A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Nearby: Westminster

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'Since its formation in 1858, the GA has actively promoted the study of geology to all who are interested in the past, present and future of the natural world. It is a friendly and inclusive organisation and welcomes everyone, regardless of the level of their knowledge ... The Association organises a series of illustrated evening lectures on a wide range of geological topics. These are held on the first Friday of the month in Burlington House ... Following the talk we would invite you to join us for a reception in the lower library with wine and nibbles.'

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'Meetings are held from September to June, normally on alternate Thursdays. They are of two types: the first is of a formal nature, at which one or more papers are read accompanied by displays by individual members, and usually starts at 5 pm; the second consists of a display of stamps, postal history etc. in the frames contributed by one or more members, with or without a written paper. This meeting is open from 1 pm to 6 pm. Tea is served to members and their guests at all meetings ... It is not necessary for a prospective member to be an advanced philatelist.'

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Category Orchid Societies
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The Section 'Affiliates' provides contact details for Groups and Affiliated Societies of the OSGB. In addition: 'We hold monthly meetings for those members who are able to come to London on a Saturday afternoon. Each meeting is different. There is usually an experienced speaker who may talk about travel, cultivation or any other subject related to orchids. Members bring their plants to display at the monthly table show which offers a chance to see a wide variety of orchids in flower. The plants are judged and awarded and there is a short discussion about their history, cultivation and merits ... Tea and coffee are available and members have a chance to chat with the each other and the guest speaker and ask the questions that have been bothering them for ages. "Why won’t my Phalaenopsis flower?" is the most common; no question is too silly to ask ...'

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'The Academy of Medical Sciences is the independent body in the UK representing the whole spectrum of medical science. Our mission is to ensure better healthcare through the rapid application of research to the practice of medicine ... We run a programme of events for a variety of audiences including Fellows, early career researchers, trainees, undergraduates and members of the public.'

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'In 1950 the Academy was invited to take over the administration of the Reckitt Archaeological Trust (established by the late Mr Albert L Reckitt). As well as using the funds to support archaeological research, the Academy's Council also decided to establish a lecture. The lecture was first delivered in 1951.' Lecture held every 2-3 years: 'Registration is not required for this event. Seats will be allocated on arrival'.

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Category Religious Belief
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Series of evening talks on most Mondays: 'Doors open at 6.30 pm with Alternatives members enjoying priority entry. Seating is unallocated at our talks. Talks start at 7 pm and end at 8.30 pm. Talks usually cost £10' (and there are concessionary rates).

Category Christianity
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Aim is 'to advance the Christian religion, particularly by teaching members of the Anglican and Orthodox Churches about each other, in order to prepare the way for an ultimate union between them, in accordance with our Lord's prayer that "all may be one" ... The Association organises an annual Pilgrimage, an annual Constantinople Lecture, a summer Festival, as well as other events, which are open to members and their friends'.

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'We meet three times a year in a London church for a lecture – these are usually held in early October, late January and June ... Lectures cover a variety of topics in the subject fields mentioned and are made accessible for those with different levels of expertise and knowledge.'

Category Horology
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Evening meetings about every two months: 'A glass of wine and refreshments will be available.'

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Category Asia
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Intensive programme of Lectures and other Events, covering a wide range of subjects; main series is mid-week, early evenings.

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Occasional lectures, usually held at LSE. Most events advertised: 'The event is free and open to all with no ticket required'.

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Usually weekly lectures, Monday evenings.

Category Austria
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'The ACF London arranges, initiates, facilitates and supports about 150 events per year, half of which take place at the ACF’s own premises at 28 Rutland Gate, in the heart of Knightsbridge ... The ACF London is the Cultural Section of the Austrian Embassy in London and offers free admission to all of its events, which are organised in cooperation with Austrian and Austrian-based artists.'

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'The world’s only remaining home of Benjamin Franklin opened to the public for the first time on 17 January 2006, Franklin’s 300th birthday, as a dynamic museum and educational facility ... Today, the House brings Franklin’s time in London to life for visitors through the Historical Experience, Architectural Tours and an engaging calendar of events. Our vibrant, free education programme allows children to discover Franklin’s science and Georgian London in the building or in the classroom. Discover more!'

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The Academy organizes over a score of Lecture Series, many referenced separately herein, plus Conferences, Panel Discussions, Workshops, etc.

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'Through a popular and varied events programme which covers all aspects of film, television and new media, we give our audiences the chance to learn first hand from film and programme-makers, as well as games developers across a range of crafts and disciplines.'

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Winter programme, usually first Wednesday of the month: 'Meetings are held at 5.00 pm ... Tea will be served at 4.30 pm ... Non-members are welcome to attend occasional lectures but are asked to make themselves known to the Hon. Director on arrival and to sign the visitors book ... New members are always welcome and applications are invited from anyone pursuing an interest in archaeology, art & architectural history, history and related matters, whether as an amateur or in a professional capacity.'

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Category Maritime History
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'The King’s seminars are an annual set of lectures organised by the BCMH which run from October to May ... The seminars take place on Thursdays at 5.15 pm ... They are open to the public.'

Category Iraq
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‘The UK’s only institution dedicated to advancing research and public education on Iraq in all areas of the arts, humanities and social sciences ... BISI has supported academic excellence and understanding of Iraq: funding projects, publishing vital research, organising conferences and public lectures, and re-training Iraq’s scholars and cultural heritage professionals ... Members of the public are very welcome to attend all BISI events.'

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Annual Lecture, usually held at LSE: 'Attendance is free, and all are welcome!'

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'The Society holds regular meetings and lectures and has been involved in sponsoring visits of Yemeni musicians to Britain, the recruitment of British teachers to work in Yemen, support for a medical clinic in Aden, a visit of Welsh musicians and craftsmen to Yemen, and support for publications and exhibitions.'

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’In addition to the regular classes and courses, the Society offers a full programme of events including an annual residential Summer School, special functions and celebration days, plus regular public lectures on the history, art and culture of Buddhist countries.’

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List of some Public Lectures at Burlington House: 'Please check the respective links for details of tickets and attendance. People who wish to attend the Society of Antiquaries lectures are kindly requested to call the Society first.'

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Category Law & Society
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Occasional lectures and other events open to the public. Need to register interest in attendance: 'CCJS is a membership organisation and is open to anybody who would like to join us'.

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Intensive series of specialist lectures, many accessible to non-researchers, plus occasional public lectures.

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'The leading independent centre-right think tank.' Organize a range of lectures and related events.

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'Public events are a key part of the Centre’s activities, providing a critical and scholarly forum for discussion and debate. Through public lectures, seminars and conferences, the Centre enables scholars, practitioners, journalists and policy makers from the public, private, commercial and non-governmental sectors to examine critical issues in the field of human rights ... Events are open to all with no ticket or reservation required, unless otherwise stated.'

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'Chatham House colour-codes the status of each of the institute's events using a "traffic light" system on the website. Events marked green are Members Events which means they are open and available to all members - subject to capacity and demand. Chatham House operates a transparent and equitable "first come, first served" policy around registration for these events. Events marked yellow are open unless otherwise stated, but require registration and/or a small fee. Red events are either invitation only or require a fee. Please check individual event details for further information.'

Category Railway History
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'Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month except August - doors open 18.30 for 19.15 start, and there is a small admission charge to cover the cost of hiring the hall: light refreshments are on sale from 18.30 and during the interval. A selection of new and second-hand railway books is also on sale.'

Category Art Galleries
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'The Courtauld Gallery offers a wide range of gallery talks and events to take part in; from monthly Curators Talks, to Sunday Talks to weekday Lunchtime Gallery Talks.'

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'Lunch time talks are delivered by students and researchers at The Courtauld Institute of Art on works in the collection ... Talks are free with admission, start at 1.15 pm and last approximately 15 minutes unless otherwise stated. Signs are placed in the Gallery indicating the title of the talk and where it will take place.' Also other related events.

Category Japan
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'The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is a UK charity, established in 1988 with a generous benefaction from Daiwa Securities Co Ltd. The Foundation’s purpose is to support closer links between Britain and Japan.'

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Category Bookshops
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'Every month Daunt Books holds a range of interesting author events featuring the likes of William Dalrymple, William Boyd, Alexander McCall Smith and Jan Morris. Please get in touch if you would like to reserve a signed copy from any of these events.' Usually mid-week evenings: tickets typically £8 (including wine).

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'The London Branch meets six or seven times between September and March ... The meetings take the form of talks, interviews, recitals and film shows. Delius is the usual theme, whether the subject be his music or his life and times, but one event per year is usually devoted to another composer or musician, generally one of his contemporaries. Joint meetings/events with Reciprocal Member Societies are becoming increasingly popular. These weekday evening meetings usually begin at 7.15 pm and last until 9.30 pm, with a break for coffee and biscuits. Members are welcome to join the speaker for supper afterwards.'

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'Hosts a series of popular seminars and public lectures throughout the year that are open to all.'

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'Members of the Government Department are involved in a whole host of Public lectures and events ...'

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Category Schools of Law
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'Since the foundation of the LSE just over a century ago, the study of law has been an integral part of the School's mission. The Law Department is one of the largest in the School. Its special place in a school of social sciences has given legal studies in the Department a distinctive, interdisciplinary character. The Law Department has played a major role in policy debates and policy-making and in the education of lawyers and law teachers from around the world. It enjoys a uniquely cosmopolitan student body, and has deeply influenced legal education in most common law countries.’

Category Westminster
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'The Department of Philosophy at King's College London is a lively research environment, with many active research seminars and student-run reading groups happening every week during term time (and often during the vacations too!) Our seminars and reading groups are primarily aimed at postgraduates and above, but are generally open to all.'

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Occasional public lectures and related events. (As from 1 July 2016, the Department of Social Psychology expanded to become the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science (PBS).)

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Wide range of seminars and related events: enquire about attendance.

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Category Schools of Law
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Various lectures, seminars, etc open to the public, including organized by the various specialist Centres of Excellence within the School. Usually the annotation is something like: 'All are welcome to attend these lectures, including members of the public. Attendance is free of charge.'

Category Elgar Society
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'The branch's annual programme runs from October to June with meetings normally held on the first Monday of each month. Meetings ... take place in an informal atmosphere, usually with an interval during which fruit juice, biscuits and a range of merchandise are available. As with all branches, attendance at meetings is free for society members, whether or not London branch members. Visitors and prospective new members are welcome to attend meetings.'

Category Japan
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Japan-UK Events Calendar 'This calendar has been established to keep people up to date on new and upcoming Japan-related cultural events in the UK. If you are organising a suitable event that you would like to see listed on this calendar, please get in touch with us ...'

Category Drama & Theatre
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Join the Conversation: Live! 'Our aim is to provide 45 minutes of lively discussion, debate and an insight into ENO's productions plus musical excerpts and we invite you, the audience, to participate through conversation and the opportunity to put questions to our panel of experts. Ideal for newcomers and seasoned opera goers.'

Category Europe
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Frequent lunchtime or evening events as part of the LSE Public Lectures and Events programme: 'The lectures are free and open to all with some events requiring a ticket so please check the individual web listing.'

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Offers a wide range of lectures, talks and related events: normally best to enquire first about attendance.

Category Bookshops
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Literature and spoken word events, mostly early evening at their stores in London, occasional all day events. Many events free of charge, others small charge, some more expensive with lunch or dinner.

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Category The Media
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'We bring together the key players and thinkers in politics and the media and give you an opportunity not only to hear from experts but to ask questions and contribute to the discussion in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. All events are open to the public.'

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The website Events section includes the Shell London Lecture Series. These 'monthly public lectures are all held at the Geological Society's Piccadilly apartments in Burlington House ... Entry to all lectures is free to all, but by ticket only. To obtain a ticket please contact ... Please note that due to the popularity of the lecture series, tickets will be allocated on a monthly ballot basis. We will not be taking indications of interest months in advance this year, so if you would like to attend any of the talks, please email us to let us know around 3 or 4 weeks in advance of the talk date. If at any point attendees, or their guests, are unable to attend, please notify the Society as soon as possible. Most talks will be given twice on the same day, once at 3 pm and once at 6 pm – please note that if you would like to attend the talks, the 3 pm matinees generally have more availability. The talks will be exactly the same in the afternoon and evening.'

Category Bookshops
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Occasional author events and related.

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'Runs a lively series of events as part of its ongoing education programme, including family events, lecture-recitals, live music and special events. The Museum also puts on changing exhibitions allowing a fuller exploration of Handel and the Brook Street house.'

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'The Society continues to meet on the second Wednesday of each month between October and May where supper can be taken before a lecture, the themes of which are mainly medical ... The membership is mainly medical but also contains a wide cross section of people from all walks of life who have an interest in the current trends in medicine and its associated fields,'

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Category Greece
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Occasional lectures and related events. Events normally annotated something like: 'Free entry but please confirm attendance ... '

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Category Greece
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'Within LSE's lively Public Lectures programme, the Hellenic Observatory contributes to the presence of Greece in Britain through a number of public lectures. Currently there are three series of annual public lectures: HO Annual Lecture, supported by the endowment of the Venizelos Chair; London Hellenic Society Lecture, funded with the support of the London Hellenic Society; Byron Theodoropoulos Lecture, funded by a grant from the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.'

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Category Heraldry
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'A series of lectures and social events are organised each year.'

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Category Wales
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'The Society organizes an ambitious series of lectures at which speakers from academic and public life present papers in English and Welsh. Our meetings are held in London and Wales, at venues that include the Senedd in Cardiff Bay and the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth. A special lecture in Welsh - known as the Sir T. H. Parry-Williams Memorial Lecture - is also held at the National Eisteddfod of Wales each year. The Society also hosts many events in conjunction with others, including the Institute of Welsh Affairs, Wales in London and the Mongomeryshire Society ... All events organised by the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion are followed by a short wine reception to which all present are invited.'

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'The Revd Hugh Price Hughes founded the West London Mission in 1887. He was one of the most forward-looking thinkers of the day. We believe these annual lectures are making a significant contribution towards exploring our faith in the 21st century ... All lectures are on Tuesdays at 7.30 pm and are free.'

Category Hungary
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Occasional lectures in wide-ranging programme of supported activities.

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Alert 'The Hunterian Museum is closed to the public until 2021 while the Royal College of Surgeons building is redeveloped. When we reopen we look forward to welcoming the public into new, fully accessible spaces that will tell the history and ongoing story of surgery.'

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Category Salons
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'We sell beautiful and useful books. We run courses in ukulele, philosophy, Latin, foraging, carpentry and more. We programme talks and lectures on most Thursday evenings. We sell Monmouth coffee, fine teas and cake. Opening hours are ten till six Tuesday to Saturday, and eleven till five on Sundays. We are closed on Mondays.'

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'IPPR runs a full events programme bringing together top politicians and policymakers, leading writers and academics, business figures and other expert thinkers to discuss the most important public policy issues with a wide range of audiences. See our Upcoming events for opportunities to attend in person ...'

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'Our public events are open to anyone to attend ... We also hold private events, attendance at these is part of our donation package.'

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The London Network regularly organises events at Savoy Place attracting large numbers of members and their associates. With a central London location, topics are selected to match the interests of the local community ... Evening Lectures at Savoy Place generally take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from September to June ... Friday Afternoon Lectures take place on the last Friday of each month from September to June.' Enquire about attendance.

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The Institute has a large number of Divisions and Groups which 'provide opportunities for engineers to develop their knowledge, status and professionalism in a wide variety of technical areas; while acting as a source of high quality information and advice to individuals, academia, industry and Government': see the Section 'Industries and Specialisms' within 'Knowledge'. The lectures offered by these Divisions and Groups can usually be traced alongside the programmes of the Institute's geographically-based branches, many cited separately herein.

Category Iran
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'Offers a range of lectures over the course of the year ... Lectures are open to members of The Iran Society, who may bring one guest.'

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Category Japan
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'With our extensive programme of events, The Japan Society provides many opportunities for Japanese and non-Japanese to meet and share ideas and new experiences. Naturally, there is plenty on offer for those wanting to extend their understanding of contemporary and traditional Japan, its culture, language and people. However, with a membership that is approximately 50% Japanese, we also have events which focus on aspects of British life and provide opportunities to get to know the UK better. The format of events is as varied as the content: lectures and seminars sit alongside gallery visits, film screenings, pub nights and formal dinners.' Arrangements vary: check details - including whether need to be a member of the Society to attend a specific event.

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'The Health Schools run annual and memorial lectures on a variety of topics as well as special inaugural lectures introducing new academic staff to King's ... The International Lecture Series features renowned scientists in translational medicine and basic science ... The lectures on basic science are attributed to Rosalind Franklin in honour of her pioneering work at King’s to reveal the structure of DNA in 1953. The lectures are open to the public, free of charge and there is no need to book.'

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Activities include 'arranging a regular programme of lectures in London, and a formal Annual Luncheon with a Guest Speaker'.

Category China
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'The China Institute has recently launched a series of Distinguished Lectures by prominent figures in the field of China studies.' Enquire about attendance.

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Annual Lecture, organized alongside their AGM: 'Both the AGM and the lecture are open to the public.' Lecture normally held in Courtauld Institute of Art, but other venues might be used.

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'The Linnean Society's diverse programme of events covers everything from plant and animal diversity to remote sensing and in vitro fertilisation, with follow-on articles often appearing in our members' newsletter - The Linnean ... Most Linnean Society meetings are open to the public as well as members of the organisation.'

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'Members have access to over a million books and periodicals, a superb online offering and an unforgettable building in beautiful St. James's Square. 6,500 members, including some of the most familiar names in the literary world, find the Library’s resources invaluable.' The Library offers a series of evening lectures - many of which are open to Non-Members.

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'The LSE events programme - with information on LSE public lectures, talks and seminars - is published three times a year (September, January and April) ... LSE host a public lecture programme (PLP) consisting of over 100 lectures every term. The lectures are free and open to all with some events requiring a ticket so please check the individual web listing. The events generally take place in the early evening and last approximately one and a half hours, including a question and answer session ... We recommend that you arrive at the venue 25-30 minutes before the event is scheduled to start to maximise your chances of gaining entry to the event. Many events are already full before the start time and there is no standing space available in the venues.'

Category Railway History
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'A monthly meeting is held on the second Tuesday of each month, usually taking the form of an illustrated talk by a specialist speaker ... Talks are usually illustrated by slides or a PowerPoint presentation and are usually followed by a question and answer session. Doors open at 18.40 for a prompt 19.15 start ... Full membership is available to all 16 years & over.'

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Occasional panel discussions and similar events accompanying the main thrust of the operation.

Category Australasia
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'The Menzies Centre is an Australian cultural base in London, providing a highly regarded forum for the discussion of Australian issues. The Centre's public lectures, conferences, seminars, briefings and literary readings attract a diverse audience and help to produce a more comprehensive, detailed and balanced perception of Australian politics, economics, life and culture than is popularly available.'

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Wide range of talks and lectures: can select 'Kind of Event' Talks in the Calendar.

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Range of events with annotations frequently such as: 'Seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis so please arrive early to avoid disappointment'. However, probably best to enquire about attendance instead of just turning up ...

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Category Arts & Crafts
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'Monthly lectures from October to June are held at the Society of Antiquaries in Piccadilly, London.'

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Include within their programme of events occasional lectures which might be open to the public. Enquire about attendance.

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'The Photographers' Gallery is the largest public gallery in London dedicated to photography. From the latest emerging talent, to historical archives and established artists - we are the place to see photography in all its forms.'  Wide-ranging series of talks, seminars and other events.

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Regular events: 'All events are free, and open to the general public'. Typically: 'Places at this event are limited - to reserve a place please email ...’  'Policy Exchange is an independent, non-partisan educational charity. We work with academics and policy makers from across the political spectrum. We are particularly interested in free market and localist solutions to public policy questions.'

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Range of Events: 'If you are interested in attending any of our events, then please e-mail ... Places are limited at events with an asterisk ... Individual subscribers receive ... advance notice of all our events: invitations to flagship lectures, conferences and receptions ...'

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'In 1918 (the tercentenary of Sir Walter Raleigh's death), Sir Charles Wakefield, formerly Lord Mayor of London, offered the Academy a sum to form the nucleus of a "Raleigh Fund for History". One fruit of the endowment was the foundation of the Raleigh Lecture on History. The lecture was first delivered in 1919.'

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'The donor's wishes to continue Ralph Miliband's intellectual tradition are being carried out through a combination of public lecture series and the appointment of visiting teaching fellows. These fellows also give public lectures at LSE ... The lectures are free and open to all with some events requiring a ticket so please check the individual web listing. The events generally take place in the early evening and last approximately one and a half hours, including a question and answer session.'

Category Romania
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Has hosted regular talks. Normally: 'Entry is free but booking is essential.'

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'The RNA holds its regular meetings at the New Cavendish Club in London three times a year. There is no need to book for these occasions - simply turn up and pay on the door. Meetings generally consist of a talk by a speaker from the publishing world - author, editor, publisher, agent, reviewer etc - or a Question and Answer session with an expert panel (for example an author, an editor and an agent). The business of the meeting usually lasts for an hour or so. It is followed by refreshments and a lot of catching-up chat!'

Category Art Galleries
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Wide range of events, during the day and evenings: Evening Talks; Debate Series; Free Lunchtime Lectures; Tours and Gallery Talks; and so on. Various arrangements for booking: for instance, for the Free Lunchtime Lectures: Reserve a seat ... online or by calling ... Unclaimed seats will be released at 12.50 pm on the day.

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