Join The Nelson Society
He is wearing the Order of St. Ferdinand and of Merit, The Turkish Order of the Crescent, and the Order of the Bath. (Graphics courtesy of the Royal Naval Museum)
The Aim of the Society is…
To remember the most spectacular officer in the age of fighting ships-of-the-line, Horatio Nelson died at Trafalgar aged 47 years as his fleet defeated the combined ships of France and Spain.
He possessed special qualities.
“I have met with no character in any degree equal to his Lordship; his penetration is quick, judgement clear, wisdom great, and his decisions correct and decided; nor does he in company appear to bear any weight on his mind, so cheerful and pleasant that it is happiness to be about his hand.”
– Doctor John Scott, Private Secretary to Lord Nelson.
The Nelson Society is run by enthusiasts to promote interest in and appreciation of the character and life of Admiral Lord Nelson, it has no headquarters or administrative staff and conducts its activities through an elected committee of members.
Membership is open to everyone. Amongst our members are descendants of Nelson and those of all ranks who fought under his command but the majority of members are simply those interested in the exciting life and times of Nelson and his Band of Brothers. Membership allows unique opportunities to share information and promote understanding through research, social events and publications.
Subscription rates from January 2018
Paying for your membership
After completing your membership form please click on the required membership level below to purchase depending on your location…
Standing Order from 2019
For administrative convenience it would be appreciated if UK members would pay for their membership by standing order. Please complete your standing order by printing off the form from this link STANDING ORDER MANDATE 2019 and then sending it to your bank. Thank you.
Gift Aid is a UK Government scheme which supports charities by allowing them to claim back tax paid by donors. If you are a UK tax payer your completion and return of a declaration it will enable us to recover tax (currently 20p for every £1 you pay) on your donations to the Society. The only restriction is that you must have paid as much tax as we reclaim.
Our Constitution (PDF opens in new tab/window) is also available.
If you have any queries then please contact The Membership Secretary by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post at the address shown above.