Welcome to The William Herschel Society

Our aim is to spread knowledge of the life, work, and times of Herschel and his family, and to encourage greater understanding today of the subjects he studied.

We do this in several ways:

We always welcome new members. The Application Form for membership is here. It includes optional forms for Gift Aiding your subscription and for paying it by Banker’s Order.

The most efficient way, for both you and the Society, of paying your subscription is by Banker’s Order. If you prefer to pay by cash or cheques each, you will be sent a reminder by post or email in good time. You may pay for more than one year at a time if you wish. If you do, please make it clear that you are paying extra subscriptions, rather than including a donation. Overseas members in particular are encouraged to pay for more than one year at a time to save themselves and us costs and effort.

The Society regrets it is unable to accept card payments online or by phone. Non-UK members are encouraged to send currency notes if possible, in either their own currency or in sterling in order to avoid the £5.00 charge the bank makes to process a foreign cheque, which would have to be passed on to the member. Alternatively, payment can be made through PayPal using the email address fredsch@tiscali.co.uk as recipient.

No extra subscription is needed for membership for couples who require only one mailing of the Journal and other items. Entry to the Museum is free for both.

The Society is naturally very happy to receive donations at any time! Any amount sent to us over and above your subscription will be treated as a donation. If you are a UK taxpayer you can increase the value of your subscription by 25% by signing the Gift Aid Declaration Form.


UK Members £10

European Members £10 or equivalent

Other Overseas Members £13 or equivalent

We can advise overseas members about the current exchange rate.