West Africa Study Circle       



Each year WASC hold a series of in-person and on-line meetings. Check our MEETINGS PAGE for up to date details.

The study circle meets twice a year in London, usually at the Royal Philatelic Society's premises in Abchurch Lane. These events are normally in early March and November. An informal meeting is also held in Salisbury during June/July each year.

A weekend conference is held every second year. The venue varies: the 2023 conference was in Swanwick. Previous venues have included Reddich, Cheltenham, York, Leamington, Chester, Buxton, Warwick, Edinburgh, Oxford. These have been most successful with some members bringing their partners to enjoy the social side of the weekend.

On-line meetings via Zoom started in October 2023, and the intention is to hold one every three months, with programme announced to members via email.


A postal auction is held twice a year allowing WASC members the opportunity to buy and sell specialised material at low commission rates. One of these every two years is held live on the Saturday of our conference.

Research and publication

WASC publishes members' research and writing via Cameo and in book form (see publications page). Study Editors for each main WASC collecting area are available to give advice to members on queries, and the Publications committee and the Editors of Cameo can help with getting into print.