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'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.'

'The Society was formed in 1998 and has some sixty members in the village. We arrange a full programme of talks which take place in the village hall on the last Tuesday evening of each month and during the summer months organize visits to places of interest.'

'For advancement of learning and ennoblement of life  This has been our mission since the University was founded in 1881. To this day, these values focus our efforts as we strive to achieve our ambitions and tackle the grand challenges of the age.'

Category Arts and Crafts

'The International Centre of Excellence for the Art of Hand Embroidery since 1872 ... We offer a thriving education programme for everyone from beginner to degree level. We teach Online and onsite at venues across the UK in Hampton Court Palace (London), Portsmouth, Bristol, Rugby, Durham and Glasgow as well as internationally in America and Japan. We also host an annual Summer School ... The RSN also hosts Online Talks featuring some of our 4,000 Textile Collection pieces which gives attendees the opportunity to see some of the stunning, and often rare, pieces in close detail. Our exclusive Talks focus on life at the RSN both past and present, our acclaimed methods of teaching and the embroidery techniques we’re most famous for.'

'The Humanities Division is one of four academic divisions in the University of Oxford, bringing together nine faculties and the Ruskin School of Art. Our faculties are among the largest in the world, enabling Oxford to offer an education in Arts and Humanities unparalleled in its range of subjects, from music and fine art to ancient and modern languages ... The Faculties within the Humanities run a number of public lectures throughout the year.'

'Often referred to as the "City’s Watchdogs", the Civic Society is the conservation and amenity movement for St Albans. We are a member of the national organisation "Civic Voice. Put simply, that means we keep an eye on the City’s heritage, its buildings and the characteristics that make St Albans that special place in which to live, and perhaps work, and the reason why people come and visit ... Throughout the year, we offer a range of events for members and non-members. These include regular speaker evenings covering topical interests – for example we have included subjects varying from preserving the green belt to youth interests in St. Albans.'

'The Wiltshire Museum has been located in the historic market town of Devizes since 1874 and contains the largest collection of Early Bronze Age gold ever put on public display in England. Award-winning displays transform public understanding of the era and feature 500 Stonehenge period objects, including 30 pieces of gold treasure, together with archaeology, art, natural history, local history, and an Archive and Library which is open to the public ... The Museum is open throughout the year for visitors and researchers and in addition to the permanent galleries offers a variety of events, lectures and special exhibitions for all ages.'

Category Law and Society

'We strive for a fair, accessible, and equal justice system. Our work aims at making practical, realistic, and timely changes, addressing some of the most urgent issues facing the United Kingdom’s legal framework. We use our voice to influence and improve policies and practice, while not being afraid to scrutinise and challenge developments in the justice system that threaten the country’s adherence to human rights and the rule of law ... We are a membership organisation, primarily of the legal profession, comprising barristers, solicitors, legal executives, academic lawyers, law students and interested non-lawyers.'

Category America - North

'The Andrew Hook Centre for American Studies is Scotland’s only centre for American Studies. The Centre sponsors the most extensive American Studies lecture and seminar series in Scotland, which is open to academics, students and the general public.'

Category Local Heritage

'City Culture Peterborough delivers a year-round programme of events across our venues and beyond to promote the city’s cultural fabric.

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'A group of friendly and enthusiastic photographers pursuing all aspects of image capture. We welcome all levels of photographers, from complete beginners to advanced workers, and have a wide range of experiences which we willingly share. We produce all styles of images, from 'record' (e.g. images of buildings) through to "salon" style digital manipulated work, in both mono and colour, utilising many types of cameras from compacts up to professional DSLRs.'

'Hyndburn Local History Society hold a regular series of lectures on the first Thursday of each month between October and April ... Visitors are welcome to attend individual meetings, space permitting ... Covering Accrington, Altham, Baxenden, Church, Clayton-le-Moors, Great Harwood, Huncoat, Oswaldtwistle and Rishton.'

Established 2003: 'Since 2003 the Society has grown steadily and we now have 40 regular members. Individual interests are varied, with members researching families from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Others have areas of special interest e.g. military matters, resulting in a wealth of experience that can be called on ... A varied programme is organised, to include presentations from professional speakers as well as Society members ... We welcome visitors to our meetings and those interested in joining the Society'.

Category Historic Houses

'Tabley House is the only 18th century Palladian country house in Cheshire. The house was built by the architect John Carr of York for Sir Peter Byrne Leicester, in 1767 ... See the wonderful historic splendour of Tabley House State Rooms. Admire the extraordinary art collection and furniture, and hear about the intriguing history of the Leicester family ... Tabley House is owned by the University of Manchester. The Collection is managed on behalf of the University of Manchester by The Tabley House Collection Trust.' Access to details of the Winter Lecture Programme.

'We are a small friendly stamp and postcard club that meets in the afternoons during a season in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. We have a loyal group of members with a different level of knowledge between them all, which all goes well for new members who wish to learn. Come along have a chat and coffee see what you think, everyone welcome ... We have guest speakers from clubs all over Scotland and local members giving talks and display.'

'We aspire to be a world-class business school community, embedded in this world-class University, tackling world-scale problems ... Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford blends the best of new and old. We are a young, vibrant, and entrepreneurial business school deeply embedded in the world’s most prestigious university. We deliver cutting-edge education and ground-breaking research that transform individuals, organisations, business practice, and society.'

'The Belfast Natural History & Philosophical Society (commonly known as The Belfast Society) was founded in 1821 to promote knowledge in the arts and sciences and today provides a lecture programme.'

'Crickhowell is a picturesque and proudly independent town nestled into the south east edge of the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The town takes its name from the iron age fort that stood on top of the famous Crug Hywel, also known as Table Mountain ... Book-ish is Crickhowell’s independent book shop, located at the heart of the High Street. Book-ish offers an ecclectic mix of stock with books curated by owner Emma Corfield-Walters sitting alongside staionery, cards, gifts and educational toys. Book-ish are the festival organisers alongside the Dragon Inn and official bookseller for the festival.' Festival held over five days Mid-October.

'The BPSA is the UK organisation associated with the study of the nature and values of human movement, including the ethics and the unique values of games, play, and sport.' Speakers in the BPSA Work-In-Progress Seminar Series 'include leading figures in the philosophy of sport community addressing fundamental and applied philosophical issues in sport'.

'Exbourne is a small village in the heart of the West Devon countryside, close to Dartmoor National Park and the towns of Hatherleigh and Okehampton. Our small but thriving Local History Group, holds meetings on the third Tuesday of the month, except August ... The aim of the group is to learn more about of the history of the people, buildings, businesses, pastimes and traditions of the village of Exbourne and also about the surrounding area and to share this information through meetings, publications, exhibitions, our website and photographic archive. There is a programme of guest speakers, for meetings throughout the year. Each talk lasts about an hour including questions, followed by light refreshments and a chance for informal discussion.'

'Showcasing superb writing talent from all over the island of Ireland ... Bring people together to enjoy lively discussion, new perspectives and to soak up the intimate atmosphere the Festival is renowned for.' Normally held September.

Category Arts and Crafts

'The heart of pottery, clay & ceramics in Hertfordshire and the surrounding counties ... Well respected local and international potters discuss and demonstrate their work & skills at our regular monthly meetings, from October to May ... Whether you are an enthusiastic amateur, a professional potter, an art student, tutor or technician, a collector, a beginner, or just interested in studio pottery, you will find a warm welcome amongst others with similar interests.'

Category Across the UK

'Legendary artist, sculptor and craftsman - the greatest decorative carver in British history ... In celebration of Grinling Gibbons' tercentenary, the Grinling Gibbons Society and many of our partners are hosting events across the UK, including exhibitions, concerts and talks.'

'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.'

'Members have access to over a million books and periodicals, a superb online offering and an unforgettable building in beautiful St. James's Square. 7,000 members, including some of the most familiar names in the literary world, find the Library’s resources invaluable. We would love you to join them ... We have an active programme of talks and events with paid-for talks for members and non-members in the Reading Room and regular free events in the 6th floors members' suite.'

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