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Area: Staffordshire

Category Local Heritage

The Mission of the Erasmus Darwin Foundation is 'to promote international awareness of the life and achievements of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) and the manner in which they relate to today’s world and to do this in a way that is enjoyable and easily understood by all'. Erasmus Darwin House is 'a stunning Grade I listed Georgian house with a Palladian front a stone’s throw away from Lichfield Cathedral'. Amongst a range of events, the House organizes the Lunar Lectures Series, held monthly 'on the night of the full moon'.

Also indexedLunar Lecture Series
Category Rail Transport

'A locally based Socety for people who are interested in all aspects of railways. We meet throughout the year ... and enjoy a variety of presentations by guest speakers. Many railway subjects and themes are covered including steam, modern traction, overseas topics and preservation issues.'

'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.'

Category Leek

Member of the Photographic Societies - Staffordshire Grouping

Category Arts Festivals

'A charity that provides inspiring multi-arts experiences for anyone and everyone in the Midlands and beyond ... We aim to inspire creativity through performance and participation at our annual summer Festival, with diverse events and activity ranging from dance to drama, classical music to comedy and folk to family workshops. Alongside our ticketed events, we run a full programme of free events and Aspire! - a year-round learning and participation programme in schools and the community.' Normally held Mid July.

'Since its formation in 1985 the Society’s membership has grown to over 370, amateurs and professionals, of all ages and from all walks of life. It has held more than 200 lectures ... and has arranged more than 150 visits. The Society’s steady growth in membership, the growth of its reputation in the Lichfield area and beyond and the regular “full house” attendances make it the envy of many similar groups and a tribute to the many people who have served it ... The Society’s reputation is such that it can attract speakers respected in their professions from all over the UK and from abroad; surgeons, engineers, biologists, chemists, physicists, archaeologists, medical doctors, in fact anyone with an authoritative view on an interesting subject.'

Category Local Heritage

'Redfern’s Cottage features five museum galleries that chart the story of Uttoxeter from a small Anglo-Saxon settlement to the modern town of today ... Join us for our Uttoxeter inspired events programme from lectures and performances to walking tours and re-enactments taking place at Redfern’s Cottage and in Uttoxeter. Plus during the school holidays we’ll have a range of drop-in activities perfect for families. Events are free.'

Category Local Heritage

'Dedicated to the study and dissemination of the archaeology, historic environment, history and heritage of Staffordshire although our membership activities range further afield. Membership is open to all who share this interest. The Society offers its members a programme of lectures, visits and events.'

Category Tamworth

Member of the Local History Societies - Staffordshire Grouping

Also indexedTamworth History Group

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