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Wirral Talks 'The Society was founded in 1890 and has met continuously ever since. It is believed to be the oldest society of its kind in the country. It is open for anyone to join, or to attend as a guest ... Members come from various parts of Wirral and beyond. The Society seeks to achieve a good blend of talks and topical debates.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'A group of enthusiastic volunteers who care about two of Blackpool’s favourite green spaces. We have a number of sub groups who get involved in gardening, wildlife conservation and events ... The meetings enable the group to share information, provide updates and discuss issues. We also book guest speakers from time to time. Our meetings are open to non-members.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

Founded 1950:: 'We welcome everyone, from experts to novices and all who care about the future of birdlife in the County. Whether you are a professional ornithologist, amateur birdwatcher or a complete beginner, we value your support and encourage you to participate in Club activities. We organise field meetings to birding sites in Herefordshire and beyond, and an annual programme of talks on a wide range of subjects by local and national experts.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'The Squiggle Foundation’s aims are: * To study the work of Dr. Donald Woods Winnicott (1896-1971) ; * To spread his ideas to a wide audience and put them into everyday use in today’s world ... D.W.W., as he was popularly known, was a paediatrician 
and psychoanalyst who built on Freud’s discoveries of 
how the mind works. His main emphasis was on the 
genuine flourishing of the "person" and the nurturing by the "other" of a "sense of self". Winnicott once said 
his concern was with "living persons, whole living and 
loving". His therapeutic aim was to enable his patients to live in a creative and authentic way.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The CCS is a co-operative venture between the British Computer Society, the Science Museum of London, the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, the National Museum of Computing and the Bletchley Park Trust ... The Society organises a regular programme of talks and seminars between September and May each year. Our meetings are held in Manchester and in London.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Founded in 1751 by Welsh people living and working in London the Society has promoted the development of some of Wales’ most important institutions. It provides an opportunity for the Welsh to meet and engage in Welsh culture. Today it aims to reflect all that is best in contemporary Welsh language, literature, arts and science and offers an opportunity to discuss a changing Wales ... Members may attend the Society’s regular lectures, held in London and Wales.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'A friendly group of artists which welcomes other artists of all abilities as well as those who have an interest in the arts. We welcome painters in any media and craftspeople who are interested in ceramics sculpting and wood carving ... Membership mainly consists of keen amateurs, but we also have some professionals as members. Non-painters are welcome to join the Society.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'We are a group who promote interest in Natural History, Archaeology, Local History and Vernacular buildings by means of lectures, discussions, excursions and the maintenance of records as well as working for the conservation of the countryside ... We welcome new members. As a member you will have the benefit of attending our meetings, talks and walks for free,'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Local Heritage

'Exists to preserve Musselburgh’s built heritage and encourage good-quality new designs which will last into the future ... We run a lively winter programme of monthly talks on diverse subjects such as historic architecture, local archaeology & history, wildlife and conservation projects. We organise trips to places of interest which relate to heritage or conservation. The Musselburgh Conservation Society is a membership-based organisation but all our talks and events are open to the public.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) believes old buildings have a future. From cottages to castles and from churches to cathedrals we are here to help buildings and the people who care for them. Through our unique training schemes, courses, advice and research we help people put our expertise into practice ... Held every spring and autumn, the SPAB's popular lecture series offers three or four informal talks linked to an engaging historic building or conservation theme ... One of the benefits of being a member of the SPAB is access to our Regional Groups, who arrange visits, events, and meetings across the country.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Founded in 1876 the Conchological Society is one of the longest established societies devoted to the study of molluscs ... Indoor meetings are normally held ... at intervals of four to six weeks between September and April. The main event at these meetings is usually a lecture by a guest speaker or society member. Most meetings also include a show-and-tell session when people have an opportunity to show specimens and anything else of molluscan interest to those at the meeting, and get comments from them.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Covers an area of 18 hectares on the shores of the Menai Strait and has been owned by Bangor University since 1960 ... In 1997, the Friends of Treborth Botanic Garden was founded, with a remit to help improve the gardens and facilities. The Friends organise a variety of events, such as lectures, workshops, field outings, garden visits, plant sales and open days.'  The Len Beer Memorial Lecture is 'a joint event organised with the North Wales Alpine Garden Society'.

LECTURES and TALKSNamed Public Lecture

'Our Society was founded in 1946 and aims to stimulate public interest in the area. It is dedicated to promoting high standards of planning and architecture in Windsor and Eton and to protecting and improving features of historic and public interest. We also have a programme of talks and outings ... The Windsor and Eton Society is non-party and non-sectarian, but is not precluded from organising events of political or religious interest.

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'The Flamsteed is an amateur astronomy society at the Royal Observatory and National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London SE10. It has around 400 members who represent the full range of interests and experience in astronomy. Many are beginners. It is named after the first Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed ... Our main lecture meetings are held once a month between September and June, usually on a Monday evening ... They cover the full range of astronomy and space science – from black holes to solar eclipses – with guest speakers from all the leading universities and space institutes.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The Thoresby Society is the historical society for Leeds and its surrounding area and is open to everyone interested in the city’s rich past and its development over the centuries. It has a long-established library and archive collection, including historical records, maps, newspapers, and images, provides a varied programme of monthly talks and summer excursions, and publishes original research on aspects of Leeds history in its highly regarded annual publication (free to members).'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'We are a group of family history enthusiasts based near the East Suffolk coast, midway between Felixstowe and Lowestoft ... which includes the towns of Aldeburgh, Leiston, Saxmundham, Framlingham and Orford. However, we are the only family-history group within quite a large part of Suffolk ... We offer our members a range of services, including monthly talks on a diverse range of topics, assistance with their personal research, access to a growing collection of archive material and an informative quarterly newsletter.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

Founded 1984: 'The Society’s aim is to promote the knowledge and appreciation of the life & works of Richard Wagner ... We hold meetings monthly from September to June/July and a residential study course in the summer ... We welcome guests to our talks, and offer substantial discounts should you decide to become a member. Students are eligible for free membership and attendance at the talks.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

We are the UK's leading specialist retailer of maps, travel books and other travel accessories, having been established in 1853 by Edward Stanford ... Today, Stanfords remains a much loved and vital part of the travel landscape. As the world’s largest map retailer, Stanfords prides itself on the depth of its stock, sourced by experts, from all over the world. If you can’t find what you are looking for in store or online and, if it exists, Stanfords will make every effort to find it for you.'  Frequent in-store (and online) events at their flagship store in London, and their Branch in Bristol.

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme
Category Historic Houses

'Was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd ... Now is an historic house, a garden, a centre of education, and a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from across the world ... Adult education courses at Great Dixter include Study Days, week-long Symposia, courses, lectures and workshops ... Great Dixter invites a number of external speakers to lecture on a variety of topics, such as plants and gardening, biodiversity and the history of the house.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Rail Transport

'Formed in 1983 with the aim of securing the long-term future of the Slough to Windsor branch line. Fortunately, British Rail did not close the line and the SWRS has moved on to other things. Today, the Slough & Windsor Railway Society seeks to preserve and study the railway history of Slough, Windsor and the surrounding areas, and provides a haven for local railway enthusiasts to socialise and reminisce ... Every Friday evening, members meet ... for an illustrated talk, usually on the subject of railways.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Gardens Trusts

'Membership of the Norfolk Gardens Trust offers many benefits. Each year we have at least three gardens to visit, an AGM, a series of talks during the winter months and a magazine published twice yearly.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Christianity

'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.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The Linnean Society of London is the world’s oldest active society devoted to natural history. Founded in 1788 by Sir James Edward Smith (1759–1828), who was its first President, the Society takes its name from the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) whose botanical, zoological and library collections have been in our keeping since 1829 ... Members (Fellows) come from all walks of life and include anyone passionate about the natural world ... The Linnean Society's diverse programme of events covers everything from plant and animal diversity to remote sensing and in vitro fertilisation. We offer a range of events including talks, meetings, workshops and tours ... We are committed to increasing the diversity of our Fellowship, and to providing opportunities for those usually excluded from the study and appreciation of natural history.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

The British Academy is the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. We mobilise these disciplines to understand the world and shape a brighter future ... Delivered by the most outstanding academics in the UK and beyond, the British Academy’s flagship lecture programme showcases the very best scholarship in the humanities and social sciences ... Around 10-12 British Academy Lectures take place each year. Information on future lectures is available. A record of most past lectures, including recordings and published texts, is also available. Many are given in named series – usually associated with endowments received by the Academy.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'A therapeutic centre for wellbeing and inner growth ... The Hamblin Centre offers a range of opportunities and activities that help people to relax, regenerate and reconnect with all that is uplifting in life. We do this by providing a varied and inspiring programme of events: including meditations, talks and workshops, regular groups ...'

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