Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to questions we frequently get asked. If you have a question that is not answered here you can Contact Us

Offline events

Are all events ticketed?

Yes, all Gresham events are ticketed which allows us to contact attendees with reminders and updates. 

Please note, we over ticket for all our public lectures and a ticket does not guarantee admission. Please arrive early to ensure entry.

How do I register to attend an event in-person?

Click on the white 'ATTEND IN PERSON' button next to the image on the event webpage. This will take you to Eventbrite where you can book your ticket. Please note tickets are only available one month before each event.

Can I still attend without a ticket?

If an event does not sell out or if turnout is low then we may allow entry without a ticket but we will normally wait until shortly before the start time.

Some events are strictly ticketed only for security reasons. This will be highlighted on the webpage. 

Are there any age restrictions?

There are no formal age restrictions for Gresham College events, however we recommend that children under 12 are accompanied by an adult.  We reserve the right to ask disruptive audience members to leave an event. See our Code of Conduct for full details. 

What can I do if I am struggling to book a ticket?

Please contact us so that we can assist you, either by emailing or by calling  +44 (0)20 7831 0575.

Online events

How do I register for an online event?

Click the green 'WATCH ONLINE' button which appears next to the main image on the event page.

Nb. If you have not made a website account this should direct you to the form to do so. After you have made an account - including clicking the link in the confirmation email - you should be able to register for all available events online by clicking the 'WATCH ONLINE' button(s). 

What can I do if I can't see the live broadcast?

Ensure you are using the latest version of your browser and refresh the page. If you still have issues please post a comment in the Event chat box or send us an email at

Nb. As soon as a lecture is finished, the video can be replayed on the event page. In due course a fully edited video will appear there and on YouTube.   

How can I download audio files from the website?

You can download audio files by clicking the Audio tab beneath the video on the event page. Hover over the file to reveal and click the Share icon in the bottom right. This looks like an upward arrow in a square. 

Other questions

How can I contact a current past speaker?

Please send us the details of your enquiry and we may be able to forward them to the We cannot guarantee a response.