Membership of the BMS is open to anyone with a personal and/or professional interest in fungi.  Members are part of a broad and connected community with wide-ranging interests including biochemistry, biodiversity, biotechnology, conservation, ecology, evolution, fungal interactions with animals and plants, genetics, molecular biology, physiology, recording, systematics and taxonomy

Members have free digital access to Field Mycology and discounted print subscription; discounted access to BMS journals, events and conferences, and access to grants to support travel, learning, research, meetings and projects in mycology. We send a monthly email to keep members updated on the latest BMS activities and opportunities, and a quarterly Members' Newsletter is available to all members via their login on the website. Furthermore, membership supports all of our ongoing work to raise the profile and understanding of fungi.

Membership categories


Full membership - £38 a year (intoductory rate of £21 for the first year of a new membership)

Full members can partipate fully in the Society including voting in elections and at Society meetings. Many in this category are involved in fungal research, teaching fungal biology, or are professional mycologists involved in some other aspect of the discipline, including plant pathology, medicine and publishing. Equally, there are many field mycologists, who are expert in some aspect of fungal biology and are committed to the study of fungi. 

Postgraduate student membership - £21 a year

Postgraduate Members are registered for a higher degree (PhD or equivalent) and are carrying out research or studies involving fungi.

Undergraduate student membership - £10 a year

Undergraduate Members are in full- or part-time education on courses leading to a Bachelors degree or equivalent. 

Life membership - £266 one-off fee

Life Membership is available for those who have been in full membership for at least 25 years.

Honorary membership - no fee

Honorary Members are nominated by Council and approved by members at the Annual General Meeting of the Society.


> View the full list of membership fees and discounted publication costs



We offer a reduced fee of £21 for the first year of a new Full Membership.

Join now and your membership will be valid until 31 December 2024.


Membership Renewals for 2024

Renew an existing membership: (log in required)

If any personal details have changed, particularly postal address or email, please update your profile.
(Log in, then go to 'My Account'  at the top of the screen)

Updates will be automatically communicated to the BMS office to amend any journal subscriptions.

If you are unable to complete the online joining or renewal forms, please contact us.

Telephone: +44 (0)330 1330002