Support Us

Become a Friend of the IMR

You can help to support, sustain and develop the work of the Institute by becoming a Friend of the IMR.

Friends of the IMR have supported

  • Lectures by distibguished speakers
  • Concerts by international artists
  • Workshops for early-career composers
  • Training events for postgraduate students

Friends of the IMR receive the following benefits:

  • Free reference access to Senate House Libraries and to their outstanding music collection
  • Discounted fee for IMR research training events (where applicable)
  • IMR brochure sent to you by post or email
  • Invitation to special Friends of the IMR events
  • Golden Friends will be acknowledged in the IMR brochure

Annual fee

Student Friend (£10), Friend (£45), Golden Friend (£100)

Application form  (Word doc.) (academic year 2014-15)

Donations are also extremely welcome. For further information please contact  or download a donation and gift aid form (Word doc.).


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    'I am so pleased to be back in the musicological community, having lost my identity when I had to take early retirement'

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    'my time [as a Visiting Fellow] at the IMR was of immense value for my research'