A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: East Sussex

'There are a broad range of professional and amateur speakers that visit our meetings and give informative and thought provoking talks for amateur astronomers of every experience and interest.'

'B&DHS offers the local community a forum for enjoying all aspects of British history, including the very rich local history of the Battle and eastern Sussex. Founded in 1950 as part of Battle’s contribution to the Festival of Britain, the Society features a year-round series of lectures, occasional excursions, a small research group devoted to local history and a reading group. Our lecture programme has a long tradition of attracting first class speakers ... If you have recently moved to the Battle area or are just visiting and would like to come to one of our meetings, just come along, you will be very welcome.'

'We are friendly group of photography enthusiasts of all ages and levels of skill. We provide a social, supportive club where beginners and experienced photographers alike share their photography and experiences with other photographers ... Throughout the year we have presentations by accomplished photographers on a wide range of photographic subjects - always illustrated by the speaker’s own pictures. At the end of each presentation, time is set aside for questions.'

'The primary purpose of Bexhill Museum is to collect, conserve, display and interpret objects and information related to the history and natural environment of our surrounding area. This work is undertaken for the benefit of the public and, in particular, the residents of Bexhill and district, local schools & colleges and visitors to the 1066 Country area.

Founded 1984: 'We have about 90 members in total, providing a wide range of backgrounds, interests, professions and ages. We have a calendar of meetings starting with our monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month from October to April. We invite speakers to talk on a wide variety of Earth Science topics.'

'We are an amateur archaeological society based in the Brighton and Hove area, in the county of Sussex in England (inaugurated in 1906) ... During the Winter months we have a varied lecture programme on a wide range of archaeological topics and in addition our associated Local History Group also runs a lecture programme.'

'We are one of the largest camera clubs around ... and most certainly one of the oldest, as were founded in 1891 ... We are fortunate in that we can attract high profile, national & international, photographers and other professionals to come along and present to us. Aside from the professionals, we put on workshops, have a dedicated (somewhat unique) New Members Group, put on social events, day trips, photo walks and more. We are a friendly lot and always welcome new members.'

Category Arts Festivals

'We are an arts charity made up of a historic events venue, a music education service and the biggest curated cross-arts festival in England. Together we bring the arts and culture to a wide and diverse audience.' Normally held May.

'Established in 1958 as the Brighton and Hove Humanist Group, Brighton Humanists continue the long tradition of freethinking in our wonderful city ... We hold a regular series of talks and lectures as well as discussion groups and socials.'

'We hope to make science so irresistible to young students that the A-level courses are flooded with applicants. Already there is an increased uptake in Sussex. This is good. It means higher standards and better choice for businesses. Even for young people who decide to leave school at sixteen there will be an enduring interest in science and respect for scientists and engineers. Come to the Festival. Bring your family, bring your enthusiasm.' Normally held February (for 7-14 years olds) and October (for adults).

Category East Sussex

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

'The Eastbourne Local History Society, founded in 1970, is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation whose object is the pursuit and encouragement of an active interest in the study of the history of Eastbourne and its immediate environs, and the dissemination of research through talks, publications, conducted walks and visits to places of local interest ... About twelve meetings and events are held each year. Each meeting is addressed by a speaker with local historical knowledge.'

'The Hailsham Historical and Natural History Society, founded in 1961, has an active programme of meetings and events throughout the year.'

Category Hastings

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

Category East Sussex

Member of the Historical Model Railway Society Grouping

Category Arts Festivals

'Our Festival is Rye’s principal annual arts event, taking place over the weekends and last two weeks in September. It has developed ... into one of the most successful and respected small festivals of its kind, dedicated to high quality performances in music, literature, theatre and other art forms coupled with a range of activities in heritage and the environment.'

Normally meet in the evening, second Wednesday of each month, with occasional talks.

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

'The Sussex Beekeepers’ Association caters for those who live in Brighton, East Grinstead and East Sussex who keep bees or who would like to start beekeeping. There are five local Divisions each of which have their own website ... The Divisions have meetings which help train people in beekeeping ... In spring and summer the meetings tend to be at apiaries, which gives members a chance to handle bees and beehives ... Beekeeping is essentially a practical craft so it is easier to learn by doing it.  You need the company of experienced friends, and the Divisions provide this.  You never stop learning about beekeeping.'

Category Eastbourne

Member of The Arts Society - 6 South East England Grouping

'The University of Brighton hosts a series of research-based lectures throughout the year, including inaugural lectures that showcase the work of our newest professors ... The events are free and can be booked online.'

'Experience one of our engaging public lectures. From law to medicine and the arts to the sciences, you'll find something to inspire you.'

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