BRLSI Membership

To Join or Renew click:

If you need help see the information at the bottom of this page.


Why join BRLSI?

Here are some of the many good reasons for being a member of BRLSI:

  • Meet and socialise with other members and visitors, for instance at weekly 11am Saturday coffee mornings
  • Be eligible for the Members' Christmas Drinks Party
  • Attend lectures and events at reduced rates 
  • Receive a free printed copy of one of our past BRLSI Proceedings (discontinued in printed copy since 2015) - just ask at Front Desk
  • Access to all the past and current BRLSI Proceedings through the BRLSI website.
  • Enter work in the biennial Members' Art Exhibition Next one in 2022
  • Watch out for a Members' Craft and Hobbies Exhibition in 2021
  • Free entry to the reception for the biennial Members' Art Exhibition and Members' Crafts and Hobbies Exhibition
  • Take part in our AGM at 7.30pm on Wednesday 21st October 2020
  • Serve on BRLSI committees
  • Volunteer on research and conservation projects
  • Volunteer to help with Reception desk

If you are already a member, we hope you are enjoying being part of this vibrant organisation.

We would like to invite existing Members to renew and potential Members, please take the plunge and join us. We have a magnificent array of over 100 lectures and events on offer through 2020. We would love you to join!

Dick Bateman

Chair of Membership


Membership Reduced Rates

We offer reduced rates for our members. For example, from 1st January 2019, Members will pay £2 rather than £5 for BRLSI lectures, and £4 rather than £7 for Bath Box Office tickets, so saving £3 per lecture.

Participate in BRLSI Affairs

Our AGM will be held on Wednesday, 21st October 2020, at 7.30pm. Come and have your say about the direction of BRLSI affairs!

See under 'Volunteering' below how to join our Membership sub Committee or many other BRLSI activities.

Members' Exhibition

We hold a bi-annual BRLSI Members' Art Exhibition, where, for a modest fee, Members exhibit their artwork. For this each Member receives an entry in the catalogue, plus a free pass, a free drink and nibbles for two guests at the BRLSI reception. Our next Members' Art Exhibition is scheduled for Spring 2022. And we have just started planning for a Members' Crafts and Hobbies Exhibition in Spring 2021.

Types of Membership

Here are the membership options:

Student (£8)

Any student with a legitimate Student’s Card from a local College or University can buy a BRLSI Student Member’s subscription for BRLSI for only £8 per year.

Individual (£25)

Any individual can buy a Member's subscription to BRLSI events for a year from the subscription purchase.

Couple/Joint (£40)

Any couple can buy Members' subscription for £40; a saving of £5 each on Individual Memberships.

Family (£45)

A Family Membership will allow a family Group of up to 2 adults and three children to visit BRLSI events for a year from date of subscription purchase. Please click here to view more information about Young BRLSI events which are paid for separately.

Life (£500)

If a life membership is bought at 50 years of age, and 25 (non box Office) lectures are attended each year, it will pay for itself in 20 years. Thank you for generously choosing the Life membership option!

Benefactor (£100)

Our Benefactor Members  is an annual fee of £100 and can enter our programme of non-Box Office lectures FREE OF CHARGE;


BRLSI is always looking for volunteers from among its membership, to find out more about volunteering with the BRLSI Membership sub Committee or any other activities view our Volunteer Pages


Joining / Paying Subsciptions via the BRLSI Website

For those wishing to either take out Membership via the website, or for current Members who want to pay their subscription via the website, a user guide and slides have been prepared to help you navigate your way: