The BAHS is a charity and is entirely reliant on annual subscriptions to support all our work: newsletterspublicationsonline forumsLIBRAL, the Thirsk Prize, the ‘Work in Progress’ list, and links to rural museums and related societies and organisations.

Frequently asked questions are below the form.

For Agricultural History Review, which is available on both individual and institutional subscriptions, please see the main page.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What does an annual subscription give me?

Two issues of Agricultural History Review, as well as any supplements we publish during the year, and two issues of Rural History Today. You also have exclusive online access to the most recent three years’ issues of Agricultural History Review. Two individuals at the same address can join for the price of one, but receive only one copy of each issue (‘joint subscription’).

Individual or joint subscribers are also entitled to vote at the AGM and to apply for grants to support conferences and other initiatives. Institutional and library subscribers can give online access to the most recent three years’ issues of Agricultural History Review to their affiliates, as described in our terms and conditions.

How much does an annual subscription cost?

Annual subscription for individual or joint UK members is £30.

There is a concessionary rate of £15 for UK students not in full-time employment and UK residents who are registered unemployed. Joint subscription does not apply to the concessionary rate.

Annual subscription for individual or joint members overseas is £42. This reflects the extra postage cost.

If you’re not ready to pay an annual subscription, please keep in touch by signing up for our email newsletter.

Do you offer institutional subscriptions?

Annual subscription for libraries and other institutions for 2024 is £190. Please use the contact form to contact the Assistant Treasurer, who will ask you for the necessary details.

Is there joint membership for two people at the same address?

If you want to set up joint subscription with another individual at the same address, please fill in the form above and then use the contact form to tell the Assistant Treasurer the details of the second individual.

How do I renew my subscription?

When you pay by PayPal, an annually recurring payment is set up. Your subscription year begins on the anniversary of the date you first paid by PayPal.

If you set up a Standing Order, the subscription will be taken on 1 February each year.

All details about payment are on the Payment Page.

What do I do if my Standing Order is not up-to-date?

Please amend your standing order (we cannot do this, only you or your bank) and send us a cheque for the difference. Details on the Payment Page.

My details have changed: what do I do?

Use the contact form to tell us that your details have changed.

I’ve already filled in the membership subscription form: how do I pay?

You can go straight to the Payment Page.

Is there a paper form I can just fill in and send by post?

There is a membership form, which you must print, fill in and send, if you are sending us a cheque. It also includes a standing order form, to send to your bank.