Join Online

The easiest way to join is online through this website. You can use the buttons below to purchase the membership type you  prefer.

You can use a Paypal account, use Paypal to pay by credit or debit card or opt to send a cheque after submitting your application online.

If you wish to pay by other means including Standing Order then you can find more details here.

Annual Subscriptions

Our current membership packages cover everyone at the same address

Journal Online (UK and Overseas)  £10

You can read the journal only as an electronic document (pdf) by downloading it as a free product from the shop. You will be sent an email when each journal is published.

Printed Journal by Post (UK Only)  £12

A printed copy of the journal will be sent to an address  in the UK. You can also download the pdf version.

Printed Journal by Post  (Overseas)  £15

A printed copy  of the journal will be sent to an address outside the UK.  You can also download the pdf version.

Membership Year

The membership year runs from 1 April to 31 March of the following year.

If you join from April to December your membership will expire on the 31 March following.

If you join between 1 January and 31 March your membership will start formally on the following 1 April and expire 12 months later. You will however have access to the member areas of the website as soon as you make your payment..


If we have your email address and you do not pay by Standing Order, you will be sent a renewal reminder by email. This will include links to renew online.

You can also renew by post or by telephone using the form which will be enclosed with the Spring journal or the form you will be able to download.

You can renew after 1 April but online access to member information will be suspended until the renewal is made and you may not receive a journal if one is due during the period when you have not renewed.

If you pay by Standing Order your membership will remain active unless the payment via the standing order is not received. You need take no specific action.

Changes to the Membership Year during 2023

We announced in the Winter Journal that the Society was to return to a fixed membership year in line with our accounting year: 1 April to 31 March.
These changes started to  take effect from 1 January 2023. Most members still have a membership year from April to March and will notice little difference.

Members paying by Standing Order will see   that  their  membership includes “Standing Order” in the title.

Members who have renewal dates at other times of the year will either be asked to renew a little earlier or may find your renewal date deferred, so as to align with the new April to March cycle.

If you have any queries about the changes please use the contact form here

Your Membership Number

As a new member it may take up to 14 days for you to receive your membership number from receipt of your payment as this is not an automated process, whether your payment is made, online, or by post.