Become a Member

Become a Member

Summer Open Studios 2023
Unveiling of Verve by Bridget Riley, May 2023
Director Abigail Brundin and Chair of the Council of Trustees Mark Getty during the unveiling of Verve by Bridget Riley, May 2023
‘Control Tower: Shut Up Heads and Mind Protector’ by Sharon Kelly, On the meaning of ‘Gossip’, May 2023

Everyone is welcome to join the BSR!

Your gift funds a critical pool of flexible, readily-available support that can be put to use wherever it is needed most urgently – with immediate benefit to our residents, programmes, and staff. Please support the Annual Fund at whatever level is most appropriate for you, knowing that the BSR values every gift and every donor.

Current benefits for all Members include:

  • updates on our activities via the BSR News

  • invitations to Members events in the UK and Italy (in an effort to meet our sustainability targets, these invitations are now exclusively via email included in our quarterly Events Leaflet)

  • eligibility to stay at the Residence (pending availability, and at prevailing rates) and use the library


Individual Membership is always open to all and at this level you will receive:

  • The BSR News, a regular newsletter which includes the event leaflet detailing the programme of events in the coming months

  • Access to Papers of the British School at Rome, the annual journal of the BSR (additional fees and registration details to be provided prior to autumn publication date)

  • Eligibility for accommodation in the BSR residence (additional fees apply). This includes access to Research Support Officer while in Rome and 24/7 access to the open stacks Library during your stay (further details are available here)

  • Eligibility to book in for meals at the BSR with our community when in Rome and not booked into the residence (additional fees apply)

Sustaining Membership is a philanthropic level of membership that enjoys all the benefits of the Individual Membership along with:

  • PBSR with no additional subscription required (printed copy and/or online, as preferred)

  • Recognition on a dedicated page of the BSR’s website

  • Invitations to UK based events (invitations exclusively via email)

  • BSR Library Readers’ Card valid for the year of your membership (Library and Archive access during normal business hours)

  • Contact with Research Support

  • Opportunities to join the Director and residents for up to two free lunches a year when in Rome


Institutional Membership is for colleges and universities that share the BSR's goal and vision in promoting outstanding interdisciplinary research with the aim of providing a key vantage point for the understanding of the Mediterranean region as a whole. Your organisation will receive:

  • Subscription to the BSR News, a regular newsletter including the event leaflet, as well as regular event reminders for weekly lectures

  • Printed copy of PBSR, the annual journal of the BSR, with online access to back volumes

  • Recognition on a dedicated page of the BSR’s website


All gifts from individuals above £50 (€60 for those joining in Rome) qualify for BSR membership for the remainder of the calendar year and to the following 31 March.

Individual Member (£50 and above)

Individual Members (£50) may purchase PBSR for:

- Current printed version plus digital PBSR online: £21

- PBSR Online only: £15

Supporting Member (£100 and above)

Sustaining Member (£500 and above)

If you would like to become a member and support our work, there are a few ways to do so.

  • Become a member online via PayPal, by selecting an option on the left. All funds through PayPal go directly to the BSR, and you do not need to have a PayPal account to donate this way.

  • Become a member via email by completing a Membership form and returning it to us. If you would prefer to return your form by post, please send it to our London Office.

  • If you require assistance, or have a query about BSR Membership, please contact us at


Universities, cultural and arts organisations, foundations and museums making a donation of £120 or more to the Annual Fund enjoy:

  • A printed copy of the Papers of the British School at Rome (published each autumn)

  • Access to PBSR Online including earlier volumes of PBSR

  • The ability to propose students for the City of Rome postgraduate course (acceptance is reserved to the BSR), subject to prior agreement with BSR

  • Eligibility for groups to stay at the BSR and use the Library, subject to availability, and at current rates. (NB all group members are also required to become BSR individual members)

  • Reasonable use of BSR research services to support visiting groups

  • E-invitations to Members events in the UK and Italy

  • Emailed updates on our activities past and future via the quarterly BSR News and BSR Events programme

Latest Events

Latest Events

Fine Arts Talk | Permindar Kaur
The BSR is pleased to present the second event of the FA Talks series. On 28 February at 6pm, artist Permindar Kaur will give a talk about her
28 February (online only)
18:00 - 19:30
BSR Spring Open Studios 2024
The British School at Rome is delighted to present Spring Open Studios 2024, an evening dedicated to studio visits of artists in residence at the
From 6 March (opening) to 8 March 2024
6 March 18:00 - 20:30, 7&8 March 16:00 - 19:00
Rediscovering Byzantium | Il ritorno dei Greci in Occidente nel XV secolo, tra Tolomeo e Platone
Alla fine del Trecento e poi per tutto il secolo successivo, si assiste in Occidente, e in particolare a Firenze, a una ripresa della conoscenza
13 March 2024
18:00 - 19:30