How to join; Benefits of membership

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How to join the Hakluyt Society or renew your subscription

New Members: To join the Society online and pay your subscription by Visa or Mastercard, please go to the online registration request form.
To pay by Paypal, select the option required and click the Subscribe button. Alternatively, you may fill in an enrolment form and send it to the Society's office by post, accompanied by a cheque in GB pounds or US dollars.

Existing members: To renew your subscription by Visa or Mastercard, click or tap the Online Payments & Subscriptions button to the left of this page.
To renew by Paypal, select the option required and click the Subscribe button. Alternatively, you may print out a renewal form and post it with your cheque to the office.
2020 Subscriptions

Subscription rates for 2020

Personal & Institutional membership ₤ 67.00 (67 GB pounds) for the United Kingdom and all other countries (or US$122 for US$ cheques; see below).
Student membership ₤ 33.00 (33 GB pounds) for the United Kingdom and all other countries (or US$60 for US$ cheques; see below)).

Note: Members living outside the UK who pay online by credit card should enter the amount of £67 (or £33 if a student member) on the payment form. Their credit card statements will then indicate this payment together with the equivalent in their own currency according to the exchange rate in force at the time of their payment, or that dictated by their credit card company. Please note that this service is provided by Barclaycard and you should refer any queries you have about paying with your credit card to your own credit card provider.
For those members in the United States who choose to pay by dollars cheque the annual subscription is US$122 (US$60 for students), the small excess helping to cover bank charges and administrative costs. Cheques drawn on currencies other than GB pounds and US dollars cannot be accepted.

Student members receive the same benefits as full members but will be required, at the time application for membership is made, to provide certification that they are in full-time education at school, or at a recognised university
(including postgraduate studies) or institution of further education. Application for student membership must be accompanied by a separate email to which is attached a copy of your student ID or a letter confirming your present status within the institution.

Members with UK bank accounts may pay by Direct Debit. A mandate form may be downloaded by clicking here. Please note that Direct Debit may not be used by new members paying their first year's subscription.

New members please note that unless you specify otherwise your first subscription covers the entire year, January to December, in which your subscription is paid, regardless of the date at which you join*. For example, if you had joined the Society in October 2019 you will have received all books published in 2019, including those issued between January and October of that year. In all subsequent years you will be invited to renew in January, regardless of the month in which you first joined.
*New members joining late in the year will be asked whether they really do wish to subscribe for the current year and receive our publications for that year, or whether they would prefer to start their subscription in the following January.

Gift Aid on subscriptions (UK members only)

If you pay income tax in the UK the Hakluyt Society as a registered charity can claim from HM Revenue and Customs a sum equal to the amount of tax you have paid on your membership subscription or donations to the Society. This involves no more than filling in a simple form, signing it and sending it to the Society's office at the address provided on the form.

Gift Aid is an important source of income to the Hakluyt Society, and it costs you nothing. To download the form, please click here.

Benefits of Membership

Members of the Society are entitled to:

1. Receive all volumes published by the Society, other than those of the Extra Series, during the period of their membership. Such volumes are distributed (free and post free) to members.

2. Purchase earlier volumes (if still in print) and additional copies of current volumes at discounted prices which are about forty per cent below those at which the Society's publications are sold to the public. (
Click here for books still in print)

3. Purchase volumes issued in the Extra Series at special rates, from 20 to 30% below the retail published prices.

4. Receive the twice yearly Newsletter, the List of Publications in Print and the Annual Report.

5. Receive a printed copy of the Annual Lecture delivered at the AGM (if published).

6. Attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting held in London. Each year a distinguished speaker is invited to give a lecture to members of the Society and their guests following the conclusion of the AGM.

7. Have password access to the 'Members Only' pages on the website, and to the email Discussion Group.