CSAR membership benefits include access to:

  • 12 lectures (in-person and/or via Zoom) per year
  • complimentary wine, tea, coffee and biscuits at the lectures
  • 2-3 visits per year to organisations at the cutting edge of applied research (for which there is a supplementary charge of £10 per visit). Individual and family members have priority when booking visits.

Membership runs for 1 year from the payment date.

Membership fees

  • Individual membership (£25 per year)
  • Family membership (£35 per year)
  • Business or institution (£150 per year). Your members can attend lectures free of charge.
  • Concession (£10 per year): low-income, undergraduate and postgraduate students, recent PhD (within 2 years)
  • Secondary school pupil or teacher (£0). Please see Schools.

You can also join as a Pay-As-You-Go member, and receive email notification of our lectures:

  • PAYG (£0). There is a charge per event, payable in advance or on the door (£5 or £3 concession).

Viewing lectures on Zoom is free for all members.

Join CSAR online. Payment options: Card, PayPal, bank transfer (cheque or cash as a last resort only, please!)

Individual members have one vote at the AGM, Family members have two, Business members have one.

If you are a UK taxpayer who has an individual or family subscription, we would be very grateful if you would complete a Gift Aid form. This will allow us to claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give.

If you wish to change membership category before it expires - for instance, to switch from Pay-As-You-Go to an individual subscription - please email from the email address that we hold for you, and we can arrange for this to happen.

Thank you for your interest in CSAR and its programme. If you would like to help us maintain our activities at their current level, you can make a donation to CSAR here, via PayPal or a bank card. Your gift will by default go into our general income fund; if you would like it to be used for a specific purpose such as the PhD Students Awards scheme, please let us know at CSAR is a registered charity run by volunteers.


7th Dec 2023

Dr. Carol Ibe (2019 CSAR Student Award winner )

2nd Sep 2023

Smart rugby ball used in Six Nations 2023