A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: West Sussex

'We meet ... at 7.30 pm, 2nd Monday, Sept. to April, generally with illustrated talks by guest speakers on practical aspects of gardening with alpines, expeditions to places where the plants grow naturally.'

Alpine Garden Society - West Sussex
Antiquarian Horological Society - Southern

'Why not join us at one of our regular talks that cover a wide variety of subjects from light amusing topics to those of interest to keen historians?'

Category Arundel
Arundel Museum

'Our members, of broad age range and ability, work mainly digitally and are always willing to give help and guidance. They enjoy a varied and stimulating programme of guest speakers, internal and external competitions, practical and creative sessions and a valuable exchange of ideas. There is also a programme of Social Events throughout the whole year.'

Category Bognor Regis
Bognor Regis Camera Club

'Meet on the second Monday of every month (except January and December) from 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm.'

British Cactus & Succulent Society - Littlehampton

'Meetings are held once a month ... usually the evening of the second Friday of the month.'

Burgess Hill Local History Society
Also indexedBurgess Hill Museum

'From September to May we offer a programme of lectures ... on the fourth Wednesday of the month, given by leading archaeologists, authors and academics.'

Chichester & District Archaeology Society

'Main club meetings take place every Thursday at 7.30 pm.'

Chichester Camera Club
Chichester Cathedral

'We have a full and varied programme of meetings, including illustrated talks, workshops and competitions.'

Chichester Film & Video Makers

'We meet ... from 7 pm, every third Monday of the month (or Tuesday when there is a bank holiday).'

Chichester Humanists

'The Chichester Literary Society was formed in January 2005. Its predecessor, the West Sussex Literary Society (founded by Irene Campbell) was disbanded and the new society formed in response to the wishes of members, who wanted a Chichester-based society, rather than one whose meetings were held in different locations around the county ... Since its formation, the Society has gone from strength to strength. Throughout the year it offers a wide range of talks by speakers on many literary subjects.'

Chichester Literary Society

'All lectures are at 7.15 pm on Wednesday evenings ... Doors open at 7.00 pm. Evening ends at 9.30 pm.'

Chichester Natural History Society

'Monday meetings ... start at 7.30 pm, doors open at 7.15 pm. Members free; Non-members £2.00.'

Chichester Organic Gardening Society

Meet 'Second & Fourth Tuesday of each month (but not the fourth Tuesday in December or second Tuesday in January)'.

Crawley & District Philatelic Society

'Our monthly meetings cover varying topics of astronomical interest and usually include a guest speaker.'

Category Crawley
Crawley Astronomical Society

'We meet twice a week all year round in our own hut ... Mondays and Wednesdays from 19.45 to 22.00 ... Our Programme of about 80 events, runs from September to September of each year. Within this programme there are instruction sessions, competitions, studio evenings, lectures, outings and demonstrations.'

Crawley Camera Club

'We meet on the first Friday of the month (except in January and August) ... We have a wide range of illustrated talks and demonstrations, accompanied by refreshments, raffle, plant sales and a table top competition for flowers, fruit and vegetables. We also hold 3 shows a year, an annual plant sale, and organise visits to gardens large and small ... We are all amateurs, learning from each other, so do come along and join us!'

Donnington Horticultural Society

Meets afternoons of 'first Monday of each month (except Bank Holidays)'.

Category Worthing
East Worthing Stamp Club

Meets 'Second Monday of every month. Informal stitching from 11 am until 1 pm; Meeting from 2 pm until 4 pm'.

Embroiderers' Guild - Chichester

Meetings '2nd Tue 2.15 - 4 pm or later (PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 2.15 to give us time to set up. Thanks)'.

Embroiderers' Guild - Worthing
Emerson College

'All talks are held in the Village Hall at 8 pm. Coffee is served from 7.30 pm. Non-members are welcome to join us for talks ...'

Fernhurst Horticultural Society

'We are a Spiritual Sanctuary dedicated to enriching people's lives through Right Thinking. All our events have a common aim ~ to live a happier and healthier life ... Our office and grounds are set in three acres of beautiful and very peaceful gardens in the picturesque village of Bosham, West Sussex. We offer a rich and varied programme of events'

Hamblin Trust

'We offer a range of varied activities in both West and East Sussex, from October to March we have lectures given by quality speakers in different venues around the county and there are opportunities to purchase plants grown by members.'

Hardy Plant Society - Sussex

Monthly meetings, usually Thursday evenings, October - June.

Historical Association - Chichester

Monthly meetings, first Wednesday evenings.

Horsham Astronomy Group

'The Club holds monthly lecture meetings which cover a wide range of topics on geological and related subjects. We meet ... on the second Wednesday of every month, 7.00 for 7.30 pm.'

Horsham Geological Field Club

'During the winter months from October to March we hold meetings on alternate Tuesdays starting at 7.30 pm.'

Horsham Horticultural Society

Monthly winter lectures, Monday evenings.

Horsham Natural History Society

'Our indoor meetings are normally held on the first Thursday in the month ... starting 8.00 pm ... We welcome new members and are also delighted when members wish to become actively involved in the organisation of events and/or serving on the committee ...'

Horsham Organic Gardeners Society

Meets 'Second & Fourth Thursday of each month, September to June ... 7.00 pm for 7.15 pm'.

Category Arundel
Littlehampton & Rustington Philatelic Society

Meets 'alternate Wednesdays, September to May ... 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm'.

Mid Sussex Philatelic Society

'Our series of monthly lectures are held on Thursday afternoons.'

National Trust Support - North Sussex

'The Association has a programme which includes meetings throughout the winter months with speakers on subjects of interest, outings to National Trust and other properties in Spring and Summer, an annual short break holiday in September, and occasional social events.'

Category Worthing
National Trust Support - Worthing
National Vegetable Society - Sussex

'Offers an extensive adult learning programme that includes adult group talks, reminiscence sessions, continued professional development and volunteer opportunities ...'

Novium, The
Also indexedChichester Museum Society
Nymans
Also indexedNational Trust

'There is a rich programme of events, talks, visits, workshops and other activities throughout the year.'

Category Art Galleries
Pallant House Gallery

Festival takes place in the second half of July, with a Literary Weekend in November.

Category Arts Festivals
Petworth Festival
Also indexedPetworth Festival Literary Weekend

Occasional talks in wide-ranging programme of events.

Category National Trust
Petworth House and Park
Also indexedNational Trust
Railway Correspondence and Travel Society - Chichester

'Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, starting at 7.30 pm.'

RSPB Chichester
Also indexedRoyal Society for the Protection of Birds

'Continues to provide a range of excellent speakers for their indoor meetings that are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from September to April inclusive.'

RSPB Crawley & Horsham
Also indexedRoyal Society for the Protection of Birds

'SitP Horsham gives you an opportunity to come and hear experts talk about a wide variety of subjects, including science, religion, the paranormal, journalism, history, gender issues - any subject really - and to ask questions, hear answers and meet other people who like to do the same. Although the subjects vary widely, they are all viewed through skeptically tinted spectacles.'

Category Skepticism
Skeptics in the Pub - Horsham
Small Wonder: The Short Story Festival

Occasional lecture lunches and related events.

Category National Trust
Standen
Also indexedNational Trust

'From September to May we meet on alternate Wednesdays ... 19.30 for 19.45 start. Additionally, there is a summer programme of walks and practical sessions, and a Tuesday morning "Coffee Club", which meets throughout the year.'

Steyning Camera Club

'Meets on alternate Thursdays from September through to May ... at 7.30 pm. All are welcome, most of our members are from Storrington, Pulborough, West Chiltington, Washington or Ashington.'

Storrington Camera Club

'Lecture meetings are held monthly (except December), at three venues in rotation. Meetings begin at 2.00 p.m. and end at about 4.30 p.m. Refreshments are available; there is a raffle with a worthwhile Egyptological prize; SES clothing, pens and other goodies are on sale and visitors are very welcome.'

Category Egypt
Sussex Egyptology Society

Access to Programmes of SFHG Meeting Centres.

Sussex Family History Group
Sussex Family History Group - Chichester

'Meets monthly on the third Thursday at 7 for 7.30 pm.'

Sussex Family History Group - Worthing

Occasional lectures and talks.

Category West Sussex
Sussex Gardens Trust

'Most meetings are on the 1st Friday of the month ... starting at 7.30 pm.'

Sussex Mineral & Lapidary Society

Meets afternoons of the 'first Saturday of January, March, May, July, September and November'.

Category Worthing
Sussex Postal History Society

Occasional talks organized by one of their Local Groups, together with related events.

Category Wildlife Trusts
Sussex Wildlife Trust

'Except for the months of August and December The Arts Society Arun presents the lectures at meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month ... Meetings begin promptly at 10:20am preceded by doors opening at 9:45am with refreshments until 10:10am.  Members’ guests are welcome on payment of £6 – please book in with the Membership Secretary on the door. Additionally a number of our members engage in voluntary work supporting Young Arts, Heritage Projects around Sussex and Church Recording.'

Category The Arts Society
The Arts Society - Arun

'Meets on the second Tuesday of each month from September to June each year. The doors open at 10 am and lectures start promptly at 11 am finishing at approximately 12 noon ... The venue has licensed catering facilities and morning tea & coffee is available before the lectures. Lunch after the lectures can be ordered in advance.' May well be a Waiting List for membership.

Category Crawley
The Arts Society - East Grinstead

'Meetings are normally held ... on the first Tuesday of each month at 2.00 pm and are followed by tea & coffee (Doors open 1.40 pm).'

Category Arundel
The Arts Society - West Sussex

'The University of Chichester presents another innovative series of lectures. The events are free of charge to attend, but we do ask you to kindly RSVP as indicated for each lecture.'

University of Chichester
Uppark House and Garden
Also indexedNational Trust

'The Club meets on the second Friday of every month ... Doors open at 7.00 p.m. for 8.00 start ... Each meeting consists of a main talk lasting about 45 minutes and a shorter activity, often involving the members, after the refreshment interval.'

Wealden Postcard Club

'Throughout the year, West Dean College programmes exciting talks and special events alongside its Concerts and Short Courses.'

West Dean College
Also indexedEdward James Foundation

Founded 1977: ‘Meetings are held on the third Friday of every month ... Have a varied and interesting programme given by guest speakers ... Are designed for beginners and experts alike ... Are followed by tea, coffee and biscuits ... Have an average of 40 members attending in a friendly atmosphere‘.

West Sussex Geological Society

'An umbrella organisation of local affiliated groups.' Of the seven Local Groups listed, those currently active seem to be Chichester and Horsham: see the Calendar.

West Sussex Humanists
Worthing Archaeological Society
Named Lectures & TalksJohn Pull Lecture

'We aim to have a guest speaker talk to the Society during the first half of each monthly meeting. We follow this with a coffee break, then members presenting their own work (photos, observation reports, sketches, etc) ... We meet at 1930-2200 hrs on the 3rd Monday of each month (except August).'

Category Worthing
Worthing Astronomical Society

'We meet every Tuesday evening between the months of September and May each year and we always have a varied and interesting programme to cater for all of our members.'

Worthing Camera Club

'In Winter, talks are given by specialists with a view to furthering members knowledge and interest. There are also opportunities for members to talk on their own activities with slides or demonstrations as appropriate.'

Category Worthing
Worthing Natural History Society

'We have a growing membership of all ages and offer a chance for enthusiastic collectors to meet and learn from each other on a regular basis. Our enthusiastic committee organises a regular programme of visiting speakers who are experts in their fields.'

Category Worthing
Worthing Numismatic Society

'Meetings are held quarterly, and include talks on topics of interest given by experts in various fields ... Visitors/Guests are welcome to attend the lectures – fee £3.'

Worthing Society, The

'Meets normally on the last Monday of September, October, November, January, February and March ... at 7.45 pm ... Worthing Theological Society is open to people of all faiths or no faith at all. Lecturers are expected to be academic and objective and there is no attempt to persuade or indoctrinate.'

Category Worthing
Worthing Theological Society

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  471. West Bromwich
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  493. Workington
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  495. Worthing
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  497. Yate
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  499. York (City)