Q. Who is able to attend the conference?

Anyone is welcome to attend, regardless of whether they are speaking or just want to come along. However, we do require individuals to become members of the Society before they attend our Annual Conference.

Our standard membership rate costs £45. There is a concessionary rate of £15 for Postgraduate Students, unwaged Early Career Researchers, and those working outside Higher Education. As well as allowing you to book on the conference, all of these rates entitle you to receive copies of our journal Cultural and Social History as well as gain the benefits listed here.

If you are retired, you can opt for a reduced rate of £15 but please note that this is a non-subscribing rate and you will not be eligible to receive copies of the Journal. Membership lasts for one calendar year at which point it can be renewed.


Q. How much does the conference cost?

In addition to paying for membership, anyone attending the conference is required to pay a conference fee. The price of this fee varies depending on whether or not you are a postgraduate student, and depending how many days of the conference you will be attending. These costs are as follows:

Full conference rate: £130

Concessionary rate: £90

Day rate: £50 per day

The concessionary rate is available to Postgraduate Students, unwaged Early Career Researchers, and those working outside Higher Education. If you are unsure as to whether you would be eligible for this concessionary rate please do contact us at socialhistorysoc@gmail.com


Q. What do these costs include?

The conference costs include attendance at the conference, teas/coffees, lunches, and use of conference facilities. They do not include other meals or accommodation.


Q. How much does accommodation cost?

There are several nearby hotels with which we will be negotiating a reduced rate for conference delegates. Further details about these will be circulated once registration opens on 1st March.


Q. What about evening meals?

While evening meals are not provided by the conference there are two conference dinners which those attending may wish to come along to. The first on the evening of Monday 11th and is a buffet. Attendance at this meal costs £16. The second will be held on Tuesday 12th. This will be a three-course dinner held at The Charlotte House costing £40. There is only a limited number of spaces at this event so those wishing to attend are advised to book early.


Q. When can I register?

Registration is initially open from the 1st March until the 19th April. Thereafter you will still be able to register until 10th May but doing so will incur a late fee of £20. We cannot accept any registrations after the 10th May.