A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

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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.

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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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'We organise a variety of events such as walks, lectures, visits, workshops, exhibitions and conferences throughout the county as well as publishing our newsletter, History in Bedfordshire, several times a year.'

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'The Berkshire Local History Association (BLHA) was founded in 1976, to encourage Local History Research and interest in the county, both pre- and post the 1974 boundary changes. It provides a common meeting ground for individual members, the various local history societies and groups within the county, and the professionals who work in archives, libraries, museums and education.'

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'One of our aims is to provide an umbrella service for all the local, family and social history societies, groups and clubs in the old county of Cambridgeshire. Additionally, we also act as a central information hub taking in all the latest news of events or what is happening or affecting the history community both locally and nationally and disseminating that information out to the 90 plus history based societies, groups and clubs via our various networking facilities.'

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'Arranges open meetings, usually a couple of times a year, with guests who speak on a range of interesting topics. The meetings give members from different organisations an opportunity to meet and talk face-to-face and to exchange ideas and experiences.'

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'Information about the various meetings around the county can be found by clicking on the appropriate society on the Members page.' (The Association itself also has a Programme of Events.)

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'The Federation publishes an events diary three times per year and distributes this through members. The latest diary can be viewed or downloaded. Most events are open to non-members for a small charge, but it is wise to check, especially on visits which may have a limit on numbers.'

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'The Devon History Society aims to promote the study and recording of the history of Devon, and is open to all those interested in its many aspects. Its members range from enthusiastic amateurs to senior academic historians.'

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‘The Federation was set up to promote and assist with the study and recording of the history, antiquities and folk-life of Ulster, to develop communication and co-operation between local historical groups and between these groups and relevant statutory and voluntary organisations ... There are separate pages for Federation Events and Societies Events. Societies are encouraged to submit their annual programmes for display.‘

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'The Federation exists to help co-ordinate activities between societies and to enable the sharing of information. One of the principal activities of the Federation is the publication of a six monthly diary of talks, events and other related information about what is going on in the county of Norfolk. The diary now contains listings of most of the Society talks for the coming year.'

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'The Gloucestershire Local History Association includes representatives from many local history societies in the county, the county record office and local studies centres, and meets quarterly to discuss matters relating to local history in Gloucestershire. Details of events organised by the Association and member organisations may be found here. A list of local history speakers, links to local history organisations in the County, guidance on computing matters, and other useful resources are available ...'

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'There is a local history society in most towns and many villages in Hertfordshire, reflecting the widespread interest in this fascinating topic. Their activities range from programmes of talks and events to major research work and publication. If you want to find out more about where you live in Hertfordshire, or to get involved in local history activity, then click ... to find your nearest society.'

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Details of 'local history, family history, industrial archaeology and archaeological societies affiliated to the Federation'.

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'This is a fairly up to date list of local history societies in the county — the date in brackets at the end of the entry is when we received the latest information. All of them arrange lectures and visits, details of which can be obtained from the contact given, although some activities will be listed in the diary of events on this site.'

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'The Oxfordshire Local History Association (OLHA) is for everyone interested in the history of our county. We foster and promote the study and publication of local history and act as an umbrella organisation for local history groups, of which there are more than 80 in Oxfordshire.'

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'The Renfrewshire Local History Forum was formed in 1988 to act as an umbrella organization, bringing together all the societies in the county which have an interest in history or heritage. The Forum acts as a link between the various societies by publishing newsletters and giving details of events which might be of interest.'

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Brief details of local society events submitted to the Forum.

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Composite list of lectures and related events across the County.

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'The Society caters for the needs of the naturalist, archaeologist and historian by arranging a comprehensive programme of lectures, excursions, excavations, field meetings, and social gatherings and enables members of similar interests to meet and exchange ideas. The Society continues to be the only organisation of its kind covering the whole of the historic County of Somerset.'

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'We are an umbrella group for all the local history, genealogy and archaeology groups within Staffordshire ... There’s a great selection of fantastic heritage based events throughout Staffordshire ...'

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'The purpose of the Suffolk Local History Council is to encourage and support the study of local history and to act as an umbrella organisation for groups and individuals with similar interests in the county of Suffolk ... Our activities include: * Producing a twice yearly Calendar of Events listing lectures, courses and exhibitions of interest to local historians; * A yearly lecture on a topic of recent historical research given at our AGM held each November; * A local history conference featuring talks and presentations of recent historical research.'

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‘Founded in 1899 and originally dedicated to Queen Victoria, the VCH is an encyclopaedic record of England's places and people from earliest times to the present day. Based at the Institute of Historical Research in the University of London since 1933, the VCH is written by historians working in counties across England and is without doubt the greatest publishing project in English local history.’

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Details of some 60 or so organizations active in the County, the majority affiliated to the Forum.

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'The WLSF aims to promote and encourage local studies in the area by organizing exhibitions, day events and conferences, working with other organisations to widen access to resources and by publishing bi-annual leaflets to advertise the interests and meetings of member societies ... The events, meetings and organisations advertised on these pages are an indication of the popularity of local history in the Telford and Wrekin area. The calendar this year is fuller than ever before, but we know there are more groups and societies out there that are not part of the WLSF.'

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