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Please note that Dartmouth House is closed to members on Wednesday 29th June and Thursday 30th June 2016.

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Membership of the ESU will allow you to enjoy its social, educational and cultural programmes; to come to ESU events in the UK and around the world, to meet the people whose horizons we work to broaden and to enjoy the facilities of Dartmouth House in London What does membership entitle you to?

  • Members' rates at local, national and international ESU events
  • A tri-annual magazine with features and reviews as well as reports from our scholars and members, and articles about our work around the world.
  • The opportunity to attend the annual Branches' Conference, where you can meet like-minded members and hear about the activities of the ESU.
  • Enjoy the members' facilities at Dartmouth House, from 8.30 am to 10.00 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Receive priority access to dining - provided by Leith's - at Dartmouth House, Monday to Friday. Lunch from 12 to 2pm. The bar is open from 11 am to 7 pm
  • The opportunity to show your support for the ESU through the purchase of merchandise.

Annual Membership Rates (2016-17)

New members under 23 years of age are entitled to free membership. To register online as an 'Under 23' Member, please complete our form here.

London AddressCountry Address
Under 23FreeFree
Age 23 to 26£44 (£38)£28 (£24)
27 to 64£86 (£75)£54 (£47)
65 plus£49 (£45)£31 (£29)
Second member at the same address£38 (£33)£23 (£21)
Overseas member and their family
£40 (£36)


  • Direct Debit discount displayed in brackets.
  • London rates apply to postcodes within the M25 or if you choose to be a member of London Region.
  • New Memberships take 7-10 days to be processed.  Direct debit instructions received past the 20th of the month will take longer to process, as they cannot be processed until the beginning of the following month.

Corporate Membership.

The ESU offers Corporate Membership to companies, charities, embassies, educational organisations and societies. There is currently a waiting list for our corporate membership. For further information about corporate membership, please contact Shikha Battershill.

Join Now

We will shortly release the facility to join the ESU online. In the meantime, please download a membership form by clicking here and return it to Shikha Battershill, Membership Administrator at the following address:

The English-Speaking Union
Dartmouth House
London W1J 5ED.

We kindly request that all members observe the Rules of Dartmouth House.

If you have any queries concerning your membership, please contact Shikha at or on 020 7529 1571.