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Friends is a registered charity with the objective: "To advance education for the public benefit in the latest developments in science, technology, engineering, medicine and business, by supporting the work of Imperial College London".

Imperial College London is renowned for extending the boundaries of knowledge and unveiling brilliant discoveries. Its teaching and research attracts academia of the very highest international quality and a reputation for excellence.

Becoming a Member of Friends of Imperial College gives you a chance to explore and discuss the great advances being made in these fields with the very people making them.

Join Friends of Imperial College as an annual Member for only £20 and benefit from:

  • A whole year of stimulating, thought-provoking events covering the latest scientific discoveries and developments from Imperial College London
  • Learning from world-class scientists and ground-breaking researchers from Imperial College London and guest academia
  • Reduced ticket rates for Friends public lectures – almost a 60% reduction for you and 20% for your guests
  • A chance to meet our lecturers after each event and enjoy an informal discussion over a glass of wine
  • An exclusive programme of member-only lectures and events giving Unique access to facilities and research departments with our Behind-the-Scenes events
  • Special invitations to attend hand-picked College-ran exclusive lectures, exhibitions, concerts and VIP events
  • A 10% discount at the College cafes and refreshment bars*
  • Preferential rates to the Ethos Sports Centre and Centre for Co-Curricular Studies courses*
  • * Full details of discounts at Imperial College London for Members of Friends are [below]:

Whether you have a link with Imperial College London already as an alumnus, student, member of staff, local school, donor - or simply want to explore the latest ideas in science and technology – we look forward to welcoming you.

If you would like to join now please see below...

Subscription Information

£20.00 - for 2010-2011 Annual - 12 month subscription
£20.00 - for 2011-2012 Annual - 12 month subscription
£20.00 - for 2012-2013 Annual - 12 month subscription
£20.00 - for 2013-2014 Annual - 12 month subscription
£20.00 - for 2014-2015 Annual - 12 month subscription
£20.00 - for 2015-2016 Annual - 12 month subscription
£20.00 - for 2016-2017 Annual - 12 month subscription
£20.00 - for 2017-2018 Annual - 12 month subscription
£20.00 - for 2018-2019 Annual - 12 month subscription

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Voluntary Donations

If you would also like to make a voluntary donation in addition to the subscription, we would be extremely grateful. Donations are particularly valuable to Friends and they can be augmented by Gift Aid for qualifying donors, adding a further 25% to the donation. As a charity, we believe that seeking voluntary donations is the simplest and fairest means of increasing our annual revenue. Details of how to donate are included on the next page. Friends of Imperial College contributes to The President’s Scholarship Fund which supports undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships. This fund helps nurture the bright minds who will go on to make a positive impact around the world.

Standing Order Form

If you wish to pay by Standing Order, please download Standing Order Form in PDF format. Please complete, sign and forward to your bank with a copy to Friends Administrator (see contact details below) for information only. Please note that banks will no longer accept standing orders from Friends presented on behalf of members.

Friends' Administrator

If you would like to speak to someone about your membership, or any other matters relating to Friends, please contact Friends Administrator:

Angie Watson (click to open a new email to Angie at

Friends of Imperial College
19 Donaldson Road

020 3239 7699

Further Details of Membership benefits

Please provide proof of membership using your current membership card.

1. Restaurants and catering facilities

10% reduction on production of current Friends Membership card at 170 Queen’s Gate, 58 Prince’s Gate and all College cafes and bars apart from the East Side Restaurant and Union Bar.

2. Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication lunchtime & evening classes (languages, arts and science courses).

Details of available courses:

  • Lunchtime Learning [here]
    • Evening Classes [here]

    Members should select rate category B and quote their membership number

    Bookings are made online. Any queries please call 020 7594 8756.

    3. Ethos Sports Centre.

    Contact Iain Reid 020 7594 9494 or

    Friends of Imperial College are eligible for a ‘corporate membership’ which is £60 per month for peak or £40 per month for off-peak*.

    To join, click ‘Corporates’ on their ‘External Members’ website page here, then select FoI in the dropdown menu. Access includes gym, pool, sauna, steam room, spa and a choice of either squash, climbing or classes.

    *Off peak hours are 07:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 - 20:00 at the weekends. These times are on their website here.

    In the past Ethos offered lifetime and off-peak annual memberships to Friends of Imperial College. They will honour all the current memberships purchased in these categories, but new ones are no longer available.

    No discount at Union bar as discounts already apply there.