Arrangements for Society lectures and seminars

From 6 September 2022, some lectures will be held online only (via Zoom), some in Marlborough Road Methodist Church only, and some via both Zoom and in the Church. Seminars will continue to be online only for the time being.

About five days before each lecture or seminar, members will be sent an 'enews' detailing how to register for the event through Eventbrite. You'll receive an acknowledgement by return, and about three hours before the event, the Zoom link. You can log in to the event using the Zoom link about five minutes before it starts. When you log in, you'll be held in a 'waiting room' until the organiser admits you to the event.

Please note: registration closes at 3.30pm on the day of talk; around noon for seminars.


Lectures start at 7.45pm and are open to members and non-members. The latter pay £5 to attend a talk and this payment is made by Eventbrite at registration. You can log in from about 7.40pm. Each lecture will last about 45 minutes, and will be followed by a Q&A session.


Seminars start at 2.30pm and are open to members only - no more than 25 on each occasion to allow a reasonable chance for those attending to contribute. You can log in from about 2.25pm onwards. Each seminar will last about 60 minutes and will comprise a short talk by the presenter, followed by a discussion mediated by the convenor.