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'Britain’s largest composer society ... As a member of The Elgar Society you will be supporting a range of educational projects, the performance of Elgar’s works both at home and abroad and recordings of Elgar’s music ...The Elgar Society has a programme of online events. It is hoped that members will be able to take advantage of this service in order to enjoy a wide ranging selection of talks and presentations, some of which are branch meetings, others being presentations produced by the Society’s national committee. All members are invited to attend any online event. Non-members may also take advantage of this facility by arrangement.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'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.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme
Category Across the UK

'As the world around us rapidly changes both in terms of government restrictions on meetings, events etc and new technology that gives us an increasing range of options in which to communicate, it quickly became apparent that knowing what beekeeping events were going on, when and where was an increasing challenge. Each organisation strives to communicate events via printed magazines, e-newsletters to past/existing customers, via website listing and email cascades. In an attempt to signpost everybody to every event, www.beekeeping.events was formed in September 2018. Contributors can register and freely log their events. In today’s environment of webinars and online broadcasting, the beekeeping audience is no longer restricted to the local beekeeping group or county, members of an Association or even any single country any more.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'Welcome to 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester.  For over 150 years, this house has been associated with its most famous resident: the novelist, Elizabeth Gaskell, who lived here from 1850 to 1865 ... The House, now a Grade II* listed property, was built between 1835-1841 on the outer edge of the growing city.  It was built as part of a new suburban development planned by Richard Lane and is a rare example of the elegant Regency-style villas once popular in Manchester.' Offer a range of talks,  conversations, courses, etc, on subjects related to Elizabeth Gaskell.

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

Glasgow Women's Library 'support thousands of women across Scotland every year to improve their lives through our services and programmes, including support and activities that tackle a wide range of issues from poverty and women’s health, sexuality and surviving violence ... Learning is at the heart of what we do: we deliver over 200 innovative events and activities across Scotland every year, from film screenings to guided walks and core programmes including our Adult Literacy and Numeracy and Black and Minority Ethnic Women’s Projects'.

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'The Fintry Trust is an educational charity dedicated to the study and teaching of ideal philosophy, science, art and religion. At its headquarters in Surrey it organises study days, talks and retreats, emphasising the universal ideas which underlie all religions and all knowledge.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Booksellers

Regular talks, conversations, book signings and similar in Blackwell's Bookshops across the UK.

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'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.

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Arts and Crafts

'Formed in 1977 with the aim of stimulating the growing international interest in jewellery of all ages and cultures by publishing new research and by bringing together those seriously interested in the subject, whether in a professional or private capacity. The membership includes archaeologists, museum specialists, collectors, art historians, dealers, gemmologists, practising jewellers and designers, scientists and restorers, all united by their enthusiasm for the subject ... The Society runs a Programme of lectures from September to June, inviting speakers from many different disciplines and many parts of the world. The lectures are usually held in London.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'It all began with a letter from Foyle’s in January 1947 to the Mayor of Newport, Alderman Reg Tyack, suggesting that Newport might like to follow the example of other towns and organise a literary club ... The first dinner and lecture was held at the Westgate Hotel on the 23rd April 1947; we assume that the date was chosen to coincide with Shakespeare’s birthday. The dinners have continued since then and we now meet about six times a year for our dinner/lectures ... We have had a reputation for providing speakers of distinction to talk on subjects of literary or general artistic interest.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'The Louth Naturalists' Antiquarian and Literary Society (Ants & Nats for short) was founded by a group of young men in 1884, who met each week to discuss local and natural history. The Louth Ants & Nats is still a thriving society today. As well as operating Louth Museum, the society owns and controls other historic buildings in the town. Our present-day aims : * To promote interest in and research into the history, natural history, archaeology and literature of Louth; * To organise lectures and excursions connected to the local history and natural history of our area; * To provide a museum for Louth and the local area, which is open to the public and tells the story of our town and its people.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Henton & District Gardening Club, founded in 1999, is now a voluntary, educational institution with the purpose of providing a focus and venue for those interested in improving and extending learning about gardens and gardening. Our membership is principally drawn from the villages of Henton, Bleadney, Yarley and Wookey, including the City of Wells, Somerset ... Talks and events throughout the year including presentations from experts in their field who enthusiastically share their knowledge with members ... For gardening enthusiasts of all ages and experience to share and further their knowledge in a warm and friendly atmosphere.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Intelligence Squared has established itself as the leading forum for live, agenda-setting debates, talks and discussions around the world. Our aim is to promote a global conversation that enables people to make informed decisions about the issues that matter, in the company of the world's greatest minds and orators ... Intelligence Squared+ brings you live, interactive events online every week. You can ask your questions to our speakers, vote in live polls and interact with other members of the audience. Your subscription will give you access to multiple events, live and on-demand, featuring the world’s top thinkers and opinion formers.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'Aims to conserve and protect the best elements of Malvern’s heritage in the built and natural environments while seeking to encourage high standards of planning and design for the enhancement of Great Malvern and the surrounding area ... The Malvern Civic Society hold monthly meetings with talks from speakers on a wide variety of topics.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Modern History

'This year’s Chelsea History Festival will bring the past to life through a series of talks, tours and events, both physical and virtual. The immersive programme will reveal history in all its variety, and demonstrate its ongoing resonance and relevance today.' Held Mid September.

LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme

'Britain’s leading independent microeconomic research institute. Its research remit is one of the broadest in public policy analysis, covering subjects from tax and benefits to education policy, from labour supply to corporate taxation. Our research not only has an impact on policy makers, think tanks and practitioners, it has also gained a worldwide reputation for academic rigour, and contributes to the development of academic scholarship ... IFS organises and participates in a large number of conferences, seminars and briefings each year ... All seminars are open to the general public.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'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.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Antiquity

Founded 1998:  'Aims to offer at least six lectures a year between October and June., with an emphasis on ancient Egypt, but there may also be talks on more modern topics, as well as people associated with the country and its exploration ... Attendance for Members is free, and they will automatically receive links at least a week before each lecture takes place ... Tickets for non-members ... will be made available via Eventbrite on the same timescale'.

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'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.'

LECTURES and TALKSResearch Programme

'There are two themes in this unusual London museum. London's canals have a fascinating past and you will learn not only how they came to be built but about the lives of the workers, the cargoes, horses and how canals work. We are a waterways museum first and foremost, but also an industrial museum telling the story of the ice industry in London. It is the only London museum of inland waterways.'  Monthly programme of illustrated lectures.

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Booksellers

'Linghams bookshop has a long history on the Wirral and is a real asset to the local community ... We stock a wide range of books with many titles on display. If there is a title you would like to order we can generally get customer orders within 24 hours, it’s not unusual for a book to be ordered at 4:30pm and be available by 10am the next morning. Books can be ordered over the phone or online ... Linghams host regular events with a variety of international bestselling authors. Some of our events are based online but many are held in our Heswall bookshop.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'The Society's area now comprises the City of London, the City of Westminster and the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow and Islington, together with parts of Ealing and Hillingdon ... Monthly meetings are held at four branches at which talks of genealogical or local interest are given. Each branch has experienced members from whom advice and assistance may be sought. Members are welcome to attend at all four branches, which meet in the City, Barnet, Rayners Lane and our Virtual Branch.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'We are dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of Leamington Spa (Warwickshire, England) and neighbouring districts ... Regular Group Meetings take place on the fourth Monday of the month, starting at 7.30 pm. Meetings are free for members and students. (Non-members are welcome to join us for £2.50 per session.)'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is the independent charity that cares for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage in his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. It is the global centre for learning about and experiencing the works, life and times of the world’s best-known writer ... The Trust runs a world-class, award-winning programme of formal and informal educational courses and literary lectures, to encourage the appreciation and study of Shakespeare’s works, and the advancement of Shakespearian knowledge on an international scale.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'We are a small and friendly Photographic Club, still based in the North Devon town of Bideford, with a passion for all kinds of photography ... We love to meet anyone at any stage of your photography – whether it’s just learning to use a smartphone or getting to grips with a mirrorless or DSLR camera, we have a variety of members able to help you get more out of your images ... Weekly indoor club evenings throughout the winter months ... New summer programme each year.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

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