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The Friends of the IHR is our largest group of supporters. As a Friend, you not only provide the Institute with vital support, but you also have the opportunity to play an active part in the life of the Institute.

The minimum annual donation to become a Friend is £30 or £15 for Students with a current ID. You can make a donation via Direct Debit or credit card online.

Alternatively, you can send us a cheque accompanied by this form.

Friends benefits include:

  • Email notification and advance booking for our events programme, including social events created primarily for our Friends
  • Discounts on IHR Conferences and registration fees and on IHR Publications 
  • Discounted room booking rates at the University of London’s Senate House and Stewart House
  • Discounted access to digital resources:
  1. Save over 30% on a one year subscription for British History OnLine's premium content for £20 per year
  2. Save over 40% on a one year subscription for Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) for £35 per year. Registration for discounted access to BBIH in 2014 is now closed but you can still register for 2015
  • The Institute’s bi-annual magazine Past and Future
  • An invitation to the Friends’ Annual Meeting

To access any of the discounts, please contact

Friends Committee

The Friends’ interests are represented to the Institute by two committees, one in the United Kingdom and one in the United States. The UK members for 2012/13 are:

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

American Friends

American flagThe IHR enjoys close links with the United States as we have students, alumni, fellows, former trustees and staff who are American.

This relationship is strengthened through the support given by our American Friends and donors, either based in the US or UK. The American Friends of the IHR is a 501(c)3 charity that was set up in 1990 to enable Us taxpayers who wish to support the IHR to make gifts that are tax deductible for US income tax purposes.

To learn more about the work of the American Friends, please visit the American Friends website. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.