We currently have 300 members. The number of members is limited by the capacity of our lecture venue.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact our membership secretary, Diane Gosling by email, her email address being

She will be delighted to send you a registration form to be completed and returned with a non-refundable registration fee of £10. When you become a member this registration fee will be credited towards the cost of your first year's membership.

The annual membership fee from January 2020 is £45 per member.

As of December 2019 there were 30 prospective new members on our waiting list. All of these have been offered membership for 2020, starting January 2020, and we currently (13th December 2019) can accept about 6 new members with immediate effect without joining a waiting list. Our year runs from January to December. The committee has recently decided that should anyone on the waiting list decide not to take up membership when they have been invited to do so, they start again at the bottom of the list. If you are on the waiting list and you would like to know your position on it, please email Diane Gosling and she will be happy to tell you.

Sometimes, if we have spare places on visits or special interest days, we do contact prospective members on our waiting list to ask them if they would be interested in coming along.