ibsThe International Berkeley Society was founded in 1975 to promote interest in the life and work of the philosopher Bishop George Berkeley. It is open to all who share an interest in the life and works of this many-sided man. We invite you to become a member of the Society: the annual dues are $25/year and can be paid up to three years in advance. Lifetime memberships are also available. Dues for the calendar year can be renewed as early as Oct. 15, but they should be renewed at least by Berkeley’s birthday, March 12.

As part of their membership, supporters receive the regular publication Berkeley Briefs.

Members are invited to donate to the Society’s Research Fund to help support translations, publications, conference travel for young scholars, and other projects that enhance Berkeley scholarship. Those who donate $25 or more to this fund receive a DVD of “The Dean of Thin Air,” an hour-long PBS-produced movie about George Berkeley.

Members who pay annual dues are also invited to add a voluntary donation to support the valued Berkeley library in our Study Center at the Berkeley Museum House in Whitehall.

You can become a lifetime member of the Society for a donation of $1000. Of that amount, $500 goes into the Society’s general fund as dues, $400 is committed to the Research Fund, and $100 is added to the Whitehall library fund. Payment of a lifetime membership may be stretched over a five year period as long as the member does not miss two consecutive years of payments. Anyone who misses two consecutive years of payments automatically reverts back to annual membership status without reimbursement.

You can join the Society either by registering online or by sending in your dues by surface mail. The online option is easier, especially for members outside the U.S. You may pay by using a PayPal account or credit card. To join online, click the Membership and Donations link:

Membership and Donations

To join by sending the IBS a check for your dues and other donations: Please send your name, address and institutional affiliation (if you have one) along with your check or cash to:

International Berkeley Society
Department of Philosophy
Wheaton College
26 E Main St
Norton, MA 02766

  • Money should be sent in U.S. dollars only (check or cash). It is difficult and expensive for us to process checks in other than American dollars.
  • Because of increased costs, we will no longer accept checks drawn on bank accounts outside the U.S.
  • Dues renewal date each year is Berkeley’s birthday, 12 March.
  • Checks should be made payable to the International Berkeley Society. Cash (U.S. currency) is also acceptable.
  • Please indicate whether you would like to receive Berkeley Briefs by email or surface mail.