Terms of sale for event registration

The following terms and conditions apply when you register for an event on this site. You can find our event registration system at: https://eventregistration.royalsociety.org

When you request information from the Royal Society, sign up to or use any of our services, or attend any of our events, the Royal Society obtains information about you. You can find out more about how we look after that information and what we do with it in our Privacy Policy.


When you pay to register for an event, your online payments are processed by our third party payment processor, RBS WorldPay. We accept MasterCard, Visa Debit and Credit cards and Maestro. We cannot accept American Express or Diners Club cards.

If you request to make a payment by an alternative means, your tickets will be held for up to 30 days from the date of your reservation, or until 7 days before the event whichever expires earlier ('reservation expiry date'). If we do not receive payment by the relevant reservation expiry date by this time we may release your reservation and you will need to rebook to secure your place.

Please note that we cannot guarantee availability in relation to our events until your place is paid for and confirmed by us. Also, we may sometimes have to cancel, postpone or reschedule events due to reasons beyond our reasonable control.

Refunds and Cancellation

Refunds will be given in full if cancellation is made more than 7 days prior to the event you have booked. If you cancel less than 7 days prior to the event, refunds will be at our sole discretion.

If the event you have booked is cancelled by us you will also be entitled to a full refund. Our liability in this case will be limited to the face value of your booking.

Refunds will generally be made in the same form of payment as your purchase.

To cancel your booking and request a refund you can call, email or write to us using the contact details given in your confirmation.

Your statutory rights are not affected by any of these terms.