Categories and Listings

Area: Essex

Category Colchester

Member of the Photographic Societies - Essex Grouping

Category Chelmsford

Member of the Photographic Societies - Essex Grouping

Category Braintree

Member of the Photographic Societies - Essex Grouping

Category Brentwood

Member of the Photographic Societies - Essex Grouping

'Originally formed in 1969 as the Rayleigh Astronomical Society, the Castle Point Astronomy Club is a small and friendly group of people meeting near Rayleigh in Essex with a common interest in astronomy and the sky at night ... Our meetings are a varied programme of activities that include something for everybody. We have regular Wednesday meetings aimed specifically at beginners. Learn what exciting objects are up there and how best to see them. We also have talks given by members and outside speakers on various topics within the subject, both theoretical and practical.'

Category Chelmsford

 Member of the Essex Beekeepers' Association Grouping

Category Colchester

 Member of the Essex Beekeepers' Association Grouping

Category Colchester

Member of the Photographic Societies - Essex Grouping

'The aim of the Combined Military Services Museum is to display artefacts from Britain’s proud military history, for the education and enjoyment of both present and future generations.'

Category Essex

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

'The EBKA currently has more than 800 members, some with many decades of practical beekeeping experience, while others are newcomers to the craft, bringing enthusiasm and dedication to their new-found hobby ... Membership of the Essex Beekeepers’ Association is through local groups, known as Divisions ... Each Division within Essex holds a number of talks and meetings throughout the year, covering many aspects of the craft of beekeeping.'

'One of the highlights of the county’s cultural calendar. Each year the festival hosts 100+events in a range of venues across Essex ... The Festival was established by Essex County Council in 1999 to celebrate the book in all its forms with the widest possible audiences. It has grown exponentially since then. Now recognised as one of the leading festivals of its kind in the East of England, it invites writers and artists from all over the world to take part in its activities and events.' Normally held during June.

Category Antiquity

'Formed in 2005, Essex Egyptology Group members and visitors enjoy a stimulating programme of talks and study days.'

Category Gardens Trusts

'We protect Essex's precious green spaces - past and present - by identifying and recording their details, and making that information available; and we influence Essex's future green spaces for the well-being of everyone, by using our knowledge to provide informed comment on relevant plans for development ... We organise events, including garden visits, talks, social gatherings and courses. Many of these are at Writtle University College with which we have close ties.'

Category Essex

Member of the British Association of Numismatic Societies Grouping

Category Essex

Member of The Orchid Society of Great Britain Grouping

'Essex Rock & Mineral Society had its first meeting in February 1967. Started by Rowley Collier, it is an amateur society ​for those who always want to know more about this world. We cater for all ages, all levels of knowledge, all interests in geology ... Essex Rock meetings are held every month at two venues ... Visitors and new members are always welcome.'

Category Essex

Member of the Skeptics in the Pub Grouping

Category Essex

Member of The Wildlife Trusts Grouping

'We began in 2002, very much the brainchild of local literature enthusiast Philomena Dwyer and a creative writing group. Unfortunately, when Philomena became ill, she had to step down as the driving force behind the festival. We now have a committee of nine local people, all bringing various skills to the organisation and running of the festival.' Held Late October.

Category Chelmsford

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Essex Grouping

Category Braintree

Member of the Photographic Societies - Essex Grouping

Category Harlow

Member of the Photographic Societies - Essex Grouping

Category Rayleigh

Member of the Photographic Societies - Essex Grouping

Category Harlow

 Member of the Essex Beekeepers' Association Grouping

Category Harwich

Member of the Photographic Societies - Essex Grouping

Founded 1969: 'Monthly meetings with visiting speakers are organised for all members and social events are regularly held. There are several groups in the Society looking after particular areas such as trees, footpaths, guiding. Any member can join any or all of these groups'.

Category Essex

Member of the Historical Model Railway Society Grouping

Category Essex

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

Category Harlow

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

Category Colchester

Member of the Local History Societies - Essex Grouping

Category Chelmsford

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Essex Grouping

'If you are interested in Astronomy and Space Science then the Loughton Astronomical Society will be of interest to you and your family. We welcome all levels of experience, whether you are serious and want to learn more, or are just curious to fill an evening ... Our programme covers a varied range of topics: scientists and astronomers presenting their latest research, cosmology, observing, the history of astronomy, equipment and software functionality, and much more. We always continue our discussions after the main talk in the bar ...'

Category Maldon

 Member of the Essex Beekeepers' Association Grouping

Category Maldon

Member of the Photographic Societies - Essex Grouping

Category Braintree

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

Category Chelmsford

Member of the Photographic Societies - Essex Grouping

Category Essex

Member of the Badger Trust Grouping

'The North Essex Astronomical Society welcomes everyone with an interest in astronomy, whatever their level of expertise. From novice to expert, we aim to be a society for all amateur astronomers. Members’ interests range from observing and astrophotography, from telescopes to astrophysics. Our common love is a passion for astronomy. We try to build a greater appreciation of the dark night sky and help people enjoy it ... We hold a public meeting once a month with a guest speaker. The subjects at meetings range from cosmology, planetary science, and life on other worlds, to astrophotography and more.'

Category Rayleigh

Member of the Photographic Societies - Essex Grouping

Category Rayleigh

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Essex Grouping

Category Saffron Walden

Member of the Photographic Societies - Essex Grouping

Category Rayleigh

Member of the Photographic Societies - Essex Grouping

Category Europe

'The Southend Anglo Italian Circle was founded in 1993. Its aim is to foster relationships and understanding between British and Italian communities and to promote interest in Italian society, culture and language. Since its foundation, the Southend Anglo Italian Circle has striven to provide a regular programme of lectures.'

Category Southend-on-Sea

Member of the Photographic Societies - Essex Grouping

Category Chelmsford

Member of the Photographic Societies - Essex Grouping

Category Braintree

Member of the Local History Societies - Essex Grouping

Category Maldon

Member of The Arts Society - 2 East of England Grouping

Category Harlow

Member of The Arts Society - 2 East of England Grouping

Category Grays

Member of the Photographic Societies - Essex Grouping

Category Grays

Member of the Local History Societies - Essex Grouping

'Our regular event series are for everybody and give you the opportunity to expand your Essex experience beyond timetabled studies or work. Whether it's TED-style presentations from our leading researchers, seminars encouraging delegates to engage in critical, innovative thinking around the issues of today, or enlightening lectures from new Professors on their specialist subject areas; your education doesn't have to stop when your regular day does.'

'We are the Public Engagement Team - part of Connecting Science - at the Wellcome Genome Campus: A group of passionate enthusiasts whose mission is to share the world of genomics science with public and schools everywhere. We do this through a range of live and digital experiences ... We're lucky to share our mission with pioneering scientists in the world-class facilities of the Sanger Institute and European Bioinformatics Institute driving some of the most exciting (and potentially life-changing) science in the world. Kick started by the Human Genome Project, our campus has a rich history which you're invited to come and experience.'

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