1966 - ?

International Society

The idea for the International Society arose in 1966 when Eva Auerbach, a Chaplain at the University of Manchester, felt there was a need for an independent organisation to provide welfare and social support to international students and under the direction of Ms Anna Ford, the Society was founded. The International Society is a unique one-of-a-kind, independent charity based in Manchester that has been celebrating cultural diversity and promoting global friendship for many years. Their activities including trips, classes, events, activities, and volunteering opportunities which are open to all. While the majority of the Society’s members are international and British students studying at the universities and colleges in the city, many are people who have come to live and work in the UK, or members of the community interested in meeting people from all over the world. The Society is family-friendly, and people of all ages get involved. From small beginnings of less than a hundred members they now have around 6,000 members from over 130 countries each year.