Individual Memberships

Keeping you informed, engaged and connected - RUSI Individual Membership places you at the heart of the global defence and security community.

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Explore Individual Membership Options

There are four tiers of Individual RUSI Membership:

  • Standard: Our most popular membership, providing cost-effective access to both in-person and online members events as well as digital and print publications.
  • Online: Ideal for those based overseas or with limited access to our London base. This membership offer provides online-only access to member events and publications.
  • Platinum: Providing VIP benefits for those wanting to extend connections and engage directly with our more senior staff and stakeholders.
  • Premium: Our highest tier of Individual membership, for our most exclusive supporters and those seeking extended connection to RUSI’s key activities and stakeholders.

Key Benefits

Latest news and analysis
Receive regular communications and updates featuring the latest news, commentary and analysis across all aspects of global defence, security and geopolitics.

Exclusive member events
Attend a rich variety of events from major flagship speeches by political, defence and security leaders through to intimate discussions with policy makers, experts and practitioners.

Expert information and insight
Benefit from access to RUSI publications including Newsbrief, Defence Systems, the world-renowned RUSI Journal and our latest research publications.

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Standard Individual Membership

Our most popular membership, providing cost-effective and comprehensive benefits

Key features


  • Invitations to all member events, both online and in person. Includes major flagship events such as the annual Chief of the Defence Staff address.


Additional Option: Extended Publications

When you select your membership option, you have the opportunity to add Whitehall Papers and Whitehall Reports to your membership for an additional cost of £50

  • Whitehall Papers - online access plus print copies (typically 2 published a year)
  • Whitehall Reports - online access plus print copies (typically 4 published a year)

Standard Individual

Suitable for everyone


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Suitable for full-time students only


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Suitable for under 30s, over 65s and serving military personnel

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