A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Region: North East England

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'The Society provides a programme of historical lectures each year with, normally, a minimum of 3 lectures in the Spring and 3 in the Autumn. In addition, there is a speaker or exhibition at the Annual General Meeting in June. From time to time the Society holds member's evenings which allow participants to bring items or raise subjects for a short discussion. These interactive events can provide some fascinating insights into local history.'

Category Railway History
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'The popular indoor meetings are held in the Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station (what is now Barter Books). Meetings start 7.00pm for 7.30pm. We welcome visitors, members and their guests for a small donation towards meeting costs. Refreshments will be available from 7.00 pm.'

Category Alnwick
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'Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month from September - May each year ... Meetings are free to members and visitors are requested to pay £2 ... Free refreshments are provided at the end of each meeting and all who attend are warmly welcomed and invited to stay for tea /coffee /biscuits and a chat.'

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'We are a local group of friendly folk who meet on the second Tuesday of the month between September and April. Meetings take place at 7.30 pm.'

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'Meetings are held ... starting at 7.30 pm on the last Tuesday of each month from September to April (except December).'

Category Art Galleries
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‘Our mission is to create greater understanding of the world through outstanding, experimental and inspiring contemporary art which has power, relevance and meaning for individuals and communities. Situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, England, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art consists of 2,600 square metres of art space, making it the UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institution.

Category Bookshops
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'One of the perks I value most about having a bookshop is that our talks series, such as it is (roughly a speaker a month between September – June) enables me to meet professionals in every field (the arts, sciences, even sports) who I would otherwise never have had the opportunity to meet. Some few are well-known to the public - hey! It’s a long way up here, the fee is risible, and the Old Waiting Room wherein the talks take place only holds 50 people tops (60 if they’re skinny). Still, some serious names (serious names with big hearts) have been willing to make the perilous journey above Watford. Anyway, all the talks begin at 7.30 and cost £5 (and that includes a glass of plonk no less.)'

Online Lectures & Talks
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Monthly Friday Talks for the Friends 'The meetings are always well attended and enjoyed by all. Most of the speakers are eminant experts in their field. Come along if you can make it. You won't be disappointed.'

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The Friends of Berwick and District Museum and Archives 'aim to present two lectures each year, one in the autumn, and the other coinciding with the Annual General Meeting in the spring'.

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'Our members have an interest in the environment and want to learn more about our wildlife and help conserve it for the enjoyment of people today and the generations to come. Individually we are not "experts", but together we are learning, and building up knowledge and expertise to provide information on Berwick's fauna and flora.'

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'Meets monthly with a programme of lectures and discussions relevant to its aims.'

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'Founded at Grant's House (now Grantshouse) in September 1831 by Dr. George Johnston of Berwick upon Tweed, with the object of investigating the natural history and antiquities of Berwickshire and its vicinage. It is the oldest active field Natural History Club in the United Kingdom ... The main emphasis of the Club's activities is on antiquities and local history expressed by five field meetings a year between May and September to places of interest between the Forth and the Tyne where an expert usually gives a talk and helps to show members around. Such places include historic private houses not open to the public ... Membership is gained through a proposal by an existing member of the Club, though potential new members are welcome to make contact directly.' The Club also organizes a small number of Lectures each season which are open to the public.

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'Meetings held 1st Monday of every month September, October, November, December, February, March, April, May and June. Monthly speakers, lending library. If you are interested in any aspect of Archaeology come to one of our meetings and see what we do.'

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'The display of the collections and exhibitions are accompanied by a vibrant events programme. Gallery talks and lectures, family fun days, outdoor festivals, theatre and music are some of the delights on offer.'

Category Darlington
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Meets 'on the 3rd Saturday of each month (except for Aug. & Dec.)'.

Online Lectures & Talks
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'Café Culture welcomes you to café-style discussions on culture, politics, philosophy and science. Open to all, no prior knowledge needed, just a like-minded desire for convivial and lively banter. Events are free ... Events run from 7–9 pm, snacks and drinks are available.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'This season's monthly meetings, with details of speakers. As usual, all meetings are on Friday evenings, starting at 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'We are a friendly, thriving association of over 100 beekeepers living in the Cleveland, North Yorkshire and County Durham areas of the North East of England, on the northern edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. Our website name www.teesbees.co.uk derives from the River Tees, which flows through the region ... Spring, Autumn, and Winter meetings (January to April, and then September to December) are held at 7.15 pm on the 3rd Monday of the month.'

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Combined list of the Society's Meetings in Hartlepool, Northallerton, Upper Dales, Sedgefield.

Category Bishop Auckland
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Monthly meetings, Monday evenings at 7.45 pm: 'These meetings are free of charge for Cleveland FHS members otherwise the charges are £1.10 for under 60 years and 70p for 60 years and over'.

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‘Our members make records of industrial sites and equipment, carry out historical research and work to help the preservation of business records and physical relics themselves ...The Society organises a programme of lectures and site visits. It publishes two or three newsletters a year, containing short contributions and current news.’

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'Serves Teesside's scientific community through its wide range of learned society activities and by acting as the professional body for materials scientists and engineers. The CIE is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the world and has been in continuous existence since it was founded in 1864. We are affiliated to IOM3 and are founder members of the Cleveland Scientific Institution.' Monthly evening meetings, October-May.

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'During the winter months there is a series of monthly meetings ... A meeting usually takes the form of a lecture given by a club member or visiting speaker.'

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'Meetings are on the third Monday of each month, except August and December ... at 7.00 pm.'

Category Art Galleries
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'People and communities around the world have incredible stories to tell. Sometimes beautiful. Sometimes difficult. Often both. Since 1991, D6: Culture in Transit has worked with artists from around the world to capture and reveal the stories that unite us. Stories about our places and our communities. Stories that shape our identities.'

Category Orchid Societies
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'We meet every month on the Second Wednesday evening at 7.00 pm.'

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'In the winter months (September to April), meetings are held ... on the 1st Thursday of each month, where speakers with a knowledge of beekeeping and its associated crafts are invited to address the Association.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'Meetings are held between September and April on the Third Wednesday in the month ... at 7.30 pm prompt.'

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'Meetings are held ... on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, starting at 8.00 pm ... Prospective members are welcome to attend any meeting.'

Online Lectures & Talks
Category Durham
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‘The department organises a wide variety of research events from major international conferences and to regular papers. Additional events are organised as part of our numerous research projects, by our research clusters and through the Sense Perception in the North (SPIN) Network.’

Category Physics
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'The Department is host to four major lecture series ...' (and other occasional public lectures are given). Enquire about attendance.

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'Throughout the winter months the Society holds monthly meetings to which all those with an interest in local history are welcome. The format of the meeting can vary somewhat, but usually there is a guest speaker with a particular interest in some aspect or period of history. There is often also an opportunity for a question and answer session and to discuss the topic of the evening. Thereafter, there is an opportunity to meet with the speaker and to socialise with other members over some light refreshments ... Meetings are on the last Wednesday of every month from September to April (December excepted) beginning at 7.30 pm.'

Category Durham
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'We're a friendly bunch of honey bee enthusiasts who meet on the last Wednesday of every month ... for bee related conversation and information.'

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'We usually meet on the second Wednesday of each month ... at 7.30 pm.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'Founded in 1892 and has run continuously in its present form since 1947. Our weekly programme features presentations by leading photographers from regional and national circuits. We have a large dynamic membership and in addition to Thursday evening meetings there are many and varied activity groups - digital workshops - assignment outings - online photo forums - exhibitions - community projects - the list goes on ...'

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'At Durham University you'll find an extensive programme of public lectures and seminars available. With an impressive line up of experts and renowned academics speaking on a myriad of topics, the aim is to share knowledge and encourage debate. Lectures on thought provoking subjects as diverse as history and astro-physics are aimed at a general audience and delivered within historic University buildings ... Public lectures are free of charge and open to all.'

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'The Friends of the Garden was established in 1982 to support the work and to encourage the wider appreciation of Durham University Botanic Garden. Activities include lectures, social functions, visits to other notable gardens and a residential weekend; details of these are included in the programme ... All lectures, unless stated, are in the Visitors' Centre at the Botanic Garden at 7.30 pm.'

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'Branch Meetings are held ... usually on the first Saturday of each month, commencing at 2.00 pm.'

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'Our meetings are held once a month except August.'

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'Our meetings usually last from 2 pm to 4 pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month and include a speaker, refreshments, information regarding local exhibitions, a sales table, library and a chance to meet other members.'

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'Explore Lifelong Learning provides a stimulating, entertaining and varied programme of expert led learning created to challenge your mind and deliver unique experiences. As well as expanding their minds, our members also expand their social circles through attending our dependable and reliable programme of events ... Most of our programme is for our subscribers but we do from time to time present lectures open to the public.'

 

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'We meet on Thursday evenings between September and April ... at 7.30 pm.'

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'Gateshead Local History Society was formed in September 1964 by Gateshead Libraries and the membership has continued to grow each year. We meet ... on the first Thursday of each month from September to April (excluding December) at 7.00 pm.'

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'A not-for-profit community organisation dedicated to maintaining a space for public discussion through courses, day schools, debates and workshops for the general public on topics ranging from Darwinism and human nature, to free speech and environmental thought. We run a schools programme that includes public discussions, debating workshops in schools and thegreatnortherndebate project. We are committed to education, discovering knowledge and developing informed opinion through dialogue and research.'

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'We are a friendly, welcoming group and are always happy to receive visitors to our talks who are interested in becoming members, at a small charge of £2. Meetings run from September to May and talks cover a varied range of gardening and plant interest. Refreshments are served after talks where there is an opportunity to buy plants and garden sundries. Meetings commence at 7.15 pm.'

Category Hartlepool
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'Our club meets between September and May each season to enjoy photography in all its forms. An annual program of events forms the backbone of our weekly meetings every Monday beginning at 7 pm ... Members can enjoy the work of visiting lecturers and photographers, can take part in club and inter-club competitions, or can contribute to our “members nights”, where club members can present their work, whether it be a talk, an AV show, or prints and slides.' Alert This Record originally related to the Hartlepool Photographic & Digital Group. This Group seems no longer to have an active Website; so I have used the Record instead for the Hartlepool Camera Club.

Category Railway History
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'Head of Steam is a rich source of information for those who are interested in the railways, as well as general local history and heritage. We run a series of lectures throughout the year, in conjunction with the Friends of Head of Steam Museum.'

Category Hexham
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Winter monthly evening meetings, usually second Tuesday.

Online Lectures & Talks
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'Just come along to one of our meetings, at 7.30 pm on the second Tuesday in the month.'

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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.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'The range of events that are organised at the IAS are all intended to either advance the research of the individual Fellows and that of researchers at Durham or, in the case of the outreach events such as the art exhibitions, public debates and public lectures that we organise, to inform an interested public who want to learn more about the cutting-edge research that is carried out at Durham and elsewhere in the world.'

Category Physics
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'The North Eastern Branch, one of thirteen regional branches of the Institute of Physics, organises lectures, meetings and conferences for its members in the North East, and works locally to promote physics, physics education and public understanding of physics.'

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'Find out more about the world Bede lived in. The Saturday Talks, sponsored by the Friends of Bede’s World, highlight various aspects of Bede’s Northumbria giving you a valuable insight into the Anglo-Saxon world. Talks take place at Bede’s World museum on the last Saturday of most months at 12 noon. Normal museum admission charges apply; entry is free to members of the Friends of Bede’s World.' ALERT Formerly Bede's World.

Category Art Galleries
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Occasional talks, usually free of charge and no need to book.

Online Lectures & Talks
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The Society hosts a wide range of events including book launches, concerts, lectures, readings and workshops that cover a variety of topics and issues ... Both members and non-members are welcome to attend these events ... Please reserve your seat ... If you reserve a ticket and are subsequently unable to attend, please let us know as we often have a waiting list. Thank you.

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'Meetings are held ... on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from September to April. Meetings start at 7.00 pm with displays at 7.30 pm.'

Category Morpeth
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'Monthly lectures are held during the winter months and visits to places of historic interest take place in the summer ... Visitors and new members always welcome. We meet on the last Friday of: September, October, November, January, February, March (subject to change to avoid Good Friday) and April (AGM).'

Category Flowers & Plants
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'The Northern Section has local groups that hold meetings, usually monthly or bi monthly, they are especially helpful to new members and help and advice are freely given in all aspects of Primulas, growing and showing. Talks and slide shows by some of the more experienced members make these meetings popular and a good way to spend an evening in good company.' ALERT The Northern Section at Review only listed a North East Group, and so I have referenced their Meeting place in this Record.

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'Our winter programme of talks cover a wide range of topics of interest, they are held at 7.15 pm (2 pm in Jan & Feb).'

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'During the winter months (Sept.-May) we hold regular meetings where a variety of speakers give talks on topics of interest.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'The Society usually holds around forty lectures and field meetings during the year. The sections of botany, geology, lichenology, mammals and ornithology all contribute to the programme.'

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'Meetings are held at 7 pm on Thursdays ... Founded in 1904 and is active in both the practical and theoretical aspects of astronomy. Our members come from all over the region, and from all walks of life. Some are keen observers, others are very much armchair astronomers, but we aim to provide lectures and activities that will appeal to everyone.'

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'Meetings of the Society focus around talks, readings and discussions, and are conducted in a friendly and convivial atmosphere ... Membership is free, and is not normally required for participation in most activities. The Society does however welcome donations; the suggested donation is £20 annually.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'Our aim is to offer a programme that will inform, stimulate, entertain, and excite debate. Many of our speakers are leaders in their field and all have something of special interest to convey. Our lectures cover a wide range of disciplines and frequently include key contemporary issues, particularly those that affect our daily lives ... Public lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all ... Please note that for some lectures it is necessary to reserve a place in advance.'

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'Meetings are held ... on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, September through May inclusive at 6.45 pm (auctions start at 6.30 pm).'

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'Each year, the Society arranges a programme of five afternoon talks between autumn and spring, and two coach excursions to places of Catholic interest in the northern region during summer.'

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'Meetings usually take place on the third Thursday of each month (not in August) ... Tea/coffee are available from 6.45 pm for a 7.15 pm start.'

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'Spring and Autumn lectures are held each year in various venues throughout the north east, and there is an outing in the summer months. Non-members are welcome.'

Category Orchid Societies
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'Meet the last Tuesday of the month at 7.15 pm ... This friendly society welcomes new members and gives encouragement to all who are interested in orchid growing, whether they have large collections or one orchid growing on a windowsill.'

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