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We're delighted that you've decided to join the society!


Because you made a booking, your email address will already be on our system.


To link that email address to your full membership, we need you to log into it BEFORE you go any further. Here's how:


Please read ALL the instructions before you start!

  1. You'll  need a password - to get one scroll down to the login section below and click the Forgot Password link beneath the blue box
  2. In the password reset form, enter your email address, complete the maths challenge and press "Request Password Reset"
  3. If your request was accepted you'll receive an email allowing you to reset your password (it may take up to 30 minutes to arrive.)
    1. If your request wasn't accepted either you don't have an existing booker's account or you didn't enter your email address correctly - please try again)
  4. Once you've reset your password you will be logged in automatically
  5. Use menu option Membership > Join again, come back here, and you should see a message "You're already logged in"
  6. You can now go ahead and join up!
    1. If you don't see the message "You're already logged in," please repeat this process from step 1
    2. If that doesn't work, please use the menu item Help > Contact > Logging In and we'll help you.


1: Redeeming a Gift Certificate?

Proceed as normal and select the membership type that matches your Gift Pack.  At the payment stage, choose the option to Redeem a Gift Membership.

2: Gift Aid (UK taxpayers only)

Increase the value of your membership fee by 25% - help us reclaim payments from the taxman at no cost to you!

Note: You cannot claim Gift Aid if you're redeeming a gift certificate.

3: A Request

A significant number of members add a donation to their membership fee.  If you would like to do this, we've made it a simple a one-click option

4: Pay by Card

You can pay by debit or credit card - Mastercard or Visa are preferred, please, because Amex charge us a lot more.

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5: You're going to get some emails!

The joining process will send a number of emails, depending on how many options you sign up for, such a Gift Aid and Member Interests, and whether you submit any help requests. We send these so you can be sure that your data has been submitted and you have a copy for your records.

6: OK it's time to signup and pay!

Select a membership type to begin the registration process