Friends annual Membership


Join - or renew - as a Member of Friends for only £20 per year and benefit from NEW additional Membership benefits! They include:

  • A whole year of thought-provoking live streamed lectures and public lectures held at Imperial covering the latest scientific discoveries and developments from Imperial College London
  • Learning from world-class scientists and ground-breaking researchers from Imperial College London and guest academia
  • A Membership extension until the end of October 2021
  • Exclusive online mini-lectures over the summer
  • Priority booking for live streamed lectures throughout the year for you and your guests
  • Special invitations to attend hand-picked College-run exclusive online and live lectures, concerts and VIP events
  • An exclusive programme of Member-only visits giving unique access to facilities and research departments with our Behind-the-Scenes events in Imperial and beyond!
  • Reduced ticket rates for Friends public lectures held at Imperial when possible – almost a 60% reduction for you and 20% for your guests
  • When back running events in College, the opportunity to meet our lecturers after each event and enjoy an informal discussion over refreshments
  • A 10% discount at most College cafes and refreshment bars when back open*
  • Preferential rates to the Ethos Sports Centre and Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication online adult education classes*

* Friends of Imperial College are eligible for a ‘Corporate’ membership at Ethos Sports Centre which is £60 per month for peak or £40 per month for off-peak. Do check when they are able to reopen!

Then, to join, click their website page here, select ‘No I don’t have an Imperial College ID’, and on the next page pick ‘Corporate’ in the menu.

Fill in your personal details on the next section and in the ‘Additional Information’ dropdown menu select Friends of Imperial College. Access includes gym, pool, sauna, steam room, spa and a choice of either squash or classes.

*You can find details of available online adult education courses in arts, language and science at the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication here.

Members should select ‘Associate Rate’ and quote their Friends Membership number once they have joined.

All bookings are made online direct with the department. Any queries please call 020 7594 8756.

* College cafes and bars - no discount at Union bar as discounts already apply there.