New Members Welcome

Why not join us?

There are several possibilities:

– join the HA nationally
– join our local branch as an associate member
– come to individual meetings

Join the HA nationally

If you are a full national member of the HA, you are automatically also a member of our branch and receive all the benefits mentioned in the branch information below.

National membership also entitles you to a 12 months subscription to an HA journal (one of The HistorianPrimary History or Teaching History), and a monthly e-newsletter. In addition, you are entitled to discounts on books, and access to other HA magazines and journals at a discounted price.

You are able to search through all the archived HA resources, articles, magazines, handbooks, films and classroom support, and have access to all the Primary,  Secondary,  Branches and General areas on the HA Website.

If you are a teacher, you will also have access to news, events, reviews, CPD, Guides, resources, message boards and forums that cover the teaching and studying of history from early years and Key Stage 1 all the way through to university and beyond, and enjoy support from experts in our Primary, Secondary, Higher Education and Local History and Branches committees.

For current membership fees and details of how to join, please go to

Join our local branch as an associate member

We are a very varied group of local people who are interested in all aspects of history. Some of us are (or have been) involved with history in our work, but many just have an enthusiastic interest in it! If you don’t feel you want to join the HA as a full member, you can still join our branch as an associate member. You will then receive full information on our regular talks in Cheltenham and Gloucester, and can attend them free of charge. You will also get regular newsletters, which include information about history-related events in the area, and details of the summer outing.

The annual membership fee is £15 (£12.50 pensioners/unwaged). For an application form, please click here.

For further details, please contact our Secretary, Robert Sutton (via this page of the website, or phone him on 01242 574889).

Come to individual meetings

Non-members are welcome to attend individual meetings; the entry fee is £3 (school, college and university students free). Watch out for posters locally, or consult this website. (But we’d like to welcome you as a regular member of our group! Do consider an associate membership, and take the opportunity to get to know other history enthusiasts in your area.)