We are sorry to say that the whole lecture series for 2020-21 has been cancelled due to the Covid pandemic.
The virus is still out there and there is no sign of a vaccine being available soon.
Cross Street Chapel is too small to hold more than 30 people with a safe level of social distancing.
And many people (including our lecturers and trustees) will be reluctant to use public transport or to come into the chapel.
We hope to resume the lectures in October 2021.
Last season’s lectures give a flavour of the typical topics and the lecturers:
In the absence of live lectures the Society is trialling online talks, the first of which is about Manchester to Bury by looking at the history of turnpikes and maps
Lectures are held on Tuesdays at 1.30pm at Cross Street Chapel, Manchester and last about one hour.
Doors open at 1.15pm.
Admission is free.