Donations, Membership and Friends

Donations to the Institute

The Institute currently invites donations of any amount to support:

We would be delighted to publish the names of individuals supporting these initiatives, but please let us know if you would like to make an anonymous donation.


Membership Schemes

The Institute of English Studies offers the following membership schemes to all those interested in our events and activities. Members of the Institute are welcome to attend our seminars free of charge, and are entitled to attend all Institute conferences at a concessionary rate.

  • Institutional Membership
  • Worldwide Associate Membership

Members and Friends of the Institute of English Studies are entitled to attend all Institute conferences and symposia at a discounted rate, and attend all our seminars free of charge.

Institutional Membership

Staff and postgraduate students in the following departments are covered by the institutional membership scheme:

University of London English Departments English Departments of the Following Centres Other Block Members
Birkbeck College
(including the Faculty of Continuing Education)
Roehampton University The LTSN Subject Centre in English at Royal Holloway
Goldsmiths College University of Bedfordshire  
King's College London Kingston University  
Queen Mary University of London Open University  
Royal Holloway University of London University of Surrey  
University College London    

Worldwide Associate Membership

The Institute of English Studies operates an Associate Membership Scheme for Departments of English and allied disciplines of academic institutions outside the United Kingdom.

The membership price will be determined upon application on an annual basis, but will be in the region of £300. The entitles all academics and research students of the Associate Member Department to use the Institute for academic support during visits to London or the UK and also provides the Member Department with up to four tickets to the University of London Library per year for designated personnel. Other benefits include:

  • Free access to research seminars hosted by the Institute.
  • Access to conferences at the Institute at the current concessionary rate.
  • Email addresses on the Institute's server.
  • Poste restante facilities in the Institute's main office.

For further details, please contact:

Christopher Adams
Institute of English Studies

Senate House
Malet Street, London


Tel: +44 (0)20 7862 8679