Join HMS

Membership of the Historical Metallurgy Society is open to all. Members receive the journal Historical Metallurgy (2 issues a year), and our newsletter The Crucible (3 issues a year). There are also discounts for members attending many of our events. Only members are entitled to stand for election to Council or as an Officer of the Society.

We have four different types of member, described below, and we make no distinction between UK and international members who recieve all of the above.

If you have any questions about HMS, your data or membership renewals etc please view our frequently asked questions page.

Online Membership

Ordinary Member


Concession (Student)


Students or under 18s

Concession Retired


For those over 65



Offline Membership

To sign up via post and cheque. Please download the form here and send with subscription fee to the Membership Secretary to: Lesley-Ann Cowell, HMS Membership Secretary, 17A Thorncote Road, Northill, Bedfordshire, SG18 9AQ, United Kingdom. Or email here for more details here.


To renew please sign into your account and renew from there.

Gift Aid

The Society can claim back tax (Gift Aid) on your subscription provided that you pay UK tax. If you wish us to do this please complete the form here and return to:
Lesley Ann Cowell, Membership Secretary, 17A Thorncote Road, Northill, Beds, SG18 9AQ, or email her here.

The Legal Stuff

Any personal data collected by the society is used purely to provide the services of the society. We do not share data with outside sources for advertising purposes.

The Articles and Memorandum of the Society can be downloaded here or are available on request from either;

  • The Honorary General Secretary (Jonathan Prus, Dean Farm Oast House, Rushlake Green, Heathfield, E. Sussex. TN21 9QU. Tel 01435 830155 or email him here.
  • The Membership Secretary (Lesley-Ann Cowell, 17A Thorncote Road, Northill, Bedfordshire, SG18 9AQ, United Kingdom) or email her here.

As the Society is a Company limited by guarantee (No 1442508), every member has a liability, in the event of the Society having to be wound up, of £1 (one pound sterling). The Society’s registered address is Linden House, Eridge Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8HH