How to Join


If you are interested in joining the Society, please complete this form.  All applications are subject to ratification by the Council at Council meetings throughout the year.

New members are also eligible for a discount on their membership fees. 

Please note that you must be sixteen years or over in order to be eligible for membership.

If you wish to reactivate a lapsed membership please contact the Office by email or on 0161 833 4187.



Benefits of Membership


– Priority Booking for lectures. Many of our more popular lectures will contain space for members and their guests only.

– Book our post lecture meals and get the chance to meet with the speaker and other members.

– Receive regular installments of the Lit & Phil e-newsletterwhich contains further information for forthcoming lectures, details of the costs of the optional suppers with menus, plus special articles on interesting topics and news from our affiliates.

– Access to the Manchester Memoirs, which has been published continuously since 1785. The Memoirs contain transcripts of most of the lectures of the previous season.

– Full voting rights for Ordinary rate members. We also encourage their talents and effort in furthering the work of the Society.