Individual Members & Friends

As a joint RAS/ASAUK member, you would enjoy access to a wide range of wonderful benefits, saving you hundreds of pounds per year! 

Individual membership benefits include: 

  • FREE subscription to African Affairs, the world's top-rated African Studies journal (worth £82) 
  • FREE access to SOAS Library, the world's largest reference library on Africa (worth £200)
  • FREE or discounted entry to our flagship Annual Lecture and other high-profile events 
  • PRIORITY notice of our events and festivals and exclusive members' news 
  • DISCOUNT on tickets to the African Studies Association of the UK's Biennial Conference, worth £85
  • DISCOUNT on subscription to other journals/publications, including The Africa Report (30% off 1st year) and African Arguments' Insider's Newsletter (30%)
  • DISCOUNT on selected books with publishers James Currey and Boydell & Brewer
  • Plus other attractive benefits brokered through our many partnerships 

If you believe in our mission and vision and share our values, you may want to consider becoming a Friend of the Royal African Society. As a Friend, you would enjoy the full range of membership benefits whilst also supporting our core charitable work. 

Sign Up now to become a member or contact us for more information.