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Area: Leicestershire

Category Hinckley

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Leicestershire Grouping

'The Centre for Urban History, founded in 1985, is a unique institution for the study of towns and cities. With an international reputation, our knowledge and expertise have a global as well as a local reach. We study the urban history of Europe and Asia since 1700 with special interests in Britain, China, India and Ireland ... Each year we host a series of free seminars and lectures which is open to graduates, students, staff and members of the public.'

Category Leicester

'Leicestershires' only geological society, Section 'C', is rooted within the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, beginning in 1835, and offers a year-round range of activities for all those who have an interest in the Earth Sciences. The Section was formally founded in 1849, from the in-house geological-interest group, which makes it now, at 172 years, one of the oldest geological societies in the UK. But could it be the oldest? If you know of an older geological society, please do get in touch ...'

'Comprised of nine schools, two research institutes and nine research centres across the breadth of arts, humanities and social sciences and interdisciplinary subjects. We are ambitious, innovative, future-facing, and interdisciplinary; guided in everything we do by our desire to nurture a stimulating, creative, and collegial working and learning environment. We embrace diversity and challenge ourselves to achieve excellence in research and teaching that shapes policy and changes minds through our interpretation of the past and present.'

Category Europe

'The non for profit "Societa' Dante Alighieri" was founded in Rome in 1889 with the aim of promoting Italian culture ... In Loughborough the DA Society ... has always aimed to promote and develop an interest in Italian culture and language across the local community. The Society is not just for Italian speakers and it welcomes membership from every background. Culture doesn't include only the highbrow arts, in fact we have run events that reflect Italy of the past and the present.'

'The events we host are aimed at a variety of audiences from students and alumni to the general public and professionals. The DMU events office ensures students enjoy truly unique and memorable experiences, from a student’s first open day right through to their graduation ceremony which marks the end of the student journey. The vast majority of our events are open to all and free to attend.'

'At Leicester, we are home to a world-class, international team of scholars engaged in cutting-edge research and teaching in our twin disciplines of Ancient History and Archaeology. We have a long history of making high-impact, world-leading discoveries, of which you could be a part ... We are also proud to host an on-site, professional archaeological unit. The award-winning University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS), the team that found King Richard III, forms part of the School, and supports our provision of archaeological training.'

'The Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society (the “Lit&Phil”) was founded in 1835. Every year, from October to May, our members enjoy a programme of lectures held at the magnificent Victorian Gallery of the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, New Walk. Lectures range from Shakespeare to Space Science, from Natural History to Volcanism, from Art to Astrophysics, from Banking to Bruegel. The Society also has Natural History and Geology sections. We have adopted a hybrid approach to the presentation of our lectures. They are still held in the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, but they are also streamed using Zoom and therefore available online to a wider audience. We are now attracting National and International participants.'

'An ecumenical organisation founded in 1958. Our aim is to provide a platform for serious theological debate which is both challenging to those with theological training and intelligible to the thinking lay person. The Society welcomes both new members and others who may find it more convenient to attend occasional meetings.'

'Throughout the year the University and the Students’ Union organise a variety of events which are open to the local community to attend. These include the annual bonfire and firework display, a variety of musical and theatrical performances and a series of lectures by Loughborough academics and guest speakers.'

'At the heart of our work are our diverse religious and belief communities. We serve them in a number of ways through public benefit activities which include charity days, integration initiatives over food, roundtable discussions, lectures and seminars. We are committed to working with communities to promote encounter, harbour trust, strengthen understanding and encourage co-operation.'

'Each year we host a series of free seminars and lectures which is open to graduates, students, staff and members of the public.'

'Founded in 1921 with the assistance of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, the University of Leicester Botanic Garden was established on its present site in Oadby in 1947. It comprises the grounds of four houses: Beaumont, Southmeade, The Knoll and Hastings, which were built in the early 1900s and are now used as student residences or for the Garden education programme. The four once-separate gardens have been merged into a single entity, whose 16 acres of lovingly cultivated grounds and greenhouses, display a wide variety of features and environments.' The Friends of the Garden 'attend seasonal programmes of lectures as well as day visits to famous and less well known gardens and nurseries. There are also opportunities from time to time to go on short-break tours to more distant gardens'.

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