Welcome to BARS

The British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) was set up in 1989 by academics to promote the study of the cultural history of the Romantic period. Since then, BARS has organised biennial International Conferences at various locations across the UK, has published the BARS Bulletin and Review twice-yearly, and currently has more than 400 members.

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BARS memberships run from 1st January to 31st December each year. Subscriptions are due on January 1st, regardless of the month of joining BARS. The annual subscription costs £25 (waged) or £10 (unwaged and/or postgraduate).

Members will be subscribed to the BARS Electronic Mailbase, will be eligible for BARS funding in the form of grants and bursaries and can attend BARS International Conferences and EC&PG events. BARS dues support the open-access publication of The BARS Review and BARS' continuing work connecting Romanticists in Britain, Europe, the United States, Australasia and the wider world.

New members may pay using the PayPal links below; you will receive an email from the BARS Administrator, Nicola Lloyd, once your subscription fee has been received. If you are a new member who would like to pay using a cheque, standing order, banker's order or an online bank transfer, please contact the Treasurer and Membership Secretary:

Dr Jane Moore


John Percival Building

Cardiff University

Colum Drive

Cardiff, CF10 3EU.

Email: Jane Moore

Current members renewing their subscriptions can use any of the payment methods listed below.

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You can subscribe or renew your subscription using PayPal:

£25: Waged

£10: Postgraduate/retired/unwaged

Standing orders, banker's orders and online payment

You can also pay your subscription by setting up a standing order or banker's order to transfer the appropriate amount (£25 waged/£10 unwaged) on January 1st each year. To do this, use the bank details below. These details can also be used to set up a yearly direct debit using online banking:

Payee: British Association for Romantic Studies

Bank: HSBC

Sort Code: 40-09-03

Account Number: 61656104

International Bank Account Number (IBAN): GB04HBUK40090361656104

Bank Identifier Code (BIC): HBUKGB4117H

Reference: Please give your name or membership number so that we can easily trace the payment.


Alternatively, subscriptions may be renewed with cheques made payable to 'British Association for Romantic Studies'.   Please send such cheques to: Dr Jane Moore, Encap, John Percival Building, Cardiff University, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU.