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Area: Surrey

'Discover the pioneers of speed, flight and adventure at the birthplace of British motorsport, aviation and home of Concorde ... The Brooklands Members organise many events specifically aimed at members throughout the year. These include a series of Classic Talks, interviews with Motoring Legends, lunches, coach trips, shows, our own annual Classic Car Show, and a special black tie annual dinner.'

'Serving skywatchers in Southwest London and North Surrey ... We are a society dedicated to all aspects of amateur astronomy and as such we hold monthly meetings of lectures and talks on a range of astronomy related subjects by many guest speakers.'

'The aim of the Society is to promote interest in geology and its allied sciences for people of all levels of geological knowledge, ranging from the interested amateur up to professional geologist. This is achieved by holding regular monthly meetings in Farnham at which invited speakers cover all aspects of the geological spectrum, ranging from palaeontology through to structural geology, volcanism, earthquakes and environmental effects.'

'The Fintry Trust is an educational charity dedicated to the study and teaching of ideal philosophy, science, art and religion. At its headquarters in Surrey it organises study days, talks and retreats, emphasising the universal ideas which underlie all religions and all knowledge.'

'Looks to become a hub for study, teaching, learning, and activism about gender and sexuality on campus. The Institute has three primary goals: to support faculty and student research and research collaboration in the study of gender and sexuality, to support teaching and learning of and around gender and sexuality, and to produce resources for community engagement and impact around gender and sexuality.'

'Established in 1989, Guildford Book Festival is staged annually over 8 days across venues within the town. ' Normally held Early October.

'Our mission at The Guildford Institute is to provide an educational, cultural and social community hub in the heart of Guildford offering a special place for people of all backgrounds to meet, learn and explore ... Our termly programme includes a range of activities, such as courses, talks and events.'

Category Surrey

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

Category Arts Festivals

'An Arts Festival of 60+ theatre, comedy, music, painting, crafting & poetry events ... In almost three decades, Arts Alive has grown from a low-key local event to one of the largest annual community arts festivals in the South East.' Normally held during October.

'The Mole Valley Geological Society normally meets monthly for lectures, soirées and occasional field excursions to study the geology of the Mole Valley and beyond. Founded in 1979, the Society is a Local Group of the Geologists’ Association, founded in 1858. Visitors are very welcome. No previous geological knowledge is needed, just intense curiosity about the Earth and its history.'

Category Arts and Crafts

'This friendly Society has been in existence for over 50 years and presents nine illustrated lectures from October to June by expert speakers on an interesting variety of Antiques and allied subjects.'

'The Royston Pike Lectures were first introduced by Edgar Royston Pike, formerly Chairman of the Esher Council, as the "Esher Library Lectures" in the late sixties. In 1974, Elmbridge Borough Council changed the title of these lectures to the "Royston Pike Lectures" in appreciation of his 20 years work on the Library Committee.'

Category Surrey

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

'British beekeeping is unusual in that it is mostly undertaken by enthusiastic amateurs. The main organisation supporting this is the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA). The BBKA is made up of area associations. Surrey Beekeepers Association (SBKA) is one of the largest area associations. It was founded in 1879 ... and has over 1000 members. Beekeeping is organised at a local level and area associations are broken down into smaller divisions. Within SBKA, we have eight local divisions covering the whole of Surrey. Most activities are organised by the local divisions.'

Category Surrey

Member of the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland Grouping

Category Gardens Trusts

'Aims to raise awareness of and to protect Surrey's rich heritage of outstanding historic parks, gardens and designed landscapes ... Our Events Committee organises an exciting programme of lectures, garden visits and study days throughout the year. These events provide an opportunity for members to learn more about the beauty, character and historical significance of the gardens and landscapes in Surrey and surrounding counties. The winter lectures are informative and entertaining discussions about various aspects of garden history, design and horticulture. These lectures are given by enthusiastic speakers well known in their respective fields.'

'Surrey History Centre in Woking collects and preserves the records of Surrey's past and present, documenting the story of the county and its people from the 12th century to the 21st century. Visiting the centre to use our collections is free, staff are always happy to offer advice, and we have a busy programme of exhibitions, talks and events.'

'Founded in 1976 to bring together those who have an interest in the life and writings of William Cobbett. A passionate defender of the freedom of the press Cobbett was prepared to defend it at the cost of imprisonment and exile.'

Category Local Heritage

'Formed in 1982 ... by a small group of enthusiasts who shared interests in history and archaeology. Many were particularly concerned with learning more about the local events which shaped the area from the earliest times ... Meetings are held ... on the first Wednesday of each month (except for the months of June, July and August) when usually an illustrated talk is given by a guest speaker.'

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