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 Arguments Insider’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:

To join, simply click the links above. If you would like to pay via bank transfer or cheque, or if you would like to become an Associate Member, please email