Membership Benefits

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

  • Subscription to African Affairs, the world’s top-rated African Studies journal (worth £82)
  • Access to SOAS, University of London Library, the world’s largest reference library on Africa (worth £200).
  • 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
  • Regular newsletters from the Royal African Society, African Arguments, ASAUK and the APPG for Africa and others
  • Notices of ASAUK funded programmes such as the teaching fellowship and writing workshops
  • Discounted registration for the ASAUK Biennial Conference (worth £85) and other symposia
  • Free or discounted entry to the RAS’s programme of public events, tackling some of the most pressing issues affecting the continent today
  • Opportunity to feed into the advocacy and policy work of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Africa, administered by the RAS
  • Priority booking and discounted tickets to the cultural festivals Africa Writes and Film Africa
  • Exclusive invitations to high-profile celebratory events, and member’s-only receptions
  • Opportunities to network with like-minded people interested in Africa and establish professional connections and partnership
  • Discounts on subscriptions to other journals and publications, including The Africa Report (30% off 1st year), the African ArgumentsInsider’s newsletter (30%) and selected books with publishers James Currey and Boydell & Brewer
  • Third party discounts brokered through our partnerships

For those who want to offer an enhanced contribution to support the work of ASAUK and RAS, there are also opportunities to become a Friend or Lifetime Member.

Categories of membership and cost:

  • Individual £85
  • Student £40
  • Friend £120
  • Lifetime £1,500
  • Associate £12 (no journal or access to conference members rates)

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.