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The BAHS is a charity and is entirely reliant on annual subscriptions to support all our work: newsletters, publications, online forums, LIBRAL, the Thirsk Prize, the ‘Work in Progress’ list, and links to rural museums and related societies and organisations.

What does an annual subscription give me?

Your annual subscription to the BAHS gives you two issues of Agricultural History Review, as well as any supplements we publish during the year, and two issues of Rural History Today. You also have exclusive online access to the most recent three years’ issues of Agricultural History Review. Two individuals at the same address can join for the price of one, but receive only one copy of each issue (‘joint subscription’).

Individual or joint subscribers are also entitled to vote at the AGM and to apply for grants to support conferences and other initiatives. Institutional and library subscribers can give online access to the most recent three years’ issues of Agricultural History Review to their affiliates, as described in our terms and conditions.

How much does an annual subscription cost?

Annual subscription for individual or joint UK members is £30.

There is a concessionary rate of £15 for UK students not in full-time employment and UK residents who are registered unemployed. Joint subscription does not apply to the concessionary rate.

Annual subscription for individual or joint members overseas is £42. This reflects the extra postage cost.

Annual subscription for libraries and other institutions for 2020 is £125. Please use the contact form to contact the Assistant Treasurer who will ask you for the necessary details.

If you’re not ready to pay an annual subscription, please keep in touch by signing up for our email newsletter.

How do I renew my subscription?

When you pay by PayPal, an annually recurring payment is set up. Your subscription year begins on the anniversary of the date you first paid by PayPal.

If you set up a Standing Order, the subscription will be taken on 1 February each year.

All details about payment are on the Payment Page.

What do I do if my Standing Order is not up-to-date

Please amend your standing order (we cannot do this, only you or your bank) and send us a cheque for the difference. Details on the Payment Page.

My details have changed: what do I do?

Use the contact form to tell us that your details have changed.

I’ve already filled in the membership subscription form: how do I pay?

You can go straight to the Payment Page.

Membership subscription form for individual subscribers

Libraries and other institutions should use the contact form to contact the Assistant Treasurer. Similarly, if you want to set up joint subscription with another individual at the same address, please fill in this form and then use the contact form to tell the Assistant Treasurer the details of the second individual.

We need to gather a few details so that we can send you the periodicals...

Email *
First name *
Last name *
Address (use commas to separate lines of the address) *
Postcode *
Affiliation (required for UK Student membership; optional for others)
How did you hear of the Society? *

We will use your postal details to send you two copies of each of Agricultural History Review and Rural History Today each year. We will use your email address only to communicate with you about your membership or other BAHS-related matters. Every month or so we send out an email newsletter drawing your attention to new items and changes on the Society's web site. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time, using the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of every newsletter. By giving us your information you consent to receive our postal mailings and email communications. We will not sell or give any of your details to anyone else. For further information, see our privacy policy [opens in new window].

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Once you have sent the form, you will be taken to the Payment page where you can pay via PayPal or find the details for setting up a standing order. You will also receive an acknowledgment email from ‘BAHS Membership Form’. If you don’t immediately see it, look in your spam folder or junk mailbox. Sometimes the acknowledgment is bounced back to us, whereupon we send it ‘by hand’.