Frequently asked questions

Answers to frequently asked questions.

Membership

Anyone over the age of 16 can become a member and it’s very easy to join.

Find out how to join the Society

New members are very welcome, and can join at any time throughout the year.

 

There are four types of membership available:

Member: £10.00p/m

Joint Member: £16.00 p/m

Digital Member: £5.00 p/m

Student Member: £2.00 p/m

 

Find out more about each membership type

Volunteering

If you would like to get more involved in the running of the Society, including making suggestions for our lecture programme or making an application to join a Section Committee, please contact the office.

Events

Non-members are very welcome to attend our events.

In Autumn 2021 'general admission' tickets are:

£5.00 + a booking fee for online events

£8.00 + a booking fee for in venue events

 

NB All of our YP lectures are free to students.  Also, subject to availability, a number of free tickets for our main event programme can be made available to sixth-form students.  If you are a teacher and wish to make a booking for your students or join our YP mailing list, please get in touch with the office.

Quick guide to booking your free ticket(s)

  1. When you click on “BOOK NOW” on each event listing on our website, you will be redirected to the event page on Eventbrite.
  2. Click on the green ‘Tickets’ button on the Eventbrite page
  3. Click on ‘Enter promo code’ link at the top left of the pop-up box
  4. Enter the email address that is associated with your account.
  5. Click 'Apply'.  This will reveal the option to book free (member) tickets.
  6. Important note: if you do not wish to purchase a General Admission ticket (for a guest) at the same time, please ensure that the General Admission ticket type is set to zero.
  7. Once you have selected the number of tickets and ticket types you wish to book, click the orange 'Checkout' button and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the booking process.

 

If you have any questions about booking tickets, please contact the office.

Blue Jeans Events is the application we use to deliver our online lectures.

Booking for our online events is currently done via Eventbrite.

NB If you wish to attend a hybrid event virtually, please select a 'Livestream access' ticket.  After you have completed your booking, Eventbrite will email you an order confirmation with details of how to join the event.

 

If you would like to find out more about the technical side of our online events, including more detailed event attendee guides, please see our attendee guides:

Blue Jeans Events - Attendee Guides

 

One of the strengths of our programme is the sheer variety of topics we cover!  Each of our Section Committees are responsible for organising six lectures a year, covering the subject areas of Arts, Social Philosophy and Science and Technology.  The Young Person’s section organises three lectures a year specifically aimed at 16-18 year olds; members are also welcome to attend.

Take a look at our past events to get an idea of the range of subject areas we have covered in recent times

Our events take place in venues in Manchester city centre and online.

A number of our events are 'hybrid' - i.e. you can attend the event either in person or watch a livestream online.

Find out more about our varied lecture programme