A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: Yorkshire (North)

Category York

Member of the Alliance Française de Londres Grouping.

Category Selby

Member of the Yorkshire Beekeepers Association Grouping

'The Society was founded in 1975 in order to further the interest in Family History Research and is run entirely by volunteers working in their spare time. Our aim is to bring together local people who share the same interest and to provide a point of contact for those members who, although not living in the area, have their roots within the modern Archdeaconry ... All Meetings take place on the First Wednesday of Every Month ... As well as a Speaker at each Meeting, there is a Book and CD Stall where it is possible to purchase books, CD’s, pamphlets and maps from a large selection of Family History Publications.'

'We are the only membership and campaigning charity for the Dales – we want to see this special area remain protected, valued, enjoyed and loved - always. We are, in essence, the friends of the dales ... If you love the Dales, please join us as an individual or joint member, or as a business member or group member. In return you'll receive a fantastic magazine four times a year plus free entry to our annual events programme.'

'The Department of Archaeology at York is among the world’s most highly regarded departments for the subject of archaeology ... Our outlook is both local and global: we exist for the city of York, animating the city, giving something back to it, but we work internationally to deliver the same approach to our global audiences. We are developing new methods of exploring and visualising ancient landscapes, excavating sites, analysing ancient artefacts, human and animal bones, pioneering the biomolecular study of all manner of organic and inorganic compounds, and conserving our shared heritage in order to tell diverse stories and build a sustainable future.'

'Our excellence in teaching and research, plus our strong industrial links, make us one of the UK's leading Computer Science departments ... We run a series of public lectures, to give the public a chance to find out more about Computer Science in general, as well as the work taking place at York. The lectures include speakers from both inside and outside the Department, and typically take place twice a year.'

'The Green Howards were an infantry regiment, raised in November 1688. It enjoyed 318 years of service before being amalgamated with the Prince of Wales’ Own Regiment of Yorkshire and the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment to form The Yorkshire Regiment in 2006.'

'The Harrogate & District Naturalists’ Society actively encourages people to discover the natural world on our doorstep. Membership of the Society is just one of the ways, you can get involved by sending us your wildlife photos or details of wildlife sightings, or simply by getting out and visiting some of the wonderful locations the Harrogate District has to offer ... All are welcome to our field meetings and lectures, which are free to members, and are open to visitors on payment of a fee ... Lectures take place at fortnightly meetings held between October and March (inclusive) on Wednesday evenings.'

'A small independent society which was established in 2006 having previously partnered with Ripon Historical Society.  We are a registered charity run solely by enthusiastic volunteers with a passion for family and local history. The object of the Society is to provide family history and Genealogy education for the benefit of anyone living in the Harrogate and surrounding areas or who have family links to that area. Our programme of monthly meetings, held on the third Tuesday of each month, include an interesting series of presentations on varied subjects relating to family and local history.'

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

'The Malhamdale Local History Group exists to promote and further knowledge about the history of the Parish of Kirkby Malhamdale, situated in upper Airedale ... Regular monthly meetings and visits are held, usually on the evening of the third Thursday of the month.'

'The North Yorkshire Humanist Group began life in January 2005. We meet regularly to discuss issues of interest to humanists, and to support national and local campaigns that are relevant to humanists. Visitors and members come from all over Yorkshire (and beyond). The Group continues to grow and expand its activities ... You do not need to be a member to attend our talks.'

'The Club has, with breaks during WWII, met continuously since its inauguration in 1933 and our members enjoy a dynamic programme with an interesting and varied series of events each season. Every evening is a pleasant social occasion, at which members can share tips and experiences on all aspects of photography.'

Provides a unique mix of daytime walks and evening talks to both inspire and invigorate you: Be inspired: meet celebrated authors, discover new ones and engage in a full programme of evening book events, and the occasional afternoon talk; Be invigorated: explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales in autumn - enjoy daily walks for amblers, ramblers and serious walkers led by friendly guides, keen to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the Dales.' Normally held Mid September.

Founded 1949: 'We meet on Monday evenings from September until March and endeavour to run a varied programme with nationally recognised speakers.'

As an organisation we are dedicated to protecting and enhancing the historic buildings and environment of the cathedral city of Ripon on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and of the surrounding area ... Ripon Civic Society organises a monthly programme of talks and presentations from September through May to which members and guests are welcome. In addition, occasional excursions, events and social activities may also be scheduled. The Society has also instigated or is an integral partner in diverse projects that benefit the city and the surrounding area.'

Category Skipton

Member of the RSPB - 9 Yorkshire and the Humber Grouping

Category York

Member of the RSPB - 9 Yorkshire and the Humber Grouping

Category Malton

Member of the Yorkshire Beekeepers Association Grouping

'Established in 2005 to help members to further their research into family and local history.'

'Founded in 1889. We are a group of amateur naturalists’ with interests throughout the spectrum of natural history. There are members at all levels of knowledge, from interested beginners to those with specialist knowledge in their chosen fields. We would encourage anyone with an interest in the natural world around them to take a look at our Calendar, choose a talk that is of particular interest (or just the next one on the list), and come along to see what we are all about.'

'We are a small friendly group with an interest and passion in family history. We were formed in May 2001 from a short Workers Education Family History Course. We have  visiting speakers, workshops and outings to enhance our knowledge. We enjoy sharing our experiences and our family treasures at regular "members-led" sessions.'

Category Northallerton

Member of The Arts Society - 9 Yorkshire and the Humber Grouping

Category Malton

Member of The Arts Society - 9 Yorkshire and the Humber Grouping

Category Harrogate

Member of The Arts Society - 9 Yorkshire and the Humber Grouping

'Every term, the University organises free open lectures on a wide variety of topics and aimed at a general audience.'

'We are a group who promote interest in Natural History, Archaeology, Local History and Vernacular buildings by means of lectures, discussions, excursions and the maintenance of records as well as working for the conservation of the countryside ... We welcome new members. As a member you will have the benefit of attending our meetings, talks and walks for free,'

Category Local Heritage

'A volunteer group whose purpose is adding to the knowledge of the archaeologically rich area of Upper Wharfedale and the surrounding landscapes ... Throughout the year we run a programme of talks and walks covering a wide range of heritage related subjects which are open to the public.'

Category Arts Festivals

'Music, art, comedy, drama, spoken word, heritage and social events every October in Wetherby, Yorkshire.'

Category Whitby

Member of the Yorkshire Beekeepers Association Grouping

'Throughout the winter we have amazing talks given by experts from the Club and beyond. Some focus on species we all think we know, like sparrows and beavers. Others explore new and unfamiliar territory, like state-of-the-art ecological monitoring or molecular techniques. There are lively talks about conservation, local archaeology and history, expeditions by Club Members, presentations about new projects, discussions about the philosophy of natural history, and in depth study of organisms which everyone knows, likes and understands are important, like honey bees.'

Category Arts and Crafts

'The York Art Workers' Association is an eclectic group of craftsmen, artists, conservators, academics and others who share a serious interest in the design of buildings, interiors and landscapes. Members represent architectural craftsmanship, other applied arts, fine arts, architecture and conservation. We welcome not only practitioners in these fields but anyone with a keen interest or appreciation of art & design. We exist to extend and share our knowledge and experience through a programme of monthly talks ... We also organise occasional courses, workshops, outings & social events. Our talks are open anyone with an interest in the arts.'

'Authors and illustrators, designers and publishers, booksellers and collecters feature in programmes of six winter lectures supplemented by summer visits to memorable libraries ... All who have an interest in books are welcome to join this active group of booklovers.'

Category York

Member of the National Federation of Cemetery Friends Grouping

'Featuring world-class speakers, performances, walking trails, family-friendly activities and much more, York Festival of Ideas offers a huge range of stimulating and diverse events for all ages and interests – most of them free.' Normally held Mid June.

Category York

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

'The Festival began in 2007 under the auspices of York City Council. After the cuts which followed the crash of 2008, it was adopted by a voluntary group and has grown steadily to become one of the foremost literature festivals in the North of England ... The Festival prides itself on having a diverse range of events including talks, lectures, panels, debates, performances, storytelling pieces and workshops. It features both fiction (literary, contemporary and genre-based), non-fiction and poetry while focusing on a number of themes including history, current affairs and a small programme for children.' Normally held Late March.

'Established in 1965 by people who attended an adult education class in order to continue with what they had learned ...  Indoor meetings take place most months (not July/August) on the first Tuesday. They usually feature a talk as well as a short meeting beforehand to deal with Club business.'

'York's longest established photography club and indeed one of Britain's earliest photographic societies. New members are always welcome to this thriving, friendly and energetic camera club.'

Category York

Member of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society Grouping

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