Become a Member

The Royal African Society has a diverse and influential membership network made up of individuals, companies and organisations who take a proactive interest in Africa and value opportunities to connect, share ideas and develop partnerships.


Our membership is open to all – you can join whether you are a company with a business interest in Africa or an individual with a personal or professional connection to the continent. We offer individual, student, friend and corporate membership packages. Please click on the boxes below to learn more about our different membership types and the wide range of benefits we offer.


Join us today to become part of our vibrant network!



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).