Join the RSL as an 1820 Club Member

The RSL offers the benefits and joys of a literary festival and book club, rolled into one, all year round: a membership for all seasons. As a Member of the 1820 Club you will be able to:

  • Take advantage of priority booking and guaranteed free tickets for you and a guest to all of our public events
  • Receive the annual RSL Review magazine
  • Attend the RSL summer party and presentation of new Fellows ceremony
  • Take part in RSL Members' Book Groups
  • Attend exclusive events and awards receptions
  • Receive limited edition facsimilie copies of items from our archive.
  • Support our charitable aims as the national voice for the value of literature.
To pay for your 1820 Club Membership by Direct Debit, please visit our partner, Charities Aid Foundation and click on 'I'd like to give regularly'. Please ensure that you provide an email address to which we can send confirmation when your Membership has been set up.


When you consider the wealth of national and international culture it delivers, RSL membership isn't just a bargain, it's worth the world.

                                                                                                                     - Ali Smith



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