A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Region: East of England

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‘Events open to the public from the University of Cambridge.’

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'Welcome to the one of the oldest Gardening Societies in the country which was established before 1866 ... One of our main attractions is our monthly Social evenings (and 2 very popular quiz nights). Guest speakers present garden related topics and everyone is welcome to these social evenings. They run from September to May ... every 3rd Thursday of the month, starting at 8 pm.'

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'The main activities are a series of illustrated winter lectures, on topics of historical interest, held usually on the last Monday of each month ... These meetings have a pleasant, informal atmosphere, and members are invited to contribute by bringing interesting artefacts and making short presentations on items of interest.'

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'Meetings are held on the third Monday in the month at 7.30 pm ...We are a group of family history enthusiasts based near the East Suffolk coast, midway between Felixstowe and Lowestoft, covering an area ... which includes the towns of Aldeburgh, Leiston, Saxmundham, Framlingham and Orford.  We celebrated our tenth anniversary in 2018.'

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'We are a small friendly group of Alpine enthusiasts founded in December 1986 ... We meet on the first Monday of every month (except January) ... Meetings start at 7.30pm, with the speaker starting at 8.00pm, and the evening finishing at about 9.30 (after tea / coffee and a chat).'

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'The Group meets every month from September to May, usually on the second Tuesday of the month. Meetings take the form of an illustrated lecture or a demonstration, followed by refreshments.'

Category Colchester
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Meet 'from 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm, every first and third Thursday of the month from September to May ... The programme of events includes a variety of quality speakers – excellent photographers all – competitions and workshops covering a wide range of photographic topics, equipment and techniques'.

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Category Bedford
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'The club meets ... at 20:00 on Thursdays, January to May and October to December.'

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'Meetings are held every month through the winter with guest speakers covering a wide range of topics, also an annual Celebrity Lunch with a special speaker ... In the summer, site visits are arranged to excavations, interesting houses and churches ... Occasional day conferences are organised covering history and archaeology in the area.'

Category India
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‘We hold regular public lectures at 5pm on Friday evenings during University term in addition to special events, conferences, workshops and occasional exhibitions. We also have an active Friends group. As part of the “family”, Friends are invited to special events, our traditional Summer Garden Party and other social functions, and are always welcome to visit the Trust.’

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‘We're keen to promote and support education, exchange knowledge, open up our campuses and be good neighbours. Come along to events such as talks, debates and performances.’ (Also at Chelmsford and their other Campuses.)

Category The Arts Society
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'Based near Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire in the village of Potten End. We actively promote knowledge for the education, appreciation and study of the decorative and fine arts through regular monthly lectures, study days, day long visits and residential tours.' Morning lectures are on the last Wednesday of the month; there are also now a series of Evening lectures.

Category Aylsham
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Meet 'the last Monday of every month, at 7.30 pm from September to June'.

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'A series of monthly evening lectures, generally six, is held during the winter months and several excursions are made to augment the lectures and to visit places of historical interest. In addition a course of about ten weekly lectures is arranged each Autumn and dovetailed with two series of WEA lectures.'

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'Meetings are held ... on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.45 pm (unless otherwise specified) and include a guest speaker.'

Category Basildon
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'Has provided a forum for stamp collectors and philatelists in the Basildon area for almost 50 years. Members enjoy an interesting and varied programme of meetings.'

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Monthly evening meetings. 'Meetings generally begin at 8.00 pm. The "doors open" at, and refreshments are available from 7.30 pm. Do come along and do some networking, or just have a chat with other Society members. Unless otherwise stated, it is NOT necessary to book a place at any Branch meeting. Guests and non-BCS members are very welcome.'

Category Bedford
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'Formed in January 1987 by a small group of people with a common interest in astronomy. We have now grown to approximately 100 members and cater for all ages, levels of interest and abilities. We meet regularly on the last Wednesday of each month where informal get-togethers are interlaced with talks by eminent speakers, and cover topics as far ranging as the birth of the universe, the namings of stars to meteorites and Apollo space missions.'

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Category Bedford
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'Our members are all keen amateur photographers and we welcome new members to our ranks. We have, over the course of our winter season, well known lecturers talk to us about all aspects of photography, and we all learn so much from these experts ... Talks are also open to visitors, when space is available.'

Category Bedford
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'The aim of the Friends of Bedford Cemetery is to promote and preserve the history, landscape and natural history of the cemetery. We aim to help the public appreciate the importance of the cemetery and to understand its history and amenities ... There is a working group of volunteers every Thursday morning and the Friends also arrange a programme of walks and talks on a wide range of subjects.'

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'We are a group of local people, from a wide variety of backgrounds, who share a common interest in the history and archaeology of Bedford and its neighbourhood. We are also actively involved in trying to ensure that Bedford's buildings of special architectural and historic interest are protected and to increase public awareness of their importance. We also seek to preserve the best of the present urban landscape and to oppose developments which are incongruous or otherwise unsuitable.'

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Monthly winter meetings, Tuesday evenings.

Category Bedford
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'Our popular meetings held once a month on a Friday evening ... with good quality speakers.'

Category Bedford
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'Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month ... All are welcome to our meetings.'

Category Bedfordshire
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'We organise a variety of events such as walks, lectures, visits, workshops, exhibitions and conferences throughout the county as well as publishing our newsletter, History in Bedfordshire, several times a year.'

Category Biggleswade
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'Formed in 1979 Beds & Herts Fuchsia Society currently has a membership of over 70 fuchsia enthusiasts from the North Herts and South Beds areas ... We hold ten monthly meetings a year.'

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'We are a friendly club that meets ... on Monday evenings between September and May. We welcome people of all ages who have an interest in photography, whether experienced or complete beginner. Our club will be of interest to both digital workers and traditional film users.'

Category Berkhamsted
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'Organises an annual programme of demonstrations, talks, drawing evenings and workshops ... Non-painters are welcome to join the Society as are those interested in pottery, sculpting or woodcraft.'

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'The Berkhamsted Citizens Association has a sub-committee to organise talks and activities. Talks normally take place during the winter months ... Other activities include local walks and visits to local places of interest'

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'Monthly meetings are arranged from September until March and currently these take place at 8 pm.'.

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'Meets monthly ... usually 7:30pm for 8:00. on the first Monday of the month. Speakers provide a variety of talks and presentations. During the summer months there are guided visits to places of interest, usually for members only.'

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Monthly: 'All meetings (except the December Monday meeting) are on Thursdays at 7.30 pm.'

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'Club meetings are held at 7.45 pm every Tuesday ... from September until late April each year. From April to September the Club runs a Summer Programme of photography meets and social evenings.'

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'All monthly meetings are held on the last Tuesday in the month at 7.30 pm.'

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'Our club meets each Tuesday evening at 7.30 pm in term time from September to May ... It has a friendly atmosphere and new members are made welcome and beginners are given any assistance needed ... Throughout the year the club invites guest speakers to give lectures on a wide range of topics from photographic techniques and printing through to digital presentations.'

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'There are monthly meetings (except August and December) on Tuesday evenings, beginning at 8.15 pm.'

Category Antarctica
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‘Delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. Its skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth as a sustainable planet ... Our public engagement campaigns are designed to demonstrate how our research outcomes are relevant to everyday lives. We work with the media to attract global attention to polar research and work in partnership with museums, science centres and other leading organisations who share our commitment to enthusing young people in science.‘

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‘The Group is comprised of a number of enthusiastic and friendly people who are happy to pass on their experiences and knowledge about cactus and succulent plant growing. We meet on the afternoon of the second Saturday every month, except April ... There is usually a visiting speaker who will give a talk accompanied by slides and/or plants.’

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‘Normally meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Most meetings consist of a talk, illustrated with images and/or plants, and we usually have a raffle, plant sales and a small display.’

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'We are a small friendly Branch that usually meets on the second Thursday of each month ... Our meetings usually consist of an illustrated talk from a visiting speaker and we have a wide-ranging and varied programme.'

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‘A cheery welcome is always available for anyone attending the Luton Branch of the BCSS. We especially welcome younger members and beginners, and we have a number of experienced people in the group who will be only too happy to share their knowledge and give encouragement and help to anyone who needs it.’

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'Annual Sebald Lecture on literary translation, preceded by presentations and readings from the annual Translation Prizes.' Also list of related events. Other venues than UEA can be used for Events, within and outwith London.

Category Ipswich
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'Meetings take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month from February to June and from September to November ... We encourage those attending branch meetings to become members of the British Horological Institute, but visitors are always welcome.'

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'We are a small friendly group of all ages and backgrounds that meet up once a month usually every first Monday of the month unless it's a bank holiday then it's the second Monday at 7.30 pm.'

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'Meets every 3rd Monday of each month ... @ 7.15 pm. Each month there is a demonstration which provides an opportunity to learn new skills and swap ideas. The evening is rounded off with tea and biscuits. We also have a raffle. We have an extensive library of videos covering all aspects of sugarcraft for hire to members for a nominal fee per month.'

Category Beccles
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'Club nights ... on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month at 7.30pm) offer a varied selection of events, ranging from inter-club competitions, through technical nights to fish and chip suppers. Come and give us a try - you’ll be most welcome.'

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'The annual lecture programme commences every October and concludes in the following March; our meetings are held on the first Monday of the month ... commencing at 7.30 pm.'

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'The Friends of Bushey Museum is one of the largest such organisations in the UK. It exists to support Bushey Museum Trust by raising funds for new acquisitions and also providing a focus for all those interested in the Museum. The Friends have a varied programme of meetings, events and outings covering a wide range of cultural interests ... Our Meetings are open to all ... Please note that Museum staff cannot answer enquiries about Friends events.'

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'We meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month ... Our programme is varied, with presentations, competitions and club outings.'

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'Its function is to trace and preserve any aspect of Caddington’s past (and present) including the surrounding area. It meets once a month with informative and entertaining talks given by local personalities. It is always anxious to collect and archive local memorabilia associated with parish history, events, personalities etc. New members are welcome.'

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Re-launched in 2018: ‘Bringing top scientists and groundbreaking discoveries to new audiences for the price of a cup of coffee ... Events will be held once a month on a Wednesday’.

Category Colchester
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Meetings 'Second Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm for 7pm, October to May inclusive'.

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'New members are always most welcome! By joining the CAS you help to represent the interests of local history, archaeology and architecture in Cambridgeshire, including comments on applications for work on listed buildings as well as other proposals by local authorities.' Monthly early evening meetings, October - May.

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’CAFG was formed in 1978 to carry out practical archaeology in the Cambridge area. Our purpose is to contribute to the archaeology of the region through our own field research, while also assisting the County Archaeology Service and co-operating with other interested groups or individuals. We also try to promote interest in archaeology through activities such as talks.‘

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‘Founded in 1959 for people with an interest in astronomy in and around the Cambridge area. With Cambridge being one of the leading astronomical centers, we are very lucky to have many professional astronomers who have spoken at our meetings, giving us the most up to date Information about current research. CAA has many other activities and events as well as holding regular lecture meetings ... The CAA includes two junior sections for younger astronomers, one for 7 to 11 year-olds, the other for young astronomers over the age of 11. Collectively known as the Cambridge Young Astronomers (CYA).’

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'Meets 7.30pm on a Monday evening between September and May ... At these main meetings we have a varied Programme of talks, competitions and Members' evenings.'

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'The Festival of Ideas celebrates the arts, humanities and social sciences through performances, film screenings, hands on activities, talks and workshops - for free!' Held Mid - Late October.

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'Provides a meeting place and discussion forum for non-religious people in Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas. We socialize, debate issues of mutual interest, and undertake outreach activities in and around Cambridgeshire to increase awareness of Humanism and the need for a secular state.'

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‘A Society for those with an interest in books, libraries and information. Members enjoy a varied programme of talks, visits and social events at roughly monthly intervals.’

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'CNHS lecture meetings ... take place on Thursday evenings during the winter half of the year and start at 7.30 pm ... Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided from 7.00 pm. All welcome - non members £1.'

Category Orchid Societies
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'We meet at 7.30 pm ... on the first Friday of every month (except January and August).'

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'Meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday and third Friday each month, 7.00 for 7.30pm.'

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'An exciting hub for the promotion of scientific research, discussion, and learning ... The title of our Society may sound slightly misleading when you consider the more modern definition of the word ‘philosophy’, but it is in fact the oldest scientific society in Cambridge ... It became a Body Corporate by virtue of a Charter granted by King William IV in 1832.'

Category Railway History
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'The Circle aims to provide a convivial opportunity for those fascinated by the railway scene to enjoy illustrated talks, films and video screenings, presented by club members or eminent guest speakers. We cover the railway from yesterday to tomorrow, UK and beyond. These first Friday of the month gatherings run from September to May inclusive. The summer months complement the programme with visits to preserved railways, historic towns, river trips and, very occasionally, the hire of our own excursion train. What’s not to enjoy?'

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'Gives the public the opportunity to explore Cambridge Science ... Each year, the Festival welcomes visitors to hundreds of events and receives extensive national and local media coverage. Over 170 event coordinators organise talks, interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities, film showings and debates with the assistance of around 1,000 staff and students from departments and organisations across the University and research institutions, charities and industry in the eastern region.'

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‘The Friends are the Library’s largest community of supporters and are open to anyone who loves the Library, wants to give something back, or contribute to its collections and heritage ... To thank you for your support the Library offers Friends a special programme of events and benefits, giving you the chance to see behind the scenes and enjoy and learn about the Library's collections.’

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'The Society organises monthly meetings in Cambridge ... on a wide variety of topics, which are designed to appeal to beginner and specialist alike.'

Category Cambridgeshire
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'One of our aims is to provide an umbrella service for all the local, family and social history societies, groups and clubs in the old county of Cambridgeshire. Additionally, we also act as a central information hub taking in all the latest news of events or what is happening or affecting the history community both locally and nationally and disseminating that information out to the 90 plus history based societies, groups and clubs via our various networking facilities.'

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'As a charity, we promote the craft of beekeeping and the importance of bees and other pollinators. We regularly organise events and talks, to which all are welcome.'

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'We have 9 indoor meetings for the winter months September to May, and usually 3 field meetings in the summer months. Indoor meetings are always held on the second Friday of the month.'

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Category Gardens Trusts
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'Formed in 1997 and today has around 150 members.'

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'Promotes interest in the geology of Cambridgeshire, the UK and worldwide. CGS welcomes new members who would like to learn more about their local landscapes, from the underlying rocks that form them and the environments that existed here in the millions of years of earth’s history to the records of past life and evolution and how the geology relates to human culture, both now and in the thousands of years since man arrived here. Our monthly talks (from September to June) cover a wide range of topics including some of the latest research topics in geology.'

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'Meetings are held every fourth Thursday of each month ... at 7.15 pm - 9.15 pm.'

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'Runs a series of academic events, including a multi-disciplinary Gender Research Seminar, Symposia and a number of Public Lectures - together these events make up our Public Event Series, which is kindly supported by Cambridge University Press.'

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CRASSH was established at the University of Cambridge in 2001 and is now one of the world’s largest interdisciplinary research institutions. The Centre has grown into an energetic research community of approximately 40 researchers (not counting visiting and early career fellows) working on 11 major projects alongside a public programme involving over 200 events a year.’

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Annual Distinguished Lecture Series 'These public lectures, organised for the specific benefit of the MPhil students, are designed to attract speakers of international standing and repute to give their views on Sustainable Development. Speakers include leading experts from Cambridge University as well as from other leading universities, government bodies, multi-national corporations and international organisations. The opportunity to cross examine such leading thinkers in the question and answer sessions is seen to be a key activity associated with the MPhil programme ... The events are free and open to the public.' The Annual Lecture does not seem to have been held in recent years.

Category Bedford
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'Vision is to ensure that anyone will have access to quality resources to enable education, and understanding about apocalyptic and millenarian movements. It will realise this vision by: Developing and maintaining a world centre of excellence in the critical study of apocalyptic and millenarian movements and aid the public understanding of the legacies and future possibilities of these crucial, creative and often misunderstood forms of human culture. CenSAMM will exist in both the physical world in the form of symposia and interviews, and online as written, digitised and recorded resources.' Initiative of the Panacea CharitableTrust in Bedford, UK. The Centre organize 'lectures and conferences on the subject of apocalyptic and millenarian critical study that are open and free to the public in Beford at the Panacea Museum (we even throw in a free lunch!)'.

Category Africa
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'The Centre’s primary role in the University is to undertake, promote, and support research and teaching about Africa as well as to build academic engagement with African scholars and institutions. Among the ways we do this is through intensive and dynamic seminar series, workshops, public lectures, and conferences, as well as through our support to a diverse array of student and faculty initiatives.'

Category England
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Winter Lecture Series 'For more than 40 years, the Centre of East Anglian Studies has been at the heart of research into the region and its wider national and international context. Whilst detailed scholarly research will always remain as the fundamental basis for the Centre’s work, CEAS has also been committed to the dissemination of such a wider audience.'

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