A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Richmond upon Thames

'Founded in 1955. The Society promotes interest in the local history of Barnes, Mortlake and East Sheen in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The Society plays an important role in the local community. Our lectures and other activities are justifiably popular with our 400 members and are well known for their friendly atmosphere, attracting enthusiastic support from members and guests ... The Society presents a monthly lecture from September to April. The emphasis is on local history but our programmes are varied and include a wide range of historical topics. The lectures are free to members; non-members are very welcome and are asked to make a payment.'

'Founded in 2004 by a group of Barnes friends to provide a literary focus for members in the local area and beyond. The Society offers stimulating monthly evening events in a friendly atmosphere in the centre of Barnes, when there is an opportunity to hear published authors and other speakers give talks on a wide variety of literary topics. These range from novels to historical writing, drama, crime and contemporary issues. We also enjoy visits to places of interest once or twice a year.'

'Supported by The Royal Institute of Philosophy and based in Barnes, London SW13, UK. Any subject is open for discussion: aesthetics, ethics, ancient Greek philosophy, modern continental philosophy, political and social philosophy, philosophy of music, or even in asking "what is philosophy?" or indeed "what is the point of philosophy?".'

 

Member of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Grouping

'The Borough of Twickenham Local History Society focuses on the history of Twickenham, Whitton, Teddington and the Hamptons which in 1965 was incorporated into the newly established London Borough of Richmond upon Thames ... Our Programme of Talks attracts some of the finest speakers in the land.'

'We are dedicated to the protection, conservation, improvement, and increased appreciation of the parks ... We are composed entirely of members, many of whom are our volunteers. We have no employed or full-time staff. We organise activities throughout the year offering members the opportunity to meet in an informal setting. (In) our Talks ... we learn about such things as local history, the natural world, and insights into The Royal Parks and Historic Royal Palaces.'

'Founded in 1992 in a studio in Hampton Hill, we are a small group of friendly and enthusiastic local photographers. We offer: * Monthly meetings; * High-quality presentations & talks ...'

'We're one of the oldest and largest societies in Surrey and the South East, meeting every Thursday evening where we enjoy an impressive programme of talks ... from some of the top photographers in the country, monthly competitions and annual cup challenges. We also have a wide range of special interest groups which give members an opportunity to come together to exchange ideas, support and learn from one another in a range of different genres. We take our summer break from July to September.'

'The membership of the Richmond Archaeological Society ranges from professional archeologists to interested amateurs It is mainly known for a lively programme of lectures on all aspects of archaeology on a Friday of each month from September to May ... It also organises excursions and acts as a forum for local activities.'

'Rooted in Richmond Upon Thames, providing a window on the world, we bring writers and communities together. We're a hub of thought-provoking experiences for bookworms, arts lovers and discerning minds. Whether you’re an avid reader or seeking literary inspiration, join us for entertaining and meaningful events.' Normally held Mid November.

'The Richmond Local History Society, founded in 1985, explores the history of Richmond, Kew, Petersham and Ham and the people who have lived here. We hold history talks, usually on the second Monday of the month.'

'The Society exists to promote interest in and understanding of science in all its disciplines, and to provide grants for purposes of educational support to local schools ... In normal circustances we meet once a month at 8pm on a Wednesday.'

Our gardens date back to the early 18th century, as a royal palace to today's globally renowned scientific institution for plant and fungal research ... Get closer to our scientific and horticultural work with our expert-led talks and lectures ... Since 1871 the Kew Mutual Improvement Society has been running an annual lecture season to boost your knowledge of the plant and fungal kingdom.'

'Aim is to educate the general public in bee-keeping. Twickenham and Thames Valley Bee-keepers hold free classes for individuals, offer opportunities for group visits and welcome the general public to our annual Honey Show and Open Day events ... The association is run entirely by volunteers.'

'The York House Society is Twickenham's oldest amenity society. It was formed in 1924 from the committee of councillors and local residents that was originally set up in 1922, to persuade the then Urban District Council to buy York House for conversion to a town hall ... It has no political allegiance. It is concerned with York House and the central area of Twickenham and its river frontage. Among the objects of the Society are preservation of the historic character of the neighbourhood, its architectural qualities, public gardens, parkland and riverside.'

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