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Gift Membership

Looking for the perfect membership gift for a special someone interested in Africa? Then look no further! From just £40 you can give your loved one or colleague the gift of access to thought-provoking events, opportunities to learn and connect with like-minded individuals and much more. 


How do I purchase a gift membership?


Select the type of membership you would like to purchase from the list below. Click the ‘Buy as Gift’ button and complete the form. 


Once your payment has been processed, we will send you a confirmation email. We will also send an email which you can forward on to the recipient to let them know you have given them Royal African Society membership as a gift. You can choose the date (i.e. a birthday) when you would like to send this to the recipient.


Then, the recipient simply has to email us, and they will be able to set up their online account and start enjoying the great range of benefits. The membership will be activated once the recipient has set up their online account on our website.




If you have any questions about joining, please check our Frequently Asked Questions or get in touch at



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.



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.



+ £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.