We welcome those with a genuine interest in Samuel Pepys and his world to apply for membership. We are a sociable Club with members drawn from all walks of life and backgrounds; our activities include a broad range of events from formal dinners and lectures to ad hoc outings, guided visits and lunch meetings.

Club Members

A Pepysian pub crawl visiting London pubs connected to Sam and reading from the Diary at each stop

Membership is by election and applicants are required to complete a form stating their background and their areas of interest in Pepys. A Proposer and Seconder from within the Club are normally required but if this is not possible we ask applicants to be available for interview either in person or by phone or Skype. All applications are submitted to the Committee for consideration.

Membership incurs a modest subscription of £40 per annum payable each January. Members receive a Newsletter, invitations to the various events organised by the Club, regular information about items of interest and access to fellow Club members in order to share thoughts, views and reflections on Samuel and his life.

Our main annual event is our formal Dinner held at a historic City of London venue where we are addressed by our President, the Rt Hon Earl of Sandwich, and by a distinguished guest speaker and enjoy good food and wine, live music and the company of fellow members and their guests. Other annual events include the Lecture given by a celebrated Pepysian and the Commemoration Service held at St Olave’s, Hart St (where Pepys worshiped and his buried) to mark the anniversary of Pepys’s death.

To apply for membership, please email the Secretary:

Please note that the Samuel Pepys Club is restricted to a maximum of 140 members, plus a maximum of twenty overseas members, so there may be a waiting list for approved applicants. We look forward to receiving your application.