Membership Benefits

Membership, which is automatically joint with the Royal African Society (RAS), entitles the holder to:

  • reduced fees at symposia and conferences of both organisations including ASAUK biennial conference
  • receipt of the influential quarterly journal African Affairs
  • receipt of the ASAUK Newsletter which gives the reader a wide range of information on activities, events and publications of interest to students of Africa
  • notices of ASAUK funded programmes such as the ASAUK teaching fellowship and ASAUK writing workshops notices of events, meetings and seminars organised by the RAS/ASAUK
  • invitations to book launches and receptions
  • borrowing rights at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Library
  • discounted subscriptions to the journal Africa and Journal of Southern African Studies (JSAS)
  • discounted rate of the African Arguments book series
  • receipt of a weekly electronic report of ‘Africa in the News’ and the African Arguments blog
  • reductions on other selected books and travel to Africa

Categories of membership and cost:

  • Joint ASAUK/RAS £85
  • Student Joint ASAUK/RAS £40
  • Associate (no journal or access to conference members rates) £12

If you are interested in joining ASAUK, please Download, complete and return to ASAUK c/o RAS, 21 Russell Square, London WC1B 5EA.

We accept the following methods of payment Direct Debit (preferable), BACS, cheque and cash. To pay by direct debit please download this PDF form, complete and return, as above, to ASAUK c/o RAS, 21 Russell Square, London WC1B 5EA . If you are filling out the ASAUK Direct Debit form a mandatory reference box on the form needs to be completed by the customer. This reference can be completely made up and can be a mixture of numbers and letters.

The Membership Secretary will respond to your application.

Alternatively, to pay online by credit or debit card, complete and submit the form below.


ASAUK Membership Form


    Payments are in GB Pounds (£).

    Student membership: Applications for student membership must be accompanied by a letter from your university department confirming that you are a registered student.

    Applications must be renewed annually.