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Sat 8 May 2021 @ 19:45 to 22:00
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Invites To: Basingstoke Friends, Birmingham IVC, Edinburgh Socialives, Exeter IVC, Halifax & Huddersfield IVC, Manchester IVC, Norwich & Norfolk IVC, Thames Valley IVC, Guildford and Surrey IVC (Formerly WSIVC), Sheffield IVC, Sandbox IVC
 

Zoom wine tastings have proved popular - we normally attract around 15-20 people. They are informal but we hope you will learn something from them as well as enjoying some good company.

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2021/05/08
Sun 9 May 2021 @ 19:00 to 20:30
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Join us online for a coffee evening and good chat using Zoom. This is a friendly video conferencing package which is easy to use and lets you share video and chat with your friends and ... Login to see more details  

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2021/05/09
Mon 10 May 2021 @ 19:00 to 20:30
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2021/05/10
Tue 11 May 2021 @ 12:00 to 23:00
https://www.reading.ac.uk/15/about/newsandevents/Events/Event855729.aspx
 

Please note that this year’s Fairbrother Lecture will be delivered as a pre-recorded film that can be viewed online at any time after its release on Tuesday 11 May.

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2021/05/11
Tue 11 May 2021 @ 13:00 to 14:00
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Gresham College's 130 annual lectures and events are free and open to all. The College has been recording its lectures since the 1980s and we live stream all lectures for those unable to attend in person. There are now over 2,000 lectures More details ...

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2021/05/11
Wed 12 May 2021 @ 16:00 to 18:00
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2021 STAG Online Public Lecture by Professor Jim Gates

STAG = Southampton Theory Astrophysics and Gravity Research Centre

Time:  16:00 - 18:00
Date: 12 May 2021
Venue: Online (Zoom)

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2021/05/12
Thu 13 May 2021 @ 18:30 to 19:30
https://www.uea.ac.uk/web/about/alumni-and-supporters/alumni/get-involved/events/london-lectures/london-lectures-sign-up-form
 

An online talk from the University Of East Anglia London Lecture Series. These talks are open to anyone and promoted to you by Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe.

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2021/05/13
Thu 13 May 2021 @ 19:00 to 20:30
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Nina, of London IVC,  leads an informal Zoom chat on the topic of What's in the News. Bring along a drink and be ready to join a friendly debate. Zoom is an easy to use videoconferencing ... Login to see more details  

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2021/05/13
Thu 13 May 2021 @ 19:30 to 20:45
https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/climate-talks
 


Join members of Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe for a YouTube live stream of this unique event exploring changing the system to protect life on Earth. The title of the talk is "THE CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION"

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2021/05/13
Fri 14 May 2021 @ 19:00 to 01:00
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A very popular event that attracts around 30 folks from IVC clubs around the country. We are open until 1am but folks come and go at different times - just like a real pub.

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2021/05/14
Sat 15 May 2021 @ 19:30 to 23:00
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Invites To: Basingstoke Friends, Birmingham IVC, Edinburgh Socialives, Exeter IVC, Halifax & Huddersfield IVC, London IVC, Manchester IVC, Norwich & Norfolk IVC, Thames Valley IVC, Guildford and Surrey IVC (Formerly WSIVC), Sheffield IVC, Sandbox IVC
 

The IVC hostelry "The Pub" presents a Punk, New Wave and Two Tone Music Night. We will share music ... Login to see more details  

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2021/05/15
Sun 16 May 2021 @ 19:00 to 20:30
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2021/05/16
Mon 17 May 2021 - Fri 21 May 2021
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The Government document ‘Roadmap Out of Lockdown’ anticipates that a group of up to 30 people may meet out doors and restaurants, cafés and pubs will be able to serve people sitting at a table inside, from 17th May 2021. Accordingly, the Bishop’s Castle event is deferred one week, to run from Monday, 17th May 2021 to Friday, 21st May 2021.

Time passes by Bishop’s Castle and so did the Luftwaffe. It is a small market town in southwest Shropshire, with a handful of pubs, restaurants, hotel, boarding houses and most importantly a campsite. It is the customary Merseyside IVC arrangement where each member is responsible for his or her accommodation and in the evenings, we meet to eat and plan activities.

 

The area is good for walking with historic attractions like Stokesay Castle; the country’s finest fortified manor house with Ludlow nearby. The Three Tuns has been brewing its own beer since 1642. In the town are a local museum and a railway ... Login to see more details  

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2021/05/17
Mon 17 May 2021 @ 15:00 to 16:30
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A group for folks who love poetry. Come along and present your favourite poetry. Or maybe read us one of your own poems. Or just come along to listen and enjoy.

We are on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 Click on the link and you will enter the waiting room where Dave Lawrence will let you into the poetry parlour. The first time you use Zoom you will be asked to sign up - its free and easy to use.

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2021/05/17
Mon 17 May 2021 @ 18:00 to 21:00
https://www.youtube.com/user/pintofscience
 

Pint of Science invite you (and anyone you know) to participate in four evenings of the UKs leading science research and ideas.

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2021/05/17
Mon 17 May 2021 @ 19:00 to 20:30
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2021/05/17
Mon 17 May 2021 @ 19:30 to 21:00
https://www.sciencediscoverygroup.co.uk/future-talks
 

Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe would like to invite you to the following talk organised by the Science Discovery Group based in Emsworth near Havant.

Please go to the Science Discovery Group web site for details of how to book onto this talk:

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2021/05/17
Tue 18 May 2021 @ 18:00 to 21:00
https://www.youtube.com/user/pintofscience
 

Pint of Science invite you (and anyone you know) to participate in four evenings of the UKs leading science research and ideas.

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2021/05/18
Tue 18 May 2021 @ 18:00 to 19:00
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Gresham College's 130 annual lectures and events are free and open to all. The College has been recording its lectures since the 1980s and we live stream all lectures for those unable to attend in person. There are now over 2,000 lectures More details ...

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2021/05/18
Wed 19 May 2021 @ 18:00 to 21:00
https://www.youtube.com/user/pintofscience
 

Pint of Science invite you (and anyone you know) to participate in four evenings of the UKs leading science research and ideas.

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2021/05/19
Wed 19 May 2021 @ 19:30 to 21:00
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Henley Cafe Sci have invited Basingstoke IVC Science enthusiasts to enjoy two online talks that are closely related on "Tick Management and Lyme Disease". The two talks are to be delivered by Alix Whitaker, Hill Sheep Farmer with Degree in More details ...

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2021/05/19
Thu 20 May 2021 @ 18:00 to 21:00
https://www.youtube.com/user/pintofscience
 

Pint of Science invite you (and anyone you know) to participate in four evenings of the UKs leading science research and ideas.

We will broadcasting nearly 70 live online shows on our YouTube channel 17-20 May 2021 (6pm, 7pm More details ...

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2021/05/20
Thu 20 May 2021 @ 19:00 to 20:30
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Nina, of London IVC,  leads an informal Zoom chat on the topic of What's in the News. Bring along a drink and be ready to join a friendly debate. Zoom is an easy to use videoconferencing ... Login to see more details  

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2021/05/20
Fri 21 May 2021 @ 19:00 to 01:00
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A very popular event that attracts around 30 folks from IVC clubs around the country. We are open until 1am but folks come and go at different times - just like a real pub.

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2021/05/21
Sat 22 May 2021 @ 00:00 to 23:00
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This years guaranteed mud, crowds, smelly toilets and dodgy food free Glastonbury Festival will be ... Login to see more details  

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2021/05/22
Sun 23 May 2021 @ 19:00 to 20:30
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2021/05/23
Mon 24 May 2021 @ 19:00 to 20:30
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2021/05/24
Thu 27 May 2021 @ 18:30 to 19:30
https://www.uea.ac.uk/web/about/alumni-and-supporters/alumni/get-involved/events/london-lectures/london-lectures-sign-up-form
 

An online talk from the University Of East Anglia London Lecture Series. These talks are open to anyone and promoted to you by Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe.

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2021/05/27
Thu 27 May 2021 @ 19:00 to 20:30
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Nina, of London IVC,  leads an informal Zoom chat on the topic of What's in the News. Bring along a drink and be ready to join a friendly debate. Zoom is an easy to use videoconferencing ... Login to see more details  

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2021/05/27
Fri 28 May 2021 @ 19:00 to 01:00
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A very popular event that attracts around 30 folks from IVC clubs around the country. We are open until 1am but folks come and go at different times - just like a real pub.

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2021/05/28
Sat 29 May 2021 @ 19:30 to 22:30
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 London IVC has a strong Open Mic presence so we have established our own Virtual Open Mic club. During the course of the evening we will enjoy entertainment - mostly musical - from IVC and ... Login to see more details  

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2021/05/29
Sun 30 May 2021 @ 19:00 to 20:30
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2021/05/30
Sat 5 Jun 2021 @ 19:30 to 20:45
https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/climate-talks/future-fuel
 

Join members of Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe for a YouTube live stream of this unique event exploring changing the system to protect life on Earth. The title of the talk is "THE FUTURE OF FUEL"

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2021/06/05
Fri 11 Jun 2021 - Sun 13 Jun 2021
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DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION, THE AIVC COMMITTEE HAS RELUCTANTLY DECIDED TO CANCEL THE AIVC CONFERENCE AND AGM IN TELFORD SCHEDULED FOR 11 - 13 JUNE 2021.

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2021/06/11
Fri 11 Jun 2021 @ 18:30 to 20:00
https://www.reading.ac.uk/15/about/newsandevents/Events/Event854440.aspx
 

COVID-19 has caused havoc and upheaval in ways no-one could have foreseen. In our spring online Alumni Lecture Series, we welcome University of Reading graduates from diverse backgrounds and industries to share their experiences and expertise on More details ...

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2021/06/11
Sun 13 Jun 2021 @ 14:00 to 18:00
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2021 aIVC AGM Special General Meeting - Sun 13 June 2021 - 14:00 - 18:00
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2021/06/13
Mon 21 Jun 2021 - Fri 25 Jun 2021
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Invites To: Basingstoke Friends, London IVC, Guildford and Surrey IVC (Formerly WSIVC)
 

Monday, 21st June 2021, is the longest day and the first day of summer.
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Price Details: £8.10/person/night (over 60 £7.10) 2020 prices

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2021/06/21
Sat 10 Jul 2021 - Fri 30 Jul 2021
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Milton Keynes IVC would like to welcome you to:

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2021/07/10
Sat 31 Jul 2021 - Sat 7 Aug 2021
Middlewich to Llangollen, Return
 

Llangollen Canal - Saturday, 31st July 2021 for Seven Nights

Join MIVC members for a week’s canal cruise starting and ending in Middlewich, Cheshire. On Saturday, 31st July 2021, the Fjord Viscount and Stavanger Fjord will depart and head towards Llangollen. They will travel out then return by the same route. In all, there will be seven nights afloat.

The cost is £550 (including a £100 deposit). The price is overstated, so that the trip is viable with less than full occupation. Merseyside IVC will take no profit. To book, first contact the organiser, Nick Wilkinson, and he will provide the club’s bank details. The last time that Merseyside rented a canal boat, the crew all received a cash refund on the first day.

(Note 06OCT20 - Nick’s email is locked until 06NOV20, so please contact him via Facebook or telephone.)

In the wake of 2020’s cancelled cruise, a virtual cruise was made on the Intervarsity Club Outdoors page on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/177780525916602
Don’t forget to read from the bottom going up. It is the template for 2021.

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Corona Virus

The holiday market continues to change. In earlier years the MIVC was able to book late in the year before and secure boats for May. It was intended to book for May 2021, but in August 2020 the first availability was for the end of July 2021, almost 12 months in the future. It appears that many other people have decided on canal holidays.

The price has increased considerably compared with previous years. The main reason is that we now renting in peak season.

It is impossible to know what the corona virus regulations will be in August 2021. Each crewmember will be prioritised based on the date of his or her deposit. Thus, if groups are limited in number, those who booked first will travel.

The future is uncertain and all that we are able to say is that Merseyside IVC will not profiteer. If Merseyside IVC says that you may not travel, you will receive a full refund. If required, crewmembers are to arrange their own cancellation insurance.

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http://www.canaljunction.com/canal/llangollen.htm

https://www.canalguide.co.uk/canals/llangollencanal.html

https://llangollen.org.uk/

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Copied from http://www.andersenboats.com

The Llangollen Canal is justifiably one of the more popular boating holiday canals in Britain. Most of its route is through unspoilt agricultural countryside, but with just enough locks and waterside villages to add interest. As the canal winds its way into Wales, it also features outstanding scenery and some world famous aqueducts. There are also has several short tunnels on this canal, to add to the excitement.

Through rural Cheshire towards Wales

Leaving Middlewich by way of an arm of the Shropshire Union Canal, the route has fine views over the valley of the River Weaver before making its way directly through an area full of Shropshire's 'black and white cows' to the main line of the canal. Here a short deviation would take you to the 'black and white buildings' of Nantwich.

Turning off at Hurleston Junction, the Llangollen Canal itself then ascends a short flight of locks and sets off across open country, winding its way through Wrenbury under quaint old wooden lift bridges. It is worth pausing at Marbury for a short walk up to its remarkable church. As a bonus, several of the locks on this section have good pubs adjacent. At Willeymoor you don't have to walk at all, because there's a delightful pub slap bang alongside the lock.

Gradually you have become used to locks, but at Grindley Brook half a dozen come all at once, the top three being telescoped together as a 'staircase' which can be something of a bottleneck in the summer season, especially on Thursdays when all the boats that have travelled towards Llangollen from the English end of the canal are busily heading back to base. Boaters have been in the habit of taking a taxi or catching the bus from Grindley Brook into nearby Whitchurch, but part of the old arm which once led right into the town has been restored to provide visitor moorings, and it is difficult to resist mooring up here and walking into this interesting old country town, famous as a centre of cheese-making. In the heyday of the canal a special cheese boat left here daily for Manchester, its hold covered with white canvas to keep the cheese as cool as possible. Beyond Whitchurch there are no more locks for many miles, though there are a number of lift bridges to be raised and lowered with the same windlass you use for operating locks. 

Ellesmere on the Llangollen Canal

Passing briefly in and out of Wales, and crossing the mysteriously remote 'mosses' the canal reaches Shropshire's 'Lake District', skirting several of the charming meres which were formed hereabouts the end of the Ice Age.

One of them, Blake Mere, is separated from the canal by the slenderest of margins, and makes a beautiful spot for a picnic.

A short tunnel preceeds Ellesmere, a timeless old town with some particularly good shops specialising in local produce.

The town arm provides pleasant moorings near to the canal company's original workshops, still used by British Waterways as a maintenance base, and the staff here welcome enquiries from passing boaters.

Amazing Sights

At New Marton you pass through the last pair of locks on your way to Wales. Soon the canal is running parallel to the London-Holyhead road. Then it turns a wooded corner and you are confronted with two huge stone bridges, an aqueduct and a viaduct, carrying the canal and a railway respectively, across the valley of the River Ceiriog, from UK into Wales.

Border crossings don't come much more dramatic than this, especially as, on reaching the far side of the aqueduct, the canal plunges almost immediately into a long tunnel. From moorings at either end of this tunnel it's a short walk into the little town of Chirk, useful for shopping and with a 14th century castle to visit as well. The mountains, which have been simply pale outlines on the horizon, become more tangible as the canal slips into Offa's Dyke country.

World Heritage Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Winding through woodlands you come to the River Dee and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the most astonishing feat of waterway engineering anywhere in the world. The 18 kilometres of canal from Chirk to Llangollen was awarded World Heritage site status by Unesco in 2009. A hundred and twenty feet above the river, in an iron trough no wider than the width of you boat, crossing the aqueduct is tantamount to flying through mid air!

You could be forgiven for thinking that the last lap into Llangollen would be an anti-climax. It is nothing of the sort, as on a high shelf above the Vale of Llangollen and surrounded by high limestone ridges, the canal makes for its terminal wharf.

Exploring Llangollen

Twenty six hours cruising away from Middlewich, should leave you with plenty of time to explore some of Llangollen's well known attractions. Take a ride further on along the Dee Valley by steam train; visit Plas Newydd, where the Ladies of Llangollen were the centre of gossip in the 18th century; climb up to the ruins of Castell Dinas Bran, over a thousand feet above sea level; visit the Canal Exhibition Centre; stroll along the last two unnavigable miles of the canal to the famous Horseshoe Falls; or just wander about the charming streets of the town, grateful that you haven't got to find a parking space!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llangollen_Canal

 

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2021/07/31
Sat 7 Aug 2021 - Sat 14 Aug 2021
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2021/08/07
Fri 17 Sep 2021 - Mon 20 Sep 2021
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2021/09/17
Mon 1 Nov 2021 - Thu 31 Mar 2022
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2021/11/01
Fri 27 May 2022 - Mon 30 May 2022
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2022/05/27
2021 ZOOM AGM INSTEAD OF TELFORD

Friday 11th – Sunday 13th June 2021

The 2021 aIVC Conference AGM will be held ONLINE using Zoom on Sunday 13 June 2021 @ 14:00. Agenda details to follow nearer the date.  Due to  possible Corvid19 restrictions, the aIVC have regretfully had to cancel the 2021 in-person aIVC AGM and Conference Weekend in Telford.
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