Charter and regulations

We are governed by a Royal Charter and Bye-Laws. You can read our full governing documents and regulations below.

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Royal Charter and Bye-Laws

Royal Charter document

Full Royal Charter and Bye-Laws

Read our full Royal Charter document


We have a number of regulations which are refered to in our governing Royal Charter and Bye-Laws. The regulations are set by our Council and broadly cover how membership and our democratic procedures work in practice.

Regulation A - Designation letters

Regulation B - Conditions of membership

Regulation C - Membership cessation and reinstatement

Regulation D - Officer elections

Regulation E - Election to Council

Regulation G - Council proceedings

Regulation F - Disciplinary procedures and requirements