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3 October 2022

Notice is hereby given that the 77th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Society will be held in person at 22-26 Paul Street, London EC2A 4QE and online by Zoom on Wednesday 23 November 2022 at 11:00 (GMT).

By now, members should have received the notice and agenda for the forthcoming Annual General Meeting together with information about how to vote. If you haven’t received any communications, please check your junk/spam email folders for an email from Please contact if you still can’t find your email.


  • A member must have been registered as a Full Member, Life Member or Honorary Member by 16.00 (GMT) on 1 October 2022 in order to receive formal notice of the AGM.
  • A member is entitled to appoint a proxy to exercise all of their rights to attend, speak and vote at the AGM.
  • A proxy appointment form in respect of the AGM will be provided to members with formal notice. To be valid, a proxy appointment form must be completed and delivered in accordance with the notes that accompany it.

Submitting Members’ resolutions* (*extract from the Articles of Association):

Resolutions of Members

22. Members representing at least 1% of the Membership of the Society may require the Council to propose a resolution at a general meeting provided that they shall give notice to the Society not less than forty-two days prior to the date of the meeting specifying the resolution to be proposed, and no resolution of which notice has not been so given shall be proposed at any meeting.

23 Upon receipt of a notice pursuant to Article 22 above, the Chief Executive shall communicate to the next meeting of the Council the contents thereof and the Council shall direct the Chief Executive to put notice of such proposed resolution upon the agenda for the next convenient general meeting.

24 Members representing 5% or more of the Membership of the Society entitled to vote on the resolution on its circulation date may at their own expense require Council to circulate a written resolution in accordance with section 292 Companies Act.

25 The Council may direct that any resolution proposed under Articles 22 or 24 be not circulated or put upon the agenda if it appears to the Council that such proposed resolution is:11

25.1 wholly or substantially irrelevant to the Object of the Society or the interests of its Members;

25.2 scandalous, vexatious or frivolous;

25.3 put forward for scandalous, vexatious or frivolous purposes. 

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