Why you should join SES
  • Join a like-minded community of explorers, scientists and adventurers.
  • - Take-up opportunities to go on exciting scientific expeditions.
  • - Enjoy regular social evenings with drinks and Explorer Talks (London).
  • - Attend the annual SES ‘Pioneers with Purpose’ and ‘Scientific Trailblazers’ Explorer Awards Presentation Evening (London).
  • - Enjoy great discounts from leading outdoor equipment suppliers.
  • - Keep up to date with the latest exploration and scientific news and views through SES's e-Newsletters and social media channels.
  • - Support a charity doing extraordinary work around the world.
Membership Benefits
    • By becoming a member of SES, you benefit from:
    • - Advance notice of forthcoming expeditions, socials and charity events.
    • - Access to detailed expedition and scientific reports via the members' secure area on this website.
    • - Ability to manage your contact details and mailing preferences also via the members' secure area on this website.
    • - Scientific Explorer Annual Review (members’ annual publication).
    • - 10% discount with Nathan Beard ‘Wild Ventures’ when arranging a bespoke venture.
    • - 15% discount on purchases from Cotswold Outdoor (see notes below about this discount).
    • - 20% discount on online purchases from Power Traveller.
    • - SES books, DVDs, videos and merchandise at discount prices. 
    • SES annual membership subscriptions help to pay for the part-time staff who manage every aspect of the Society's activity. This includes producing the SES Scientific Explorer Annual Review and regular newsletters, updating and maintaining SES's website and social media pages, the Explorer Awards programme and Presentation Evening, the scientific expeditions we make available for participation and a full and varied schedule of Explorer Talks and Charity Events we organise for SES members and friends to enjoy.
Membership Categories and Rates
  • FULL membership (Individual)
  • FULL membership (Joint)
  • Corporate membership
  • Overseas membership
  • Under 25s membership
  • Annual Subscription £55
  • Annual Subscription £100
  • Annual Subscription £500
  • Annual Subscription £35
  • Annual Subscription £25
  • All membership fees, except the Under 25's membership, are subject to a £15 Joining fee.