Arrangements during COVID restrictions

The Society usually holds its lectures in Newcastle upon Tyne and enjoys a close association with the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape of Newcastle University. Sadly, in view of the current COVID-19 precautions, it is not possible for us to hold our lectures in their usual form of a physical gathering in an indoor lecture theatre. Instead we will be holding them on the internet conference platform Zoom. Invitations with details of how to join the meetings on this platform will be sent a few days before each lecture to all members who have provided the Society with an e-mail address.

All lectures will start at 7:30 p.m. The host will open the meeting at 7:00 p.m. to enable members to foregather in a virtual waiting room until granted admission.

You will be able to join these meetings using a desktop P.C., laptop, iphone or android device. For some of these latter you may have to download a free app beforehand. If your device does not have an in-built or attached camera or audio device you may not be able to contribute to the question and answer element of the proceedings but you should still be able to watch and hear all that goes on.

The committee is aware that members with no form of internet access will be unable to participate and very much regrets that the current situation precludes any other practicable form of meeting. Members who are excluded as a result may, if they wish, request a refund of the current year's subscription by contacting the Treasurer (11 St. Leonard's Walk, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 3SZ, telephone: 01670 513 514 or e-mail: ).

The current situation being somewhat fluid this programme is inevitably provisional and the committee reserves the right to substitute lectures of equal value should this prove necessary.