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Why join?

As a member you can:

  • Attend our Society events such as our regular evening meetings on the first and third Tuesday of every month.
  • Take part in our internal competitions.
  • Represent us in external competitions.
  • Submit images to our exhibitions.
  • Access the members-only area of this web site.
  • Join our Flickr group.
  • Pay a reduced meeting fee of £2.

If you are thinking about joining and would like to 'try before you buy' you are welcome to attend one of our evening meetings free of charge and with no commitment.

Non-members attending regularly are asked to pay a guest fee of £5 per meeting.

How to join

Our membership year starts in April. Our annual membership rates have been unchanged for several years now at £50 for Full membership and £30 for Concessionary membership. We offer the Concessionary rate to Students, the Unwaged, and Seniors who believe they need it.

New members joining part way through the membership year may be charged a reduced rate or enrolled early for the following year.

If you'd like to ask us any questions about membership before you join, please use our contact page here.

When you are ready to join, use the 'Join Us' button below. This will take you through several pages. Once you have completed these steps we will contact you with an invitation to a CoL&CPS evening and details of how to pay your subscription.

How we protect your data

As a not-for-profit association run by its members for the benefit of those members, we take seriously our responsibility to protect members' personal data. We will use your email address to communicate with you about our activities and your membership. We will not share your data with others. You can read our full Privacy Statement here.

We use a service called ClubExpress to host this web site, manage membership data, and send some of our emails. You can read more about this arrangement by clicking the 'Privacy' link at the foot of every page.

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