PESGB has a network of over 20 branches in the UK offering a programme of seminars throughout the academic year and we have a thriving Virtual Branch.  Please contact your nearest Branch Secretary (details below) for more information. 

PESGB Branches


Branch Secretary

All-Ireland<Ian Munday
Bath and BristolDarren Garside
BedfordNeil HopkinsOli Belas
BirminghamMichael Hand
CambridgeDaniel Moulin-Stozek
Devon and CornwallMelanie Parker
DurhamAndrew Davis
EdinburghAndrea English
LondonJudith Suissa
Netherlands and FlandersAnders Schinkel
North-WestNaomi Hodgson & John Tillson
NottinghamLindsay Davies & Andrew Fisher
OxfordAlis Oancea & Nigel Fancourt
PrestonRichard Davies
RoehamptonLorella Terzi
SheffieldAnsgar Allen
South EastKarl Bentley
South WalesJane Gatley
Strathclyde-GlasgowDavid Lewin & Philip Tonner
WarwickMatthew Clayton & Emma Williams
WinchesterAlexis Gibbs
YorkshireJohn McCall 

Setting up a PESGB branch

The work of our branches is an important element in the Society’s activities.  Branch meetings are a source of new ideas and they also offer opportunities for members to meet each other.  Each branch has a secretary who arranges a varied programme of events including speakers, discussions and debates. 

The Society is committed to maintaining and developing its programme of branch meetings and conferences. The duties of branch secretary include:

  • establishing a mailing list of people who may be attracted to meetings of the branch
  • organising and advertising a programme of meetings     

Branches have considerable autonomy in the organisation of their activities, and costs incurred in relation to speakers at branch meetings can be claimed from the Society. 

If you are interested in starting a branch in your local area please contact the Secretary of the Society, Dr David Lewin.

Guidance for Branch Secretaries on claimable expenses for Branch Meetings and Conferences can be found here.

General guidance on claiming expenses can be found here.