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Imperial College is renowned for extending the boundaries of knowledge and exploring the interfaces between science, medicine, engineering and management. Its teaching and research attracts academia of the very highest international quality and a reputation for excellence.

Becoming a Member of Friends of Imperial College gives you a chance to explore and discuss the great advances being made in these fields with the very people making them.

Join Friends of Imperial College as an annual Member for only £20 and benefit from:

  • A whole year of stimulating opportunities to learn from a diverse range of speakers, leading academics and ground-breaking researchers from Imperial College and guest academia
  • A chance to meet our lecturers after each event and enjoy an informal discussion over a glass of wine - or two
  • An exclusive programme of member-only lectures and events
  • Unique access to facilities and research departments with our Behind-the-Scenes events
  • Reduced ticket rates for our public lectures - 50% reduction for you and 20% for your guests
  • An easy way of keeping up to date with the latest findings from Imperial College
  • Opportunities to attend other special lectures, exhibitions, music and other events at the College
  • A 10% discount at the College cafes and refreshment bars*
  • Preferential rates to the Ethos Sports Centre and Centre for Co-Curricular Studies courses*

* - see below for further details

Whether you have a link with Imperial College already or not you are welcome to join us. If you want to explore the latest ideas in science and technology ñ we look forward to welcoming you.

By joining you will be supporting the public understanding of science through our programme of public lectures. You will also be supporting the Rectorís Scholarship Fund for students in need as Friends of Imperial College makes a major donation each year. This fund helps nurture the bright minds who will go on to make a positive impact around the world.

Subscription Information

£20.00 - for 2017-2018 Annual - 12 month subscription

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Just keep in touch

If you would like your name to be added to our email list so that you receive email reminders of our events please Register Online now

Standing Order Form

If you need to complete a Standing Order, please download the Standing Order Form in PDF format. Please complete, sign and forward to your bank with a copy to Friends Administrator (see contact details below) for information only. Please note that banks will no longer accept standing orders from Friends presented on behalf of members.

Friends' Administrator

If you would like to speak to someone about your membership, or any other matters relating to Friends, please contact Friends Administrator: Angie Watson (click to open a new email to Angie)

Friends of Imperial College
19 Donaldson Road

020 3239 7699

Further Details of Membership benefits

Membership benefits include:

  • reduced rates for our programme of events, as well as
  • access to certain College facilities, and
  • opportunities to attend other special lectures, exhibitions, music and other events at the College.

Discounts at Imperial College for members of Friends of Imperial College

Please provide proof of membership using your current membership card.

1. Ethos Sports Centre.

Contact Iain Reid 0207 594 9527

Lifetime membership £5,995 (instead of £6,995)

Off-peak annual membership £500 (instead of £600)

Off peak hours are 07:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday and between 08:00 - 20:00 at the weekends.

Access includes gym, pool, sauna, steam room, spa and a choice of either squash, climbing or classes.

2. Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication - evening classes

Evening Class Programme in Languages (various course levels offered) and in a growing range of Science, Arts and Humanities courses.

There is a 20-week Main Programme running October to March, and a separate 8-week Summer Programme running in May & June.

Details of available courses can be found [here].

Contact 020 7594 8756 or [email]

Applicants holding valid Friends membership please enrol online selecting the discounted Rate B applicant category.

Please provide proof of membership to the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication by submitting to them an electronic copy of your current membership letter.

3. Restaurants and catering facilities

10% reduction on production of current Friendsí membership card at 170 Queenís Gate, 58 Princeís Gate, all College cafes and bars, excluding East Side Restaurant and Bar.

No discount at Union bar as discounts already apply there.