Friends of the IHR

The Friends group was originally formed to support the IHR’s Library.  Over the years though, this group have generously funded almost every aspect of the IHR’s work.  In recent years the Friends have contributed to IHR’s robust conference program, supported Student Bursaries and the Seminar Program and led the way on funding for the redevelopment.

Would you consider becoming a Friend of the IHR?  In addition to supporting the IHR, you also become part of the IHR community. 

To become a Friend, you can send us a cheque accompanied by this form, or you can make a donation via Direct Debit or credit card:


As a Friend, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Email notification and advance booking for our events program, including social events created primarily for our Friends
  • Discounts on IHR Conferences, registration fees and IHR Publications
  • Discounted seminar and conference room booking rates at the IHR
  • Discounted Library Membership and access to the IHR Common Room
  • Discounted access to digital resources:

    1.    Save over 30% on a one year subscription for British History Online’s premium content and gold subscription
    2.    Save over 40% on a one year subscription for Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH). Registration for discounted access to BBIH for 2016 is now closed but you can still register for 2017

  • The Institute’s bi-annual magazine Past and Future
  • An invitation to the Friends’ Annual General Meeting

To access any of the discounts, please contact

Friends Committee for 2015/16:

  • Professor Caroline Barron (Chair)
  • Mr James Dixon
  • Dr Chris Lewis
  • Dr Roland Quinault
  • Dr Kelly Spring
  • Dr Jenny Stratford
  • Dr Christian Steer