'The Society was formed in 1973. Its specific aim was to foster an interest in Lenton Priory but this soon developed into a general interest in the history of the locality. Old and New Lenton, Lenton Sands and Dunkirk, the Lenton and Dunkirk Industrial Estates, plus the Lenton Abbey and Wollaton Park housing estates are all considered now to fall within the Society's area of interest ... The Society mounts a regular programme of talks. The talks ... take place on the second Wednesday in the month.'

'The Nottingham Astronomical Society are a friendly group of amateur astronomers from all walks of life. Whilst providing regular guest speaker events, we encourage active observing. The Society owns and operates an observatory near Cotgrave. We are very active in public outreach, partnering with regional organisations, educational establishments and the BBC. We support several specialist interest groups, including astrophotography, radio astronomy and dark skies campaigning; we also maintain close ties with other astronomical societies and university research departments.'

'Since opening in 2009, we have welcomed two million people and presented more than 50 exhibitions. We have become renowned for our innovative research and learning programmes, and our building has been hailed as an architectural triumph.'

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'The Thoroton Society is Nottinghamshire's principal historical and archaeological society. It was founded in 1897 and named after Dr Robert Thoroton who, in 1677, published the first history of the county. The membership is world-wide and includes individuals, libraries and museums in four continents ... As a member of the Thoroton Society you can enjoy a programme of lectures during the winter months, usually held in Nottingham and are on a variety of topics, historical, archaeological and architectural.'

'The Society exists to promote the study and appreciation of the natural world by arranging regular illustrated talks, guided walks, recording and publications. The programme of indoor illustrated talks by guest speakers, takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month starting at 7.30pm.'

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