The North East Centre of the Society is one of the longest-running of the regional centres. For nearly 35 years it has offered an annual programme of eight lectures, normally on the second Friday of each month but with a summer break. Topics are varied and interesting ranging from climate change, to birds and the weather and the work of TV weather forecasters. Each meeting begins with a review of the previous month's weather, with local members bringing their own weather reports for brief discussion. We also co-host with the University of Durham the Annual Gordon Manley Memorial Lecture: the Society's biggest event in northern England.