New members are very welcome and experience is not necessary. There is no requirement to become actively involved and many of our members focus on the talks and study days. If you are interested then come along to one of our talks for a fee of £5 (refundable if you decide to join) where you can meet the committee and other members.
The annual membership fee (from 1st April to the end of March) is £20 per person (reduced to £10 if paid between January and March, expires March 31st), full time students under the age of 25 pay £5. For this the society offers:
- A varied programme of lectures and meetings from September to May, which are free.
- Access to study days and trips, charged for on a cost recovery basis only.
- Access to fieldwork activities is usually free but sometimes a charge will apply on a cost recovery basis.
Only members can take part in fieldwork activities. Non-members can attend lectures, study days and take part in trips when spaces are available, this is at an additional charge of £5 over and above the members rate.
There are three ways of renewing your membership or joining from scratch:
- Internet Banking (preferred) – If you are a new member please send a completed membership form by email or post to the Membership Secretary. Make payment to Chichester & District Archaeology Society, or CDAS for short.
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Reference (where applicable) ‘your name - subs'.
- By Standing Order (preferred) – If you are a new member please send a completed membership form by post or email to the Membership Secretary, then contact your bank to set up the Standing Order (see form below for details). If you are an existing member then please check that the existing Standing Order is for the correct amount.
- Cash/cheque - If you are a new member send a completed membership form along with a cheque made payable to CDAS to the Membership Secretary, contact details are given below. If paying in person then cash is fine but it is not recommended that you send it by post.
If you would like to become involved in the fieldwork activities then you should contact Peter Murphy (Coastal Monitoring) via , and/or Trevor Davies (surveying and excavation) via . They will add you to their list of volunteers and get in contact as opportunities arise.
Membership Secretary: Brian Tomkinson, 4 The Peak, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire PO9 6AH or email -
(not needed for membership renewals but please ensure you keep the society informed of relevant changes, e.g. address).
Chichester and District Archaeological Society – Data Protection and Privacy Notice
- CDAS is a “not for profit” organisation
- CDAS only holds and uses information for essential membership management purposes.
- CDAS will not share information unless the member has given permission for a stated purpose.
- CDAS will only keep information to fulfil administrative and legal requirements.
- Your information will be deleted from the records within two years of you ceasing to be a member.
- If contact is being made with a large section of the membership by e-mail, blind addresses will be used. If a member has signed up for a specific activity with a small sub-group then it may be appropriate to include the email addresses of all those in that group. If any member feels that their email address is particularly sensitive, then please contact a committee member.
- The member has a right to withdraw consent at any time.
- The member has a right to lodge a complaint with the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office).
- If you have concerns regarding privacy or how we handle your information, please contact the Membership Secretary or if you prefer, another committee member.
- CDAS would like to use images of our activities for reporting, promotional and communication purposes, possibly in social media outlets. We will tell you if this is likely to happen.