We welcome new members to the Society. Benefits of membership include an extensive annual calendar of field trips and meetings and receiving the bi-annual Newsletter and annually-published Journal.

Members are allocated to Branches covering the United Kingdom, which organise local events. Further details about our Branches can be found here.

Details of our events programme, including our Annual Society Meeting can be found here.

For information about our publications, please click here.

You can download an Application Form in PDF format here.

Joining The Russell Society

There are four levels of subscription membership: Ordinary, Family, Student and Junior.

Student members are over 18 years and must be in full-time education.

Junior members can join at any age, but members under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult to meetings. Junior members must transfer to Student or Ordinary membership at age 18.

Family membership entitles all the members of a family to full Ordinary membership with the difference that only one copy of the Journal, Newsletter and other documents will be circulated to each family.

The subscription year is from January to December and subscriptions are renewable annually on 1st January each year. Current membership rates are: Ordinary £25; Family £30; Full-time Student/Junior £10.

As a registered charity we encourage tax paying members to gift aid their subscription to further benefit the Society. A gift aid form is included with the application form. On first joining you will be sent copies of the current Journal of the Russell Society and most recent Newsletter. Payment can be made by cheque annually or alternatively by standing order. The application form has a bankers order for you to complete and send to your bank.

Further information is also available in our Information Leaflet which includes an application form in PDF format here.

If you have any questions about membership of The Russell Society, please contact us by email using this address: