A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Southampton

'A Society dedicated to studying and researching the history of Southampton in general, but with particular reference to the City areas east of the River Itchen – Bitterne, Bitterne Park, Harefield, Itchen, Merry Oak, Midanbury, Peartree, Sholing, Thornhill, Townhill Park, Weston and Woolston ... Meetings of Bitterne Local History Society are held on the second Saturday ... Society news and notice of local meetings of historical interest are followed by talks on a variety of topics illustrated with slides, sometimes with related artefacts.'

'Our outreach projects aim to inspire the next generation of philosophers and to bring philosophy into the wider community. Doing philosophy doesn’t require any special knowledge, tools or techniques – just reason, an open mind, and a willingness to challenge assumptions. Our outreach activities are focused on facilitating and guiding philosophical debate and reflection for those who may have had no prior exposure to the subject.'

 

Member of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Grouping

Founded 1972: We host a comprehensive range of talks ... Both members and non-members are invited ... The club's observatory at Toothill is located in a relatively dark site just outside Southampton'.

'We hold a Monthly Social Meeting involving a slide show or a guest speaker and covering all aspects of aviation.'

'South Hampshire Humanists started up in 1993 for those in the region who choose to live without religion. We hold regular meetings, informal discussion groups and social gatherings.'

'We are one of the leading and most active societies in the area and seek to cater for everyone interested in stamps and postal history, whether they are experienced philatelists or collectors new to the hobby. Our programme covers a diverse range of activities including twice monthly evening meetings with first class speakers, auctions, bourse evenings, competitions and a stamp packet circulation. There is also an afternoon meeting each month.'

'We are a non-profit organisation that hosts monthly Egyptological themed meetings that are open to members and visitors alike ... Our meetings usually take place on the third Saturday of the month (excluding August) ... Since our founding in 1998, our membership and reputation amongst other UK societies has ensured that we continue to secure lectures from top class speakers.'

Founded 1923: 'We hold monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the each month from September through to July ... Our main meeting usually features a guest speaker and a small amount of society business. We are always happy to welcome guests and newcomers ... Some people think they can’t join an astronomy society because they are only "beginners" – that is nonsense! We are happy to welcome beginners and experts alike, in fact some of our talks are specifically aimed at beginners'.

Founded 1896: 'From time to time you may take an interest in our programme and just come along for that evening. In most cases where we have a speaker or an activity visitors are very welcome. Just occasionally the event may be closed off to visitors in favour of the membership only'.

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