A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Lancashire

'A group of friendly and enthusiastic photographers pursuing all aspects of image capture. We welcome all levels of photographers, from complete beginners to advanced workers, and have a wide range of experiences which we willingly share. We produce all styles of images, from 'record' (e.g. images of buildings) through to "salon" style digital manipulated work, in both mono and colour, utilising many types of cameras from compacts up to professional DSLRs.'

'Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month ... New members are welcome.'

'We should be very pleased to meet you at any of our monthly talks etc.'

'Founded in 1955 the East Lancashire Ornithologists’ Club is the oldest in the county. We hold monthly meetings with a guest speaker and organise regular birding trips to many of the beautiful birding sites around Lancashire and adjoining counties.'

'Departments and research institutes across the University are currently hosting an eclectic mix of virtual events to help stimulate debate and deepen people’s understanding of the work of the University. Have a look at the calendar to see what is on each month.'

'Our members share a love of gardens and plants encompassing all levels of knowledge and expertise. Meetings are always well attended, with up to 90 people being a regular feature ... We have meetings most months of the year, together with day and evening visits to gardens large and small. Every summer, many of our members and friends take part in our long weekend mini-holiday, visiting gardens in other parts of the country.'

Annual Festival: 'Hosted by the University’s Research Institutes and the Data Science Research Centre, the Festival of Ideas is a series of events to engage academics, students and members of the public in conversations upon a common theme. The Festival draws on academic strands within the Research Institutes and the Data Science Research Centre'.

Category Lancashire

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

'The Fylde Bird Club welcomes all birdwatchers whatever their specific interest. Whether you are a beginner, an expert, a casual local birder or a hard-bitten twitcher, a conservation worker or just want to meet other birders for a chat; we have something for you ... Our monthly Meetings are social events, which regularly include slide shows and talks by both our own members and outside speakers.'

'Hyndburn Local History Society hold a regular series of lectures on the first Thursday of each month between October and April ... Visitors are welcome to attend individual meetings, space permitting ... Covering Accrington, Altham, Baxenden, Church, Clayton-le-Moors, Great Harwood, Huncoat, Oswaldtwistle and Rishton.'

Founded 1976: 'Meetings are on the third Friday of every month January to May and September to November at 7.30pm'.

'Lancashire Beekeepers was founded in 1882 which makes The Lancashire & North West Beekeepers' Association one of the oldest beekeeping associations in England. With eight branches ... our popular and active beekeeping association spans the county of Lancashire and parts of Merseyside and Greater Manchester with over 640 members ... For full details of what's happening at your nearest beekeeping branches please visit your local branch's website to obtain their latest meeting and event dates ... Members of the public are welcome to attend our meetings to see what's involved; just contact the relevant Branch secretary to confirm the meeting details.'

In the UK, meetings are held in Lancashire, where there are 13 branches including the Heraldry group and Irish Ancestry group, and in London ... At Branch Meetings you will find family history and heraldry experts who are knowledgeable over a wide area of the UK - north of Liverpool and Manchester, right up to the Cumbrian and Yorkshire Borders ... Each Branch organises its own programme of events and activities ... Non-members are welcome at any of the Branch meetings.'

Category Lancashire

Member of the Local History Society Federations Grouping

'Lancaster & District Bird Watching Society has a membership of about 200 people who have an interest in the birdlife of the area around Morecambe Bay comprising north Lancashire, south-east Cumbria and a small area of North Yorkshire in the north-west of England. The recording area includes a wide variety of habitats along the coast of the bay and inland from the low lying farmland around Cockerham to the south, the high fells of Bowland to the east and the Arnside/Silverdale AONB and Lake District southern fringe to the north. The area includes RSPB reserves at Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay as well as several Local Nature Reserves and other areas of particular wildlife interest. The Society organises monthly meetings throughout the autumn, winter and spring seasons held at venues in the area.'

'Since its inception in 1967, the Lancaster Civic Society has overseen the preservation of the heritage of the Lancaster and Morecambe district, and its outstanding natural beauty, whilst assisting in its future development.'  We pursue our Objectives 'by means of meetings, exhibitions, lectures, publications, and other forms of instruction and publicity, and promotion of schemes of a charitable nature'.

Category Blackburn

Member of the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society (LFHHS) Grouping

Category Chorley

Member of the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society (LFHHS) Grouping

Category Accrington

Member of the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society (LFHHS) Grouping

Category Lancaster

Member of the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society (LFHHS) Grouping

Category Nelson

Member of the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society (LFHHS) Grouping

Category Blackpool

Member of the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society (LFHHS) Grouping

Category Preston

Member of the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society (LFHHS) Grouping

Category Rochdale

Member of the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society (LFHHS) Grouping

Category Rawtenstall

Member of the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society (LFHHS) Grouping

'Lytham Heritage  Group was established in 1987 to preserve and promote the history and heritage of the Ancient Parish of Lytham, which includes Lytham, Saltcotes, Ansdell, Fairhaven, Heyhouses, Kilgrimol and St Annes. The Group with its large and active membership, regularly presents exhibitions and speakers.'

'We are a friendly, lively, accessible club just off the M65 in the borough of Pendle in East Lancashire in the North West of England. Many of our members achieve a high standard of photography, which inspires other members to improve their skills ... We have regular presentations from visiting speakers, club competitions, which are assessed by an external judge, an annual exhibition and we continually strive to develop members' interests and skills in photography.'

 

'We are a small friendly club based in Ormskirk, West Lancashire. Our season runs from September through to early May. However we do try to arrange some shoots during the summer months ... We try to offer a wide range of topics in our syllabus as well as holding our own internal competitions. Many of our external speakers are experts in a particular field of photography, but we also use the expertise of our own members ... Most of our members now use digital cameras but there is still room for anyone still using film cameras.'

Category Preston

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

'A group of enthusiastic volunteers who care about two of Blackpool’s favourite green spaces. We have a number of sub groups who get involved in gardening, wildlife conservation and events ... The meetings enable the group to share information, provide updates and discuss issues. We also book guest speakers from time to time. Our meetings are open to non-members.'

Category Lancaster

Member of The Arts Society - 5 North West England Grouping

Category Preston

Member of The Arts Society - 5 North West England Grouping

'We host a wide variety of events open to the public. Events range from performances and exhibitions, alumni, sport and outdoor events, public lectures, festivals, events at the Harris Museum and more ...'

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