ZSL Fellowship

ZSL Fellowship

Join as a Fellow of the Zoological Society of London

Across every continent and ocean, animals face an unprecedented threat.  Wildlife is crucial for a healthy planet, and the plight of the natural world is a shared problem, requiring a global responsibility.

Become part of ZSL’s distinguished network of Fellows and help shape the future of our natural world.

ZSL Fellowship offers an exclusive insight into the work that ZSL undertakes both in the UK, in our two Zoos and also in our active conservation programmes in over 50 countries across the globe. We are in a unique position to apply the world leading science from ZSL’s Institute of Zoology and the expertise of our Conservation Programmes to our projects around the world to ensure impactful outcomes and the conservation of endangered species and their habitats.

Apply to be a ZSL Fellow today from only £39 and join a distinguished Fellowship network where you can truly take a part in shaping the future of conservation.  As a Fellow you will have the opportunity to vote on the direction of the Society, attend the ZSL Annual General Meeting and are eligible to stand for ZSL Council. Furthermore you have will have access to a host of privileges including borrowing rights in the ZSL Library, discounts on events and symposia, an annual Supporters' Day, complimentary drinks receptions and the chance to be more engaged in the work of ZSL by enjoying unlimited entry to both ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo for you and a family guest.

Become a ZSL Fellow

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Become a ZSL Fellow 

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Alternatively,  download our Fellowship application form here PDF icon 2017 Fellowship application form.pdf (803.83 KB) (803.83 KB)

Please contact Supporter Services on 020 7449 6443 or at fellowship@zsl.org with any questions about ZSL's Fellowship programme. If you would like to support ZSL in a different way, please visit our Support ZSL page. 

ZSL Fellowship Privileges

As a Fellow of the Zoological Society of London you can benefit from a breadth of academic and access privileges, connecting you with the society's science, conservation and zoological work. 

Academic privileges 

  • Voting rights on ZSL matters, an invitation to the Annual General meeting and the right to stand for ZSL Council.
  • Discounts on Wiley books at 35%
  • Discounts on subscriptions to Animal Conservation at 60%
  • Discounts on ZSL's ticketed lectures and symposia, including ZSL's keynote scientific lecture of the year, the Stamford Raffles Lecture
  • A complimentary drinks reception for Fellows and their guests before every ZSL Science and Conservation lecture run throughout the academic year
  • Borrowing rights in the extensive ZSL Library at Regent’s Park, the largest zoological collection in the country and a great place to study and research
  • Invitations to ZSL events with opportunities to meet ZSL staff

Access to ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo*

  • Unlimited entry to ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
  • Personal sign-in of one additional family member per visit
  • Two additional half-price entrance tickets per year, for family members
  • Complimentary car entrance at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
  • Complimentary car parking at ZSL London Zoo outside of peak times
  • Shop and café discounts at 10%
  • Discounts on ZSL Experiences and select events at 10%

*these privileges are not available to non-visiting Fellows 

Become a ZSL Fellow 

Join online now

or download our Fellowship application form here PDF icon 2017 Fellowship application form.pdf (803.83 KB) (803.83 KB)

Questions?

Please contact Supporter Services on 020 7449 6443 or at fellowship@zsl.org with any questions about ZSL's Fellowship programme.  

If you would like to support ZSL in a different way, please visit our Support ZSL page.

 

Fellowship Terms and Conditions

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ZSL Fellowship events and notifications

ZSL Fellows are invited to a range of events throughout the year, representing the breadth of ZSL's activities and offering you the opportunity to connect with ZSL's science, conservation and zoological work.  ZSL Fellows are also offered priority invitations to selected events throughout the ZSL calendar of events. 

 

Upcoming events

 
6 June 2017: Supporters' Day

This day will offer a unique opportunity to connect you with our science, conservation and zoological work as well as networking opportunities with other Fellows, staff and Members of Council.  Further information is to follow. 
 

Receptions before ZSL's Science and Conservation Events
We are delighted to invite all ZSL Fellows to join us for a complimentary drinks reception for Fellows and their guests before each of ZSL's Science and Conservation lectures, which run throughout the academic year.  These receptions run between 5 and 6pm and provide the opportunity to meet ZSL staff working on the relevant topics, along with the Speakers from the lectures.  

Upcoming lectures include:

11 April 2017: Conserving the Mountain Chicken Frogs
9 May 2017:  Wildlife of the West African Savannah
11 July 2017: The State of the Thames

Become a ZSL Fellow 

Join online now
Student and Graduate Fellowships

Adult, Concession, Overseas and non-visiting Fellowships

or download our Fellowship application form here PDF icon 2017 Fellowship application form.pdf (803.83 KB) (803.83 KB)

Please contact Supporter Services on 020 7449 6443 or at fellowship@zsl.org with any questions about ZSL's Fellowship programme.  If you would like to support ZSL in a different way, please visit our Support ZSL page.

ZSL Fellowship pricing and eligibility

To become a Fellow, you must meet one of the following criteria:

- Have an active interest or involvement in the fields of zoology, biology or a related area
- Be studying conservation, zoology, or a related life science or subject
- Have been a ZSL Member for more than three years consecutively 

You must be over 18 to be eligible for ZSL Fellowship.

Please note that all applications for Fellowship are subject to receive of supporting documentation and final approval by ZSL Council. 

2017 Fellowship pricing for annual subscription 
From 1 January to 31 December 2017

 

Adult Fellow £133
Concession Fellow* (optional discount) £66.50
Overseas Fellow £66.50
Graduate Fellows (Available for three after graduation) £66.50
Student Fellow £39
Non-visiting Fellow** £39

*Concession Fellowship also includes Students who are not studying a relevant subject, though are eligible through other means. 
** Non-visiting Fellows enjoy the academic privileges of ZSL Fellowship only.

ZSL Volunteers, past and present; and former ZSL staff are eligible for ZSL Fellowship.  Current ZSL staff are not eligible to apply. 

Become a ZSL Fellow 

Join online now
Student and Graduate Fellowships

Adult, Concession, Overseas and non-visiting Fellowships

or download our Fellowship application form here PDF icon ZSL Fellowship application form (890.13 KB)

Please contact Supporter Services on 020 7449 6443 or at fellowship@zsl.org with any questions about ZSL's Fellowship programme.  If you would like to support ZSL in a different way, please visit our Support ZSL page.

Renowned ZSL Fellows

Zoological science and conservation have been driven by ZSL's Fellows since the Zoological Society of London's inception in 1826. Founded by Sir Stamford Raffles, ZSL's eminent Fellowship has included Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley, John Gould and Edward Lear, and was also one of the first organisations to allow female members.  

Our Fellows continue to pioneer field research, launch world-leading science and set standards for world-class breeding programmes, driving conservation science. By joining as a ZSL Fellow, you will be lending your name ot the same programme as these great scholars, while directly contributing towards ZSL's crucial work. 

 

ZSL Honorary Fellows

1977  HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

1988  Professor Milton Thaigo de Mello

1991  HM The Emperor Akihito of Japan

1992  Professor Edward O. Wilson 

1998  Sir David Attenborough FRS

1999  Lord Robert May 

2001  Professor Sir Patrick Bateson FRS

2002  Dr William Conway 

2003  Professor Sir Brian Follett

2004  Sir Martin Holdgate

2005  Professor Sir John Krebs FRS

2005  Professor Katherine Ralls

2005  Professor Sir Brian Heap FRS

2006  Professor Sir John Lawton 

2007  Professor Sir John Beddington CMG FRS

2012  Dr Desmond Morris

2013  Ken Sims

 

Dr Charles Veron 
Author of Corals of the World 
There is so much about the Zoo that I loved. The gorillas of course, but for me, the most memorable aspect is the recognition given to small animals, especially the marine exhibits. Every person, certainly every child who comes to the zoo will leave with their lives enriched and with memories that will last for the rest of their lives.

Dr Juliet Clutton-Brock
Former editor of the Journal of Zoology
In 1938 when I was five years old, my father took me to ZSL London Zoo for the first time. I remember well how we sat on a bench and my father told me about how we were all "descended from monkeys". Thus began my seventy year association with the animal world, which included thirty years working in the Mammal Section of the Natural History Museum, followed by thirteen years as an editor of ZSL's Journal of Zoology.

Dr David Harrison 
The Zoological Society of London has been one of the most enduring foundation stones of my life. Providing inspiration and encouragement for more than half a century. It has been a forum for discussion and friendship with scientific colleagues that has been a priceless asset. 

Dr Andrew Kitchener
Principal Curator of Vertebrates, National Museums of Scotland
ZSL has been an inspiration to me throughout my life. I remember my first visit to London Zoo at about four years of age and being amazed at seeing so many different species of animals, especially in the Clore Pavilion. I was particularly impressed by the huge male orangutan next to Guy the gorilla. Now I'm able to put something back into ZSL by editing the Journal of Zoology and being a member of the Zoos Advisory Committee. My involvement with ZSL is always changing - who knows what's around the corner? But, I'll still always look forward to visiting London and Whipsnade Zoos. 

 

 


 

 

Become a ZSL Fellow 

Join online now
Student and Graduate Fellowships

Adult, Concession, Overseas and non-visiting Fellowships

or download our Fellowship application form here PDF icon 2017 Fellowship application form.pdf (803.83 KB) (803.83 KB)

Please contact Supporter Services on 020 7449 6443 or at fellowship@zsl.org with any questions about ZSL's Fellowship programme, or about supporting ZSL in a different way