Membership

Would you like to become part of a community of like-minded scholars, working to defend and develop our subject? Members of UKABS receive copies (paper and electronic) of our bi-annual journal Buddhist Studies Review, which includes peer-reviewed articles by an international selection of scholars as well as the latest book reviews. In addition, the UKABS email list and website keep members informed of events and announcements of interest to the Buddhological community in the UK. Members of UKABS also benefit from reduced fees for our annual conference.

2014 membership rates (for the calendar year):

£30 waged; £20 unwaged (including students, retired persons and monastics)

How to join or renew your membership of the UK Association for Buddhist Studies

Membership is paid directly to UKABS, either by cheque sent to the Treasurer or through Paypal. If you have any queries please contact the Treasurer / Membership Secretary Caroline Starkey on UKABSmembership [AT] gmail.com.

Please note that membership is for one calendar year, and therefore that your membership will expire in December 2014. If you join or renew after the journal has been sent out then back issues for the year will be sent to you.

Please return a completed UKABS membership form, available here, to Caroline Starkey (ukabsmembership@gmail.com) alongside processing your payment

Payment option 1: Send a cheque payable to the UK Association for Buddhist Studies to:

Caroline Starkey, School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, Hopewell House, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.

Please include your contact details (full name, address, email address).

Payment option 2: Pay through Paypal, either using your own Paypal account or by debit card. Please make sure you enter your name, institution (where relevant) and preferred email and postal addresses when prompted. To begin, simply select the appropriate membership category below, and the link will take you to PayPal.

Standard membership (£30)
Unwaged membership (£20)

Professional Membership and Tax

UKABS is now accepted by the UK Inland Revenue as a recognised learned society, and has been added to their official list of approved bodies, which is available on their website. From the tax year 2009-2010, all academics and others for whom involvement in UKABS is part of your professional work, the UKABS membership subscription is allowable as a necessary work expense in relation to your professional employment income. In your tax return, you should put the figure in as a professional subscription on the relevant employment page, and note “UK Association for Buddhist Studies, Membership subscription” in the box on the page.

Special Members’ Discount on Ashgate books

To get your code for a 20% discount on purchases of Ashgate books log into the members’ area. If you cannot remember the password please contact UKABSmembership [AT] gmail.com