A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Staffordshire

Occasional talks listed. Venues vary, but mostly are in and around Stoke.

Arnold Bennett Society
Visits to the Website1390
Views of 'Full' Record3099

'Talks take place on the first Friday evening of every alternate month. (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep, Nov.).'

Audley and District Family History Society
Visits to the Website1210
Views of 'Full' Record4910

'Meet on Tuesdays at 7.30 pm unless stated otherwise. Visitors are very welcome to attend any meeting.'

BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT - North Staffordshire
Visits to the Website885
Views of 'Full' Record1153

'Meetings ... on the 3rd Tuesday in the month at 7.30 pm.'

Berkswich History Society
Visits to the Website935
Views of 'Full' Record1586

'Most meetings take place on the last Thursday of the month, except December when there is no meeting ... Meetings ... start at 7.30 pm, unless an outside visit is arranged.'

Betley Local History Society
Visits to the Website875
Named Lectures & TalksLes Bradshaw Memorial Lecture
Views of 'Full' Record1819

'Meetings are usually held on the 3rd Monday of every month, at 7.00 pm ... Admission is free for society members and £1 for non-members.'

Biddulph & District Genealogy & Historical Society
Visits to the Website988
Views of 'Full' Record2832

'We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at around 7.30 pm, for a 7.45 pm start.'

British Cactus & Succulent Society - Stoke-on-Trent
Visits to the Website656
Views of 'Full' Record1859

'On the 2nd Monday of each month we usually have a visiting speaker to give us a talk on a Family History related subject.'

Burntwood Family History Group
Visits to the Website869
Views of 'Full' Record2324

Monthly evening meetings - plus occasional other events: 'Up to one hundred members attend the monthly club nights ... As befits the location, there is a bar available and there is a wide variety of books on sale from "The Railway Bookshop" ... Non-members are always most welcome to the monthly meetings and "Natter Nights" - there is a small fee for admission.'

Category Railway History
Burton Railway Society
Visits to the Website1221
Views of 'Full' Record2328

'The Society meets every Thursday from Sept to May ... starting at 7.30 pm and anyone is welcome to come along to the evenings. We are a group of mainly amateur photographers who enjoy looking at other peoples work and discussing all aspects of photography. We have a mixed range of abilities from the beginners to the more advanced workers, to those who generate an income from photography.'

Burton upon Trent Photographic Society
Visits to the Website1703
Views of 'Full' Record2301
Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society
Visits to the Website844
Views of 'Full' Record2446

Weekly meetings, Thursday evenings.

Category Cannock
Cannock Photographic Society
Visits to the Website1665
Views of 'Full' Record1462

'Membership to join our society is £4 and we have monthly coffee mornings and guest speakers on the last Thursday of every month, together with organised events such as visits to local places of historical interest and special evenings of nostalgia, including a "Black Country Night" with faggots and peas supper, "Forties Nights" and "An Old Time Music Hall Show".'

Cheslyn Hay & District Local History Society
Visits to the Website1241
Views of 'Full' Record2179
Classical Association - North Staffs
Visits to the Website1132
Views of 'Full' Record1498

Meetings '2nd Wed 7.30 - 9.30 pm (except Aug)'.

Embroiderers' Guild - Staffordshire
Visits to the Website544
Views of 'Full' Record1817
Ffestiniog Railway Society - North Staffs
Visits to the Website808
Views of 'Full' Record1190

'The Group meets once a month, usually on the third Friday at 7.30 pm.'

Hardy Plant Society - Staffordshire
Visits to the Website683
Views of 'Full' Record1262

'Meetings are held locally at regular intervals throughout the year, usually on the last Wednesday of the month ... We enjoy a wide variety of illustrated presentations by speakers covering many railway subjects and themes. These include mainline, overseas and the preservation scene. Narrow gauge railways are not neglected either.'

Category Stafford
Haywoods Permanent Way, The
Visits to the Website633
Views of 'Full' Record1383
Historical Association - Mid-Trent
Visits to the Website487
Views of 'Full' Record1327

'The group meets at 7.30 pm ... on the last Wednesday each month except for December, July and August.'

Ingestre & Tixall Local History Group
Visits to the Website1255
Views of 'Full' Record1893

'Meets ... on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7.30 for 7.45 pm from September to April, generally for illustrated talks on waterway related subjects.'

Inland Waterways Association - Lichfield
Visits to the Website717
Views of 'Full' Record1107

'Talks with guest speakers are held on a monthly basis from October to March or April ... Admission to talks is Free - donations to waterway causes are welcome! Refreshments available. Non-members are very welcome.'

Inland Waterways Association - North Staffs & South Cheshire
Visits to the Website564
Views of 'Full' Record1114

'This year we are bringing a truly fascinating, inspirational and diverse topical programme of events to the local North West Midlands area. Events range from general engineering talks, to specialist cutting-edge topics presented by leading global experts ... The majority of our events are free and open to all IET members and non members including the general public.'

Institution of Engineering and Technology - North West Midlands
Visits to the Website612
Views of 'Full' Record804
Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Staffordshire
Visits to the Website786
Views of 'Full' Record902

'Founded in 1980 by Owen Powell with the support of Keele University ... we are regarded as Europe's largest continuing educational initiative in international politics. It is our privilege to welcome a wide range of distinguished speakers to each annual series of 24 Thursday evening meetings. Many members of the House of Lords and Commons speak here, along with ambassadors, academics from Britain’s leading universities, national journalists, and others.'

Keele World Affairs
Visits to the Website1438
Also indexedKeele University
Views of 'Full' Record3982
Landor (Local History) Society
Visits to the Website527
Views of 'Full' Record1262

'September to May a programme of talks by invited speakers and members’ meetings, are held at 7.45 pm on the second Monday in the month.' ALERT At Review, the latest lecture programme I could find via the Website I cite was for 2014-2015. However, there is Public Group for the Society on Facebook which can reference more recent activity.

Leek & District Historical Society
Visits to the Website1341
Views of 'Full' Record4894

'We are a very active and friendly camera club which meets weekly from September to June ... We meet on Wednesday evenings ... between 7.30 pm and 10.00 pm ... Our programme is varied and includes a mixture of guest speakers, competitions, and tuition evenings.'

Lichfield Camera Club
Visits to the Website758
Views of 'Full' Record1784

'Organise a series of monthly meetings which are addressed by speakers on a wide variety of topics.'

Lichfield Civic Society
Visits to the Website584
Views of 'Full' Record1422

Festival usually held early July.

Category Arts Festivals
Lichfield Festival, The
Visits to the Website955
Views of 'Full' Record912

Talks and related events most months.

Category Arts Centres
Lichfield Garrick Theatre & Studio
Visits to the Website924
Also indexedLichfield District Council
Views of 'Full' Record1093

Lichfield Festival runs the annual Literature Festival, a week-long book Festival.’ Held Early March.

Lichfield Literary Festival
Visits to the Website919
Views of 'Full' Record2228
Lichfield Science and Engineering Society
Visits to the Website897
Named Lectures & TalksErasmus Darwin Memorial Lectures
Views of 'Full' Record2059

'In the autumn and winter there is a series of monthly talks. These normally begin at 7.30 pm ... Anyone is welcome to attend the evening meetings ... although there is a small charge for non-members of the Association.'

National Trust Support - North Staffordshire
Visits to the Website563
Views of 'Full' Record1299

'Winter talks are held ... on the third Thursday from September to March (excluding December) starting at 7.30 pm and finishing with tea and biscuits. The talks cover a wide range of topics and interests, including National Trust subjects.'

National Trust Support - South East Staffordshire
Visits to the Website562
Views of 'Full' Record1488

'As with other centres and associations our objective is to provide a social base for National Trust members locally, by organising talks, walks, outings and holidays and in so doing promote the Trust in its work by donating funds to specific projects in our area.'

National Trust Support - Staffordshire
Visits to the Website508
Views of 'Full' Record1306

'The society meets monthly from September to June on the 1st Tuesday of the month ... All Meetings commence 19.00 hrs ... Following discussions at the 2011 AGM, it has been decided to introduce an admission charge for non-members. Non-members will be allowed to attend two meetings free of charge, then the admission charge will be £2.00 per meeting.'

North Staffordshire Astronomical Society
Visits to the Website788
Views of 'Full' Record1710

'Meetings take place on the the first Wednesday of the month with the exception of July and August at 7.30 pm. This is because in the summer the bees are at their most productive and are therefore keeping the beekeepers very busy (weather permitting!) ...'

North Staffordshire Beekeepers Association
Visits to the Website751
Views of 'Full' Record1213

'We normally meet at 11.00 am on the second Tuesday of the month when a presentation will last for approximately one hour (for 10 meetings each year - NOT August or December). Our year runs from April to March with new members being accepted from any meeting of the year.'

North Staffordshire Decorative and Fine Arts Society
Visits to the Website525
Views of 'Full' Record1156

'Lecture meetings are held monthly during the autumn and winter, at 7.30.'

North Staffordshire Group of the Geologists’ Association
Visits to the Website855
Views of 'Full' Record2352

'During the winter months, the RHS meets on the first Monday of the month ... commencing at 7.45 pm.'

Ridware History Society
Visits to the Website542
Views of 'Full' Record1121
RSPB Burton & South Derbyshire
Visits to the Website634
Also indexedRoyal Society for the Protection of Birds
Views of 'Full' Record1180
RSPB Lichfield & District
Visits to the Website696
Also indexedRoyal Society for the Protection of Birds
Views of 'Full' Record856

'Every month from September to May we have an indoor meeting with illustrated talks given by invited speakers. These usually attract 80-100 people.'

RSPB North Staffs
Visits to the Website911
Also indexedRoyal Society for the Protection of Birds
Views of 'Full' Record1038

'The Society meets weekly from September to May on a Tuesday evening.'

Stafford Photographic Society
Visits to the Website720
Views of 'Full' Record1978

'Meetings are held on Mondays ... at 19.30.’

Category Railway History
Stafford Railway Society
Visits to the Website563
Views of 'Full' Record1489

'Lecture meetings of the Society are held on selected Friday evenings between October and April.'

Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society
Visits to the Website685
Views of 'Full' Record1169

'We hold monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of every month, where invited guest speakers deliver talks on a range of Egyptological topics ... Talks cover a huge range of topics and are illustrated, we are able to attract famous egyptologists who talk about their latest research or exploration. There is always time for questions for our speakers or an informal chat afterwords. We encourage our members to share their interests with us during members evenings where they are encouraged to give short talks on all things Egyptian.'

Category Stafford
Staffordshire Egyptology Society
Visits to the Website723
Views of 'Full' Record1770

'We are an umbrella group for all the local history, genealogy and archaeology groups within Staffordshire ... There’s a great selection of fantastic heritage based events throughout Staffordshire ...'

Staffordshire Heritage Group
Visits to the Website943
Views of 'Full' Record1485

Hold a Lecture Night and Social Evening alternating fortnightly during the autumn, winter and spring.

Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology Society
Visits to the Website653
Views of 'Full' Record1069

Includes public events across their campuses.

Staffordshire University
Visits to the Website722
Views of 'Full' Record1345
Stoke-on-Trent Museum Archaeological Society
Visits to the Website672
Views of 'Full' Record2212

'Historically, the club met once a fortnight. As the membership of the club has grown, the programme of events has also expanded. The club now meets every Wednesday. On evenings when the formal programme does not run, club members meet to discuss photography, swap ideas, show their latest prints and to help solve each others problems.'

Tamworth Photographic Club
Visits to the Website1042
Views of 'Full' Record1970

'Our lectures normally take place at 1.45pm on the second Wednesday of each month - except for June and January - which have to vary. There are no meetings in August or December.'

Category The Arts Society
The Arts Society - Stafford
Visits to the Website268
Views of 'Full' Record526

'There's something for everyone at the Wedgwood Museum. We have regular gallery talks, illustrated lectures and events for all the family.'

Category Arts & Crafts
Wedgwood Museum
Visits to the Website785
Views of 'Full' Record1089

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