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If you would like to join as a member with the Royal African Society, please contact Melmarie Laccay, Membership Administrator to find out more about joining the Society and the alternative payment options available to become a member via the email below:


Or alternatively, if you have a UK Bank Account, you can make a payment via Bank Transfer, please contact the RAS via the email address above and we can forward the bank details and instructions to make a payment.


Any further questions on membership, you can check the FAQs on the menu above, or if you have any additional membership enquiries, please email the RAS for more details.


The Membership Desk is open from Wednesday to Friday.



Joint annual membership of the Royal African Society and the African Studies Association of the UK (ASAUK), including free subscription to African Affairs, free or priority access to our events, networking opportunities and much more.



Enjoy our annual membership and accompanying benefits at a reduced student rate. N.B. Applications for student membership will require confirmation of your full-time student status from your university or college.

Arts & Culture


For fans of Africa Writes, Film Africa, and all things arts and culture! This package includes discounted and priority access to our events, networking opportunities, fab discounts and more.



As a friend of the Royal African Society, you will enjoy the full range of membership benefits whilst also supporting our core charitable work. Perfect for those who share our values and vision.



For those who are real advocates of the Royal African Society and ASAUK and want to support our charitable work for years to come.



plus £70 card processing fee

Annual membership (including £400 VAT) for companies with a business interest in Africa, offering you valuable insight, high-level networking opportunities, brand visibility and government relations.



plus £25 card processing fee

Membership of the RAS's corporate programme designed for small companies, organisations, consultants and individuals (including £120 VAT).