The Society has a membership capacity of 550.   Following our annual membership renewal period in August / September 2019 we were able to offer membership to everyone on our waiting list at that time and we are now at full membership capacity again.  Further enquiries for membership are welcome but initially applicants will be placed on a new waiting list until the opportunity for permanent membership can be offiered.

Anyone wishing to join the Society should contact our Membership Secretary Ann Voase by E-mail via  Potential members are also welcome to first attend one of our monthly lectures as a paying visitor.

Members may also invite a guest to a lecture twice a year at a cost of £7 per lecture.

Full Members

Our annual subscription is currently £35 and covers a programme of 11 lectures.  Members are able to seperately purchase tickets for our Visits programme, Special Interest Days, and social events as they are promoted during the year - prices vary according to the event and location. 

Membership renewal invitations and forms, together with information on our programme for the next year, are sent to existing members every July with 1st September being the final date for return. Once a completed form and membership subscription are returned, the Membership Secretary will mail out a new programme card and a membership card for the ensuing year. 

New Members

If there is availability within our maximum capacity, membership applications will be addressed during the year as they are received.  If we are oversubscribed and a Waiting List has been created, applicants on that list will receive relevant forms and information in August/September, once it has been ascertained how many places are available.  When forms, together with membership subscriptions, are returned to the Membership Secretary, a programme and a membership card are mailed. We hold a New Members drinks party immediately following our November lecture.

Waiting List Members

When requests for membership are made, the Membership Secretary will either send out the New Members' application form or, if the Society has its full complement of 550 members, a Waiting List application letter and form. On receipt of the form and waiting list subscription, a programme summary will be mailed. The Waiting list subscription is £7 per year.

To apply for membership please contact: