BPS Subscriptions are due on 1 January each year. The rates are:

Full Personal Members£25.00
Personal Members not receiving The Fern Gazette£21.00
Student Members£12.50
Subscribing Institutions£42.00
Family membership in any category is an additional£2.50

Postage is charged extra for overseas members, according to the table below:

EuropeRest of the World
Full Personal Members£10.00£12.00
Personal Members not receiving
The Fern Gazette

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There is no extra charge for postage in the UK.

How to Join
People may join at any time of year, but after the end of September they can opt for membership for the following year.
New members can join here
Alternatively you can apply for membership, on the application form, available here. It can be downloaded and completed and sent to the Membership Secretary from whom further details can be obtained.

Existing Members
If you are an existing member and need to tell us of a change of circumstances, you can do that here

How to Pay
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Standing Order forms are available here.

Cheques should be made payable to ‘The British Pteridological Society’ and sent to the Membership Secretary, Peter Madders, 16 Battlebridge Court, Wharfdale Road, London N1 9UA.

Other convenient methods of payment for overseas members are an International Girobank Order in Sterling, or directly through bank accounts using either BIC – NWBKGB2L or IBAN – GB06 NWBK 538116 82258813. Please add £1 to the total if paying by bank transfer, to cover the bank charge to us. Please pay in Sterling. If you have to pay in a currency other than Sterling, please add a further £5 to cover the extra bank costs for conversion.


Data Protection Act 1998. For the purposes of exemption of the Society from registration, prospective members please note that all membership & subscription details are held on computer file. Members may, on request, see a copy of their own entry. A full membership list and updates are published regularly in the Society’s Bulletin.

You can email the membership secretary for further information.

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