoping to organise occasional meetups and socials.'

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Wide range of talks and related events listed in the Calendar.

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Lectures and other events at Westminster Cathedral and elsewhere for 'Catholics in the Diocese of Westminster'.

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'There's so much going on in the Diocese of York. These pages will help you find news and events that you're interested in.'

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Occasional events organized by The Friends of Dorchester Abbey including the annual Dorchester Lecture.

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'Talks are held on the first Thursday of each month at 19.15. Talks start 19.30.'

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'With our great line-up of talks, debates and discussions we offer a banquet for the curious mind, and aim, as always, to champion knowledge and understanding over superstition and myth.' Meet once or twice a month at various times.

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'Usually held on a Monday, our events are educational, stimulating and fun. They provide opportunities to engage socially and in lively discussion with like minded, open-minded thinking people.'

Category Religious Belief
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Monthly lectures, Wednesday evenings. Admission is free but by ticket only.

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Category Christianity
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'Exists to promote the study of ecclesiastical and canon law particularly in the Church of England and those churches in communion with it. Amongst its activities the Society puts on an exciting programme of conferences and lectures bringing together lawyers, clergy and others who are interested in the area.'

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Events: 'This page lists events organised both by the Ecclesiological Society and other Societies. In one way or another all events are related to churches, their furnishings and use. For events of other Societies, details have been extracted from their published programmes, and enquiries should be addressed to the organisation in question, not to us.'

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Organize or host a range of lectures and talks.

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'We meet as a group once a month in Chelmsford, either for a formal lecture or discussion, usually on a matter of social concern or some aspect of Humanism, or twice a year for a social and once a year for an outing to a place of interest. Other activities help to promote a sense of community amongst Humanists in Essex, with our two Discussion Groups meeting monthly as a more informal alternative or supplement to our main meeting, which also allow members to become involved without having to travel to Chelmsford.'

Category Christianity
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Occasional lunchtime lectures: 'A very warm welcome to all.'

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'Explore Lifelong Learning provides a stimulating, entertaining and varied programme of expert led learning created to challenge your mind and deliver unique experiences. As well as expanding their minds, our members also expand their social circles through attending our dependable and reliable programme of events ... Most of our programme is for our subscribers but we do from time to time present lectures open to the public.'

 

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Category Philosophy
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'Live' events occasionally open to members of the public.

Category Religious Belief
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Lectures, and also Research Seminars, which members of the public might attend. Enquire about attendance.

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'We meet each month ... on a Sunday evening at 7.30 for talks and discussions.'

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Category Religious Belief
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Occasional talks.

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Category Christianity
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‘Our aim is to explain, from the Bible, the good news about the person and work of Jesus Christ to those who work in the Fleet Street area. We welcome people at any stage of  Christian understanding, whether you would call yourself a Christian or are simply interested in finding out more about the Christian faith.‘

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'The Freud Museum exists to promote the intellectual and cultural legacies of Sigmund and Anna Freud for the learning and enjoyment of all... We are a place for debate and discussion of Freud and psychoanalysis in the arts, in culture, in ideas and in contemporary life.'

Category Religious Belief
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Description of upcoming Gifford Lectures at the Universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, and St Andrews.

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Regular talks, Thursday evenings, from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm.

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