There are several types of membership, including individual, family, student, schools and corporate memberships. Members may attend lectures free of charge, receive an abstract of each lecture in advance and are also eligible to take part in CSAR visits (you must be a member to take part in a visit).

Individual membership (£25): includes attendance at all lectures without further charge, lecture abstracts emailed in advance and eligibility for CSAR visits.

Family membership (£35): provides individual membership benefits as above for all immediate family members.

Student membership (free for 2016/17): provides free membership for postgraduate and undergraduate students.

Registered attender (free for 2016/17): this category is aimed at people who are unable to attend regularly but who wish to be kept in touch with CSAR events. Registered attenders are asked to pay £3 on the door for each lecture they attend.

Business (£150): provides individual membership benefits for all employees.

Institution (£150): provides individual membership benefits for members of university departments and colleges

School (free for 2016/17): requires a single point of contact via a member of school staff for pupils to enjoy the benefits of individual membership, and for the school to be involved.

You can join CSAR online for each type of membership by going to:

If your membership requires a subscription fee, we accept debit and credit cards and PayPal. You can also arrange to pay by online bank transfer or cheque.

Gift Aid

Your welcome pack will include a Gift Aid form. You are eligible for the Gift Aid scheme if you have an individual or family membership and you are a UK tax payer. There is no cost to you, and the form takes no more than two minutes to complete. CSAR is a registered charity and will benefit greatly. Download Gift Aid form

Further information

If you would like more information on the different types of membership, please talk to one of our Council members, or contact: If you are planning to attend a lecture you can also join at the reception desk in the foyer outside the lecture theatre.


The Student Award scheme is funded via donations. If you are considering making a donation and would like to discuss it further in confidence, please email Jane Baker ( Outreach and Students Awards), speak with a committee member, or contact the president, Sir David Wallace, at:

Updating and Renewals

You can update your details at any time by going to:

This is also where you can change your preferences for how CSAR contacts you. For instance, you can:

  • Tell us your new postal address
  • Opt out of receiving paper communications
  • Opt out of emails requesting event feedback
  • If you have a family membership, you can provide us with the email addresses of those family members whom you would like to receive CSAR emails

If we have up to date details for you, you should receive an automatic invitation to renew your membership before it expires. You can also renew online by going to: