* London International
Are you studying or working abroad in London, or are you a
British person who is interested in meeting people from other
countries? Then join the monthly London International Meetup.
You can register for the next event at this website: http://www.meetup.com/London-International
(see below for instructions on how to join a group on meetup.com)
There is no membership charge - you just pay the fees for
the events which you join.
This social group is organised by the author of this website
How to join a group on Meetup.com
The process below explains how to join a social group on meetup.com:
(1) Find a meetup group you want to join by searching for
groups in your location at http://www.meetup.com
You will see a box on the screen which is similar to one of
the ones shown below.
If you have not already registered with meetup.com:
you will see the larger box. You need to enter your Name
(the one you want to be shown to others), Email
(any messages from meetup.com, organisers or members will
be sent to this address), and a Password
be the password to enter meetup.com). Click on the box
next to "I agree to the Terms of Service" (you can
use the link to read the terms of service). Finally, click
on the "Join us!
" box, and follow the instructions
in (2) below.
If you have already registered with meetup.com:
will see the smaller box. You need to click on the "Join
us!" box, then skip to (5) in the instructions below.
(2) A new screen like the one below will appear, telling you
that an e-mail has been sent to the e-mail address you entered
on the previous screen.
(3) Go to your e-mail service, find the message sent by firstname.lastname@example.org,
and open it. You must click on the link
in the message
(4) You have now registered with meetup.com, and have become
a member of the meetup group which you wanted to join. Click
on the "Let's go
(5) You will be shown a new screen where you can introduce
yourself: write a short explanation of why you want to join
this group, and upload a photo if you want. The organiser
of this meetup may have asked some more questions which are
specific to this group - it is helpful if you answer these.
There are also options for the mailing list - you can choose
either to receive messages as they are sent, in one daily
e-mail, or not at all (if you only join a few meetup groups
then receiving messages as they are sent is recommended, if
you join many then one daily e-mail is recommended). There
may also be options for the group's message board (if it has
one). Click on the "Save
" button to save
(6) Click on "Calendar" to see a list of future
meetings that are being organised. Click on one of these to
(7) For each event you will see a box like the one shown below.
This is where you say if you will be coming to that meeting.
Usually there are 3 options: Yes, Maybe or No. You may also
be able to bring guests with you (sometimes this is not allowed,
or there is a limit on how many guests you can bring). After
you have made your choices, click on "RSVP for this Meetup"
(RSVP means "reply"). You will be able to change
your reply later if necessary.
(8) Some events have a charge. Sometimes you pay directly
at the event (you should take the correct money), or sometimes
you need to pay in advance. If there is a "Pay with PayPal"
link you can pay online through PayPal using a credit card
or debit card (you do not need your own PayPal account). Check
the refund policy of your organiser - if he/she has to buy
tickets in advance then you may not be able to get a refund
if you do not go, unless somebody else can be found to take
If you want to change your e-mail/message board settings,
to leave a Meetup group, or to unsubscribe completely from
meetup.com, go to http://www.meetup.com/account/comm
* London Irish Network
A social activities club in London for people from Ireland,
people with an Irish connection, or people who simply have
an interest in Irish culture (you do not have to be Irish).
There are weekly activities in the following areas: music,
theatre, clubs, pubs, restaurants and country walking. There
are also occasional weekends away and trips abroad. For details,
Club organising conversation evenings in the main European
languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian)
in a quiet wine bar or café, plus walks, meals and
other social events.
For details, see: http://www.euroclub.co.uk