Legally speaking, the Society is established for the purpose of promoting science, in particular the advancement and diffusion of a knowledge of cybernetics pure and applied and especially promoting the efficiency and usefulness of members of the Society by setting up a high standard of professional education and knowledge.
This object is pursuant to the special authority of 10 June 1976 given under section 7(1)(f) of the Friendly Societies Act 1974. This is an authorisation given by H.M. Treasury. The Society is a Specially Authorised Society and its Register No. is 195 S.A.