A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Cheshire

Normally, 'monthly speakers meetings are held 3rd Thursday at 7:30pm in the Scout and Guide Hall, Cheshire Street, Audlem'.

Category Cheshire

'We are a group of enthusiasts who meet to share our enjoyment of orchids. Membership is open to anyone who is interested. Beginners are very welcome!'

'The Cheshire and Wirral Ornithological Society was founded in 1988 as the successor of the Cheshire Ornithological Association. The Society is actively involved with conservation issues in Cheshire and Wirral and works closely with the RSPB and English Nature ... The Society holds a winter program of talks held on the 1st Friday of the month, starting at 7:45pm. These cover many different aspects of birding, species conservation, reserve creation and maintenance and photographer’s experiences. Each year is varied and unique.'

'The aims of the Cheshire Beekeepers’ Association are to promote and further the craft of bee keeping. We do this through meetings, apiary events and educational courses ... We organise a full programme of indoor and outdoor meetings throughout the year.'

Category Cheshire

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

Category Cheshire

Member of the Local History Society Federations Grouping

'The Chester Archaeological Society was founded in 1849. From the beginning our interests have extended over the historic county of Cheshire (including Wirral and parts of Greater Manchester) plus neighbouring areas, and have included archaeology, history, architectural history and conservation ... Between the Autumn and Spring (usually September to May) we organise a programme of monthly lectures on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons ... Our lectures cover a wide range of topics and are given by speakers who are experts in their field. In addition, conferences are occasionally organised in partnership with other organisations. Admission to lectures is free to members of the Society. Visitors are welcome on payment of an admission fee.'

'One of the world's oldest scientific societies going back to 1892. It hosts public lectures by amateurs and professionals alike and arranges visits to sites of technical interest.'

Normally held Mid November: 'One of the longest-running annual literature events in the country ... with a packed programme of visiting poets, writers, broadcasters, wordsmiths and actors'.

'Our season runs from early September until the end of April with a break for Christmas and Easter. We meet on Thursday evenings and arrive around 7:30 for a 7:45 start and finish around 9:45 ... We have a natter, then some announcements and then a speaker or … well, look at the programme. The best way to really find out is to just come to a meeting!'

'Founded in 1969 to advance the study of family history and genealogy ... All our officers and officials are unpaid volunteers, helping in their spare time.'

Category Sandbach

Member of the Family History Society of Cheshire Grouping

Category Chester

Member of the Family History Society of Cheshire Grouping

Category Congleton

Member of the Family History Society of Cheshire Grouping

Category Crewe

Member of the Family History Society of Cheshire Grouping

Category Crewe

Member of the Family History Society of Cheshire Grouping

Category Northwich

Member of the Family History Society of Cheshire Grouping

Category Runcorn

Member of the Family History Society of Cheshire Grouping

'We are a group with an interest in science who meet once a month for an informal discussion – with a drink – about a scientific or technical topic, led by an invited expert. Knutsford SciBar meetings are held on the second Monday of each month ... Usually there is no meeting in August. Time: 7.30pm – arrive early to get a drink and a good seat.'

Category Warrington

Member of the Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History Society Grouping

Category Widnes

Member of the Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History Society Grouping

'LPS is a community photographic society serving Lymm village and the surrounding area. We meet fortnightly and welcome anyone with an interest in photography no matter of what ability or level - everyone is welcome.'

'Macclesfield Astronomical Society is social group of men, women, juniors and guests, newcomers and veterans, novices and experts, in a sociable spectrum of involvement in astronomy. We have at least three regular events to participate in every month throughout the whole year, including an expert lecture every month, and other varied and informal talks, presentations, demonstrations and displays on a range of astronomical topics ... Our long-term aims are to provide a focal point for contact between local astronomers and to make astronomy accessible to the general public.'

'The Macclesfield Canal Society, formed in 1984, has currently about 130 members, who mostly (but not exclusively) reside in the Macclesfield area. Its aim is to promote the canal by means of liaison with local authorities, the Canal & River Trust and the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) ... The Society holds monthly Meetings now on the third Friday of the month, September to May, when a speaker, usually from outside the Society, gives a presentation, often illustrated, on a subject related to canals, or of interest to canal enthusiasts.'

'Formed in May 2006 with the aim of providing a forum where people can discuss contemporary ideas in a wide range of topics from literature, philosophy, science, and the arts. We meet in Macclesfield Library eight times a year spread over the Autumn, Winter, and Spring months.'

'A warm welcome to Nantwich Museum, situated on Pillory Street, close to the centre of the historic market town of Nantwich in Cheshire. The building was once a Victorian library and stands on the site of the town’s former jail. We have a full programme of events including talks, school visits and changing exhibitions.'

Category Warrington

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

'Serve the stamp collecting and philatelic needs of the people of mid Cheshire ... We hold regular meetings throughout our season which runs from July to May, with a summer break each year. Most meetings feature a speaker or an event meaning a varied and informative range of meetings each year.'

Founded 2000. Monthly evening meetings, September till March.

'Sandbach History Society was started by a group of enthusiasts in the 1970’s ... The Society is an informal education provider offering monthly talks and presentations on local history in the context of regional and national history. It supports individuals and groups who are carrying out research. If the Society committee cannot supply the answer, they invariably know someone who can and are able to suggest avenues of research.

'Dedicated to providing advice, support and encouragement to those people, in and around the South Cheshire Crewe & Nantwich area who have an interest in astronomy and related sciences and technology. There are no limits associated with age or experience - the only pre-requisite is an enthusiasm for the subject! We are a community none profit organisation run entirely by unpaid member/enthusiast volunteers ... Our regular scheduled meetings take place from September to May of the suceeding year.'

'The Society was founded in 1964, its aim being “to promote and foster the study of ornithology by observation, research and record-keeping in order to add to the existing knowledge of this science both in S.E. Cheshire and in the world at large”. A rather grand aim but one that we have tried to adhere to ever since ... Indoor meetings are held on the second Friday of each month from September to April, starting at 7.30pm. Talks with slides, video and digital media are given by a variety of quality speakers on a wide range of subjects.'

Category Historic Houses

'Tabley House is the only 18th century Palladian country house in Cheshire. The house was built by the architect John Carr of York for Sir Peter Byrne Leicester, in 1767 ... See the wonderful historic splendour of Tabley House State Rooms. Admire the extraordinary art collection and furniture, and hear about the intriguing history of the Leicester family ... Tabley House is owned by the University of Manchester. The Collection is managed on behalf of the University of Manchester by The Tabley House Collection Trust.' Access to details of the Winter Lecture Programme.

Category Chester

Member of The Arts Society - 5 North West England Grouping

Category Sandbach

Member of The Arts Society - 5 North West England Grouping

Category Northwich

Member of The Arts Society - 5 North West England Grouping

Category Chester

Member of the Theosophical Society in England (and Wales) Grouping

'The University of Chester is delighted to welcome you to a range of public events that showcases the diverse research, knowledge and skills on display at the institution.'

'Six times every year we hold stimulating lectures followed by a lively question and answer session on a variety of topics including science, art, history, politics, music and literature. You are welcome to join us either as a member for the year or as a guest for an individual talk.'

'Promotes the study of and interest in history and archaeology with particular reference to Weaverham and the surrounding area ... Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month and we invite a guest speaker to talk to us on a topic of historical or archaeological interest, though sometimes the subjects range further afield.'

'One of the best supported camera clubs in the north west of England and is for everyone who enjoys taking photographs whether digital camera, smartphone or film camera; from beginner to expert ... Members’ evenings including demonstrations and advice, special interest discussions and practical sessions. As well as the regular Wednesday meetings, special interest sessions involving discussions, demonstrations and practical work are arranged from time to time.'

'Seeks to draw together those who have an interest in history - especially of Wilmslow and its neighbourhood - and to create a congenial social ethos in which this common pursuit may be fostered. Founded in 1969, we boast a membership of approximately 100 people attending regular lectures on a broad range of historic subjects spanning millennia and including local, national and international topics.'

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