Our meetings are not of a technical statistical nature but are designed for a generalist audience. Ordinary Meetings are held during autumn and winter in central Manchester, at the Cathedral Visitor Centre.

Meetings start at 5:30pm with refreshments available from 5:15pm. Following each Ordinary Meeting, which usually finishes around 7.15pm, the Society entertains the speaker to dinner and discussion on the topic of the evening until 9.30pm.  All members and guests who wish to attend the dinner are welcome to do so. It is necessary to book and pay in advance through the Honorary Secretary.

The talk will normally be printed in the Society’s journal which is distributed to members and subscribing libraries. Copies may be purchased by non-members.


Members are encouraged to bring guests. Unaccompanied visitors are asked to contact the Honorary Secretary.


In spring the Society holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) followed by the Annual Dinner. The AGM is for voting members of the Society only but guests may attend the dinner and hear the after-dinner speaker. Again, it is necessary to book and pay in advance by contacting the Honorary Secretary.