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).

Tuesday 25 July

7.30 p.m. Bristol/Bath Group – Meeting at Toto’s wine bar, Redcliff Street, Bristol). If the weather’s good, we'll be on the terrace overlooking the river. If it’s wet, we’ll be inside! All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 26 July

12.00 noon York Group – Meeting at Jacob’s Well, the parish rooms of Holy Trinity, Micklegate, in Trinity Lane – 12.00–2.00 – a summer social/networking meeting with a bring and share lunch. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 27 July

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).

Tuesday 1 August

11.30 a.m. East of England Group – Our next get-together will be at Squire’s Coffee House, inside the Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough PE1 1LF. The usual selection of hot and cold drinks and light bites will be available to help the conversation along. All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 2 August

12.30 p.m. Berkshire Group – Lunch – venue to be confirmed. This will be a friendly and informal meeting to discuss all things editorial and to ask any burning questions you may have, especially if you're new. For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 2 August

12.30 p.m. Wessex Group – At the Cricketers Arms, Eastleigh, near Southampton. All 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 3 August

12.30 p.m. Cumbria/Borders Group – Meeting at Upfront Gallery in Unthank, just north of Penrith, for lunch followed by a discussion to plan our future activities. All members are welcome, but if you’re intending to join us for lunch please let Ian Howe know by the end of July so that numbers can be confirmed with the venue. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 3 August

12.30 p.m. West Anglia Group – Our summer jolly at Wimpole Hall. We'll meet at 12.30 p.m. in the stables. 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).

______ September

Northern Ireland Group – Date, time and venue to be confirmed. We meet every three months in a Belfast city centre cafe. Our meetings are very informal – usually a group chat over morning coffee – and 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).

______ September

West/North Yorkshire Group – Date, time and venue to be confirmed. We meet every three months in Saltaire, near Shipley, West Yorkshire, for a chat on all things editorial. All members are welcome, and non-members can attend up to three meetings. Our next meeting will be in September. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Saturday 2 September

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 informal chat. All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 11 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).

Tuesday 12 September

11.00 a.m. Northamptonshire Group – Venue to be confirmed. This will be the inaugural meeting of our new group. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 13 September

11.00 a.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 as you come off the escalator.) Topic to be confirmed. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 20 September

Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire Group – Time and venue (in central Milton Keynes) to be confirmed. If you live in Beds or Bucks and haven't attended a meeting, do get in touch. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 21 September

10.30 a.m. East Midlands Group – Meeting at Cafe Sobar in Nottingham (22 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 2DQ). There is no specific topic to be discussed, so we will just be having a general catch up and chat about all things editorial (and otherwise). Coffee and cake, as always, can be accommodated too!

We welcome SfEP/SI members and those considering joining the SfEP. For further details, and to let us know you plan to attend, 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 21 September

11.00 a.m. Oxford Group – Meeting at the King’s Arms (Wadham Room), Broad Street, Oxford 11.30–12.30. The topic will be ‘Internet Security’ (to be confirmed). 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 21 September

11.00 a.m. West Midlands/Birmingham Group – ‘How Editors Edit’ session. Proofreaders and editors with some experience get together to share ideas and processes we follow when we are working on a document. This will take place at Nettl in Birmingham and will precede the main meeting being held at another location at 12.30 – see separate meeting entry below. For further details, and to confirm your attendance at this session, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 21 September

12.30 p.m. West Midlands/Birmingham Group – Lunch in the Edwardian Tea Room at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. This is 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 21 September

7.30 p.m. Edinburgh Group – Meeting in the downstairs meeting room at the Cumberland Bar, 1–3 Cumberland Street, Edinburgh. (NB venue – and topic – to be confirmed.) For further details, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 25 September

7.00 p.m. Norfolk Group – Meeting from 7.00 p.m. onwards at the Holy Trinity Church, Essex Street, Norwich NR2 2BL for a bring-and-share meal, followed at 7.30 p.m. by an informal discussion and conference feedback. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 27 September

12.30 p.m. West Surrey/North Hants Group – Lunch in a pub or restaurant – venue to be confirmed (we tend to alternate between Farnham and (near) Guildford). This will be an informal meeting and all are welcome. Please let us know about a week before the meeting if you’re hoping to come. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Friday 29 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).

______ October

Cotswolds Group – A visit to the Cheltenham Literature Festival. The format will likely be one or two Festival events, with a cafe or restaurant stop. Details to be confirmed closer to the event. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

______ October

Essex/Suffolk Group – Meeting in Colchester – date, time and venue to be confirmed. Please come along to meet likeminded people for a chat, a drink and a bite to eat. Support required please from Essex members if this group is to continue. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 4 October

12.30 p.m. Wessex Group – At the Cricketers Arms, Eastleigh, near Southampton. All 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 6 October

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

Wednesday 18 October

12.30 p.m. Berkshire Group – Lunch – venue to be confirmed. This will be a friendly and informal meeting to discuss all things editorial and to ask any burning questions you may have, especially if you're new. For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

______ November

Essex/Suffolk Group – Meeting in Chelmsford – date, time and venue to be confirmed. Please come along to meet likeminded people for a chat, a drink and a bite to eat. Support required please from Essex members if this group is to continue. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 9 November

12.30 p.m. West Surrey/North Hants Group – Lunch in a pub or restaurant – venue to be confirmed (we tend to alternate between Farnham and (near) Guildford). This will be an informal meeting and all are welcome. Please let us know about a week before the meeting if you’re hoping to come. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 13 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 14 November

12.00 noon. Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire Group – Meeting at the White Lion, in Houghton Regis, Dunstable. Topic to be confirmed. If you live in Beds or Bucks and haven't attended a meeting, do get in touch. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 21 November

12.30 p.m. Berkshire Group – Lunch – venue to be confirmed. This will be a friendly and informal meeting to discuss all things editorial and to ask any burning questions you may have, especially if you're new. For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 23 November

11.00 a.m. West Midlands/Birmingham Group – ‘How Editors Edit’ session. Proofreaders and editors with some experience get together to share ideas and processes we follow when we are working on a document. This will take place at Nettl in Birmingham and will precede the main meeting being held at another location at 12.30 – see separate meeting entry below. For further details, and to confirm your attendance at this session, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 23 November

12.30 p.m. West Midlands/Birmingham Group – Lunch in the Edwardian Tea Room at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. This is 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 24 November

11.00 a.m. Oxford Group – Meeting at the King’s Arms (Wadham Room), Broad Street, Oxford 11.30–12.30. Paul Beverley will talk about macros and show us how to use them (to be confirmed). 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).

Wednesday 6 December

Berkshire Group – Lunch – Christmas Social. Venue and time to be confirmed. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 6 December

12.30 p.m. Wessex Group – Christmas lunch at the Cricketers Arms, Eastleigh, near Southampton. All 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).