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Joining World Affairs

"You do not have to be a genius to become a member, you simply need an intellectual curiosity
about the world we live in and how we are governed."


To get a feel for the World Affairs experience, please explore our website and view past meetings at our Video Archive. We welcome new members with a genuine interest in the wide range of topics we cover and a commitment to their continuing education.

To become a member you are asked to observe our rules of membership;. ; you can view them here. For example, try to attend at least half our meetings each season and stay for the full meeting comprising lecture, interval and Q & A session. Why? Members benefit from continuous learning through our varied speaker programme. High profile speakers are attracted by the unusual degree of engagement and large member audience of which you will be a part.

There is no joining fee but new members joining during the season pay the annual subscription by online direct debit, which is renewed annually on 1 March. You’ll find the subscription rates on the application page – everyone says that they are remarkably good value.

Please apply via the NEXT button below.