Join the Flag Institute

Novice or expert, vexillologist or vexillographer, flag geek or flag nerd – Flag Institute membership is open to all.

Individual, group and trade memberships are all available, priced according to band (digital, UK, Europe or World).

  • Group membership is ideal for schools, libraries, colleges, museums, government departments (local or central) etc.
  • Trade membership is designed for flagmakers, publishers and other commercial organisations.

Membership benefits include:

  • Flagmaster: the authoritative, full-colour journal of the Flag Institute; new, expanded, 48-page format; delivered by post or (for digital members) by email as a PDF
  • Spring and Winter Conferences (free registration): talk flags and make contact with members and speakers worldwide
  • President’s Dinner (Winter)/President’s Drinks (Spring): extend your Conference day amid good food, good drink and good company
  • Writing/speaking opportunities: share your research and enthusiasms via Flagmaster or the Conference podium
  • William Crampton Library: explore the Flag Institute’s unique research and documentation centre
  • PDF resources: free downloads + member-only downloads including Flagmaster (Issue 117 to date)
  • International Congress of Vexillology (ICV): widen your horizons at the premier world premier flag gathering
  • Expert media, enquiry and advisory services: ask the Flag Institute
  • News: update via website, RSS, Facebook and Twitter
  • Voting rights: shape the Flag Institute’s present and future
  • Volunteering opportunities: contribute as a Trustee and/or Officer
  • Flag Institute lapel pin
  • Flag Institute Member/Trade Member logo

Membership rates 2020/21

  • Individual: digital (£21); UK (£28); Europe (£37); World (£44)
  • Group: UK (£49); Europe (£59); World (£69)
  • Trade: UK (£69); Europe (£79); World (£84)

Please note: geographical bands are determined by postal address.