A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Derbyshire

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'We are a very friendly group and you will be made most welcome. The group meets on the second Sunday of the month, January to May and September to December. Doors open at 2-30p.m. and the meeting starts at 3-00p.m.'

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'Meet at 7.30 pm on the first Wednesday of every month Sept-May.'

Category Matlock
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'An educational charity devoted to the rescue of industrial heritage buildings and helping to preserve the precious built and natural landscape in and around Cromford ... From family fun weekends to lectures, guided tours, off-site visits, exhibitions and Cromford Mills’ brand new three day Georgian Festival, there is something for everyone.'

Category Chesterfield
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'All presentations are held in the roundhouse lecture theatre commencing at 19.30 and finishing between 21.45 and 22.00. Doors open at 19.00. Presentations are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Hot and cold drinks are available from the buffet before 19.30 and during the interval. Free parking on site. Admission is normally £1.50 for members and £2.00 for non-members. Everyone welcome.'

Category Arts Festivals
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‘Recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK’s leading arts festivals, Buxton International Festival is a summer celebration of the very best opera, music and literature at the heart of the beautiful Peak District.’ Also can hold an Autumn Weekend.

Category Buxton
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'Originally founded in 1922 with the grand title of The Buxton Archaeological, Local and Natural History Society. Despite the recent shortening of the title, the aims of the Society are unchanged and remain to engage in activities that explore and explain all aspects of the history of the market town of Buxton, the Peak District and its surrounding areas. Regular meetings are held to hear talks and presentations by members and other speakers with a knowledge and interest in the area.'

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The Friends of Buxton Museum & Art Gallery offer 'free monthly talks by notable speakers followed by refreshments (guests pay £3 per talk)'.

Category Arts Centres
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'One of Britain's leading receiving theatres, presenting around 450 performances each year – including dance, comedy, children's shows, drama, musical concerts, pantomime, and opera – all alongside a lively Fringe Theatre and Community and Education Programme'

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Occasional meetings: ''We normally meet in the bookshop café at eight on a Saturday Night. The talk lasts about an hour, followed by something to eat and a discussion phase that goes on to ten or a bit later - and afterwards in the pub for some ...'.

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Carsington Water is a multi-user water facility run by Severn Trent Water. It is some 200 metres above sea level with an eight mile walk around 300 hectares of water. It was opened in 1992 ... There are 4 bird hides plus a Wildlife Centre Hide, all with disabled access ... The Club holds indoor meetings in the winter months between September and March ... A variety of speakers are invited to talk on subjects connected mainly with birds but also with wildlife in general.’

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'Founded in 2006. It is concerned, in the widest sense, with the history and development of Chaddesden and the surrounding area ... We meet on the first Thursday in the month.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'We meet every Wednesday night at 8 pm from September through to April.'

Category Bakewell
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Occasional talks and lectures.

Category Derby
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'In August, September, October, November, January, February, March and April we meet on the last Tuesday of the month ... at 19.30. In December we have a social event for members only and in June and July we have outdoor meetings.'

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Formed 1947: ‘Why not get involved and come along to our social evenings with refreshments. Here you can enjoy, talks by experts often with videos.  Chat to other friendly beekeepers asking any question about our asociation you may have. Take advantage of willing mentor-ship with shared hives at the local apiaries or, at our own apiary’.

Online Lectures & Talks
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Founded 1989: ‘The Society covers the area of North East Derbyshire previously known as the Scarsdale Hundred ... Aims to be one of the country’s leading and most forward thinking “Family History Societies”, providing a strong base to enable our members to develop and grow as “Family History” researchers. We aim to foster a positive experience and environment, through creative and innovative, and related services for our members’.

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‘The Society was established in 1938 and has been active in all aspects of amateur photography ever since. We have a very varied range of members, whose interests and abilities cover the entire spectrum - from beginners to semi-professional. We are always on the lookout for new members and are particularly interested in people who are just starting photography for the first time.’

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'CPSG runs a monthly programme of talks, demonstrations and videos relating to the Paranormal. The Group's Secretary arranges for a different speaker to join us at each meeting, in order to give a talk on, or to demonstrate, a particular aspect of the subject. Potential new members are welcome to join us at these meetings ... The Group’s main meetings are currently held on the second Friday of the month ... at 7.15 pm.'

Category Alfreton
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Occasional talks: 'The Friends of the Cromford Canal always welcomes new members.'

Category Derby
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'Society Social Meetings are intended for both members and non-members to share a topic of general interest to either the canal, society or surrounding community. The evenings are both enjoyable and informative; with a short presentation on the topic together with an opportunity to get a brief update on D&SC society activities, events and the latest canal developments.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'We currently number over 50 members from all walks of life and whose knowledge of astronomy ranges from complete beginner to advanced. The society holds regular meetings on the first Friday of each month (except July and August) at 7:30 pm ... Meetings usually involve an outside speaker, but members also give talks and the society holds a quiz in February. We also hold 'Introduction to Astronomy' evenings ... on the third Friday of the month. See below for more information. We are a friendly and, despite our subject, "down to earth" society. Meetings are a great way for potential new members to see what we're about in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.'

Category Arts Centres
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'We present and produce an excellent and diverse programme of performances, events and festivals. We are innovative, inclusive, sustainable and vital to the regeneration of Derby.'

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Organize a range of talks and related events at their various venues. Usually free of charge, but check details.

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Winter indoor meetings, Friday evenings.

Category Derby
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'We are a friendly group of photographers of all ages and aim to offer something for everyone. So, whether you’re a complete novice or have loads of experience in all things photographic, you will be made very welcome. Our winter programmes include talks from a wide range of guest speakers, along with competitions and practical evenings where members can try out new techniques.'

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'The Society holds special events, in addition to its normal meetings, each year. Past events have been held at Glossop, Shirland, Ashover, Ashbourne and South Normanton, in addition to those at the Society HQ at Bridge Chapel House.'

Online Lectures & Talks
Category Derbyshire
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'From September to April we run an Indoor Meetings programme with a wide varity of topics and guest speakers at venues around the county.'

Category Wildlife Trusts
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'Join a community of like-minded people striving to protect Derbyshire's wildlife and wild places. Derbyshire's nature is facing unimaginable pressure from habitat loss, development and climate change. Becoming a member is one of the best ways to support our work protecting wildlife where you live ...  Local Groups are run by some of our most dedicated volunteers and offer a wide range of activities such as talks, field trips, work parties and fundraising events.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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Meet 'second Saturday of each month at 1.30 pm for 2 pm'.

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'We hold eight talks per year on a wide range of plant-related topics. Costs for talks are £1 per member and £3 per visitor (cost includes refreshments).'

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'The Society holds its meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month ... Meetings start at 7.30 pm.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'At our monthly meetings members are entertained by either a Guest Speaker or by one of the more knowledgeable members. We always try and organise a good mix of talks that are suitable to all levels.'

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'We meet every Monday at 7.30 pm ... The Club is for anyone with an interest in the creative arts, including painting, photography, decorative arts, literature and theatre: in fact, any creative activity.'

Category Derby
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'The Annual Lecture series are prestigious events which attract delegates from across the United Kingdom and further afield. Following each Annual Lecture, the International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) publishes lecture notes in the form of an Occasional Paper, which is widely disseminated locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. This provides an excellent opportunity to stimulate new thinking and to generate ideas on contemporary topics that are likely to impact on individuals’ lives and the business goals of UK plc.'

Category Derby
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Occasional Lecture-Lunches and related events.

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Organize 'a monthly programme of talks on environmental and historical topics ... Visitors are always welcome'.

Online Lectures & Talks
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'The Society’s season of meetings runs from late September to late April and it meets every Thursday evening (with the odd exception) from 19.30 hours until 22.00 hours ... The Society has an active programme of visiting speakers, internal and external competitions and members’ nights. Our social side is also active – so much so that even out of season, members meet up every week (usually at a local pub) and also plan photographic outings.'

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‘Formed in 1990 and covers an area of the county stretching from east to west, from Derby in the south to Bakewell in the North. The Groups’s objectives are to encourage the understanding and study of badgers, their environment and habitat, and to promote measures that enhance their welfare and conservation ... Regular indoor and field meetings bring members together and keep them in touch with what is happening locally, regionally and nationally.’

Category Derby
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'The Centre is a shared space where people are invited to speak freely and fearlessly, in the spirit of Listen to others as you want them to listen to you.'

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'Talks normally begin at 11.00 am with members gathering for coffee at 10.30 am (but occasionally there is an evening talk).

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'NEDIAS meets on the second Monday of the month, at 7.30 from September to May, and visitors are welcome to our regular talks.'

Category Derby
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'The main functions of the Derby Branch are to support the Peak Railway Association by raising funds, volunteering to support the Peak Rail operations and helping to publicising the Railway. We have a keen but small Committee so would welcome an approach from anybody with a small amount of time to spare to help us fulfill our objectives and possibly expand our activities.'

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'Our Group exists to promote the aims of the RSPB in our local area in enjoyable ways. We do this by means of education, fundraising and practical conservation. We have illustrated talks about birds and a variety of other natural history subjects on the third (usually) Monday of the month.'

Category Buxton
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'8 lectures each year, during September - November and January - May ... There is often a waiting list for membership. To join the list and apply for membership, please download and return the application form.'

Online Lectures & Talks
Category The Arts Society
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'Membership entitles you to nine illustrated lectures a year (usually on the first Tuesday of the month, January to June, October to December) at 7.15 pm.'

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Formed 2010. Meet 1st Tuesday of the Month: ‘Any new visitors will be assured of a welcoming and friendly atmosphere among a group of like-minded enthusiasts‘.

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