A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: London (West)

'Meets at 7.30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month from October until March ... Visitors welcome at all meetings ... Acton is now a suburb of West London about 5 miles from the centre, and well within the built-up area, but for the greater part of its history, consisted of only a small cluster of houses around the medieval Church of St. Mary's, providing refreshment for travellers on the road from London to Oxford; together with a smaller farming community at East Acton and a number of scattered farm dwellings ... The scene changed little until the 1840s when the village began to expand, but the greatest change began in 1859 when the Enclosure award, permitted the re-allocation of the strips in the common fields into blocks, releasing land for building the lower class housing required to keep up with the rapid growth of London, made possible by the extension of the suburban railways ...'

Acton History Group

Monthly talks in French, October to May, usually second Friday evenings at 7.00 pm.

Alliance Française de Londres - Chiswick

‘Presents an inspiring collection of over 50,000 rare and beautiful pieces including art, antiques, jewellery and collectors’ pieces drawn from antiquity to the present day ... The Fair is part of House & Garden Festival alongside HOUSE, Spirit of Summer and GROW London ... In addition to this, leading experts will be speaking at the Interior Design Talk Series providing their insight and advice, as well as the opportunity to meet face-to-face in dedicated clinics.‘ Held Mid June.

Category Arts & Crafts
Art and Antiques Fair Olympia

Have organized an annual Betjeman Lecture plus occasional other talks and related events.

Bedford Park Society, The
Named Lectures & TalksBetjeman Lecture

'Brent Museum has been collecting material about the history of Brent for over 50 years and we have over 10,000 objects in our collection. We have items which are thousands of years old but we also collect from the people living and working in Brent today so that our collection represent all communities, past and present. From oil paintings to toys and flapper dresses to tool boxes we collect objects which tell all of the fascinating stories of Brent and its people ... Over 400 objects from the museum collection can be viewed in Brent Museum’s permanent gallery in Willesden Green. This gallery tells the story of Brent from prehistory all the way through to the present day.'

Brent Museum
Also indexedBrent Council
Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society

'Meetings usually start at 7.30 pm, on the second Friday of each month, unless otherwise indicated.'

Category Harrow
British Cactus & Succulent Society - Harrow

'BPF Public Events aim to create a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere in which dialogue and discussion can flourish. We look to focus a Psychoanalytic or/and Jungian lens on the challenges of contemporary living and society.'

British Psychotherapy Foundation

'Everyone welcome beginners to advanced no experience necessary. Join us for friendly demonstrations and hands on workshops. Pick up lots of decorating tricks and tips. Come along as a guest no obligation to join. 2nd Tuesday of Every Month 7.30 pm.'

British Sugarcraft Guild - Hillingdon & District

Access to the University's programme of Public Lectures.

Brunel University
Chiswick Book Festival

'Opera, open air theatre, history talks, nature walks, film festivals, dog shows and special children’s activities are just some of the events for all the family to enjoy at Chiswick House and Gardens.'

Chiswick House & Gardens Trust

Chiswick Pier Trust works to engage people with the River Thames. We provide access to the Thames and support major river events, as well as organising events of our own. We also host an annual season of “Talks by the Thames” which highlight the history, wildlife and ecology of the Thames. The Chiswick Pier Trust runs the Chiswick Pier and Pier House. In this role we manage the commercial and residential moorings at the Pier, as well as venue and conference hire at Pier House.’

Chiswick Pier Trust

'We meet regularly throughout the year, providing a variety of opportunities for both formal and informal discussion of matters of mutual interest and concern. A Guest Speaker normally addresses a topic of interest. Meetings are usually followed by light refreshments and time for fellowship ... Entry Donations Requested.' (Alternate venues can be used.)

Council of Christians and Jews - Hillingdon

'Meetings take place every Thursday evening from 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm: 'Ealing Photographic Society was founded in 1892, making it one of the oldest surviving Photographic Societies in the World ...'

Category Ealing
Ealing & Hampshire House Photographic Society

Holds a number of regular events during the year, including an Annual John Delafons Lecture, normally held in June.

Ealing Civic Society

'Meetings are usually held on the first Friday of each month except in special circumstances.'

Embroiderers' Guild - Harrow & Hillingdon

'All meetings on Thursdays begin at 7.30 pm and end about 9.30 pm.'

Embroiderers' Guild - Isleworth & District

'We meet from 7.45 pm for 8.00 until 10 pm every Monday night (with the exception of Bank Holidays) from September to June.'

Field End Photographic Society

'Runs a series of talks, lectures and symposia throught the year. Our programme of events is delivered in cohesion with the wider programme and covers a vast array of topics.'

Garden Museum
Hardy Plant Society - Middlesex

'Monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month ... The talks start at 8:00 pm followed by any questions you may want to put to the speaker. The evening finishes with coffee and informal conversation.'

Category Hillingdon
Harrow and Hillingdon Geological Society

'We hold meetings in the winter months when it can be cold and dark outside, these are held in our Carriage Shed. All meetings start promptly at 20.00 hours.'

Harrow and Wembley Society of Model Engineers

'Meets at 8 pm on Tuesday evenings throughout the year.'

Harrow Camera Club

'All meetings are on Mondays, 7.45 pm for 8.00 pm September through to May.'

Harrow Film Makers

'We meet at 8.00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month (except January, July and August).'

Harrow Humanists

'Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month ... During the winter months meetings include illustrated lectures by visiting specialist speakers and discussions and talks by members of our own Society.'

Harrow Natural History Society

Tuesday Talks 'Enjoy entertaining lectures and talks by professional speakers. Talks take place every other Tuesday in the wonderful historical setting of the Granary. Talks sell out early so buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment as seating is limited to 40 people.'

Headstone Manor Museum

'We usually meet on the 3rd Thursday in every month (except August and December).'

Hillingdon Family History Society

'Wednesday meetings are outdoor evening visits between May and September, and talks on the remaining months.'

Hillingdon Natural History Society

Monthly meetings, Tuesday evenings: 'If you are a full national member of the HA, you are automatically also a member of our branch ... If you don’t feel you want to join the HA as a full member, you can still join our branch as an associate member, and can attend meetings free of charge. You will also get regular newsletters (by email if you prefer), which include information about history-related events in the area, and details of our guided visits to places of historic interest in the London area and even further afield ...'

Historical Association - Ealing
Also indexedEaling Historical Association

'Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month ... Non-members are welcome to attend and will be asked to pay a visitors fee of £2.00 per person, per talk.'

Hounslow & District History Society

'The main society meeting takes place each Friday evening, commencing at 8 pm and lasting about two hours. During the winter months (October to March) a series of organised talks is arranged, but during the summer months these meetings are less formal and advantage is taken of the lighter summer evenings to carry out minor maintenance work about our site.'

Ickenham & District Society of Model Engineers

'Your visitor or exhibitor badge allows you free access to the comprehensive and varied programme of educational seminars, interviews, workshops and demonstrations taking place throughout The London Book Fair. The hour-long seminars allow you to deepen your understanding of the issues affecting the publishing industry today, as well as engage with colleagues, question expert panels and discover new ways of applying your skills to your work. Be inspired by the author interviews taking place in the PEN café, be entertained with food and lively cookery demonstrations and get informed about the latest market innovations in the product presentations.' Register in advance. Usually held mid-April.

London Book Fair, The
London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society - Rayner's Lane

'We share a joint programme of events with the Chiltern Heraldry Group, meeting either in Ruislip or in various Chiltern locations.'

Category Heraldry
Middlesex Heraldry Society
Also indexedChiltern Heraldry Group

'There are 11 lectures a year which are free to ENTA members ... The timing of the lectures is from 7.30 pm to 9.20 pm, with questions from about 9.05 pm. However, the November, January and February lectures will be in the afternoon 2 pm to 4 pm.'

National Trust Support - Ealing

'We offer a varied and interesting programme of evening and afternoon talks.'

Category Harrow
National Trust Support - Edgware & District

'We organise a variety of activities for our members which include: Varied evening and afternoon talks ...'

National Trust Support - Harrow

'Our meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month (although this may vary where there is a bank holiday on the Friday).'

National Trust Support - Wembley and District

'We meet every Tuesday evening except the second Tuesday of the month. We always welcome new members from raw beginners to accomplished photographers ... No meetings during August.'

Northfields Camera Club

Range of lectures and related events: 'All events are free of charge unless otherwise stated, pre-booking for all events is advised' (and need to buy tickets for the Fair itself). Usually held each year in June.

Category Arts & Crafts
Olympia International Fine Art & Antiques Fair
Pinner Camera Club

'Meetings are normally held on the first Thursday of the month, September to May, ... at 8 pm.'

Pinner Local History Society

'Meets usually on the first Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm start ... Visitors are most welcome to attend any of the meetings.'

Pinner Philatelic Society

'We have regular monthly indoor meetings locally from September to May and a programme of visits to local nature reserves throughout the year ... Meetings start at 8 pm.'

RSPB Pinner & District

'The indoor meetings are held on the last Monday of the month from September to April with speakers covering a wide variety of subjects.'

Ruislip & District Natural History Society, The
Ruislip Central Horticultural Society
Ruislip, Northwood & Eastcote Local History Society
Selborne Society
Named Lectures & TalksPerivale Wood Local Nature Reserve | Gilbert White Memorial

'There is a programme of lectures with a variety of invited prominent speakers ... Over the years, the lectures have covered a wide spectrum of subjects, from crop circles (usually regarded as outside the Society's interests) and magic, through "core" areas of past-life memories or precognition, to discussions of neuro-chemical perspectives on altered states of consciousness, or media attitudes to the paranormal ... Admission is free to SPR members, with an admission fee for non-members.'

Society for Psychical Research

'Quarterly meetings are held in London where members display examples of their work, share their experiences and attend lectures or demonstrations ... Object to encourage, develop and promote the study and practice of the art and science of Ornamental Turning. There are now more than 300 members world-wide ... Complex lathes started to be developed in about the 15th century when the nobility of Europe commissioned and collected the beautiful wood and ivory turnings made on them ... Following the French Revolution the centre of interest in this hobby transferred from France to England where it spread widely, not only among the aristocracy but later to the wealthy middle classes ... With the advent of the motorcar the hobby of ornamental turning was largely abandoned until 1948 when the Society of Ornamental Turners was formed.'

Category Arts & Crafts
Society of Ornamental Turners, The

'Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month (excluding July and August).'

Stanmore and Harrow Historical Society

Meet '2nd Thursday of the month between 10.30 am and 12.00 pm'.

Category Harrow
The Arts Society - Harrow
Uxbridge Local History Society

'Unless otherwise stated, WLHS holds its meetings on the last Wednesday evening of every month, 7.15 pm to 9.30 pm, with talks starting promptly at 7.30 pm.'

West London Humanists and Secularists

'Regular meetings are normally held on the third Thursday of each month ... and start at 7.45 pm.'

West Middlesex Family History Society

'We meet every month (except August), (normally) alternating between Uxbridge and Harrow.'

West of London Astronomical Society, The

'The Society meets at 7.30 pm on a Wednesday from September to June ... We are looking for people to become more involved in the running of the Society. Please come along and have a chat with us if you have an interest in local history and would like to help with the Society.'

Willesden Local History Society

The Society 'runs a varied and interesting series of talks and visits throughout the year ... The pre-booking of tickets for all visits is required. Pre-booking for events at our premises is advised. Our historic Coach House lecture room has limited seating capacity and if you attend without pre-booking you risk being turned away'.

William Morris Society UK

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  408. Southwell
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  424. Stowmarket
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  429. Sutton (London)
  430. Sutton Coldfield
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  435. Tamworth
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  437. Tavistock
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  440. Tenterden
  441. Tewkesbury
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  447. Totnes
  448. Towcester
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  454. Uppingham
  455. Vale of Glamorgan
  456. Wadebridge
  457. Wakefield
  458. Wallasey
  459. Wallsend
  460. Walsall
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  462. Walton-on-Thames
  463. Wandsworth
  464. Warrington
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  466. Watford
  467. Wellingborough
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  469. Welwyn Garden City
  470. West Bridgford
  471. West Bromwich
  472. West Lothian
  473. Westminster
  474. Weston-Super-Mare
  475. Wetherby
  476. Weymouth
  477. Whitchurch
  478. Whitehaven
  479. Wick (Highland)
  480. Wigan
  481. Wigston
  482. Wilmslow
  483. Wimborne Minster
  484. Winchester
  485. Windermere
  486. Windsor
  487. Wisbech
  488. Witney
  489. Woking
  490. Wolverhampton
  491. Woodbridge
  492. Worcester
  493. Workington
  494. Worksop
  495. Worthing
  496. Wrexham
  497. Yate
  498. Yeovil
  499. York (City)