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

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VISIT the List of ALL Sorts of Science & Technology Groups which were advertising forthcoming live Lectures and Talks Online when their Records were reviewed.

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

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

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

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

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

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VISIT the List of Camera, Photographic & Video Societies which were advertising forthcoming live Lectures and Talks Online when their Records were reviewed.

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 Civic Societies & Trusts which were advertising forthcoming live Lectures and Talks Online when their Records were reviewed.

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

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

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VISIT the List of Economics, Finance & Business Groups which were advertising forthcoming live Lectures and Talks Online when their Records were reviewed.

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

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

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VISIT the List of Government, Politics & Law Groups which were advertising forthcoming live Lectures and Talks Online when their Records were reviewed.

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VISIT the List of Historic Houses & Gardens which were advertising forthcoming live Lectures and Talks Online when their Records were reviewed.

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

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VISIT the List of Ideas & The Future Groups which were advertising forthcoming live Lectures and Talks Online when their Records were reviewed.

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VISIT the List of Libraries & Archives which were advertising forthcoming live Lectures and Talks Online when their Records were reviewed.

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VISIT the List of Literary, Philosophical & Scientific Lectures Groups which were advertising forthcoming live Lectures and Talks Online when their Records were reviewed.

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VISIT the List of Local History Societies which were advertising forthcoming live Lectures and Talks Online when their Records were reviewed.

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

Category Ornithology
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VISIT the List of Ornithology 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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VISIT the List of Universities & Colleges which were advertising forthcoming live Lectures and Talks Online when their Records were reviewed.

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

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Art Fund has helped museums and galleries buy great works of art since 1903. Through sales of the National Art Pass, corporate members and the support of trusts and foundations, Art Fund has ensured museums across the UK are able to display great art for everyone to enjoy ... Our network of 57 volunteer committees organise a lively and varied programme of fundraising events, lectures, trips and outings for existing members and potential supporters all over the UK.‘

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‘The AIA is the national organisation for people who share an interest in Britain’s industrial past. It brings together groups and individuals with an interest and expertise in identifying, recording, preserving and presenting the remains of the industrial past ... Affiliated membership is available to societies, clubs and groups, whether of local interest or of national specialist interest, so that they can have a voice in national matters and their members can be aware of what is happening in the wider field. By adding their strength to the AIA it increases our voice and position when representing industrial archaeology at a national or European level.‘

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Access to details of philatelic Federations, National & Specialist Societies, Local Societies: 'As not all societies are members of the ABPS it may be that their details will not be available as the records of contact, telephone and email addresses may not be recorded.'

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'We are a mobile audio webcasting service, which concentrates on recording academic research. We are hired by universities, learned societies and research institutes to record  their research as presented at conferences, symposia, workshops, public lectures and seminars and to disseminate it  to a ready-made world-wide audience.'

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

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

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

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

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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'The national charity for the civic movement in England. We make places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive. We promote civic pride.'

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

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'Culture24’s Direct Data Entry (DDE) database is the UK’s most comprehensive database of visual arts and heritage venue, events and exhibition listings. It’s free to input listings and we share them out with publishing partners for free too – our aim is to get them shared and used far and wide.'

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

Category Art Galleries
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Includes 'a series of new public art commissions and over 45 major exhibitions at galleries, museums and artist-run spaces'. Usually held each year in August.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'There are 148 gardening clubs and societies in the Gloucestershire Federation of Gardening Societies.' Note the rolling section Gardening clubs meeting in the next week in the middle of the Home Page.

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'There are about 140 horticultural societies from Hampshire and the surrounding counties in the Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies and these are listed in 10 areas around the main towns/cities.'

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Heritage Trust Network is a membership organisation run by people who have delivered amazing heritage projects against all the odds. Our mission is to help others do the same ... We operate throughout the United Kingdom, drawing together and supporting the work of local heritage groups, whether constituted as building preservation trusts, community trusts or social enterprises.‘

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

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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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'Founded in 1989 to further the conservation, restoration and public awareness of a too little known but significant section of our cultural heritage. It aims to develop links between its constituent members by means of co-operative agreements, newsletters, social gatherings, seminars, workshops and meetings.'

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'Discover iTunes U and never stop learning. Download lectures, discussions, language lessons, and more — all from top universities, schools, and other cultural institutions around the world ...

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'The Federation, formed in 1938, was originally based on societies from Kent. Since 2001 however, several societies from East Sussex, and more recently clubs from Surrey, have been welcomed, bringing our present membership to around 200 affiliated societies, clubs and organisations.'

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'Kernow Goth (or Old Cornwall) is a movement with a mission. It's wide ranging aims are to preserve and record Cornwall's unique culture, traditions, its language and dialect and caring for its environment. We also promote public awareness of these topics and concerns relating to them. Having been in existence since 1920 the movement has spread the length and breadth of Cornwall with over 40 societies ... Our 'Old Cornwall' societies range in size from those that are quite small to some with over 100 members. Independently run each has its own officers and committee.'

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

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'One of the largest general philatelic societies in Great Britain whose members are drawn from throughout the UK and Overseas. The Society offers the renowned National Philatelic Society Library. UK members may borrow by post or obtain photocopies of material (copyright permitting). Browse the Library catalogues on line and contact the Library ... The Society holds its Meetings, normally on the second Saturday of the month (except August).'

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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 Transport Trust is the only national charity established to promote and encourage the preservation and restoration of Britain's unique transport heritage in all its forms - road, rail, wings and water.‘

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'The country's busiest, largest free family history forum site.'

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

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

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

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‘The organisation’s purposes are to support honey bees and beekeepers, to improve the standard of beekeeping, and to promote honey bee products in Scotland through: * The advancement of education in relation to the craft of beekeeping; * The advancement of the heritage, culture and science of beekeeping; * The advancement of environmental protection by conservation of the honey bee.’

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‘The national body for the civic movement in Scotland. It engages proactively with local civic groups across Scotland and regularly comments and campaigns for the improvement of Scotland's individual buildings and areas of distinction. The Trust seeks to encourage active interest in all aspects of the built environment. It liaises with many organisations, bodies and individuals in the pursuit of its objectives. It remains an important champion of Scotland's places.’

Category Wildlife Trusts
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‘The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. It also manages a network of 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.’

Category China
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'Founded in 1965 to promote understanding and friendship between the British and Chinese people. It is open to all who subscribe to these aims.'

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

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'A nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.'

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

Category Surrey
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'Consists of 15 Societies and is one of the smallest areas geographically with a great concentration of very active societies.'

Category London
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'We are now called The Arts Society, a name and brand that more clearly represents who we are and what we do. It communicates the broad nature of the lecture topics which now incorporate all the arts, and makes a strong statement about our role in the community and wider society. The monogram, with interlocking A and S, communicates a value at the heart of the organisation connecting people to the arts and to each other.'

Category The Arts Society
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'A great way to expand your knowledge of the arts, as well as having fun helping to conserve our heritage. Look at our podcasts. We’d love to entice you in!'

Category The Arts Society
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'Each Society of the 25 in the South West Area organises a full programme of lectures, Special Interest Days and visits. Details of society programmes can be found by contacting the individual Society,whose contact details can be found on the Societies page. Details of area events and visits are on the Special Interest Days and the News/Courses pages ...'

Category The Arts Society
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'From Chichester in the west to Hastings in the east there are twenty four individual Societies in The Arts Society Sussex Area further details of which can be found in the Societies section. Our Societies bring together groups of like minded individuals through regular meetings, lectures by top experts. study days, visits, tours and a number of volunteering activities including Church Recording, Heritage Volunteering and our Young Arts programmes.'

Category The Arts Society
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The Wessex Area of The Arts Society has 22 societies in the area from the coast of Dorset, covering part of Somerset, Bath, all of Wiltshire, and beyond the M4. Each society is autonomous, but all broadly follow the same theme of holding an hour long lecture once a month, usually 10 times a year, given by an accredited Arts Society lecturer. These lectures cover all manner of subjects from fine art, to porcelain, jewellery, furniture, music and all related arts subjects.'

Category South Wales
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'There are currently 22 Societies including South Wales, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, Bristol and Malmesbury, further details of which can be found in the Societies section.'

Category West Midlands
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'From the Welsh borders to Warwickshire and Staffordshire, there are 16 individual societies in the West Midlands Area, further details of which can be found in the Societies section.'

Category The Arts Society
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'One of eighteen areas within the UK. It provides a link between The Arts Society centrally and the eighteen local Societies within our defined area. There are about 4500 members collectively in the Societies of West Surrey Area.'

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

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

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

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

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

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

Category Railway History
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'The Railway Magazine is Britain's best-selling general interest rail title. Published continuously since 1897, it commands the utmost respect among professionals and enthusiasts for authoritative and informed news coverage.' Monthly meetings and exhibitions calendar.

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

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