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    British Museum

    (Including the Great Court)
    Great Russell StreetLondonWC1B 3DG
    Free admission, permanent exhibition of the works of man from prehistoric times to the present day. A wide range of lectures and gallery talks. The Paul Hamlyn reference library and COMPASS, a multimedia guide to the collections. The Museum's Education Department runs a number of…
    020 7323 8000 (Switchboard and Recorded Information); 020 7323 8299 (Information Desk) Fax: 020 7323 8616 Textphone/Minicom: 020 7323 8920

    Burgh House

    New End SquareLondonNW3 1LT
    Recitals, concerts, exhibitions, talks and meetings. Music room available for hire for conferences, wedding receptions, book launches, parties and seminars. Licensed for Civil Weddings. Weekly Bridge, yoga and Scrabble sessions. Meeting place for Hampstead Music Club. Shop selling gifts, books, maps and guides of Hampstead.…
    020 7431 0144, 020 7794 2905 (cafe) Fax: 020 7435 8817

    Camden History Society

    Meet at various venues for lectures on local history topics. Annual outings, occasional walks and tours. Research encouraged. Publications include an Annual Review, street surveys etc. Bi-monthly newsletter.
    01923 461343

    Charles Lamb Society

    BM ELIALondonWC1N 3XX
    Society which organises lectures and events about the life, works and times of Charles Lamb and his circle. Quarterly bulletin.

    Conway Hall

    25 Red Lion SquareLondonWC1R 4RL
    Halls and rooms available for hire for receptions, parties, concerts, classes, lectures, training, exams and community events. Regular classes in music, theatre and philosophy. Main Hall capacity 499 theatre or up to 196 cabaret. Bar and self-catering by arrangement. Entertainment licence. Additional rooms for 15-100…
    020 7242 8032 Fax: 020 7242 8036

    Ethical Society

    (Full name South Place Ethical Society SPES)
    Conway Hall25 Red Lion SquareLondonWC1R 4RL
    An independent ethical-freethought society and educational charity. Holds lectures, debates and courses on a variety of ethical subjects throughout the year. Publishes the Ethical Record 10 times a year. Has a Book Club and a Jazz Appreciation Group. Holds affordable chamber music concerts on Sunday…
    020 7242 8031/4 Fax: 020 7242 8036

    Friends of Kenwood

    Kenwood HouseHampstead LaneLondonNW3 7JR
    Membership group which arranges activities, monthly lectures at Kenwood House, raises funds and gives members' discount in the cafe. Kenwood reopens at the end of November 2013 after a major refurbishment programme.

    Gresham College

    42-44, Barnard's Inn HallEC1N 2HH
    City of London institution at Barnard's Inn Hall, Holborn, EC1N 2HH. Free public lectures. (The details shown here were taken from the organisation's website).
    020 7831 0575

    Hampstead Christian Study Centre

    Flat 653 Camden Park RoadLondonNW1 9BH
    An ecumenical centre offering courses and lectures on different aspects of the Christian faith. A different theme is dealt with each term, notification of which is sent to local churches and the 'Ham and High' local newspaper.
    020 7485 2074

    Hampstead Horticultural Society

    Encourages the cultivation of vegetables, fruit and flowers, and encourages cooperation among gardeners. Organises visits to interesting gardens within reach of London, plant sales and illustrated talks. Members receive newsletters detailing all events. (The details shown here were taken from the organisation's website).

    Hampstead Photographic Society

    Flat 256 Eton AvenueLondonNW3 3HN
    Beginners and experienced photographers welcome. Lectures, competitions and practical advice. No access to processing facilities.
    020 7722 2907

    Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution and Highgate Gallery

    11 South GroveLondonN6 6BS
    Courses, lectures, science group, film society, opera circle, theatre group, library with special collections, archives. Art gallery with regular exhibitions, and available for hire. The gallery may be hired on a two-weekly basis. Artists interested in exhibiting should submit slides of their work together with…
    020 8340 3343

    Historical Association Hampstead and North West London

    Wild HatchLondonNW11 7LD
    Lectures on a wide variety of historical subjects during October to April. Informal atmosphere, with questions welcomed. Discussion and refreshments follow lecture. Publications sent to members.
    020 8455 8318

    Keats Foundation

    (Includes the former Friends of Keats House)
    Wentworth PlaceKeats GroveLondonNW3 2RR
    Encourages enjoyment and understanding of Keats’s poems, letters, life and times and to inspire new generations of young poets to fulfil their creative ambitions. We support three exciting initiatives based at Keats House – the Keats House Young Poets’ Forum, the Keats House Schools Programme,…
    020 7332 3868 (at London Metropolitan Archives)

    Keats House

    Keats House10 Keats GroveLondonNW3 2RR
    Discover the beauty of poetry and place in the home of the Romantic poet John Keats. Explore the life and work of Keats through exhibits of his original manuscripts and artefacts which tell the story of how the young poet found inspiration, friendship, and love…
    020 7332 3868 (Visitor information)

    London and Middlesex Archaeological Society

    Museum of LondonLondon WallLondonEC2Y 5HN
    Contact the Subscription and Membership Secretary, Ms P. Clarke, Phone: 020 8866 1677. Meets monthly during winter and spring at the Museum. Conferences, publications and lectures. Has historic buildings, archaeology and local history sub-groups.
    020 7410 2228

    London Diamond Way Buddhist Centre

    (Formerly known as Diamond Way Buddhism London Centre. Also known as Karma Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism)
    The Beaufoy39 Black Prince RoadLondonSE11 6JJ
    Introductory talks, weekly meditation classes and regular lectures or courses by visiting Western or Tibetan Buddhist teachers.
    020 7587 1718

    Model Railway Club

    Keen HouseCalshot StreetLondonN1 9DA
    Builds and operates model railways in the major scales; organises lectures; has a library of 5,000 books covering prototype railways and modelling. Occasional video shoots. Has a model of railway area north of Kings Cross and St Pancras.
    020 7837 2542 (Answerphone)

    North London Beekeepers

    Annual programme of beekeeping classes and lectures. Have an apiary at Kenwood.

    Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism

    Birkbeck College, University of London26 Russell SquareLondonWC1B 5DQ
    Centre for research based in Camden. Provides teaching on antisemitism and all aspects of racism and religious intolerance, from Certificate of Higher Education courses, to BA, MA and research degrees. Holds seminars to promote the exchange of ideas between scholars. Hosts open public lectures through…
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