GNRS Membership


Join us! Or renew your membership online for a year. Your membership includes the following benefits:

  • Great Northern News, published every other month
  • Reduced prices on the Society’s publications
  • Access to the members only sections of this website, including the Forum
  • Access to archive material and the Society’s photograph collection
  • GNRS days out

The membership fee depends on where you are in the world and how you would like to receive your copies of the Great Northern News, so please read the notes below before purchasing.

GNR Society Benefits

Great Northern News

The GNR Society's magazine,
six times a year

Summer Days Out

Join us on trips to sites of GNR interest

Photo Collection

Access to the extensive GNR photo collection


The Society's in-house books - available online and at exhibitions

GNR Archive

An expanding list of documents available to members

Members' Forum

A members' only space - the place to exchange knowledge and ideas


The current annual subscription rates are:
UK members: £25.00 

  • Overseas members (Europe): £35.00 
  • Overseas members (Rest of World) – Surface Mail: £35.00
  • Overseas members (Rest of World) – Air Mail: £43.00
  • Overseas members (PDF only): £25.00

The Society’s Membership Year runs from 1st August of one year to 31st July of the following year.

New members joining during the Membership Year pay the full subscription for and receive all issues of GREAT NORTHERN NEWS published during that year.

New members joining during June or July of one year will also become members for the whole of the succeeding year.

The Society keeps members’ names and addresses on a computer database, used solely for membership records and the production of address labels. It is not registered under the Data Protection Act.

You have the right to ask for your details to be removed from the database but this will result in non-receipt of GREAT NORTHERN NEWS and other Society publications.

You also have options regarding the appearance of your details in the published membership list (which is circulated ONLY to Society members). You will be asked to complete a form by the Membership Secretary.

In joining the Society, you agree to abide by the Constitution & Rules. A full copy that includes contact details of committee members and officers is available after you have become a member.

Acceptance of an application for membership shall be at the discretion of the Committee. The Committee reserves the right to reject an application if it considers that the applicant’s membership will be contrary to the best interests of the Society and is under no obligation to disclose the reason(s) for the rejection.

If your membership is rejected, your membership fee will be returned.