The British Herpetological Society

Join the BHS

Whatever your age, whether you are a conservationist, a scientist, a field naturalist, or if you are interested in reptile and amphibian husbandry, the Society has something to offer. So why not join today?

The BHS is one of the world's oldest and largest UK Herpetological Societies. Founded in 1947 by Britain's leading herpetologists, the Society still enjoys its national learned status and celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2007. Find out more about the society here. The interests of our members are catered for by our range of specialist committees: ResearchEducationCaptive Breeding and Conservation.

Membership gives you access to the latest issues of or publications the The Herpetological Journal, The Herpetological Bulletin and the NatterJack, which are available through the publications section of our website. Online subscriptions cost less, but you can still opt for also receiving printed publications should you so choose. Our publications are normally made available online a little earlier than printed copies are dispatched.

As well as instant access to our publications through our website, other Membership benefits include:

  • Free information leaflets - produced regularly on various aspects of conservation and captive breeding.
  • Meetings - several are held each year covering all areas of the society's activities.
  • Email alerts to advise you when a new Journal, Bulletin or Natterjack issue had been published to the website.

For further details on BHS membership and for options to join by post, please see our Membership Information page.

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UK Online Subscriptions

Our UK Online membership options give you instant access to download our publications from our website. If you'd prefer to also receive printed copies, see our Print & Online membership options below. If you are outside of the UK, please choose from our Overseas membership options.

STUDENT MEMBER (online)

£18.00 / 12 months

  • PDF issues through our website
  • The Natterjack subscription
  • The Herpetological Bulletin  subscription
  • The Herpetological Journal  subscription
  • UK students only, a valid student number is required.

ORDINARY MEMBER (online)

£20.00 / 12 months

  • PDF issues through our website
  • The Natterjack subscription
  • The Herpetological Bulletin  subscription

FULL MEMBER (online)

£25.00 / 12 months

  • PDF issues through our website
  • The Natterjack subscription
  • The Herpetological Bulletin  subscription
  • The Herpetological Journal  subscription

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP (online)

£30.00 / 12 months

  • PDF issues through our website
  • The Natterjack subscription
  • The Herpetological Bulletin  subscription
  • The Herpetological Journal  subscription
  • Young Herpetologists (YH)  membership

UK Print & Online Subscriptions

With our UK Print & Online membership, you'll receive printed copies of our publications through the post, as well as having instant access to download our publications from our website. If you are outside of the UK, please choose from our Overseas membership options.

ORDINARY MEMBER (print & online)

£30.00 / 12 months

  • Print issues in the post
  • PDF issues through our website
  • The Natterjack subscription
  • The Herpetological Bulletin subscription

FULL MEMBER (print & online)

£50.00 / 12 months

  • Print issues in the post
  • PDF issues through our website
  • The Natterjack subscription
  • The Herpetological Bulletin subscription
  • The Herpetological Journal subscription

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP (print & online)

£55.00 / 12 months

  • Print issues in the post
  • PDF issues through our website
  • The Natterjack subscription
  • The Herpetological Bulletin subscription
  • The Herpetological Journal subscription
  • Young Herpetologists (YH)  membership

Overseas & Institutional Subscriptions

OVERSEAS MEMBER (online)

£25.00 / 12 months

  • PDF issues through our website
  • The Natterjack subscription
  • The Herpetological Bulletin subscription
  • The Herpetological Journal subscription

OVERSEAS MEMBER (print & online)

£70.00 / 12 months

  • Print issues in the post
  • PDF issues through our website
  • The Natterjack subscription
  • The Herpetological Bulletin subscription
  • The Herpetological Journal subscription

INSTITUTIONAL MEMBER (online)

£65.00 / 12 months

  • PDF issues through our website
  • The Natterjack subscription
  • The Herpetological Bulletin subscription
  • The Herpetological Journal subscription

INSTITUTIONAL MEMBER (print & online)

£120.00 / 12 months

  • Print issues in the post
  • PDF issues through our website
  • The Natterjack subscription
  • The Herpetological Bulletin subscription
  • The Herpetological Journal subscription