A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Nearby: Islington

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'At Humanists UK, we want a tolerant world where rational thinking and kindness prevail. We work to support lasting change for a better society, championing ideas for the one life we have ... We started out in 1896, and since then we’ve always been a growing movement at the forefront of social change. Today we’re trusted by over 70,000 members and supporters and over 70 local and special interest affiliates to promote humanism.'

 

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'Founded in 1911 the Society of Genealogists (SoG) is Britain’s premier family history society. The Society maintains a splendid genealogical library and education centre in Clerkenwell in London.'

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‘Brings together everyone interested in archives in or about London – users, practitioners and enthusiasts. Through the passion, experience and expertise of our members and guests we help people get more out of the documents, photographs and films that make up our capital’s rich archival heritage.’

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'We are a forum for all professionals working in the field of architectural conservation. Our current membership of more than 350 includes architects, surveyors, engineers, conservators, scientists, archaeologists, building performance experts, historians, government advisors, property and estate managers, and many other professionals ... We do this by regular meetings, lectures and discussions, site visits, and once a year a conference covering a topic of special interest. Most lectures and meetings are held in London, but local meetings of the Association may be organised by convenors in other parts of the country ... Non Members are welcome: please donate £5 on door.'

Category The Media
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'When James Cameron died in 1986, a Trust was set up in his memory to award an annual prize to a journalist whose work in the previous year had been "in the Cameron tradition". An annual Memorial Lecture was also established.'

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'Docomomo-uk is a group of architects, researchers, and other enthusiasts of the Modern Movement in Architecture. This phenomena came about in the 1920s and 30s fired by new discoveries in materials and techniques, and by the need for social change. It is a Movement that defines the 20th and 21st centuries as it left historicism behind and created a new identity. We live in an age of discovery and progress; Docomomo seeks to highlight and protect these achievements ... We meet regularly in central London over a glass of wine for evening lectures and discussions about leading Modernist architects, their work and ideas.'

Category Railway History
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'The objects of the Society are to promote interest in and study of all aspects of electric railways and related subjects both in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. Meetings are held in two cities, in London and in Birmingham.'

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'English PEN is the founding centre of a worldwide writers’ association with 145 centres in more than 100 countries. We are also a founding member of the Free Word Centre. We campaign to defend writers and readers in the UK and around the world whose human right to freedom of expression is at risk.'

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Gallery Talks 'Informal talks on aspects of the exhibition last approximately 40 minutes and are free with an admission ticket purchased on the day.'

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'Runs a diverse programme of events, lectures and performances. We encourage debate and discussion across the worlds of culture and politics, committed to promoting openness, community and intellectual enquiry in a rapidly changing world.'

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'Amongst the events organised by Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique is our series of talks (in English) known as the Cafés Diplo.'

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Winter Programme: 'All lectures are on the third Wednesday of the month and start at 6.30 pm.' (Note also the extensive list of other events in and around London.)

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'The London Area meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 18.30 for 19.00 at Keen House, the headquarters of the Model Railway Club.'

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Category Bookshops
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'Housmans is London's premier radical bookshop - it's one of the last remaining such shops, as well as having been one of the first (originally opening in 1945). Based at Kings Cross, on the edge of Central London - alongside one of the capital's best-served public transport interchanges - it is easily accessible from most areas of London, as well as from many parts of Britain and the rest of the world ... We regularly have a variety of events in the shop, and are always welcome for suggestions from authors, artists and campaigners who want to use the shop for evening events. Past events include talks, book signings, film screenings, art exhibitions and musical performances.'

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Occasional seminars and related events: enquire about attendance. Alert ’The University of East Anglia (UEA) and NCVO have announced that the Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR) is to move to UEA's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences on campus when the new academic year begins in September 2019.’

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'Is here to investigate, learn and celebrate the heritage that is left to us. We host lectures and other events, organise walks and produce a quarterly journal ... We host 10 lectures a year ... as well as book launches and joint events with other organisations. Lectures are free to members and £1 donation to non-members.'

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'The Society, which was founded in 1928, is made up of people with interests in the life and work of Samuel Johnson, his circle and his times. We welcome all who share these or similar interests ... The Society holds seven meetings each year.'

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Category Arts Centres
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'As well as, and sometimes linked to the extensive music and visual arts programme at Kings Place there are regular spoken word events. Throughout the year a weekly series of events every Monday evening is dedicated to the Spoken Word. "Words on Monday" offers a broad range of discussions, lectures and readings in a wide range of genres including poetry, journalism, fiction, drama, science and medicine ... Regular pre-concert talks are on offer before many of our concerts and occasional lectures on the visual art shows are given by artists and critics which we hope will assist your enjoyment of the paintings and sculpture at Kings Place. Some excellent study days in both music and visual arts are available from time to time based around the music and art that we have on offer.'

Category Railway History
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'Meetings held third Monday of month.' 19.00 hours.

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'There are two themes in this unusual London museum. London's canals have a fascinating past and you will learn not only how they came to be built but about the lives of the workers, the cargoes, horses and how canals work. We are a waterways museum first and foremost, but also an industrial museum telling the story of the ice industry in London. It is the only London museum of inland waterways and is situated at King's Cross, an accessible central location.'

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'Meets four times a year, in March, June, September and November, when we aim to have distinguished speakers on a wide variety of subjects, many with a Yorkshire interest.'

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Occasional talks in wide-ranging events programme: 'Many of our events are free, however, you are still advised to book in advance.'

Category Railway History
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'The Model Railway Club is recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest model railway society in the world, having been formed in 1910, hence being known as "The MRC" ... Membership of the MRC includes entry to Keen House on club nights, the opportunity to participate in layout building, the use of the library and workshop, our multi-gauge test tracks, monthly lectures, and to meet with fellow modellers in convivial surroundings and swap hints and tips.'

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Category Philosophy
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'New Acropolis is a philosophical and cultural movement. Our mission is to revive philosophy as a means of renewal and transformation, to promote the timeless values that have been at the heart of all civilizations and to offer a holistic education based on the philosophical traditions of East and West.'

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Meets 'on Saturdays, approximately every 6 months, at 2.00 pm'. (See 'Events'.)

Category Railway History
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'The Society holds five meetings each year ... We normally invite a speaker and the meetings are informal and in a sociable environment. We welcome guests.'

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Category Maritime History
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'The Society for lovers of ships that carry people around their world ... Most months, usually on the third Tuesday of the month, we host a talk or other presentation.'

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Category Philosophy
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'The Trust offers lectures on various Platonic subjects around the UK ... Lectures under the direct aegis of the Trust tend to be given in the autumn and spring ...' Lecture series also given in Bristol.

Category Philosophy
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'... You are welcome here. We welcome atheists, monotheists, polytheists, deists, pantheists, humanists, panentheists, henotheists ... is there an 'ist' we have missed?'

Category Islington
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SHS Public Talks and Lectures 'This year the SHS is aiming for greater regularity in its meeting schedule, with one public meeting in London per month.'

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‘A membership charity open to all who care about the quality of life in our cities, towns and villages and believe that raising standards of urban design is central to its improvement. The UDG believes that good urban design depends upon successful collaboration between all those who shape the built environment, whatever their professional or personal background.’

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