Zoom Meetings

Joining Meetings

We send out emails a few days before meetings with the meeting link, meeting id and passcode attached. Normally just clicking on the meeting link will open Zoom on your device. If it asks for meeting Id and password please use those provided.

Please do this a few minutes before the talk starts. You will then be waiting to be admitted to the meeting by the meeting organiser.

Please note the different versions of Zoom all provide the same functions but the different functions are located in different places. For some devices a number of the options appear in the top right of the Zoom screen and for others it may be along the bottom. So when someone says press the’ Video Off’ button in the top right it may be along the bottom of the Zoom screen or even somewhere else for you!


When possible the society will record talks and if permitted by the speaker provide these on the website for later viewing. The duration that they are on the website will be the decision of the speaker.

Meeting Guidelines

At the start of the talk, all participants other than the speaker will have their microphone muted by the meeting organiser.

There is little to be gained by participants having their video on so please turn your video off at least before the speaker begins his presentation – it may also help minimise connection issues, especially for those with a weak broadband connection.

If you have questions then during or at the end of the talk please use Zoom’s Chat option to ask the question. The speaker will then be able to respond to these at the end of the talk.

New To Zoom?

Zoom is a free application although it may be upgraded for a price but this isn’t necessary for you to be a participant of our meetings.

You do not need to register with https://zoom.us/ to use Zoom. If you decide later you want to host your own Zoom meetings then you will need to register but that is not necessary for you to be a participant of our meetings.

You need to download Zoom to your computer, tablet or smart phone. By visiting https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting you will find all the possible options, however the following may help with installing Zoom.

Apple iPads or iPhones

For Apple iPads or iPhones please visit the Apple App store and download the Zoom app. The app to install is called ‘Zoom Cloud Meetings’. On your device you may use the link: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/zoom-cloud-meetings/id546505307

Android tablets and phones

For Android tablets and phones please visit Google Play (App store) and download ‘Zoom Cloud Meetings’. On your device you may use the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.zoom.videomeetings&hl=en


For computers running Microsoft Windows or Apple Macs please visit https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting/ and choose’ Zoom Client for Meetings’.