Membership benefits

We are always delighted to welcome new members from anywhere in the world. Membership of the Virginia Woolf Society of GB entitles you to:

  • FREE Virginia Woolf Bulletin three times a year, containing articles, reviews and previously unpublished material by Woolf herself (normally £5 each)
  • Discount on Birthday Lecture: annual talk by a Woolf scholar or author, held on the Saturday nearest to 25 January
  • FREE Regular email updates, with information and news of upcoming Woolf events
  • Discount on member events: e.g. day conferences; study weekends, talks, visits; guided walks in an area connected with Woolf
  • Online talks and events: live and recorded events accessed by web link (members only: small additional charge)

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Membership fees

As a non-profit organisation run by elected volunteers, we keep our fees as low as we can.

Annual membership (year ending 31 December 2022)
£10 UK-based students (full-time)
£15 Overseas students (full-time)
£20 UK
£26 Europe
£30 Outside Europe

Five-year membership (beginning 2022)
£80 UK
£104 Europe
£120 Outside Europe

Memberships starting part-way through the year and continuing until December of the following year are also available. Please email the Membership Secretary Lindsay Martin at for details.

How to pay for membership

There are several ways to pay, but if you would like to join, please email

You can pay (sterling only) by online banking, PayPal, credit/debit card or cheque.

1) For online payments, please use the following details. PLEASE NOTE: If you renew your membership each year, you might like to set up a standing order (a regular payment of a stated amount on a specific date). Unlike a direct debit, a standing order is under the payer’s control and can be altered or stopped at any time.
Bank: Santander
Account Name: Virginia Woolf Society GB
Account No.: 40411044
Sort Code: 09 06 66
BIC (formerly Swift) Code: ABBYGB2LANB
IBAN: GB95 ABBY 0906 6640 4110 44
* Please note that your bank may charge you an additional fee for processing international payments

2) For PayPal payments, you will need to add a little extra for the PayPal charges: the Membership Secretary will let you know how much when you email.

3) If you do not have a PayPal account and wish to pay by credit/debit card, you can ask for a PayPal invoice. You will then be able to pay by Visa/Visa Debit/Visa Electron, Mastercard, Discover, UnionPay, Maestro or American Express.

Reference: in all cases, please use MBRSHP plus your surname (so that we can match up the payment with the contact details provided).

Quick renewals
UK members can renew using online banking and emailing Lindsay Martin at with:

  • name
  • postcode
  • membership number.


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