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The Society of Antiquaries is the home for those who have a passion for the material past. Our members range from scholars who have deep expertise in subjects such as archaeology, architectural or art history, or other antiquarian matters, to those with a keen interest in these areas and wish to explore and promote them further.

We welcome new Fellows and Affiliate Members throughout the year; please continue reading to see how you can join our community.

The main differences between Fellows and Affiliates can be found here.

Fellows of the Society

The Society of Antiquaries recognises distinction in understanding of the human past through election to its Fellowship. These members of the Society are called Fellows and are known as Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA).

Today archaeologists, historians, anthropologists and art historians all fall within the sphere of the antiquarian project, unified by their curiosity in the human journey through time.

Fellowship of the Society is not a professional qualification but is recognition by existing Fellows of the person’s achievements in a particular field of antiquarian activity. Our Fellowship seeks to recognise a wide diversity of contributions to the understanding and development of the material past.

To find out the full advantages of being a Fellow, please visit this page.

To become a Fellow, you either have to be sponsored by a current Fellow or you can enquire about putting yourself forward by emailing our Governance Manager, Linda Grant.

Affiliate Membership

An Affiliate members is anyone who has an interest in the human past and its relevance today. Our collections, events and Library will help you explore many topics, from Stonehenge to the medieval Kings, from brass rubbings to ceramics.

Our Affiliates include students, early career researchers, teachers, professionals and all those with an interest in antiquarianism. We welcome everyone.

To find out more about signing up as an Affiliate, please visit this page.