A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Oxfordshire

'Founded in 1968, and since then it has been the principal meeting point for all who have an interest in the past of Abingdon and its region ... The Society organises monthly lectures by acknowledged authorities on topics related to history and archaeology and to those of Abingdon in particular. There is also, during each summer, a programme of visits to sites of particular significance ...  The Local History Group provides a forum and meeting point for members with a particular interest in the local history of Abingdon and its region.' The Lambrick Lecture is an Annual Lecture for the Society held in memory of Gabrielle Lambrick.

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme, Named Public Lecture

'The Society organises a varied programme of meetings and observing evenings throughout most of the year and tries to cater for all levels of experience, from absolute beginners to experienced astronomers. Our closeness to both the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Oxfordshire’s “Space Centre”) and to the University of Oxford ensures a steady stream of high-quality lectures.'

'We have a published programme of events featuring a range of activities to give variety and interest to members, whatever stage or level of skill they are at. These include evenings when members or guest speakers show and talk about their pictures ...'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Sett up in 1967 by wildlife lovers, to give an opportunity to learn about the natural world around us, promote conservation, and - just as important - to get out and see it in the company of experts and friends. Butterflies, bats, fowl, flora, fungi: all on the agenda ... We welcome new members, and non-members are welcome at our events.'

Normally, 'the Society currently meets twice a month, on the first and third Wednesdays ... The first meeting, called a Club Night, takes place on the first Wednesday in the month and generally consists of a presentation by an external speaker ...'.

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Africa

'Apart from hosting and working with regional study groups and running frequent workshops and conferences to disseminate research findings and publicise topical issues, the Centre runs a weekly seminar on Thursdays where scholars and postdoctoral researchers in Oxford and from different parts of the world present their work. The Centre also regularly hosts prominent African statesmen, leaders, entrepreneurs, social activists, intellectuals, thinkers, scholars, writers, artistes, and others who are interested in Africa and African affairs.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'The College hosts many lectures and seminars, including those by lecturers appointed by the University and associated with All Souls ... These lectures are open to the public and information about the lectures is posted as soon as it is available.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'The Ashmolean is first and foremost a University museum. We are committed to making our collections and expertise accessible for academic engagement at Oxford and in partnership with universities worldwide. The Museum is a world-class resource to enrich all kinds of intellectual enquiry, and our curators' scholarship contributes to teaching throughout the Oxford curriculum.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'Founded in 1958 by a group of local historians to encourage research into the local history of Banbury town and its hinterland. Our annual programme of activities runs from September to July, with lectures from September through to Easter and then a varied programme of outings and events in the summer. We meet for the lectures at 7.30 pm on the second Thursday of each month ... Members and visitors are made very welcome at our meetings.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'The Society meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month between September and May and endeavours to provide the medium through which fellow collectors can meet and enhance their knowledge and enjoyment of stamp collecting and its related fields. We foster a friendly and informal atmosphere, with the minimum necessary formality, in which both novice and philatelist alike can co-exist and thrive. The programme of events covers most branches of philately without too much emphasis on any one sphere.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Blackfriars is a "Priory", the home of a community of Dominican Friars who open their doors to others, welcoming university students, researchers, men training for priesthood – and many local people who join us for religious services and social events. It is a place of friendly spiritual and intellectual encounter, where faith and reason enter into deep dialogue with the modern world ... Research and debate at Blackfriars are focussed around our two Institutes: The Aquinas Institute; The Las Casas Institute for Social Justice ... The Institutes’ research is propagated into the wider society by means of conferences, talks, books, online resources, and through a developing outreach programme for schools. An annual residential summer school run by the Aquinas Institute offers an introduction to theology for young adults.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'The Bodleian Libraries is the library service supporting the University of Oxford ... Libraries in the Bodleian Libraries group include the principal University library – the Bodleian Library – which has been a library of legal deposit for 400 years; as well as 27 other libraries across Oxford including major research libraries and faculty, department and institute libraries ... The Bodleian Libraries are also a key part of Oxford’s cultural community and leads an exciting programme of public exhibitions and events to engage communities with our collections ... The Friends of the Bodleian are invited to a lively programme of lectures, exhibitions and concerts designed to explore and enjoy the Libraries’ holdings.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'Keep up to date with what is going on at Corpus. Read the latest news together with information about special lectures, delivered by distinguished speakers,  and other academic events.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme
Category Asia

'Launched in 2001 and, since then, has brought over 200 academics, artists and other performers from around the world to Oxford Brookes for scholarly talks and other public events.'

Category Rail Transport

'The Great Western Society exists to preserve, restore and operate, as a permanent public exhibition and museum, locomotives, rolling stock, equipment machinery and relics of historical operational and general interest and educational value with particular reference to the former Great Western Railway and its successors following the nationalisation of the railways in 1948 and also to collect, make available for public reference and publish information concerning the history, equipment and operation of the former Great Western and other railways ... The Great Western Society has local groups which organise meetings and events in the Bristol, Oxford, South West (Torbay), Swindon and Taunton areas. The Groups also support the Society by undertaking practical work at Didcot or locally and through the vital elements of fundraising and local publicity.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'Green Templeton has a busy and varied calendar of events throughout the year, ranging from lectures and seminars to workshops and panel discussions, attracting high profile speakers and experts.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

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Category America - South

'As a centre for the study of the region, the LAC serves as a venue for debating ongoing research and relevant current affairs. Leading international scholars and key public figures from the region regularly contribute to the LAC’s flagship weekly seminar.'

'Mansfield hosts a lively and engaging series of free public talks, every Friday from 5.30pm, during Oxford University term time ... The talks are open to all and as such are an important element of the College’s public engagement efforts.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'The oldest botanic garden in the UK, founded on July 25th 1621. Established as the Oxford Physic Garden for growing medicinal plants used to teach medical students, the Garden was the birthplace of botanical sciences at Oxford. It became known as the Oxford Botanic Garden in the 1830s to reflect its role in experimental botany ... Situated in Nuneham Courtenay, Harcourt Arboretum is only 20 mins drive from Oxford Botanic Garden, with regular buses.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'All our events are continuing to take place online. They are free and open to all. We welcome you just as warmly as ever to take part, and enjoy what’s on offer virtually. There’s a wonderful range of opportunities for you to explore some of the most pressing issues facing us today.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'To create Talks and Series (such as Seminar Series and Conferences), you need to apply to become a Talks Editor. All members of the University are entitled to be a Talks Editor, if you are a student, please ask a member of staff to approve your application ... Please be aware that your talks will be advertised quite widely in the University. They may, for instance, be included in weekly digests and be added to people’s calendars. For this reason, please be sure to keep your talk information up-to-date ... The Home Page will show you all talks for the next 30 days - you can use the tabs to see tomorrow’s or next week’s talks.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'Our online calendar is packed with events, including lectures, concerts, plays, dinners, exhibitions and seminars.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'The Wychwoods Local History Society (WLHS) ... was founded by village members in 1981 ... With a thriving membership, the Society researches and publishes local and family history ... The Society in normal times meets once per month from September to May each year. Anyone with an interest in local history is very welcome to join us. We have guest speakers at every meeting ... On the edge of the former Royal Forest of Wychwood, Shipton under Wychwood, Milton under Wychwood and Ascott under Wychwood are adjacent villages in the valley of the river Evenlode in West Oxfordshire, on the eastern edge of the Cotswold Hills.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

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