A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Buckinghamshire

Normally meets 'fortnightly, from September until June. The meetings start at 7.30pm and are usually finished by 9.30pm. Most of the meetings start with any club business followed by a Guest Speaker and takes the form of an illustrated display. We have a half time break to take a closer look at the display and have a chance for a coffee and a chat too'.

'Amersham Museum reopened in summer 2017 after a major refurbishment and expansion. The museum’s medieval hall house is now more clearly visible for visitors to see and enjoy. The new museum displays explore life in the town in 1580, 1775, 1892, 1939 and 1964. Complete your visit with a wander through our wonderful herb garden, which is packed with plants used for medicinal purposes ... We are an independent museum and registered charity, run almost entirely by volunteers. We do not receive funding from local or central government ... The Friends of Amersham Museum  (FOAM) promote, support and assist the museum by raising money through subscriptions, donations and fund raising events. Members benefit from free entry to the museum, preferential rates to talks & lectures, early and private viewings to exhibitions and a calendar of social events.'

'We meet weekly for much of the year for talks, competitions & other photographic subjects.'

'At Buckingham Camera Club we are a supportive and friendly group, with a common interest in photography. We range from young enthusiastic beginners to people that can share their knowledge to encourage and develop your skills with your camera and/or photography.'

Category Buckinghamshire

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

'The Society focuses on all aspects of the historic county, working to protect and record our heritage and historic environment. Historic buildings and ancient churches, documentary research and the landscapes of the past, local history – as well as archaeology and fieldwork – all are within our remit ... We run a Winter Lecture programme every year, one Saturday each month from November to March starting at 2.30pm.'

'Formed in 1976 to encourage and promote the study of family history in Buckinghamshire including the historic county. With over 1000 members the Society caters for those with Bucks ancestry and members researching ancestry elsewhere. There are regular meetings held in Aylesbury, Bourne End and Bletchley. Most meetings have a speaker talking about an aspect of family history although we do have occasional themed meetings where members are invited to talk on a subject from their own family history research.'

Category Gardens Trusts

'Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust’s mission is to record and conserve the gardens and parks of historic Buckinghamshire and to aid in the creation and restoration of gardens, parks and green spaces in the historic county ... Since our foundation in 1997 we have worked to raise awareness of the importance of parks, gardens and the designed landscape within the county of Buckinghamshire. We have done this by means of talks during the winter given by experts in their fields and, during the summer, visits to a variety of gardens and interesting sites, the majority of which are not normally open to the public.'

Category Buckinghamshire

Member of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Grouping

'With close to 500 registered beekeepers, the Buckinghamshire County Beekeepers Association is one of the larger Associations affiliated to the BBKA. We comprise four independent branch Associations, each with their own constitution, committee and operation. The role of the county Association is to represent the county at the BBKA, coordinate education across the county and run events that encompass members from all Branches.'

'The objectives of the Club are to foster an interest in photography, to provide a means for the exchange of photographic knowledge and to promote a congenial social atmosphere amongst its members and guests.'

'The objectives of the Club are to foster an interest in photography, to provide a means for the exchange of photographic knowledge and to promote a congenial social atmosphere amongst its members and guests.'

Founded 1964: 'The Archaeology Field Group carries out practical archaeology in the Chess and Misbourne valleys. The Chess valley runs from Chesham to Rickmansworth, passing Latimer and Chenies on the way. The Misbourne rises in a field on the outskirts of Great Missenden and passes through Little Misenden, Old Amersham, Chalfont St Giles and Chalfont St Peter, before joining the Colne near the A40 ... The Records Group is concerned with historical documents of the Chess Valley area ...  A monthly programme of talks is held every winter, open to members and non-members'.

'A calendar of events from breakfast briefings to keynote lectures, fairs, conferences and webinars,'

Category Buckinghamshire

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

'The Kimble and Ellesborough Horticultural Society has its roots in the Velvet Lawn Cottage Garden Association in the mid-nineteenth century ... Today the Society organises monthly meetings with a visiting speaker and holds Spring, Summer & Autumn Shows. We have a Plant Sale in May.  We also organize visits to local gardens of interest for our members.'

Category Rail Transport

'Founded in 1977, we are a group of railway enthusiasts based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, and with members from the surrounding districts, including High Wycombe, Bourne End, Henley, Maidenhead, Twyford, Reading and Wokingham. Our activities include regular monthly meetings ... and outings to places of railway interest.'

'Marlow Archaeology Group (MAG) was formed by the amalgamation of Archaeology in Marlow and Marlow Archaeological Society to provide a clearer focus and stronger voice for archaeology in the local area around Marlow and for the benefit of members ... Our focus is on Marlow and the neighbouring areas of the Thames Valley and the Chilterns. We aim to increase our knowledge of the use and occupation of our area through research, talks from experts and practical investigation on the ground; and to share and encourage interest in our findings with the community.'

'We hold our public meetings on the second Thursday of the month ... We discuss all kinds of issues, and always try to keep meetings topical and relevant to what's going on locally and nationally ... Milton Keynes Humanists is a non-prophet organisation ...'

'We are the only Camera Club in Milton Keynes .. New City PS was founded by a small group of enthusiasts at Stantonbury Campus in 1982. Since those humble beginnings the club has developed into a vibrant, broad-based photographic society with over 60 members ... Our members have a predominantly digital approach to photography with a passion grounded in the traditional feel of film. New City PS is the place broaden your photographic horizons with a group of like minded people and most of all have fun!'

'Newport Pagnell Historical Society (NPHS) was founded in 1984 by a small group interested in the buildings and people of the town and surrounding area and concerned in preserving the past for the future. By the 1990’s the thriving society, by its own fund raising efforts and with the generous help of the Harry Middleton Gift, was able to purchase and refurbish Chandos Hall and open it both as a Museum and the Society’s headquarters. The Society currently has around one hundred and seventy members who meet twice a month and is active in many aspects of the town and further afield including the preservation of historical buildings – many of which have been sadly lost in the past.'

'The Society holds monthly meetings ... on the second Thursday in the month. At each meeting we have an experienced and often well known speaker - subjects include gardening topics, natural and local history and travel.'

Category Amersham

Member of The Arts Society - 6 South East England Grouping

Category Arts Festivals

'The Wooburn Festival was originally conceived ... by one of Britain's leading orchestral conductors, the late Richard Hickox CBE. Richard's vision was to bring orchestras and musicians of international repute to the Chilterns and Thames Valley. His objective was to encourage wider public access to affordable high quality music that was within easy reach of the local community. From the Festival's humble beginnings it has become an established and well loved event in the Chilterns and Thames Valley calendar.'

'A group of enthusiasts, from beginners to experts, young and older, male and female, whose common interest is photography. The activities of the Club embrace all types of still photography: digital and prints in both colour and monochrome ... Our programme will be based with non-competitive themed assignments, speakers in their specialist fields and workshops all to help spread knowledge and techniques.'

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