The annual subscription to BAGS is just £17, reduced to £12 for students and senior citizens.

You can join or simply add your name to our mailing list via the link below:

This takes you to a registration page hosted for us by LoveAdmin and then to a payment page where you can set up payment of your subscription so that it is debited annually by GoCardless (on 1st August), thus removing the hassle of having to renew every year (and making our accounting a lot simpler too, for which we are very grateful).

Going forward the GoCardless system also enables you to make one-off payments for events etc. from your PC, tablet or smart phone. It also enables you cancel your standing instruction at any time.

Or you can join via pen, paper, post and cheque

Although we much prefer members to join online, as it helps us to streamline our bookkeeping process, we also appreciate that you may prefer to do things the traditional way and stick to pen and paper!

In that case, please print off the form below and send it to the treasurer (see Contact BAGS) along with a cheque for your first year's subscription. It would help the society if you would also consider completing a Gift Aid form, as we need this in the original for HMRC.

Application form in PDF format

If joining by this method, please contact us for the postal address.

Membership is open to all!

Why do people join BAGS?

The society's current membership includes people born and bred in Britain and ex-patriate Germans. Most members speak some German, but some do not. All, however, have one thing in common - an interest in all things German.

Besides membership subs, are there any other costs?

Refreshments are served at most lecture meetings and conversation evenings, for which a nominal donation is invited. The charge for the meal is notified in advance by the secretary.

Are guests allowed?

Guests are welcome at all meetings. A nominal charge of £2 per guest is made at lecture and film meetings.

We look forward to welcoming you as a new member!