A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Hertfordshire

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'Welcome to the one of the oldest Gardening Societies in the country which was established before 1866 ... One of our main attractions is our monthly Social evenings (and 2 very popular quiz nights). Guest speakers present garden related topics and everyone is welcome to these social evenings. They run from September to May ... every 3rd Thursday of the month, starting at 8 pm.'

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'The main activities are a series of illustrated winter lectures, on topics of historical interest, held usually on the last Monday of each month ... These meetings have a pleasant, informal atmosphere, and members are invited to contribute by bringing interesting artefacts and making short presentations on items of interest.'

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'The Group meets every month from September to May, usually on the second Tuesday of the month. Meetings take the form of an illustrated lecture or a demonstration, followed by refreshments.'

Category The Arts Society
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'Based near Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire in the village of Potten End. We actively promote knowledge for the education, appreciation and study of the decorative and fine arts through regular monthly lectures, study days, day long visits and residential tours.' Morning lectures are on the last Wednesday of the month; there are also now a series of Evening lectures.

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Monthly evening meetings. 'Meetings generally begin at 8.00 pm. The "doors open" at, and refreshments are available from 7.30 pm. Do come along and do some networking, or just have a chat with other Society members. Unless otherwise stated, it is NOT necessary to book a place at any Branch meeting. Guests and non-BCS members are very welcome.'

Category Berkhamsted
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'Organises an annual programme of demonstrations, talks, drawing evenings and workshops ... Non-painters are welcome to join the Society as are those interested in pottery, sculpting or woodcraft.'

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'The Berkhamsted Citizens Association has a sub-committee to organise talks and activities. Talks normally take place during the winter months ... Other activities include local walks and visits to local places of interest'

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'Monthly meetings are arranged from September until March and currently these take place at 8 pm.'.

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'Club meetings are held at 7.45 pm every Tuesday ... from September until late April each year. From April to September the Club runs a Summer Programme of photography meets and social evenings.'

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'There are monthly meetings (except August and December) on Tuesday evenings, beginning at 8.15 pm.'

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‘The Group is comprised of a number of enthusiastic and friendly people who are happy to pass on their experiences and knowledge about cactus and succulent plant growing. We meet on the afternoon of the second Saturday every month, except April ... There is usually a visiting speaker who will give a talk accompanied by slides and/or plants.’

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'The Friends of Bushey Museum is one of the largest such organisations in the UK. It exists to support Bushey Museum Trust by raising funds for new acquisitions and also providing a focus for all those interested in the Museum. The Friends have a varied programme of meetings, events and outings covering a wide range of cultural interests ... Our Meetings are open to all ... Please note that Museum staff cannot answer enquiries about Friends events.'

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Usually held early March. Throughout the year an extensive series of book talks, signings etc hosted by the Chorleywood (and Gerrards Cross) Bookshop.

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'There is a programme of monthly talks and outings. The talks are on the second Tuesday in every month from September to May ... at 7.30 for 8 pm.'

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Occasional lectures and talks and related events.

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'We meet every Thursday between September and May ... at 7.30 pm, for a 7.45 start.'

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Offers 'a regular lecture series with experts presenting illustrated talks on local and international archaeology, and on local buildings and other historical topics'.

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Bimonthly midweek evening lectures, plus other meetings.

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Have organized The Ferguson Lectures, 'a series of public lectures and forums launched in October 2006 to provide opportunities for people to meet discuss and ponder on a wide range of contemporary topics. All events take place in The Ferguson Building, an impressive new facility named after an eminent former pupil Professor John Ferguson to commemorate his outstanding contribution to education'. Monthly during term; usually Wednesdays at 4.00 pm: 'Entry is free but places do need to be booked in advance.'

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'Our winter programme of entertaining and informative illustrated talks by local and national experts covers a wide range of topics related to gardening and plants. Talks are followed by refreshments and a members' plant stall. Many of our speakers also bring plants for sale.'

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'The Society normally meets at 8 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month.'

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'Our meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month from September to June ... commencing at 7.45 for 8.00 pm.'

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'The Harpenden Society is a voluntary organisation comprising residents of the town and those who work in it. Members wish to preserve the good things about Harpenden and propose constructive changes. It is an independent non-political group. Public meetings are held throughout the year on local and topical subjects. Members and guests are welcome to attend.'

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'We welcome all ages from youngsters still at school to those at the other end of life’s scale.  All that is needed is an interest in our local history – our heritage. Membership varies from those who have undertaken detailed research into various aspects of our local history, to  others who are simply interested in the past, and in particular in our own area.  Several of our members have published books on aspects of our local history, whereas others are content to read the fruits of their studies ... Each month we welcome a speaker. Topics covered are varied and the talk is usually accompanied by slides or other illustrative material. Sometimes the speaker will bring along a small selection of documentation or ephemera to share with us.'

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'The Society meets monthly during the winter with an interesting and varied programme of speakers on topics of local interest.'

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'Meets at 8.00 pm on Friday evenings – from September to May.'

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'Our group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month throughout the year (except July & August).'

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'Talks range from highly topical issues to a longer perspective: they include ways to better understand and reduce our energy consumption, the state of wildlife in our area and its conservation, and our garden heritage.'

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'There is a local history society in most towns and many villages in Hertfordshire, reflecting the widespread interest in this fascinating topic. Their activities range from programmes of talks and events to major research work and publication. If you want to find out more about where you live in Hertfordshire, or to get involved in local history activity, then click ... to find your nearest society.'

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'The society is for anyone interested in geology, whether beginners or experienced. We hold monthly talks on a wide range of earth science topics ... Meetings usually take place on Thursdays ... and start at 7.30 pm unless otherwise noted.'

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Hertfordshire Wildlife Calendar of Events 'The Calendar of local meetings and field trips is compiled by HNHS on behalf of natural history organisations in Herfordshire, including Butterfly Conservation, Cheshunt Natural History Society, Herts & Middx Wildlife Trust, Letchworth Naturalist Society, London Natural History Society, Welwyn Natural History Society and British Naturalists Association.'

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'Meetings are held from October to April ... on the first Tuesday of each month (second Tuesday in January) from 8 pm to 10 pm. Come and meet other members and enjoy our varied programme. Sales goods, tea and coffee are available at each meeting. You may also join the Group at any of these meetings.'

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'We meet every Thursday evening at 7.45 pm prompt, from early September until May ... We would love to welcome you to one of our meetings. If you would like to find out more please contact us by email ...'

Category Hitchin
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'We hold regular meetings on the fourth Thursday of most months.'

Category Cheshunt
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'A friendly group which meets on alternate Monday evenings for those interested in all matters photographic. Meetings start at 8 pm ... Throughout the season, from early September to early July, there is a varied programme of slide shows, talks, social events and of course competitions.'

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'We meet from 7.30 pm on the last Wednesday of each month, when we have presentations by external speakers. We also have additional meetings in January, April, July and October, which feature talks by members of the society. In December our meeting is around the middle of the month, when we have our AGM and our famous Quiz !'

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'We meet for an 8 pm start on the third Wednesday of each month (except August and December).'

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'Have a season of monthly evening meetings, beginning each September and ending with the AGM in June.'

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'We meet on Thursday evenings between 8.00 and 10.00 pm.'

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'Evening meetings start promptly at 8.00 pm and afternoon meetings at 2.30 pm. A small admission fee is charged to cover the costs of speakers, hall hire and refreshments. Members are welcome to bring guests to any of our meetings.'

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'Normally holds its meetings ... on the first Monday of the month starting at 8.00 pm. The exceptions to this are August and December when there are no meetings and the months when a Bank Holiday falls on the first Monday of the month - meetings for these months are rearranged to the second Monday of the month.'

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'Normally holds its meetings at Christchurch ... on the first Wednesday of each month between October and May starting at 7.30 pm. The exceptions to this are two afternoon meetings which are held at Howgills, South View, Letchworth and start at 2.30 pm.'

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'Each month during the winter season we hold a meeting alternately in Royston and Saffron Walden ... At these meetings we have speakers who cover a wide variety of topics. All are welcome: Attendance fee £3, members £2 (to cover expenses and a drink). Our meetings start with a cup of coffee from 7.20 pm onwards with the talk at 7.45 pm.'

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'Offers lecture evenings at 8 pm on the first Thursday of every month ... There is normally a refreshment break and the meeting finishes about 10 pm.'

Category Plant Heritage
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'We are one of the smaller NCCPG groups, but we have an enthusiastic membership and an eclectic mix of National Plant Collections ... We run a programme of talks, garden visits and social events ... Talks usually last about an hour, followed by refreshments and a chance to talk to the speaker and local members afterwards.'

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'All meetings are on a Monday night 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm start. Visitors and prospective new members are welcome to attend free of charge.'

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Evening meetings are held in Hitchin.  The Branch also hold afternoon meetings in Welwyn Garden City.

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'Meets at 8 pm on the second Thursday of the month from September to June inclusive.'

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'The meetings are held each Thursday at 7.30 for a 7.45 start ... The club has members of all levels of ability and with a wide range of interests. If you enjoy photography and would like to improve your technique or to let others see your photographs, please come along.'

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'Started in 1976 after a series of talks in Chorleywood Library by David Elcome who encouraged his mature students to start a local bird watching group. The Group has gone on from strength to strength since then and currently has a membership of about 150. We welcome new members both to our indoor meetings and our field events. We meet ... on the third Thursday of the month at 8 pm.'

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'Our main indoor meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday in the month (except July & August).'

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'Our friendly and informal indoor meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September to May. We offer a range of illustrated talks and video shows on national and international bird and wildlife topics. RSPB sales goods, bird food sales, membership information, recruitment and a monthly raffle are available at the meetings. We serve refreshments in the interval at a modest charge.'

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'Our friendly and informal indoor meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from September to June. We offer a range of illustrated talks and DVD shows on national and international bird and wildlife topics. RSPB sales goods, bird food sales, membership information and recruitment are available at the meetings.'

Category Schools of Law
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'Our prestigious public lecture series covers a range of themes including legal, historical and political ... The series is delivered by a range of high-calibre speakers, including members of the judiciary, parliament, public figures, academics, historians and journalists.'

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'From September to May regular meetings are held ... usually on the last Friday of the month. Illustrated talks are given on various aspects of astronomy, presented either by our own members or by visiting speakers ... Important Note - visitors are welcome to our meetings, but due to space restrctions a seat must be booked in advance - email our secretary ...'

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'Throughout the year we offer a range of events for members and non-members. These include regular speaker evenings covering topical interests.'

Category Horology
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'Meetings are held on the first Wednesday each month at 8 pm ... and the programme is wide ranging.'

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Opened 2018: ‘Looks to be a leading centre for arts and culture at the heart of one of Britain’s most historic cities. Set over three floors, the newly created state-of-the-art gallery spaces showcase over 2,000 years of priceless heritage and display contemporary artworks – sharing local, national and world treasures with all. Promising fresh experiences each time you visit, come and enjoy regularly changing exhibitions and cutting edge art installations, take part in the vibrant programme of events, and explore the fascinating histories of the Town Hall, its Assembly Room, Courtroom and Cells’.

Category Railway History
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'Holds meetings on the fourth Thursday of every month plus additional 'Xtra' meetings on most fifth Thursdays (except December - "2nd Thursday") ... starting at 7.45 pm.'

Category The Arts Society
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'Meets on the second Tuesday of each month (excluding August and January) ... Lectures start at 10.45 am and coffee /tea is served from 10.00 am.'

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Category The Arts Society
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'Lectures are held ... on the last Thursday of each month, though there are no lectures in July, August or December. Lecutres start at 10.30 am, preceded by coffee from 10 am, and guests are welcome. Also displayed on lecture days is our substantial library of books about the Arts available for loan to members.'

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Category The Arts Society
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'Membership includes attendance at the 10 lectures arranged each year and the opportunity to join visits, study days and other events. We welcome applications for membership and prospective members are invited to contact the Secretary ... We have a short waiting list but membership is generally offered within a year. The committee would like to draw members’ attention to clause 4(f) of our constitution:- “If any ordinary member shall not attend at least two lectures of the Society in any one year commencing 1 August, that member shall be deemed to have resigned from the Society".'

Category The Arts Society
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'We are very proud to be the seventh oldest society within The Arts Society - previously called NADFAS ... We arrange a wide selection of lectures - mornings, evenings and days of special interest - plus outside visits and tours - one-day UK coach visits, five-day UK tours and five-day overseas tours.' Alternate venue can be used for morning meetings.

Category The Arts Society
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'Morning lectures start at 11.00 am; Afternoon lectures start at 2.00 pm. Coffee will be available from 10.30 am and 1.30 pm.'

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Category Rickmansworth
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Winter monthly meetings, Tuesdays at 10.30 for 11 am: 'You are welcome to "give us a try" by coming as a visitor to one of our lecture meetings; if you like this experience, and what you glean from this web site, we shall be delighted if you join our Society'.

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'We meet monthly on variable Wednesdays ... Lectures begin at 10.30 am, and members are requested to take their seats by 10.20 am. Coffee is available in the foyer from 10.00 am. Visitors are welcome, subject to availability of space.'

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'We meet every Thursday from late September though to early May ... at 7.30 pm.'

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'Six times a year, on Wednesday evenings at 8 pm, Members are treated to an hour’s talk on an aspect of local history. These are informal gatherings, and are usually accompanied by a slide show to illustrate the Talk.'

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'Events Listing'. Includes the Annual Chancellor's Lecture - a 'free public lecture' (but need to book).

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The Society 'hold monthly lectures from September to May each year'.

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'Meetings are held ... each month on the third Thursday, September to March ... Invited speakers are experts in their field. Meetings are informal, with a coffee break to give members an opportunity to share current interests and to meet the speaker.'

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'Meets on the first Saturday of each month (except August) at 11.00 a.m.'

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'Meetings take place weekly at 7.45 pm on Thursday evenings.'

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Range of talks, including those organized by The Friends of Watford Museum.

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