A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Merseyside

Category Antiquity

'An interdisciplinary hub for research development, support, and networking that brings together colleagues in medieval and early modern studies from several departments in Liverpool and HE institutions across the northwest of England (Chester, Liverpool Hope, Lancaster, Manchester) ...The Seminar Series remains an important dimension of LCMRS activity, enriching the research environment for staff and postgraduate students alike – but also offering a key channel through which we can communicate our research to a wider audience of colleagues from other institutions and also the general public. Many of our events are therefore open for anyone to attend, and our "Key Lectures" series ... seeks to engage the wider community in a historical approach to subjects of contemporary debate.'

Originated as the West Kirby Literary and Debating Society in 1904. Now offers fortnightly evening Lectures from October to March.

Category Modern History

'We are world-renowned for their expertise in medieval, early modern and modern British, European, American and world history. We have a lively academic community of over 500 students and we work closely with Liverpool's famous galleries and museums, as well as with many other national and international partners. We host lectures and seminars, which are open to the public as well as to staff and students at the university.'

Category Bebington

Member of the Family History Society of Cheshire Grouping

Category Wallasey

Member of the Family History Society of Cheshire Grouping

Category Europe

'Ireland is an exciting, modern society with a rich culture and heritage that makes it a rewarding subject to study. We explore the fascinating history, politics, literature, archaeology, people and lessons of Ireland, from ancient times to the present day ... We host high-profile events throughout the year, past guests have included: Irish President Michael D. Higgins, award-winning writer Colm Tóibín and Snow Patrol guitarist and songwriter Johnny McDaid. We also collaborate with local, national and international organisations such as Liverpool Irish Festival, advisors to the Irish Embassy and the BBC.'

Category Booksellers

'Linghams bookshop has a long history on the Wirral and is a real asset to the local community ... We stock a wide range of books with many titles on display. If there is a title you would like to order we can generally get customer orders within 24 hours, it’s not unusual for a book to be ordered at 4:30pm and be available by 10am the next morning. Books can be ordered over the phone or online ... Linghams host regular events with a variety of international bestselling authors. Some of our events are based online but many are held in our Heswall bookshop.'

Category Liverpool

Member of the Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History Society Grouping

Category Southport

Member of the Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History Society Grouping

Category Liverpool

Member of the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland Grouping

Category Merseyside

Member of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Grouping

Category Liverpool

'Do you want to find out more about the wildlife of our area? Are you fascinated by birds, plants, mammals, marine life, insects, dragonflies or butterflies? Would you like to go on trips to see them accompanied by experts? The MNA offers a wide variety of outdoor meetings and coach trips allowing members to learn about wildlife in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.'

Category Merseyside

Member of the Local Nature Partnerships: England Grouping

'For over 100 years Newton-le-Willows Gardeners' Association has been working for the benefits of local gardeners with a membership of about 650 in and around Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, in the United Kingdom ... We hold a Flower & Vegetable Show in September each year and there are monthly lectures or demonstrations on a variety of horticultural topics. Coach trips are arranged to major flower shows, stately homes, famous gardens, or other places of interest.'

Category Merseyside

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

Wirral Talks 'The Society was founded in 1890 and has met continuously ever since. It is believed to be the oldest society of its kind in the country. It is open for anyone to join, or to attend as a guest ... Members come from various parts of Wirral and beyond. The Society seeks to achieve a good blend of talks and topical debates.'

'William Roscoe (1753-1831) was the son of a publican who indelibly transformed the cultural life of Liverpool. Described as "Liverpool’s greatest citizen", he was a man of many talents: a champion of freedom for all, a poet, writer, scholar, patron of the arts, bibliophile and botanist ... The Roscoe Lecture Series was launched in November 1997 to provide an open platform for debate on topics of public interest. Today, they are one of the UK’s largest public lecture series, regularly attracting audiences of over 800 people. The Roscoe Lectures play an important part in the intellectual life of Merseyside, helping to foster informed debate, broaden horizons and perspectives, and uphold the crucial spirit of intellectual inquiry and free speech in which Roscoe passionately believed.'

Category Liverpool

Member of the RSPB - 5 North West England Grouping

Category Southport

Member of the RSPB - 5 North West England Grouping

Category Bebington

Member of the RSPB - 5 North West England Grouping

Founded 1952: 'SLPS is mainly digital but we do still have members who produce stunning work on film. New members join regularly and find us to be an exceedingly friendly club with great camaraderie and a willingness to help others in this wonderful hobby of ours'.

Founded 1890: 'A diverse group of photographers with skill levels ranging from beginner to experienced, who meet to chat and share knowledge ... Our program includes a variety of photographic talks and presentations'.

Category Crosby

Member of The Arts Society - 5 North West England Grouping

Category Liverpool

Member of The Arts Society - 5 North West England Grouping

Category Southport

Member of The Arts Society - 5 North West England Grouping

Category Heswall

Member of The Arts Society - 5 North West England Grouping

Category Merseyside

Member of the Theosophical Society in England (and Wales) Grouping

Category Southport

Member of the Theosophical Society in England (and Wales) Grouping

Category Wallasey

Member of the Theosophical Society in England (and Wales) Grouping

'For advancement of learning and ennoblement of life  This has been our mission since the University was founded in 1881. To this day, these values focus our efforts as we strive to achieve our ambitions and tackle the grand challenges of the age.'

'Discover the historic and contemporary art from our collections and explore the University’s heritage collections of scientific, medical and natural history. Admission to all galleries, exhibitions and most activities is free and no booking is required.

'Established in 1977 and holds regular meetings and summer outings ... Meetings usually feature a guest speaker – visitors are welcome.'

Category Local Heritage

'The Williamson Tunnels are a labyrinth of tunnels and underground caverns under the Edge Hill district of Liverpool in north-west England. They were built in the first few decades of the 1800s under the control of a retired tobacco merchant called Joseph Williamson. The purpose of their construction is not known with any certainty. Theories range from pure philanthropy, offering work to the unemployed of the district, to religious extremism, the tunnels being an underground haven from a predicted Armageddon. Although some of the tunnels have been lost over the years, a lot of them still exist today, under what is now a residential area. One section of the tunnels has been cleared and renovated and is open to the public. The remaining parts of the labyrinth are closed, with many suspected tunnels yet to be rediscovered ... Friends of Williamson's Tunnels is a voluntary organisation which is trying to find and excavate the whole of the system. We are one of the biggest local history societies in Britain ... Monthly meetings for FoWT members continue to be held ... on the first Monday of each month, starting at 6.00 pm. As well as hearing the latest news about the tunnels, you can enjoy an interesting talk from one of our guest speakers.'

Category Merseyside

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

Category Antiquity

'We are dedicated to enhancing and enriching knowledge of the history and culture of Ancient Egypt and hold monthly meetings on a wide variety of relevant topics for anyone with an interest in Egyptology.'

'Caters for all who have a common interest in wild birds - from the mildly curious to the keen, from the beginner to the experienced - all are welcome ... Monthly Indoor Meetings are held at 7.30 pm on the 4th Thursday of each month (apart from August and December) ... when guest speakers offer illustrated presentations on a wide variety of bird-related topics.'

Category Birkenhead

Member of the Federation of British Bonsai Societies Grouping

'The Society warmly welcomes visitors, young and old to any of its meetings ... There is a wealth of experience amongst the members, who are only to happy share their knowledge with you. If you are a novice or experienced collector there will always be something to learn or share at Wirral Philatelic Society.

'Writing is for everyone. It’s turning up, sharing our stories and creating change on the page. We host two annual literature festivals, WoWFEST in May and Black History Month in October, which welcome writers, activists and artists. Our creative writing projects are focused on supporting writing in Liverpool, in our communities and schools, all year long.'

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