Follow in the footsteps of some of our most brilliant scientific minds – become a Cambridge Philosophical Society Member today.

From its inception in 1819, the Society Membership has been made up of Honorary Members and Fellows. Anyone who would like to become a Fellow in today’s society must be recommended in writing by an existing Fellow (who has been a member for at least three years) and a person of appropriate standing, who knows the candidate personally, in a professional capacity. Approved candidates are elected at open meetings of the Society. You can find out more about becoming a Society Member on our Membership page.

As a Society Fellow you will be entitled to:

  • Reduced (free to PhD’s) subscription to our two journals - Biological Review and Mathematical Proceedings
  • Annual summer visit – Previous visits include Kew Gardens, Diamond Light Source, Didcot and the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, find out more in the events list
  • Regular department visits – to places of interest within the University of Cambridge. Previous visits include Whittle Laboratory, Department of Earth Sciences and the Cavendish Museum, find out more in the events list.
  • Access to travel grants – Fellows and Members can apply for grants for travel in the UK and abroad, to attend conferences, visit laboratories and conduct fieldwork
  • Access to research studentships.The Society has a Studentship Fund to allow one or more graduate students to conclude a promising piece of research nearing completion

Society Fellows and Members are also welcome to attend any of our public events and lectures with no fee and no need to book. You’ll find all the details of what’s on this year on our Events and Visits page.