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Join online now for instant members only website access

Becoming a GA member online is quick, easy and completely secure.

When you join online you'll get instant access to all members only areas of the GA website, and if you sign up for Full Personal, Group or Concessionary membership you'll also be able to view your chosen journals online and get up to 30% discount in our online shop.

If you'd prefer to join by post, fax or telephone, visit our Join Offline page to find out how.

If you are already a GA member and would like to add additional journals to your subscription you can do this as part of your annual membership renewal. If you would like to add them part way through your membership year, please call us on 0114 296 0088 or email [email protected] to find out more.

Membership benefits

Full Personal, Group and Concessionary

When you join the Geographical Association you get a great range of benefits including:

  • Termly journals in print and online
  • GA Magazine in print and online three times a year
  • Up to 30% discount on GA publications
  • Big discounts on courses and conferences
  • Discount offers from a range of companies including National Geographic, Páramo, Mountain Warehouse and Thermos
  • Access to members only areas of the GA website - your own personal homepage, downloadable resources, photo galleries and other exclusive content
  • Geography subscribers get free online access to an archive of GA journals Geography and The Geographical Teacher going back to 1901

Find out about all the benefits of GA membership on the Why Join page.

Entry Level Membership

This new category offers a taster of GA membership and is ideal for teachers who want to top up a school subscription with their own individual membership.

  • GA Magazine in print and online three times a year
  • Discount offers from a range of companies including National Geographic, Páramo, Mountain Warehouse and Thermos
  • Access to members only areas of the GA website - your own personal homepage, downloadable resources, photo galleries and other exclusive content

Concessionary Membership

The GA offers concessionary rates to full-time students and first year NQTs and to those who are retired or unwaged - these members receive all the normal benefits of GA membership.

We also offer discount rates to members of international geography associations - these members receive the same benefits as concessionary members with the exception of journals and GA magazine, which are available online only.

Direct Debit Offer

Direct Debit (DD) is the simplest and most convenient way to pay your annual GA membership subscription. This payment method allows your membership to be renewed automatically every year. We will provide you with plenty of notice before we take money from your account and you can cancel the DD instruction for your next subscription renewal at any time. You can choose to pay your subscription by monthly or annual DD.

  • Monthly will spread the cost of your annual subscription over 12 equal monthly instalments (excludes entry level membership).
  • A single annual DD payment will save money as a discount of approximately 3% is applied to our current rates (excludes entry level membership).

Simply tick the DD payment option on the second page of the downloadable Membership Form indicating your preferred payment frequency, complete the accompanying DD instruction and return it to the GA along with rest of your membership application form to the GA by post (we require a hard copy of your signed DD instruction form).

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Step One: Your details

First of all, tell us your contact details and choose a website password:

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Your password should be alphanumeric and not contain any symbols

  Send me free email updates
(we will not pass your contact details on to any third parties).

Step Two: Choose your status and journals

GA membership is based around two things - your status and your chosen journals.


  • Group - available to schools, colleges and other institutions, this category provides the benefits of GA membership for a group of people
  • Full personal - available to individuals
  • Concessionary - available to students, first year NQTs, retired and unwaged individuals. Individuals who are based overseas and who are already a member of an international geography association can also apply for concessionary membership (NB: this concessionary international rate does not include print journals)

More information about these categories is available on the Subscription Information page.


  • Geography - for lecturers, teachers and students in Post-16 geography - find out more
  • Primary Geography - for teachers at Key Stages 1 and 2 - find out more
  • Teaching Geography - for teachers at secondary school and sixth form - find out more

If you're not sure which journal(s) you'd like to subscribe to, take a look at these free samples to help you decide.

Entry Level Membership

This package is available to individuals only and does not include any journals.

Step Three: Select your membership package and proceed to pay

Now you've chosen your status and journals, select the correct option from the table below and click 'Proceed'. You'll be able to review your personal details and membership choice before making payment.

All online payments are processed through RBS Worldpay, a secure site.

Current Rates Group Full Personal Concessionary
Geography  £104.00  £68.00  £34.00
Primary Geography  £47.00  £47.00  £34.00
Teaching Geography  £104.00  £68.00  £34.00
Geography and Teaching Geography  £148.00  £96.00  £48.00
Geography and Primary Geography  £148.00  £96.00  £48.00
Teaching Geography and Primary Geography  £148.00  £96.00  £48.00
All three journals  £175.00  £120.00  £60.00
GA Magazine only Entry Level Membership (Personal)     £20.00

Journals - Free Access for GA Members

The Autumn 2014 issue of Primary Geography focuses on geography out of the classroom.

The Autumn 2014 Teaching Geography focuses on teaching about places.

The Autumn 2014 issue of Geography

Online Shop - Up to 30% Discount for all GA Members

Global Energy Security (DVD)

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KS3 Geography Teachers’ Toolkit. Introducing India: What ar..

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Collins Junior World Atlas (Third edition)

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Debating Energy Futures: Coal, Gas and Nuclear (DVD)

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