Promoting International Friendship and Celebrating Diversity since 1966

The International Society is an independent, not-for-profit organisation unique to Greater Manchester. It provides a warm and welcoming place where international and british students and members of the local community come together and make new friends from all over the world.

Through its work the International Society aims to make a positive contribution to community cohesion and international relations.

The International Society’s trips, classes, events, activities and community projects are open to everyone.

How to find us
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How to find us

We’re on the corner of Oxford Road and Dover Street. Inbetween the Holy Name Church and Krobar 1. Opposite the Manchester University Student’s Union. Full address: International Society, William Kay House, 327 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PG.

Opening hours

Our Oxford Road office is always open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5.00pm (with the exception of Bank Holidays). However, when we have our classes, activities and events running in the evening, the office remains open until 7.00pm and sometimes 9.00pm.

Acting Director

Sam Harris
+44 (0)161 275 4959


Carla Hutchinson
+44 (0)161 275 8660

Classes, Website, Room Hire

Steve Ashworth
+44 (0)161 275 7697

Finance and Events

Alex D’Netto
+44 (0)161 306 0610


Linda Teo
+44 (0)161 275 7697

Reception and Families Group

Carola Guevara
+44 (0)161 275 4959

Thank you!

The International Society is supported by numerous funders. Without their generous support we would not have been able to provide all the services that we have. The International Society is very grateful for the support of our donors both past and present.

The University of Manchester

Manchester Metropolitan University

The University of Salford

Sir John Zochonis

Mr Norman Stoller

Mr Stuart Wall


HSBC Global Education Trust

University of Manchester Learning Enrichment Fund

The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust

Addleshaw Goddard Charitable Trust

Coutts and Co.

The Manchester Guardian Society Charitable Trust


The Granada Foundation

Lloyds TSB

The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund

The Oglesby Charitable Trust

Stockport Lamplighter Rotary Club


International Society
William Kay House
327 Oxford Road
M13 9PG


The International Society is a registered charity. Our Charity Commission number is 521248.


The International Society has been promoting international friendship and celebrating cultural diversity since 1966.

© International Society 2017

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