Local groups: Calendar of events

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SfEP members are welcome at all local group events. Those who don't already belong to the Society are welcome to attend up to three local group meetings before deciding whether to join.

What the groups do varies. Most meet regularly, providing opportunities for passing on knowledge and networking. In addition, they may visit local printers and other relevant venues, have speakers at their meetings and organise training.

Note: Members of the SfEP and the Society of Indexers (SI) are now able (and encouraged) to attend each other’s local group meetings. These meetings offer the chance to network, discuss common topics and to gain an insight into the issues faced by the other society. The SI has several local groups of varying sizes who meet for informal lunches, more structured workshops and excursions to local sites. For more information on the SI’s local groups, please see the SI website or contact the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Friday 20 July

12.30 p.m. Herts/Essex Group – Meeting at the Angela Reed café in Saffron Walden – the topic will be ‘CPD’. All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Saturday 21 July

11.00 a.m. North/East Scotland Group – Meeting upstairs in the Arthurstone Terrace Library building, Dundee (5 Arthurstone Terrace, Dundee DD4 6RT) for a discussion (topic to be confirmed) and an informal chat. All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 23 July

11.00 a.m. Mid-Somerset Group – Meeting at the Bear Inn, in Street. We’re thinking we might have a natter about our experiences with/aversion to/misconceptions about the ‘mechanical edit’ that at least one big publisher has brought into play over the last year. It’s a subject to which we often find ourselves circling back, but the pace of change means that it’s always a valuable subject on which to focus – through the myriad different lenses that we’ll undoubtedly all bring to the table (both metaphorically and literally)! For further details or to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 26 July

12.00 noon Cornwall Group – Lunch (optional) and the afternoon at Pencarrow House and Gardens, near Bodmin. Discount vouchers for a tour of the house are available. All SfEP members welcome. For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 26 July

12.30 p.m. Three Counties Group (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire) – Lunch at Chez Pascal, 8 New Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Everyone welcome. For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

______ August

Shropshire/Mid-Wales Group – Meeting – date, time and venue to be confirmed. All SfEP members and interested newcomers are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 1 August

12.30 p.m. Wessex Group – At the Cricketers Arms, Eastleigh, near Southampton. The topic will be ‘Mentoring/support/progress reviews’ – namely how SfEP members might support each other beyond what the Society already does. So come along armed with ideas to share and any information you've found on the subject. All are welcome but please RSVP so we know what size table to book. Thanks very much. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 2 August

West Anglia Group – Our summer jolly at Wimpole Hall. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 9 August

7.30 p.m. Cambridge Group – Meeting in the Book Room Bar at The Hilton Cambridge City Centre, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3DT. (The bar is on the left at the top of the escalator.) Topic to be confirmed. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 23 August

6.30 p.m. Toronto Group – Topic to be confirmed. Our meetings are held in an easily accessible location in the Annex area of Toronto, and start with a light bring-and-share/potluck meal.

All SfEP members in Toronto and its environs are invited, as are any other editorial professionals in the area who have a serious interest in joining SfEP. For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

______ September

West Wales Group – Meeting at Café Rio, Quay Street, Haverfordwest – date (late September or October) and time to be confirmed. New members and SfEP visitors to Pembrokeshire are welcome! For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 13 September

10.00 a.m. West/North Yorkshire Group – Morning coffee at Café into the Opera, Salts Mill. This is the smaller café on the third floor of the mill.

We'll be discussing grammar, punctuation and spelling points suggested by members of the group (further details to be announced). All SfEP members and interested non-members are welcome to attend. For further details, or to add your name to the email list for the group, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 13 September

11.00 a.m. Kent Group – Meeting at The Quills, Rochester. This will be a social gathering but will include reports from those who attended the conference in Lancaster. For further details, or to confirm your attendance (by Friday 7 September please), contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Friday 14 September

12.00 noon. Sheffield Group – Meeting at the Stag’s Head on Psalter Lane. We are a small, lively and friendly group, and our meetings are informal with discussions about anything which is on people’s minds on the day. We are delighted to welcome new or interested members, as they always add a new dimension to the conversations, and whether novice or experienced, we can all still learn from each other. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 17 September

7.00 p.m. Norfolk Group – Meeting – from 7.00 p.m. onwards at the Heathfield Centre, Heathfield Student Community Home, Norwich NR3 1TT for a bring-and-share meal, followed at 7.30 p.m. by an informal discussion including feedback on the SfEP conference. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 17 September

7.00 p.m. South Warwickshire/Coventry Group – Venue (in Leamington Spa) to be confirmed. We meet from 6.30 p.m. onwards in a bar and then move to our table at 7.00 p.m. This is an informal group where ‘newbies’ and ‘old hands’ get together to chat about anything and everything, sometimes related to editing and proofreading, sometimes not. Please let us know about a week in advance of each meeting if you’ll be attending, and we’ll confirm the venue. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 19 September

10.30 a.m. Northern Ireland Group – Meeting in Caffè Nero, Fountain Centre, Belfast (opposite Waterstones) – 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon – topic to be confirmed. SfEP members as well as those new to editing and proofreading are very welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 19 September

12.00 noon Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire Group – Meeting in Luton – venue to be confirmed. If you live in Beds or Bucks and haven't attended one of our meetings, do get in touch. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 20 September

12.30 p.m. West Midlands/Birmingham Group – Lunch in the Edwardian Tearooms at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. These are on the first floor of the Gallery. We have an informal meeting where members old and new can catch up, have lunch or just enjoy coffee and cake. Members and interested newcomers are all very welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 20 September

7.30 p.m. Edinburgh Group – Venue and topic to be confirmed. As always, all SfEP members and interested non-members are welcome to attend. For further details, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 20 September

Oxford Group – Meeting at the King’s Arms (Wadham Room), Broad Street, Oxford. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 27 September

12.30 p.m. Three Counties Group (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire) – Lunch at Chez Pascal, 8 New Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Everyone welcome. For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 3 October

12.30 p.m. Wessex Group – At the Cricketers Arms, Eastleigh, near Southampton. All are welcome but please RSVP so we know what size table to book. Thanks very much. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Friday 5 October

12.30 p.m. Herts/Essex Group – Meeting at the Coach & Horses in Bishop’s Stortford. All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 11 October

West Anglia Group – Meeting – venue to be confirmed. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 17 October

6.30 p.m. Toronto Group – The topic will be ‘The SfEP conference – a recap by those who attended’. Our meetings are held in an easily accessible location in the Annex area of Toronto, and start with a light bring-and-share/potluck meal.

All SfEP members in Toronto and its environs are invited, as are any other editorial professionals in the area who have a serious interest in joining SfEP. For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 7 November

9.30 a.m. Toronto Group – The topic will be ‘Something for everyone’. Our meetings are held in an easily accessible location in the Annex area of Toronto, and start with a light bring-and-share/potluck meal.

All SfEP members in Toronto and its environs are invited, as are any other editorial professionals in the area who have a serious interest in joining SfEP. For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 12 November

7.00 p.m. South Warwickshire/Coventry Group – Venue (in Leamington Spa) to be confirmed. We meet from 6.30 p.m. onwards in a bar and then move to our table at 7.00 p.m. This is an informal group where ‘newbies’ and ‘old hands’ get together to chat about anything and everything, sometimes related to editing and proofreading, sometimes not. Please let us know about a week in advance of each meeting if you’ll be attending, and we’ll confirm the venue. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 20 November

12.00 noon Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire Group – Meeting in Milton Keynes – venue to be confirmed. If you live in Beds or Bucks and haven't attended one of our meetings, do get in touch. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 22 November

12.30 p.m. Three Counties Group (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire) – Lunch at Chez Pascal, 8 New Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Everyone welcome. For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 22 November

12.30 p.m. West Midlands/Birmingham Group – Lunch in the Edwardian Tearooms at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. These are on the first floor of the Gallery. We have an informal meeting where members old and new can catch up, have lunch or just enjoy coffee and cake. Members and interested newcomers are all very welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Friday 23 November

Oxford Group – Meeting at the King’s Arms (Wadham Room), Broad Street, Oxford. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 27 November

Northern Ireland Group – Christmas lunch – time, date and venue to be confirmed. SfEP members as well as those new to editing and proofreading are very welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 5 December

12.30 p.m. Wessex Group – At the Cricketers Arms, Eastleigh, near Southampton. All are welcome but please RSVP so we know what size table to book. Thanks very much. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Friday 7 December

Herts/Essex Group – Christmas meeting – time and venue to be confirmed. All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

2019

Thursday 17 January

12.30 p.m. Three Counties Group (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire) – Lunch at Chez Pascal, 8 New Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Everyone welcome. For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 14 March

12.30 p.m. Three Counties Group (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire) – Lunch at Chez Pascal, 8 New Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Everyone welcome. For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).