A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Greater Manchester

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'Meetings are held fortnightly throughout the year, with evening walks in summer and illustrated talks in winter.'

Category Railway History
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'The Society provides the local community with railway and public transport based events and information, these include frequent public lectures, regular visits to places of railway interest, historical displays, celebration of historical dates and events, pamphlets, books, images and videos.'

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'Talks are from September to May, usually on the second Tuesday of the month, with invited speakers mainly on local interests.'

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'Our meetings are held on the third Saturday of every month (except December) at 2.0 pm ... when there is an invited speaker, a talk by one of our members, or workshops and discussions.'

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'Meetings will be held at 7.30 pm on Wednesdays.'

Category Bolton
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'Meet on the third Tuesday of every month between September and May. Each season we welcome four guest speakers on Archaeology and four on Egyptology ... Anyone is welcome to attend our meetings ... Talks begin at 7.30 pm and last around an hour. Refreshments are available.'

Category Bolton
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'Meetings are held each month on Tuesday evenings, commencing at 7.30 pm and concluding around 9 pm. Our main meeting programme runs from September to May, and features a formal lecture on the first Tuesday of the month, and a more informal "Activity Night" on the third Tuesday.'

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'All our meetings are conducted in a friendly atmosphere and both visitors and potential new members are always welcome. Meetings are on Thursdays at 7.30 pm for a 7.45 pm prompt start, unless otherwise stated.'

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'Bramhall Photographic Society is a long established association meeting weekly (Wednesday evenings, 7.45 pm - 10.00 pm) September to June for a varied programme of talks, competitions and demonstrations.'

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'Stop Monday night feeling like an inescapable black hole! Come along to Didsbury Scibar and get the low down on life, the universe and everything.' Meetings 'every third Monday of the month 6.30 pm'.

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'The Society meets on the first Thursday of every month ... at 7.45 p.m.'

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'The Society has a broad and wide ranging number of events throughout the year with something to suit every photographic taste. At the present time membership numbers over 50 with attendances at meetings usually above 30.'

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Meetings 'held at ... 6.00 pm on the last Wednesday of every month'.

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‘Acts as a focus for Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester and also as the hub for the Northern UK Jewish Studies Partnership. It is home to a number of outstanding academics in the fields of Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, rabbinic Judaism, Jewish Thought, Holocaust Studies, ancient, medieval and modern Jewish History, Film Studies, Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations, and Israel Studies ... Our activities include research seminars, the Sherman Lectures in Jewish Studies and the Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies.’

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'Our unique events bring the best-known contemporary novelists and poets to Manchester to discuss and read from their work. Everyone is welcome, and ticket prices include a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink (except Colm Tóibín Public Events).'

Category Manchester
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'Branch meetings are held six times a year and take the form of lectures with visiting speakers ...'

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'Members meet once a month to hear a speaker and once a month at workshops to research, prepare exhibitions and deal with enquiries.'

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'Lectures/talks/meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, September-May, 7.30-9.00 pm.'

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'Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month from October to the following April ... commencing at 7.30 pm prompt ... Why not come and visit us at one of our meetings? Tha'll find a gradely welcome theer. Then if you'd like to join us afterwards, we'll be more than happy to welcome you as a member.'

Category Elgar Society
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'The branch meets between six and eight times a year; its season runs from October to May. Most meetings take place on a Saturday starting at 3.00 pm and last for approximately two hours.'

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Meetings '2nd Wed 10.30 am (except May & August) Doors open at 10.00. After the Branch Meeting members stay for a stitch and chat'.

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Meet '3rd Tuesday in the month at 7 pm (except August)'.

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Meetings 'First Saturday of the month 10.00 am until 4.00 pm'.

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'We meet on the second Thursday of each month (except July) at 7.30 pm.'

Category Sale
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Evening meetings, 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Category Oldham
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Indoor meetings monthly on Wednesday during the winter months.

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'An award-winning innovation lab for digital culture and annual festival, established in Manchester in 1995. For 21 years FutureEverything has been exploring the meeting point of technology, society and culture which lies at the heart of the digital debate. Through a community network and regular events it makes connections between thinkers, developers, coders, artists, designers, urbanists and policy makers – inspiring them to experiment and to collaborate in new ways.' Festival usually held late March/early April.

Category Art Galleries
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'Our monthly lunchtime talks are a great way to find out more about exhibitions. Talks are free, informal and last around 30 minutes with time for discussion afterwards. There is no need to book.'

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'We meet ... on the second Wednesday each month.'

Category Egypt
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'We meet on the last Thursday of alternate months ... Our evenings begin with a meal followed by a lecture by an eminent guest speaker. The bar stays open afterwards for anyone who wants to stay and chat ... There is a meeting charge of £10 for adults and £8.50 for under 18's (guest charge for non-members is £15) payable on the night which covers the cost of the meal and the speaker.'

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'Meetings are held ... on the second Tuesday of every month at 7.30 pm.'

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'We are a leading global centre for the study of humanitarianism and conflict response, global health, international disaster management and peacebuilding ... Bringing together the disciplines of medicine and the humanities to achieve these goals, HCRI aims to facilitate improvements in crisis response on a global scale, while providing a centre of excellence for practitioners in emergencies and conflicts ... HCRI engage with students, researchers, practitioners, government and policy makers through our talks, seminars, workshops and conferences. Our events take place throughout the year and are open to students, staff and the general public from the UK and abroad.'

Category Military History
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'Imperial War Museum North is an iconic Manchester landmark that offers the perfect setting for your event. The award-winning architecture by Daniel Libeskind creates a unique and inspirational atmosphere.'

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'Our Winter Talks are open to everyone whether or not you are an IWA member (but it helps us if you become one!) ... Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month from October to April.'

Category Physics
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'Organises lectures, meetings and conferences for its members in and around the Manchester area, and works locally to promote physics, physics education and public understanding of physics.'

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'Offers a wide range of lectures etc covering the appropriate industry subjects in the area, together with educational events to increase the awareness of young people to the exciting world of Engineering.' Enquire about attendance.

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Monthly: 'All meetings are on Saturdays at 2.00 pm, except December (1.30 pm).'

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'Meetings are on Fridays, 7.30 pm prompt ... A varied programme of speakers and slide shows on related subjects is organised, commencing in September running through to April, usually 12 in total.'

Category Railway History
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'Indoor meetings on last Thursday September to May, excluding December.'

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'Each meeting is held on the second Tuesday in each month ... Committee meetings are not open to anyone, only committee members, but OPEN meetings are open to all and all are welcome to come along and voice their opinions or concerns. Occasionally there is a speaker on some local or relevant issue. Anyone coming to one of these events will find the majority of the Committee there, should they wish to discuss anything.'

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'Meetings ... start at 7.30 pm and are held on the third Tuesday of each month except June and July.'

Category Bolton
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Meet 1st Thursday of the month at 7.15 pm.

Category Christianity
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'These theological lectures present recent or current research in an accessible way. They are free of charge, and there is no need to book - just turn up!'

Online Lectures & Talks
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Composite list of the Meetings of the various Sections of the Society.

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Meets monthly, Saturday afternoons; no meetings in July and August. ALERT At Review, awaiting information on venue(s) for future meetings.

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Category Egypt
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'MAES, as our members affectionately know it, organises an annual lecture programme for members. Well-known Egyptologists have always been included in the list of our speakers, but we have always encouraged our own members to provide lectures and talks on their own specialist subjects. Many of our members have gone on to become established lecturers in their own right and now give talks to other Egyptian societies in the UK. Lectures begin at 7.45 pm prompt, but you can come along from 6.30 pm onwards and talk to other members.'

Category Art Galleries
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''Manchester Art Gallery and The Gallery of Costume are home to the city’s world-class art collection. We hold over 25,000 objects of fine art, decorative art and costume, developed over 200 years and still growing ... We hold regular talks, tours and workshops, designed to enhance your enjoyment of our exhibitions and support your learning journey.' Includes Art Bites and Art History Basics.

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'Members meet every Thursday at the Godlee Observatory (except when a public lecture is taking place and during Christmas/New Year week), when slide shows, digital image shows, informal talks and occasional 'workshops' take place. Of course the telescopes are also used, weather permitting. On the third Thursday of the month, from October to March, a free public lecture is held at a venue in the centre of Manchester ... commencing at 7.30 pm. Non-members are most welcome. The prestigious Kopal Lecture is given annually by an astronomer from the University of Manchester's Department of Astronomy or Radio Astronomy in honour of an old friend, the late Emeritus Professor Zdenek Kopal, Manchester's first Professor of Astronomy.'

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Monthly evening meetings: 'Why not come along and join us? You will receive a warm welcome, have a chat with other canal enthusiasts, and have a cuppa. If you would like an alcoholic drink, please bring your own.'

Category Manchester
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‘The MCPHH emphasis on encouraging communities and individuals to engage actively with history builds on the long-established work of the Manchester Centre for Regional History, established in 1998.’

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Winter monthly talks, normally second Saturday, commencing at 7 pm.

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''The Society was founded 1884; originally it was aimed at businessmen and concentrated on commercial and political geography. It has organised a lecture series throughout its history ... The Society offers 16 free lectures at Cross Street Chapel in Manchester on Tuesdays in October, November, February and March, starting at 1 pm.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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Have organized several Named Lectures and related events which can be 'open to the public'. Enquire about attendance.

Category Social History
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Manchester Histories is a growing and dynamic charity that works collaboratively with people, organisations, and partners to reveal, share and celebrate Greater Manchester's diverse Histories and Heritage. Manchester Histories works throughout the year delivering projects, training, exhibitions, events, networks and more with communities to recognise, explore and value histories. It also hosts Manchester Histories Festival.’

Category Arts Festivals
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'Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events. Over the past 12 years, more than a million people have experienced MIF projects around the city and beyond – everywhere from theatres and galleries to schools, churches and railway depots. Created by leading international artists, often working in collaboration with local residents, our works have thrilled visitors, impressed critics and inspired people all over Greater Manchester.' Biennial [2019]

Online Lectures & Talks
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'Meetings are usually held weekly from October to May and there is a programme of lectures by people distinguished in their particular fields of interest. Following the lecture, supper is normally available for members when there is an opportunity to meet fellow members and the lecturer ... Most of the lectures organised by the Lit and Phil are open to the public free of charge (although donations are always welcome). Lectures usually last for one hour. Occasionally seating capacity can be limited so we always advise non-members to check our website, or 'phone the office for the latest information. This also ensures that you are aware of any changes to venues or times.' Various venues in Manchester can be used for meetings.

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'The Society was founded nearly 130 years ago to provide for the pursuits of those interested in microscopy and natural history. Today it has around 300 members and provides regular meetings where talks are given by amateurs or professionals and members can provide exhibits, exchange gossip, just keep in touch, use the library or buy small goods.'

Category Military History
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'Each month we have a speaker on a military related subject followed by a discussion around that subject or related topics. Many of our speakers are published authors and professional historians ... All are welcome and there is a small admission charge of £3 per lecture.'

Category Railway History
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‘We are the third oldest model railway society in the world with clubrooms in Sale, South West Manchester ... We have a monthly meeting which is held at 7.30pm on the second Friday or 2.30pm on the second Saturday of the month ... We have a varied programme of illustrated talks, demonstrations of modelling techniques and film shows geared towards the interests of railway modellers and enthusiasts.‘

Category Manchester
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Wide-ranging programme of lectures and talks, often within the Museum Meets initiative. Talks are usually either in the Museum's Café or its Discovery Centre.

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Meetings once per month, Friday evenings: 'Visitors are very welcome'.

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'Meetings ... start at 5.45 pm; tea and coffee are available from 5.20 pm. At each meeting an invited speaker will give a talk on a subject of economic or social interest and then there will be questions and discussion ... The talk will subsequently be printed and distributed to members and subscribing libraries. Copies may be purchased by non-members.'

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'All meetings ... are held in the nave of the Cathedral, beginning at 7 pm unless otherwise specified ... Everyone is welcome.'

Category Christianity
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Details of 'the MWRC Lecture, an annual major scholarly event in Manchester which includes a paper read by one or more of the Fellows of the Centre'. Enquire about attendance - and to other events which might be open to all.

Category Oldham
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'Formed in 2011 following an archaeological investigation of Middleton’s historic parish church – St. Leonards ... Our monthly talks programme is held in our adoptive home of the Olde Boar’s Head on Long Street, Middleton. These talks are usually scheduled for the last Thursday of the month (we do not have one in December) and the talks start at 7.30pm. These talks are open to all, we ask for a small entrance fee of £3 for non-members.'

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‘One of the most extensive collections of medical artefacts in England ... We take part in events and festivals in the Manchester area. Through our Artefact Talks event series we invite historians, practitioners and artists to present their research around objects in the collection. Everyone is welcome to attend these events.‘

Category Military History
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'Each year the Museum hosts a series of talks, on a range of subjects, often in partnership with other bodies. Each of our talks highlight a lesser-known aspect of our Regimental story. Some of these talks compliment special exhibitions in the Museum, new publications or events and activities we are involved with.'

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'We hold meetings most winter months ... usually at 2.00 pm. At these meetings we have speakers who address us on a wide variety of heritage-related subjects. Refreshments are provided after the meetings and provide the ideal opportunity for socialising.'

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'Talks and Meetings take place ... on either the second Tuesday of the month at 2.00 pm, or the fourth Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm.'

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‘Founded in 1972 and currently has some 250 members, mainly in the areas of Altrincham, Sale and Wilmslow. Amongst National Trust properties supported are Dunham Massey, Hare Hill, Lyme Park and Quarry Bank ... In autumn and winter, members meet for talks on various subjects including heritage, history and far-off places. After the talk refreshments are served.‘

Category Christianity
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'In 1979 the College instituted an annual lecture series, the Didsbury Lectures. Each year a series of four lectures is given by a leading scholar or theologian standing within the historic Christian faith.' Enquire about attendance.

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'A small, friendly amateur photographic club. Whether you are new to photography or an old hand, we will give you a warm welcome. The words fun, friends & photos fit us perfectly. We meet every Thursday night at 7.30 pm.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'Meetings are held on most Thursdays throughout the year ... All meetings are at 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start unless otherwise stated.'

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Category Social History
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'The museum has a range of events, activities and exhibitions which are suitable for all ages throughout the year.'

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'The Library continues to flourish as a hub of cultural activity by hosting a thriving and active programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year. These are open to members and the public generally ... The Portico Library and Gallery opened in 1806 as a Library and Newsroom and still occupies its original site - 'the most elegant and retired street in town' according to John Dalton. Its mainly 19th century collection is accessed by Members as well as researchers in the UK and abroad.'

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'We meet most Tuesday evenings during the year ... Our present membership consists of around 40 people with varying photographic skills and interests and we encourage all types of photography, traditional and digital, whether you're a beginner or have more experience. Activities during the year include practical evenings, competitions and lectures.'

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