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'Groups which meet and converse in the UK and beyond, usually gathering once every month. The event was founded in London, UK by Dr Scott Campbell in 1999, for all those interested in science, history, psychology, philosophy, investigative journalism and how to examine extraordinary claims of all types. A speaker (or number of speakers) is invited each month to present a topic of interest, which is followed by a discussion in a relaxed and friendly pub atmosphere.'

Category Highland

Member of the Scottish Beekeepers' Association Grouping

Category Sleaford

Member of the Lincolnshire Beekeepers Association Grouping

'Our aim is to promote and encourage the study of the history of the parish of Slimbridge in Gloucestershire. We do this by presenting relevant, entertaining and informative presentations and outings. Membership is open to all, whether parishioners or from anywhere else in the world that has an interest in the history of our parish.'

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.'

Category Slough

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

'Supports beekeepers and those interested in bees in the Thames Valley area. We are an active society with about 100 members who come from all over the world and from all walks of life. Some of us are complete beginners while others have a wealth of experience, but we all share a passion for maintaining healthy bees and producing high quality honey ... We have an active programme of meetings throughout the year for Society Members.'

'Small Wonder Festival is the UK’s only festival dedicated to short stories and short form writing.' Normally held Late September.

Meets every Thursday evening (except over Christmas and New Year). Activities include a varied programme of talks.

'The Society was formed in October 1997. It concerns itself with the archaeology and history of the Civil Parish of Snodland and neighbouring civil parishes.'  Holds 'regular meetings with lectures, social evenings, visits etc. for members'.

Category Africa

'The leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East ... With our vast repository of knowledge and expertise on our specialist regions, we are uniquely placed to inform and shape current thinking about the economic, political, cultural, security and religious challenges of our world.'

Category Highland

Member of the Scottish Ornithologists' Club Grouping

Category Inverclyde

Member of the Scottish Ornithologists' Club Grouping

Category Fife

Member of the Scottish Ornithologists' Club Grouping

Category Highland

Member of the Scottish Ornithologists' Club Grouping

Category East Lothian

Member of the Scottish Ornithologists' Club Grouping

Category Moray

Member of the Scottish Ornithologists' Club Grouping

Category Orkney Islands

Member of the Scottish Ornithologists' Club Grouping

Category Dundee

Member of the Scottish Ornithologists' Club Grouping

'A non-partisan think tank. We believe that fair markets, complemented by open public services, increase prosperity and help people to live well. We conduct research and run events looking at a wide range of economic and social policy areas, focusing on economic prosperity, public services and consumer markets. The SMF is resolutely independent, and the range of backgrounds and opinions among our staff, trustees and advisory board reflects this.'

Category Modern History

'The Society takes an interest in every aspect of human history from the earliest social formations to modern society, its culture and political activities. We encourage anyone with an interest in our history to join us and participate in our activities. The Society is particularly interested in the struggles of labour, women, progressive and peace movements throughout the world, as well as the movements and achievements of working class communities, colonial peoples, black people, and other oppressed groups seeking social justice, human dignity and liberation.'

'We are revolutionary socialists fighting against racism, exploitation, oppression and environmental destruction. We have branches across Britain involved in local campaigns and the fight for a better world ... Socialist Worker is a revolutionary socialist newspaper produced by the Socialist Workers Party ... It has been published every week since 1968 ... The SWP has Branches across the country that hold political meetings and are involved in local campaigns. The events these branches hold are open to everyone.'

Category Asia

'Founded in 1965 to promote understanding and friendship between the British and Chinese people. It is open to all who subscribe to these aims ... SACU aims to promote understanding: * To help the UK flourish in a world increasingly influenced by China; * To help overcome misplaced suspicion and increase understanding of China within the UK ... We encourage people to join us so they can help promote understanding. At the same time you will benefit from the following: * Exclusive Events (many are open to everyone, but some are members-only) ...'

'Established in 1921 to encourage the study of the history and traditions of the British Army, the Society for Army Historical Research is one of the nation's oldest military history societies ... The main activity of the Society is the publication of a quarterly peer-reviewed journal, reflecting its members' interests which are also catered for by a programme of special events and lectures.'

'Aims to promote the study of churches and other places of worship, along with their associated monuments and landscapes, and publicises the results of the latest research and discoveries in its journal and newsletter. The society also works to ensure recognition of archaeological aspects of church conservation, contributes to the preservation and management of sites and buildings, and complements the work of existing organisations by acting as a specific and all-inclusive focus for church archaeology.'  Programme of Lectures and Talks.

Category Europe

'The SCRSS organises a regular programme of lectures, film shows, exhibitions, seminars and other events at its premises in London ... Events are open to both SCRSS members and non-members, unless otherwise stated ... The SCRSS was founded in 1924 as the Society for Cultural Relations between the Peoples of the British Commonwealth and the USSR, following the establishment of diplomatic relations between Great Britain and the new Soviet state. It has continued its work uninterrupted until the present day. The Society's founding members were a group of key British and Soviet artists and intellectuals of the day, including EM Forster, Julian Huxley, Maynard Keynes, Bertrand Russell, Sybil Thorndyke, Alexei Tolstoy, Virginia Woolf and Konstantin Yuon.'

Category Antiquity

'Forum for scholars, writers, curators and members of the public to exchange knowledge and ideas about all aspects of royal, princely, and dynastic courts ... Runs an annual seminar programme which presents and discusses new work in the field.'

Category Middle East

'Founded in 1969. Its aims are to encourage and co-ordinate scholarship on Libya and to foster relations between Libyan scholars and those working outside Libya on Libyan subjects. In this regard, it seeks through its activities to ... hold lectures and meetings for Society members and other interested parties ...'

Category Local Heritage

'SLHA promotes an interest in all aspects of Lincolnshire's heritage.'  Amongst a range of activities, the Society 'arranges lectures and other events about Lincolnshire’s history and archaeology'.

Category Antiquity

'For almost a century and a half the Hellenic Society has been the leading organization for the study of Greece with an international membership across all ages and walks of life. It maintains a world class library and publishes internationally acclaimed journals in the field ... The Society also arranges an annual lecture series in London, holds occasional conferences, receptions and other meetings, and helps to arrange other lectures all around the UK in collaboration with the various local branches of the Classical Association.'

Category Antiquity

'The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies - The Roman Society - was founded in 1910 as the sister society to the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies. The Roman Society is the leading organisation in the United Kingdom for those interested in the study of Rome and the Roman Empire. Its scope is wide, covering Roman history, archaeology, literature and art down to about A.D. 700. It has a broadly based membership, drawn from over forty countries and from all ages and walks of life ... A programme of public lectures, visits to sites and museums, and lectures are arranged with local branches of the Classical Association'.

'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.'

'Since 1948, the Society has advanced research into British-related theatre. We run lectures and conferences, publish books and journals, offer funding and prizes, promote excellent scholarship and support the continuing development of practice.'

'The Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP) is a professional body for Jungian analysts and psychotherapists.  It has four main activities: * Training new analysts and psychotherapists; * Registering and supporting members; * Providing a low-fee clinic; * Running events and conferences, both for professional clinicians and the public.'

'An educational charity that promotes the understanding of the human past and recognises distinction in this field through election to its Fellowship. Founded in 1707, the Society meets its remit through a wide-ranging programme of activities at Burlington House in London and at Kelmscott Manor – the inspirational retreat of William Morris – in the Cotswolds. It runs regular public, educational and academic events, lectures and exhibitions, gives grants for research and conservation, publishes books and journals on heritage topics and contributes to the formulation of public policy on the care of our historic environment and cultural property ... All of our lectures are live streamed and are open to anyone to join us online, Fellows and Non-Fellows. To view any of our past lectures please visit our YouTube channel.'

'We are the country’s oldest provincial antiquarian society. In the two centuries since we were founded in 1813, we have encouraged a deeper understanding of the history and archaeology of North East England ... We normally have a full programme of lectures, walks and visits, and social events.'

'Founded in 1780 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1783, the Society’s purpose is “to investigate both antiquities and natural and civil history in general, with the intention that the talents of mankind should be cultivated and that the study of natural and useful sciences should be promoted”.'

'We are the leading subject and professional association for architectural history and architectural historians in all their professional contexts (including higher education, heritage and practice), and we are the leading forum for lifelong learning for all with an interest in the history of the built environment. Our members and their interests cut across periods and borders - our work has a global reach.'

'The Society of Authors is a United Kingdom trade union for professional writers, illustrators and literary translators, founded in 1884 to protect the rights and further the interests of authors.'

Category Arts and Crafts

'A UK-based educational charity dedicated to traditional and contemporary bookbinding and to the preservation and conservation of the printed and written word. The Society is organised into eight UK regions plus an overseas group. The UK regions hold regular meetings at which masterclasses, lectures and demonstrations are given on various bookbinding or binding-related subjects and techniques. The regions also hold social events, organise visits and exhibitions and represent the SoB at local book and craft fairs.'

'SCI (Society of Chemical Industry) is a global network of innovators, formed in 1881 by prominent scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs, who went on to form the products, processes and companies that propelled society forward. SCI is the place where science meets business ... For over a decade, SCI has been delivering the free Public Evening Lecture Programme ... established to provide a means of communicating the latest developments in science and technology in a manner which is both interesting and informative ... Public Evening Lectures are free and open to all. They are part of an SCI’s charitable outreach that aims to reach members of the public and provide discourse on science-based topics and relevant popular subjects in an accessible way.'

'Founded in 1911, the Society of Genealogists is a charity with a unique purpose – to help people discover their place in history. We preserve the records of everyday lives and make them available to anyone wanting to understand where they’ve come from – grassroots sources, rich data of unlikely origin, exceptional assets that capture the unfolding, unofficial history of us all ... The Society of Genealogists holds regular study days, lectures and evening classes along with workshops demonstrating computer programs and databases of use to family historians ... Membership of the Society is open to anyone with an interest in family and social history.'

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.'

Category Arts and Crafts

'Formed in 1948 with the object to encourage, develop and promote the study and practice of the art and science of Ornamental Turning. There are now around three hundred members world-wide. Quarterly meetings are held in London where members display examples of their work, share their experiences and attend lectures or demonstrations. Seminars and visits to places of interest are also arranged.'

Founded 1972: We host a comprehensive range of talks ... Both members and non-members are invited ... The club's observatory at Toothill is located in a relatively dark site just outside Southampton'.

'We hold a Monthly Social Meeting involving a slide show or a guest speaker and covering all aspects of aviation.'

Category Solihull

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

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