The reason for the pre-booking is that the IoP have decided to restrict the numbers in the lecture theatre to around 70 and this helps us assess how many people are likely to come. I doubt if that will be a problem for the AGM but it will be potentially more of a problem for Christmas. As with everything Covid-related things can change quickly but I hope that this meeting can go ahead since I am really looking forward to getting back to face-to-face meetings after a long break.
In the last few months I’ve been to many crowded events and have managed to survive but I know that some people will prefer to stay away, or are just too far away for convenient travel, so we will be livestreaming the meeting on Youtube. The IoP have been very helpful with this and it will probably become a permanent feature.