BSHS members at the Annual Conference, 2005

The BSHS welcomes members from all backgrounds, in the UK and internationally. Current members include academics, writers, students, museums professionals, schoolteachers and anyone with an interest in some aspect of the history of science, technology and medicine.

All members of the Society receive

Membership rates and terms

The application forms available below list our membership rates. New applicants may benefit from an introductory offer, providing a reduced rate for the first year of membership. New members who are also members of the History of Science Society receive from a further reduction, and may join at half price.

We provide alternative offers for students, unemployed, independent scholars and retired members, who qualify for this membership status: this offers the same benefits as Ordinary membership at reduced prices. Student membership also gives reduced rates for some BSHS events, and is available for up to five years.

Any person in financial difficulties who wishes to join should write in confidence to discuss terms (details below.)

Membership is from 12 months from the date you join.

How to become a member

This section provides information for new applicants: existing members should instead see the membership renewals section.

We offer the following options for membership subscription:

Online credit/debit card payment: pay directly through this site by going to Join the BSHS online.

Direct Debit: applicants with a UK bank account may alternatively set up a Direct Debit arrangement, allowing automatic annual renewal. To set up your Direct Debit please follow this link

All email enquiries about membership should be sent to [email protected]