A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Type of Body: National Association

www.classicalassociation.org

Visits to the Website829
Open Lectures & Talks

Links to details of CA Branches throughout the UK - some of which have their own website: 'The Classical Association has a number of affiliated organisations to whom we award grants to support Classics in local areas. These "branches" are often (but not always) run out of university Classics departments and events take the form of lectures, play readings and excursions, to name but a few.'

Views of 'Full' Record872

www.rpsl.org

Visits to the Website703
Open Lectures & Talks

'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.'

Views of 'Full' Record1289

www.sacu.org/events.html

Category:China
Visits to the Website760
Open Lectures & Talks

'We are currently unable to give our normal events listing service. We hope to resume it as soon as we can. If you can help please let us know. ...'

Views of 'Full' Record1157

www.geologistsassociation.org.uk

Visits to the Website1094
Open Lectures & Talks'Join us for an interesting and informative evening! The Geologists’ Association organizes a series of illustrated evening lectures on a wide range of geological topics. These take place on the first Friday of the month ... Tea is served from 5.30 pm and the lectures begin at 6 pm. Wine and nibbles are available after the meetings ... Non-members are very welcome to attend for an introductory visit - please telephone ... or email ... the Executive Secretary to book a place'
Also indexedFestival of Geology
Views of 'Full' Record1171

www.osgb.org.uk

Visits to the Website1139
Open Lectures & TalksThe 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 ...'
Views of 'Full' Record1477

www.adleriansociety.co.uk

Visits to the Website1637
Open Lectures & Talks

London Lectures Monthly evening lectures - plus other lectures which might be open to all.

Named Lectures & TalksHertha Orgler Memorial Lecture | Rita Udall Memorial Lecture
Also indexedInstitute for Individual Psychology
Views of 'Full' Record2226

www.alexanderthomsonsociety.org.uk

Category:City of Glasgow
Visits to the Website809
Open Lectures & Talks

Programme of lectures. Alert Other venues might be used - especially during 2017: 'To celebrate the bicentenary of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson‘s birth a programme of events and activities have been planned to take place throughout 2017.'

Views of 'Full' Record1461

www.alkansociety.org

Visits to the Website685
Open Lectures & Talks

'A membership organisation, based in the UK and registered as an official Charity. Its members are drawn from across the globe. The Society was founded in 1977 by the late John White and others, with the object of promoting the education of the public in the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the life and work of the French composer and pianist Charles Valentin Alkan (1813-1888). The Society supports regular recitals of Alkan’s music, produces publications (including our regular Bulletins) as well as providing the definitive source of information on Alkan’s life and works.'

Views of 'Full' Record1322

www.aeca.org.uk

Category:Christianity
Visits to the Website724
Open Lectures & Talks'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.'
Named Lectures & TalksConstantinople Lecture
Views of 'Full' Record1051

www.achs.org.uk/index.html

Visits to the Website706
Open Lectures & Talks'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.'
Views of 'Full' Record1635

www.agfhs.org/site/index.php

Visits to the Website778
Open Lectures & Talks'We hold six meetings in London on the second Saturday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October and December). The meetings offer a chance to talk to people in person and to listen to fascinating guest lectures.'
Views of 'Full' Record1504

www.mlfhs.org.uk

Visits to the Website761
Open Lectures & Talks'Our meetings are held on the third Saturday of every month (except December) at 2.0 pm ... when there is an invited speaker, a talk by one of our members, or workshops and discussions.'
Also indexedManchester & Lancashire Family History Society
Views of 'Full' Record2096

www.aba.org.uk

Visits to the Website809
Open Lectures & TalksSeminars in a 'new book-collecting series organised jointly by the Institute of English Studies (London University) and the ABA Educational Trust ... All the seminars will be aimed at a broad audience including book-collectors, book-dealers, historians of all kinds, librarians, indeed at anyone with an interest in collecting any sort of text from the sixth former to the retired professor. The atmosphere will be informal, as will the presentations. We hope and expect that many of the talks will be illustrated by actual examples.'
Also indexedInstitute of English Studies
Views of 'Full' Record808

www.aaschool.ac.uk/PUBLIC/PUBLIC/index.php

Visits to the Website792
Open Lectures & Talks'The AA’s Public Programme is an extensive series of public events dedicated to contemporary architectural culture: exhibitions, members’ events, lectures, seminars, conferences, book launches and publications. Each year architectural theorists and practitioners, writers, performing artists, musicians and art historians are invited to speak at the AA. Whether as part of the series of Evening Lectures or Visiting Theory Seminars or Artist Talks, these events bring together different parts of the school and form an essential component of an AA education.'
Views of 'Full' Record798

www.arnoldbennettsociety.org.uk

Visits to the Website1020
Open Lectures & TalksOccasional talks listed.
Views of 'Full' Record2668

asen.ac.uk

Visits to the Website638
Open Lectures & TalksOccasional lectures, usually held at LSE. Most events advertised: 'The event is free and open to all with no ticket required'.
Named Lectures & TalksErnest Gellner Lecture | Obi Igwara Memorial Lecture
Views of 'Full' Record926

www.astrolodge.co.uk

Visits to the Website1480
Open Lectures & TalksUsually weekly lectures, Monday evenings.
Views of 'Full' Record2974

www.austrianphilately.com

Visits to the Website472
Open Lectures & Talks'Meetings are arranged around the country by APS local groups, but all members - and visitors - are most welcome at all meetings.'
Views of 'Full' Record970

www.clayheritage.org/pages/whatson.htm

Visits to the Website968
Open Lectures & TalksOccasional talks.
Views of 'Full' Record1298

www.bewicksociety.org

Visits to the Website864
Open Lectures & Talks

'Local and national experts are invited to give talks to the Society on specialist research. The Society also organises introductory talks on Bewick and his work.'

Also indexedCherryburn
Views of 'Full' Record1312

www.blakesociety.org

Visits to the Website732
Open Lectures & Talks'The Blake Society holds events once a month throughout the year. The Society’s events are free to members unless explicitly indicated. Guests and non-members are welcome to attend.'
Views of 'Full' Record863

www.bafta.org/whats-on/

Visits to the Website690
Open Lectures & Talks'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.'
Views of 'Full' Record837

www.britishairmailsociety.co.uk

Visits to the Website360
Open Lectures & Talks'As well as regular meetings in London, there are six regional group organisers who arrange several meetings each year in their area.'
Views of 'Full' Record582

www.britarch.ac.uk/baa/lectures.html

Visits to the Website658
Open Lectures & TalksWinter 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.'
Views of 'Full' Record809

www.britishbuttonsociety.org

Category:Arts & Crafts
Visits to the Website546
Open Lectures & TalksHold occasional national meetings, as well as sponsoring a number of Branches throughout the UK, each of which can organize their own talks. Non-members are welcome at all of the Society's meetings.
Views of 'Full' Record993

www.bisi.ac.uk

Category:Iraq
Visits to the Website643
Open Lectures & Talks

Occasional lectures: 'Members of the public are very welcome to attend all BISI events.'

Views of 'Full' Record807

www.bis-space.com

Category:Astronomy
Visits to the Website543
Open Lectures & Talks'The BIS holds regular Lectures and Meetings at the BIS HQ ... although occasionally, Lectures and Meetings can be held at other locations (dependent on the specific lecture or meeting).'
Views of 'Full' Record752

www.bsap.org.uk

Visits to the Website671
Open Lectures & Talks'London meetings are held ... at 5.00 for 5.30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month unless otherwise mentioned.'
Views of 'Full' Record1191

www.bsmgp.org.uk/Events/Lectures.htm

Category:Arts & Crafts
Visits to the Website660
Open Lectures & Talks'The British Society of Master Glass Painters is fortunate to attract many eminent speakers on stained and architectural glass from amongst its UK and international membership and beyond. Subjects range from modern to mediaeval, brought to life by the enthusiasm and expertise of historians, conservators and contemporary practitioners ... Membership is available to all those with an interest in stained glass including ... amateur craftspeople and those with a general interest of stained glass.'
Views of 'Full' Record797

bsguk.org

Visits to the Website654
Open Lectures & Talks'There are over 100 branches throughout the country. Most meet on a regular basis and it's a way to meet new and old friends. In addition to meeting people, most branches invite a demonstrator to come along and demonstrate a number of skills or tasks. It's a great way to learn new skills and techniques and learn tips and tricks to make your hobby more enjoyable. Who knows you may even want to get up and do a demonstration yourself - you could be that inspired!'
Views of 'Full' Record785

www.al-bab.com/bys/

Visits to the Website508
Open Lectures & Talks'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.'
Views of 'Full' Record1056

www.browningsociety.org

Visits to the Website481
Open Lectures & Talks'The Society arranges an annual programme of lectures, visits, etc., in London and elsewhere, as well as publishing the Journal of Browning Studies ... Membership of the Society is open to all. The Society's activities centre on London and the South East, but members who live elsewhere in Britain and overseas are kept in touch through the journal and regular interchanges of news and information.'
Views of 'Full' Record897

causleytrust.org

Visits to the Website611
Open Lectures & Talks

'Established to promote the literacy legacy of Charles Causley, by organising meetings, talks and walks relating to his works ... Membership is open to all.' Alert Originally cited the Charles Causley Society: 'The Charles Causley Society has merged with the Charles Causley Trust. Members of the Society are now members of the Trust.'

Views of 'Full' Record1126

www.cpsl.org.uk

Visits to the Website572
Open Lectures & Talks'Monthly meetings are held in London.'
Views of 'Full' Record1342

www.thectp.org.uk

Visits to the Website520
Open Lectures & Talks'We enjoy a friendly atmosphere on all Club occasions. Indoor meetings consisting of talks and slide shows are held ... on the last Wednesday of each Winter month, 7.30 for 8.00 pm.'
Views of 'Full' Record1291

www.costumeandtextilesocietyofwales.org.uk

Category:Arts & Crafts
Visits to the Website650
Open Lectures & TalksOccasional talks.
Views of 'Full' Record1447

www.delius.org.uk/forthcomingevents.htm

Visits to the Website610
Open Lectures & Talks'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.'
Views of 'Full' Record1014

dymockpoets.org.uk

Category:Ledbury
Visits to the Website835
Open Lectures & Talks

Offerings to Members by the Friends of the Dymock Poets include 'lectures, poetry readings, social meetings, publications'.

Views of 'Full' Record1068

www.earlydancecircle.co.uk

Category:Music & Dance
Visits to the Website1065
Open Lectures & TalksAnnual Lecture: 'Usually held on the third Friday in February. An eminent speaker is invited to talk on a topic relevant to Early Dance. The aim is to promote Early Dance to a wider audience and to demonstrate that it is a serious field of study. The lecture is followed by an opportunity for informal talk ... This lecture, given in London, is open to all - and free.'
Also indexedEDC Lecture
Views of 'Full' Record1633

www.ecclawsoc.org.uk

Category:Christianity
Visits to the Website756
Open Lectures & Talks

Range of lectures: check details.

Named Lectures & TalksLyndwood Lecture | Richard Hooker Lecture
Views of 'Full' Record975

www.ecclsoc.org

Visits to the Website646
Open Lectures & TalksEvents: 'This page lists events organised both by the Ecclesiological Society and other Societies. In one way or another all events are related to churches, their furnishings and use. For events of other Societies, details have been extracted from their published programmes, and enquiries should be addressed to the organisation in question, not to us.'
Views of 'Full' Record1465

www.ehs.org.uk

Visits to the Website1179
Open Lectures & TalksAnnual Tawney Lecture, usually as part of Annual Conference. Enquire about attendance.
Online Lectures & TalksOffer a range of podcasts, including of the Tawney Lectures.
Named Lectures & TalksTawney Memorial Lecture
Views of 'Full' Record945

www.edwinwaughdialectsociety.com

Visits to the Website580
Open Lectures & Talks'Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month from October to the following April ... commencing at 7.30 pm prompt ... Why not come and visit us at one of our meetings? Tha'll find a gradely welcome theer. Then if you'd like to join us afterwards, we'll be more than happy to welcome you as a member.'
Views of 'Full' Record1073

www.ees.ac.uk/events/index.html

Category:Egypt
Visits to the Website1067
Open Lectures & TalksOffer reasonably priced all-day seminars, open to members, plus occasional free seminars.
Views of 'Full' Record725

egyptology-scotland.squarespace.com

Category:Egypt
Visits to the Website811
Open Lectures & Talks'Our annual lecture programme aims to provide members with access to the latest developments in the field of Egyptology and our events include group visits, members’ nights and hieroglyph workshops etc.'
Views of 'Full' Record2099

elgar.org/elgarsoc/

Category:Elgar Society
Visits to the Website483
Open Lectures & Talks

'Most Society activities are organised throughout the year by the Society's regional branches. Most branches hold regular meetings, often with eminent speakers including leading biographers and conductors, as well as occasional weekend events such as visits and meetings with other music and record societies.'

Views of 'Full' Record824

www.embroiderersguild.com

Visits to the Website490
Open Lectures & TalksEmbroidery and textiles events and listings.
Views of 'Full' Record739

www.englishgoethesociety.org/Programme.html

Visits to the Website521
Open Lectures & Talks'The EGS is a learned society in the broadest sense of the term, and its members come from all walks of life. New members, guests and visitors are always welcome at our meetings.'
Views of 'Full' Record807

www.fwharveysociety.co.uk

Visits to the Website725
Open Lectures & TalksObjectives of the Society include: ' To ensure the legacy of F.W. Harvey is remembered through performances, discussions, lectures and publications about his life and work and inform young people about him through formal and informal education.'
Views of 'Full' Record1361

www.fcps.org.uk

Visits to the Website399
Open Lectures & Talks'The Society provides an extensive programme of meetings in several locations, holds an annual Philatelic Weekend, publishes a well regarded and authoritative Journal and series of monographs, and operates two thriving exchange packets and an Auction. It is a friendly and informal group to which new members are always made most welcome.'
Views of 'Full' Record1160

www.franco-british-society.org

Category:France
Visits to the Website667
Open Lectures & TalksLunchtime talks every 1-2 months, plus a wide range of other events. Typically: 'Tickets are £15 to include refreshments'. (Some lectures are 'private'.)
Views of 'Full' Record843

www.thefrenchporcelainsociety.com

Category:Arts & Crafts
Visits to the Website817
Open Lectures & Talks'The society was established in 1984 by a group of collectors, museum curators, dealers, auction specialists and enthusiasts with the purpose of furthering the study and appreciation of French porcelain of all periods. We fulfil these aims with an active programme of lectures, symposia and visits to collections in England and abroad. We produce a scholarly journal and regular newsletters. The society is open to all.'
Views of 'Full' Record1355

gsi.org.uk

Category:Scotland
Visits to the Website1315
Open Lectures & TalksFortnightly meetings, Friday evenings: 'All meetings begin at 7.30 pm. Please note that the talks at meetings marked ‘♯’ will be in Gaelic.'
Also indexedComunn Gàidhlig Inbhir
Views of 'Full' Record1921

www.germanphilately.org

Visits to the Website450
Open Lectures & TalksDetails of meetings at the Society's various Regional and Study Groups.
Views of 'Full' Record1059

www.gilbertandsullivansociety.org.uk/listEvents.php

Visits to the Website650
Open Lectures & TalksOccasional lectures and talks, various days and times.
Views of 'Full' Record761

www.gbps.org.uk

Visits to the Website442
Open Lectures & Talks

Monthly meetings, usually Saturdays in Central London.

Views of 'Full' Record768

www.hansardsociety.org.uk

Visits to the Website482
Open Lectures & Talks

Regular lectures, debates, discussion, etc - often in collaboration with other bodies.

Views of 'Full' Record534

www.hardy-plant.org.uk/index.php

Visits to the Website588
Open Lectures & Talks'Each year the society organises several national events, all hosted by a local group, which are open to members. These vary from study days on specific hardy plant genera to a Summer Gardens day, usually held in June or July and either an Autumn Weekend of Garden visits or a late Summer study day. These events give members the opportunity to meet fellow enthusiasts from other parts of the country, to learn about specific plant families and to visit gardens that are not generally open to the public.'
Views of 'Full' Record725

www.harveiansocietyoflondon.btck.co.uk

Visits to the Website567
Open Lectures & Talks'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,'
Named Lectures & TalksHarvey Lecture
Views of 'Full' Record1266

www.ucl.ac.uk/hazlitt-society

Visits to the Website395
Open Lectures & TalksOccasional events, currently including an Annual Lecture and a Day School.
Views of 'Full' Record1343

www.heraldry-scotland.co.uk

Category:Heraldry
Visits to the Website501
Open Lectures & Talks'The Society runs various events throughout the year, here at home in the UK and overseas. They range through illustrated talks, lectures, visits to heraldic locations and various other events and activities ... Ordinary Membership is open to all people interested in matters falling within the main aims and objects of the Society.'
Named Lectures & TalksSaint Andrew Lecture
Views of 'Full' Record732

www.theheraldrysociety.com/currentprogramme.htm

Category:Heraldry
Visits to the Website492
Open Lectures & Talks'A series of lectures and social events are organised each year.'
Named Lectures & TalksMark Elvins Lecture
Views of 'Full' Record671

www.history.org.uk/events/

Visits to the Website954
Open Lectures & TalksYou can search for events in a particular region or organized by a specific HA Branch: 'There are over 50 Branches of The Historical Association throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, offering a broad range of lectures, seminars, events and visits.' Most events are for Association members, but there are occasional 'public' offerings.
Views of 'Full' Record810

www.hmrs.org.uk/areagroups/index.php

Visits to the Website958
Open Lectures & Talks'Has a number of Area Groups operating in various parts of the UK that hold events throughout the year. These may be talks, demonstrations, visits or just social occasions and offer an excellent method of getting to know HMRS members and finding out more about the Society. Being an educational charity, all the meetings are open without charge to visitors; so come along, introduce yourself and find what we can offer you.'
Views of 'Full' Record788

www.cymmrodorion.org

Category:Wales
Visits to the Website610
Open Lectures & Talks'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.'
Named Lectures & TalksSir T H Parry-Williams Memorial Lecture
Views of 'Full' Record1145

www.howardleague.org

Category:Law & Society
Visits to the Website366
Open Lectures & TalksThe Howard League Parmoor Lecture: 'The event is free to attend, but you are invited to make a donation to cover the charity's costs. Please give generously.' Occasional other public lectures and talks.
Named Lectures & TalksParmoor Lecture
Views of 'Full' Record829

www.huguenotsociety.org.uk

Visits to the Website807
Open Lectures & Talks'The Society holds four meetings a year in central London at which a paper on a Huguenot subject is read... The meetings provide members with the opportunity to socialise and meet other people with interests in common ... Lectures are open to members of the public free of charge, but names must be registered in advance with the Hon Secretary as places may not always be available.'
Also indexedHuguenot Library
Views of 'Full' Record1306

www.indiastudycircle.org

Visits to the Website885
Open Lectures & TalksWinter programme of meetings, about every two months.
Views of 'Full' Record1206

www.waterways.org.uk/regions_branches/regions_branches

Visits to the Website1103
Open Lectures & Talks'IWA is organised through a network of 8 Regions and 33 local Branches. Branches hold regular meetings with talks, slide shows, open evenings etc., and most produce a local newsletter or magazine.'
Views of 'Full' Record1027

www.ima.org.uk

Visits to the Website685
Open Lectures & Talks'Branches are important in helping the Institute meet its charitable objectives, but they also provide networking opportunities for members. Established branches regularly hold talks by respected mathematicians, usually without charge, which are open to members and non-members.'
Views of 'Full' Record695

www.iransociety.org

Category:Iran
Visits to the Website781
Open Lectures & Talks'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.'
Views of 'Full' Record781

ivorgurney.co.uk

Visits to the Website852
Open Lectures & Talks

Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) is regarded as one of the greatest composers of English art-song of the twentieth century and one of the most significant poets of the First World War. His Collected Poems were published in 1982, edited by P. J.Kavanagh and many of his poems are included in anthologies, including the Oxford Book of English Verse ... The Ivor Gurney Society was founded in 1995 to promote interest and scholarship in and around the life and work of the Gloucester composer-poet ... The Ivor Gurney Trust’s primary role is to advise and support those involved in research of the life and works of Ivor Gurney. In this regard, the Trust can authorise the use of archival materials held in the Ivor Gurney Collection at the Gloucestershire Archives for the purpose of academic research, publication and performance.’

Views of 'Full' Record877

www.jbpriestleysociety.com

Visits to the Website1184
Open Lectures & TalksAims of the Society include 'to hold lectures, seminars or other events, and to exhibit films or video-cassettes either separately or in conjunction with such events'.
Views of 'Full' Record2586

www.janeaustensoci.freeuk.com

Visits to the Website1101
Open Lectures & Talks

Events of the Society and related events elsewhere: 'The Society organises three events during the course of the year ...  Society members are given initial priority for each of these events, although non-members are welcome to attend.' Alert Please especially note that some Branches of the Jane Austen Society 'may wish for prior joining' before you are allowed to attend one of their Events. Carefully check the Website of the relevant Branch for details - or contact the Headquarters of the Society, via the e-mail address shown on the Website cited in this Record, if you need any further help.

Views of 'Full' Record1120

www.japansociety.org.uk/upcoming-events/

Category:Japan
Visits to the Website2021
Open Lectures & Talks'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.
Views of 'Full' Record1248

www.jgs.org.uk

Visits to the Website1121
Open Lectures & Talks'Through regional groups, The Japanese Garden Society meets at various UK locations throughout the year. Meetings vary from informal evening lectures to weekend events, with exhibits from members representing both amateur and professional sectors ... Currently we have Regional groups in the: Southeast; Southwest; Northwest; Midlands; Yorkshire and Humber.'
Named Lectures & TalksMaureen Busby Lecture
Views of 'Full' Record1459

www.jhse.org/content/events

Visits to the Website719
Open Lectures & Talks'Knowledgeable speakers deliver talks on Jewish history for each branch of the Society. A small entrance fee may be charged to cover light refreshments either before or after the talk, to which both members of the Society and non-members are invited to attend.'
Views of 'Full' Record1101

johnclaresociety.wordpress.com

Category:Peterborough
Visits to the Website382
Open Lectures & Talks

'The Society was founded in 1981 to promote a wider and deeper knowledge of this remarkable poet. It currently has about 550 members worldwide. We publish a newsletter three times a year, and a peer reviewed journal once a year (received at the end of the subscription year). On the weekend nearest to Clare’s birthdate (July 13th) members and friends gather for our annual festival in Helpston, Clare’s birthplace. The festival is open to everyone – you do not have to be a member or a member’s guest in order to attend ...'

Also indexedJohn Clare Society Festival
Views of 'Full' Record847

www.katherineswynfordsociety.org.uk

Visits to the Website1124
Open Lectures & Talks'Organizes a series of occasional indoor lectures in the winter.'
Views of 'Full' Record2127

www.kipling.org.uk

Visits to the Website348
Open Lectures & TalksActivities include 'arranging a regular programme of lectures in London, and a formal Annual Luncheon with a Guest Speaker'.
Views of 'Full' Record841

www.bbk.ac.uk/hosted/leonardo/

Visits to the Website773
Open Lectures & TalksAnnual Lecture, organized alongside their AGM: 'Both the AGM and the lecture are open to the public.'
Views of 'Full' Record854

www.lrta.org/meets.html

Category:Railway History
Visits to the Website462
Open Lectures & TalksMonthly calendar of Meetings of the Association's regional/area groups, and of those of related societies.
Also indexedTramway & Light Railway Society
Views of 'Full' Record878

www.linnean.org

Visits to the Website585
Open Lectures & Talks'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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www.llafur.org

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www.lcgb.org.uk

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www.lms.ac.uk

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lurs.org.uk/meetings.htm

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www.themeridiansociety.org.uk

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preservation.watercressline.co.uk/groups

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Open Lectures & Talks

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www.mhra.org.uk

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www.mcofs.org.uk/home.asp

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themurielsparksociety.blogspot.com

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www.auriculas.org.uk

Visits to the Website910
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www.nzstamps.org.uk/nzsgb/

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newcomen.com

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newcomen.com

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