A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Greater Birmingham

Category Solihull
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'The society meets at 2.00 pm ... on the first Friday in the month. Annual subscription is £5, and visitors and members pay £1 per meeting. Visitors who attend three meetings will be invited to join the Society.'

Category Birmingham
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Talks in French, every two weeks, October to May.

Category Birmingham
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'We hold a series of Evening Meetings from January to December, with the exception of May, June and July.'

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'Each year there is a comprehensive programme of meetings that includes guest speakers providing an insight to various aspects of photography.'

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Meetings 'held at 7.00 pm (for a 7.30 start) on the last Thursday of each month'.

Category Wolverhampton
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Monthly lunchtime talks plus other events: 'Free admission, drop in.'

Category Art Galleries
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A wide range of Public Lectures are offered, which can include: Weekly lunchtime Lectures ('Admission is free, but these events are extremely popular and places are limited, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.'); Lecture-Recitals; The Birmingham Lecture Series (Evenings: 'Admission by ticket only, available from Reception.')

Category Selly Oak
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Monthly meetings, Tuesday evenings. 'Most BCS Birmingham branch meetings are free to attend, and open to BCS members and non-members alike (exceptions are noted in the event details).'

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Weekly BMI Monday Lectures at 1.00 pm plus other events of interest.

Category Birmingham
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'We meet every Wednesday evening in our club room at Aston University ... We also have monthly lectures from a variety of guest speakers ... on the last Tuesday of the month.'

Category Birmingham
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Occasional talks: 'Feel free to join us on the second Monday of each month ...'

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Monthly evening talks, usually 'at 7.30 pm on the first Thursday of the month'.

Category Birmingham
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Tuesday Talks 'Talks begin at 1.10 pm and last for 20-25 minutes.'

Category Selly Oak
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Have organized a Lunchtime Seminar Series: 'All are welcome and there is no charge. However, it would be helpful if those intending to attend could contact ... via email ... so appropriate catering arrangements can be made'.

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Category Selly Oak
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'Normal meetings of the Club are held on the first Thursday of each month except in July and August ... The meeting starts at 7.30 pm for a drink, informal socializing, and when possible a chance for those interested to practise their Greek with a Greek speaker. The main event of the evening, typically an illustrated talk on some topic relevant to modern or ancient Greece or Cyprus, begins around 8 pm. Meetings finish by 10 pm.'

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'We meet about once a month, often with a speaker, in a variety of venues. More information about our meetings can be found in the Events calendar. In addition, we arrange social events and are involved in raising money for charitable causes.'

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Access to 'a comprehensive guide to what's happening at Birmingham's museums'. Also, the Friends of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery organize occasional talks, as well as other events.

Category Selly Oak
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'Illustrated talks are given at monthly intervals during the winter season (September to April) on a variety of subjects.'

Category Birmingham
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'We aim to offer a much-needed space to exchange ideas and opinions and to debate a whole range of subjects. Salon meetings are not a series of pre-programmed lectures in which people sit passively and listen. The idea is for the audience to challenge speakers and be challenged themselves by different ideas. If you feel that there is a debate-shaped hole in your life, and you live in or around Birmingham, then come along.'

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'We meet on the last Tuesday of each month except December, from 7.30 pm for a 8.00 pm start, and finish about 10.00 pm.'

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'We hold regular meetings to listen to invited lecturers, in addition to field trips to sites of geologic interest ... Indoor meetings normally take place on the last Monday in the month ... The museum opens at 7.30 pm and lectures normally commence at 8.00 pm ... There is no admittance charge for lecture meetings, so come and try us out.'

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Meets 'third Tuesday of every month (except December) at 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm start. Birmingham Branch is the largest Branch of the BCSS in terms of numbers of members and has an active programme of events throughout the year'.

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'Taking place on the first Tuesday of every month, we feature a variety of local scientists and engineers, talking about their work and how it affects the average person in the street. Always fun, sometimes controversial, these events are a great way to get to the heart of the matter.' Enquire about attendance.

Category Orchid Societies
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'We meet on the last Saturday of most months ... at 3.00 pm.'

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'Lectures from the research groups within the Centre ... The lectures are open to University students, staff, and members of the public.'

Category Military History
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Organize the annual John Terraine Lecture plus a range of other events - including many open to Friends of the Centre.

Category Selly Oak
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'The Centre runs a Masters degree in West Midlands History, an annual conference, day schools and other public events. It provides support for projects and works with heritage professionals and independent scholars in the wider community. The Friends of the Centre for West Midlands History is a recent initiative.'

Category Birmingham
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'Our free pre-concert talks offer a fascinating insight into the music you are about to experience. Each talk lasts approximately half an hour and admission is free. It's your chance to listen to guest speakers, to discover more about composers, music and musicians. It provides further knowledge to enrich your enjoyment of a familiar piece. Or, if you are new to it, an introduction to the many textures, colours and moods to be enjoyed from orchestral music. Join us in the magnificent setting of Symphony Hall and let us set the scene for the music.'

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'This friendly group has around 90 members. In winter, they meet monthly on Saturday at 2.30 pm ... for talks, while in summer garden visits are arranged.'

Category Birmingham
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Design:Midlands – an independent, impartial resource providing design support for local authorities, communities, decision makers, housebuilders, businesses and design professionals. We are a merged organisation of two established charities, Opun (East Midlands) and MADE (West Midlands).’

Category Dudley
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Friends of Dudley Archives and Local History Service 'Meetings are held at the Archives premises ... on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30 pm (every month except January and August). These meetings consist of talks on family and local history topics by visiting speakers. You don't need to be a member of the Friends to come to the talks, although a small fee will be charged for non-members.'

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Category Dudley
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Meets weekly, Monday evenings, 7.45 pm.

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'Guild Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, except in August at 7.00 for 7.30 pm ... At monthly meetings we share projects we've been working on and enjoy talks and workshops, both led by members and by guest speakers. We also have a programme of longer day workshops ... Guests are very welcome to come along to meetings to meet members and see if you like what we do.'

Category Dudley
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'Hagley Camera Club caters for members with a variety of tastes and interests, experience and expertise, and also a fairly wide-ranging demographic ... Whereas other clubs appear to prefer to spend a lot of time simply looking at images, we attempt to keep a diary of varied "activities" in order to interest, motivate, and involve the whole, or at least the majority of the membership as much as possible.'

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'Our winter programme comprises meetings held monthly from October to April, usually at 2.30 pm on the second Saturday of the month.'

Category Birmingham
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'In the Birmingham area, the IET provides a range of lectures and meetings covering electrical, electronic and manufacturing engineering.' Enquire about attendance.

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'It is said that the Institution of Mechanical Engineers was founded in 1847 in the Queen's Hotel in Birmingham, so it's great news that we have been able to rejuvenate a Birmingham Area committee. There are more than 1600 members who live or work in Birmingham and with the changes in engineering in the Midlands it's an exciting place to be. The new committee's aim is to support the local engineering community with valued events and services which develop and promote knowledge, understanding and professionalism of mechanical engineers, for the benefit of all ...' Enquire about attendance.

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'We have monthly meetings throughout the year with the exception of August, normally meeting on the first Monday of the month ... Our monthly meetings normally take the form of a guest speaker giving a talk/ presentation about their particular field of interest.'

Category Earth Sciences
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'A programme of public lectures organised by the Lapworth Museum of Geology. Lectures take place from 5–6 pm on alternate Mondays, spring and autumn terms in The Palaeontology Lab (G21), Earth Science. All are welcome and there is no admission charge.'

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Range of lectures, talks and related events planned.

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'Meetings, which are social occasions, usually consist of a talk on some aspect of mills and milling and are held in the Birmingham area once a month on a Saturday afternoon ... Membership is open to individuals, families or groups - anyone who shares the aims of the Midland Wind and Water Mills Group.'

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'Lectures (£2) are held from September to April ... on either Monday or Thursday afternoons or evenings.'

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'The evening lectures take place ... on the second Wednesday of the month from September to April commencing at 7.30 pm. The afternoon lectures take place ... on the fourth Wednesday afternoon of the month from September to November and from January to March commencing at 2.30 pm.'

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'The Midland Branch of the Newcomen Society holds evening lectures through the Winter within the Thinktank Theatre on Level 2 of Millennium Point ... Lectures take place at 7.00pm on the first Wednesday of every month ... Entry is free and non-members are as welcome as members.'

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'The Society organises a varied programme of lectures and visits to exhibitions and places of interest each year ... Pre-booking for all lectures is strongly advised.'

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Monthly meetings, Tuesday evenings.

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'The group holds meetings usually on the second Tuesday of the month from September to May and organises walks and field trips to birdwatching sites.'

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'The group meets on the second Tuesday in the month from September to May inclusive, for interesting and informative illustrated talks.'

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'We meet on the third Wednesday every month, except in July and August, when we have a rest, and December, when we meet earlier ... Doors open at 7 pm, for a 7.30 start. Admission costs just £2. Refreshments are served, for a nominal charge. Our speakers are chosen to appeal to anyone with an interest in birds, be they a beginner or an expert. Non-members are most welcome, though we hope you will consider joining the RSPB, especially if you attend regularly. We look forward to seeing you!' ALERT At Review, internal Links within the Website malfunctioned.

Category Dudley
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'A programme of monthly talks ... starts each September.'

Category Wolverhampton
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'Our meetings are open to all, please come and join us on the second Monday of each month from September to May. Subjects covered include local transport history (including buses and canals) as well as railway subjects from Britain and abroad.'

Category Birmingham
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'We meet once a month and invite a speaker to talk about some aspect of science, skepticism and critical thinking. Talks are open to all and are free but we do ask for a small contribution to cover expenses.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'One of the highlights of the Society is our main programme, that takes place every Thursday at 8 pm (except Christmas week). Top lecturers travel from all parts of the UK, and occasionally from abroad, to present the best in club and professional photography.'

Category Sutton Coldfield
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'Association Indoor meetings are held on 3rd Thursday of the month starting at 19.30.'

Category Sutton Coldfield
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'We hold General Meetings on the first Thursday of the month from September to April inclusive ... These include visiting speakers, mainly on topics of local and environmental interest (both the built and natural environments). Meetings are friendly and accessible. Non-members are welcome on payment of a small donation.'

Category Sutton Coldfield
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'We are a friendly Society, all members having the same aim - to promote the cultivation of the fuchsia ... The monthly meetings begin at 8.00 pm until 10.00 pm on the second Thursday of each month ... with the exception of January.'

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Meetings 'are usually held on the first Friday of each month from September to May, excluding January. Meetings consist of a talk on some aspect of natural history by a knowledgeable speaker, either an invited expert or a member. Most talks use slides as illustrations, and sometimes include specimens or recordings. All talks are very much aimed at the amateur naturalist, since even those members of the Society who know quite a bit about one subject may know very little about another.'

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Category Sutton Coldfield
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'Sutton Coldfield Photography Club is a small, friendly camera club which meets on Friday evenings at 8.00 pm ... We have an excellent programme of visting speakers, competitions, practical nights and social events during our club year, which runs from September to May.' (Formerly Fentham Photographic Society.)

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Category Solihull
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'Lectures are held at 11.00 am usually on the last Thursdays of September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May and June. A special lecture is sometimes arranged in July.'

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Category Birmingham
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Typically, each year, 'have organised a series of nine lectures. Most are held on the second or third Wednesday of the month, depending on the CBSO use of their Centre'.

Category Sutton Coldfield
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'Superb monthly lectures by some of the nation's best experts, chosen for their knowledge, presentational skills and entertainment value, cover a wide range of topics including all painting genre, literature, jewellery, music, ceramics, garden design, architecture and the culture and lifestyles.'

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'Hosts short seminars at Birmingham University to share current research by TSRC and others at the University of Birmingham. All the seminars will be 12.00 - 1.30 pm ... Registration is not required - please just come along.'

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'The Society produces a quarterly newsletter and holds monthly talks and slide shows with a local flavour, together with other varied social events. Membership is open to all, Tiptonians or not, who have a genuine interest in the town, irrespective of nationality, religion or ethnicity. The Society is non-political, non-sectarian and independent of any other organisation, but is a member of Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement in England.'

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'The University holds regular lectures and seminars throughout the year. They provide fascinating insights into a host of subjects, and are free and open to all.'

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'Open meetings take place on the 3rd Monday of the month throughout the year (excluding April, August and December). They are generally open to Institute Members and the public but on occasion they are closed for members only or members and their guests. Coffee and Biscuits from 6.30 pm. Meetings 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm.'

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'Meetings take place ... at 7.30 pm on the second Tuesday each month unless otherwise notified.'

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Category Wolverhampton
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'Meetings are held once every two weeks between September and April, plus one meeting in May and one meeting in June ... We arrange an interesting and varied programme of lectures from Professional and experienced Amateur Astronomers, plus Informal Meetings and discussions.'

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Category Wolverhampton
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Weekly meetings, Tuesday evenings, September to May.

Category Dudley
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'We meet indoors on the last Friday of each month between September and April and hold outdoors walks in the summer ... You're welcome to join us at our events whether you're a Trust member or not.'

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'Meetings ... on the last Friday of each month.'

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'Meetings are held every Tuesday evening between 7.45 - 10.00 pm ... from September to May.'

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