Support the society by becoming a Member

To join the Society online, click on the ‘Join Us’ button below and complete the application form selecting your preferred payment method. Once your membership application has been received our Honorary Treasurer will complete the set-up of your membership and contact you by email to confirm how you can make your preferred payment. Once payment has been received the set-up of your membership will be finalised and you will receive an email confirming your membership details, information on forthcoming events, and your member code to receive a discount on any purchases made via our online shop.

Membership categories and current fee

Please see below for details about the different membership categories. Our membership year runs from 1 January to 31 December. Renewal payments are triggered on or shortly after the 1 January each year.

More information about each membership category and what is included.

(1) Individual and Joint Membership: As a Individual or Joint member you will receive invitations to society events, a copy of the membership year’s new publication, a single vote at the Annual General Meeting, and a discount (up to 30%) on the purchase of past publications via our online shop.

(2) Friend and Student Membership: As a Friend or Student member, you will receive invitations to society events, and a discount (up to 30%) on the purchase of past publications via our online shop.

(3) Institutional Membership: As an Institutional Member (open to any Institutions, Companies, Libraries, Universities, Record Offices, etc.) you will receive invitations to society events, a copy of the membership year’s new publication, and a discount (up to 30%) on the purchase of past publications via our online shop.

(4) Overseas Members: Please be aware that your copy of the society’s publication may be subject to local customs handling/duty charges on arrival which you will be liable to pay in order for your copy to be released for delivery.


You can use the following payment methods to pay for your membership: You can pay for your Membership by Direct Debit (our preferred payment method), credit/debit card, PayPal, Cheque, or Bank Transfer.

Our Direct Debit provider is GoCardless Ltd. GoCardless (company registration number 07495895) is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2017, registration number 597190.

Communication: Please note that our default method of communication with members is by email.


  • Our guide to Gift Aid: If you have any queries regarding Gift Aid we have created a short guide. We also recommend that you check the current government guidance.
  • Update your Membership Details: If any of your membership details change (e.g. Postal address, Email, etc.), you can advise us via our online form or by contacting the Honorary Treasurer.
  • Cancellation of your Membership: To cancel your membership please advise us via our online form or inform the Honorary Treasurer by email. Your membership will cease at the end of your current paid membership year.