A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Wiltshire

Category Swindon

Member of the Alliance Française de Londres Grouping.

Category Modern History

'The largest Festival dedicated entirely to history ... The aim is to excite, enthral and entertain about the past. All proceeds from the festival have, since 2012, been directed to the Chalke Valley History Trust, which promotes the understanding of history to all ages, but especially children.' Held Mid June.

Category Road Transport

'Founded in 1998 CTP is a club for commercial transport enthusiasts where like minded people enjoy their particular pastime in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The club has nationwide membership but is centred in the Salisbury area where indoor social events are held during the winter months.'

'Founded in 1963 to represent the people of Corsham in all aspects of conservation, preservation and the promotion of this delightful Wiltshire town ... The Society has a varied programme of events throughout the year ... There are at least 7 meetings a year ... and a wide range of topics are delivered.'

Category Swindon

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

Category Wiltshire

Member of the Local Nature Partnerships: England Grouping

'The Mercers’ Lectures are named in recognition of the links between Dauntsey’s and the Mercers’ Company, which go back to Mercer founder Alderman William Dauntesey, Master of the Worshipful Company of Mercers, who founded the School in West Lavington in 1542. The lectures are a central part of our enrichment programme which encourages pupils to engage with the world outside the school gates, and to think beyond their academic curriculum. Through the programme, we have welcomed a diverse array of eminent speakers to Dauntsey’s; all are warmly invited to the lectures, and over the past few years over 15,000 have attended.'

'The Salisbury and District Natural History Society was founded in 1952. It is a registered charity with the following aims: * To record the flora and fauna of the district; * To study the natural history of the district; * To make a photographic record of the district; * To promote the conservation of the flora and fauna of the district.' Indoor meetings are held from September to April.

'Each year a new programme is drawn up by the Committee and includes as many different topics as time allows taking into consideration members' requests for any given subject. Included in this framework are two-monthly evening meetings where we might have a guest speaker from outside, a visit from another Philatelic Society ... Meetings are not restricted to members and visitors are always very welcome.'

'The Salisbury Civic Society, founded in 1960, works to promote high standards of contemporary design in all aspects of the built environment within Salisbury and South Wiltshire, whilst safeguarding the historic buildings and landscape setting underpinning the area’s special character ... Through a series of awards, talks, forums, open meetings, visits and social media we promote and provide information on the architecture, history and geography of the area.'

'We run a series of monthly meetings from October to April. They are all on Monday evenings - come and meet us. We investigate our industrial heritage and publish our findings in monographs and newsletters. We have covered many industrial subjects.'

Category Rail Transport

'Explore the rich history of the Great Western Railway and hear about the extraordinary things achieved by ordinary men and women.'

Category Swindon

Member of the Federation of British Bonsai Societies Grouping

Category Swindon

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

'The Swindon Philosophical Society normally meets in term-time, on Fridays ... We’re not affiliated to any view, religion, creed, belief, political party, ethos or organisation – just great ideas, discussion and argument! – everyone is welcome!'

'The Society was formed in 1976 by Roy Baker, one time Mayor of the town. Its object is to promote the appreciation and practice of the Visual Arts. Roy was our President for many years; HRH The Prince of Wales is our current President ... Members come from Tetbury and the surrounding villages and towns and range from professional artists to self-taught improvers and beginners. We come together to share expertise in a friendly and helpful manner using various media, styles and techniques ... Membership is open to all. However, the Society expects that members will commit themselves to the group and participate with events, meetings and exhibitions.'

'It is over 100 years since Tetbury had its first camera club, which was inaugurated in 1910. Things have changed a bit since then although, as we were then, we are still regularly featured in the Tetbury Advertiser. We do our best to provide a friendly meeting place where camera and photographic enthusiasts can meet to exchange views and ideas, to view photographs taken by others, and to generally improve and extend their knowledge of this fascinating hobby.'

Category Devizes

Member of The Arts Society - 7 South West England Grouping

Category Chippenham

Member of The Arts Society - 7 South West England Grouping

Category Salisbury

Member of The Arts Society - 7 South West England Grouping

Category Marlborough

Member of The Arts Society - 7 South West England Grouping

Category Salisbury

Member of The Arts Society - 7 South West England Grouping

Category Wiltshire

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

'Objects of the Society are “to educate the public by promoting, fostering interest in, exploration, research and publication on the archaeology, art, history and natural history of Wiltshire for the public benefit”. These aims are achieved through the Wiltshire Museum, a programme of conferences, lectures and events, a learning and outreach programme for children and schools, enabling access to our object, library and archive collections for academic and general researchers, supporting the Wiltshire Archaeology Field Group, promoting industrial archaeology, monitoring listed building planning applications and publishing the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine (WANHM).'

'We are a small, friendly active group of astronomy and space enthusiasts based in ancient county of Wiltshire.'

'The WBKA ... represents and organises events and education for beekeepers in Wiltshire. It is a Member of the British Beekeepers Association.'

Category Wiltshire

Member of the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland Grouping

'The Society was founded in 1981, with a membership of over 1,500 people worldwide. We aim to provide contacts between members by regular meetings and through the quarterly Journal published in January, April, July and October. Members not only research their ancestors by name but, by using all available information, seek to build up a complete picture of the people in the setting in which they lived. As the Society consists of a friendly mixture of complete beginners and experienced family historians there is every opportunity for beginners to receive encouragement in their researches ... Meetings are held at six centres around the county. These meetings are open to all: if you live in the area or are just visiting why not pop in and discuss any family history related problems or just enjoy the evening?'

Category Wiltshire

Member of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Grouping

'The Wiltshire Museum has been located in the historic market town of Devizes since 1874 and contains the largest collection of Early Bronze Age gold ever put on public display in England. Award-winning displays transform public understanding of the era and feature 500 Stonehenge period objects, including 30 pieces of gold treasure, together with archaeology, art, natural history, local history, and an Archive and Library which is open to the public ... The Museum is open throughout the year for visitors and researchers and in addition to the permanent galleries offers a variety of events, lectures and special exhibitions for all ages.'

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