Use the Library and Archives

The RSAA possesses a library of 5,000 books and a vast and fascinating collection of photographs, slides, maps and personal papers. Members have access to these resources for research and for personal pleasure.

Attend Social Events

In addition to lectures, RSAA members can attend a calendar of exclusive social events at prestigious venues including the House of Lords, the Brunei Gallery, and London’s Private Members Clubs.

Subscription to Asian Affairs

All members of the RSAA receive a free subscription to Asian Affairs, the Society’s well-regarded journal. Published three times a year by Taylor and Francis, not only do you receive hard copies of the journal but also online access to the entire back catalogue of articles and book reviews, enabling you to browse through them at your leisure.

Access to Lectures

The RSAA is renowned for having one of the best lecture programmes in London, with expert speakers from a wide range of disciplines tackling all manner of challenging topics. Members can attend lectures in person, bring a guest, and also watch previous lectures online.

Join RSAA Tours

The RSAA runs annual expeditions and tours exclusively for Society members. Often to out of the way destinations (our Wilderness Tours), or places that are only recently accessible, our tours are a superb way to learn about a new place, to meet other RSAA members, and to hear high-level briefings in the field.

If you would prefer to register or renew you membership without using Paypal you can download the files linked below below and register via post.

Membership Leaflets 2014

A5 Gift Aid form

Please find details for exchange rates below:


Younger Member (under the age of 30) £20
Single Member £75
Joint Members £100
Lifetime Membership £1500
Affiliate Membership for Asian Diplomatic Missions in London £500
Affiliate Membership for Schools and Academies £100
Corporate Membership £500
Society Tour


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27 SEP


Under the Same Shade: Three Years of Working on the Roof of the World

Where: The Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 (Nearest tube stations Euston Square and Euston mainline).

Lecture starts at 1.15pm and finishes by 2.30pm. The sandwich lunch, from 12.30pm, must be booked by 2.30pm the day before.

Tickets: Free

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