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Someone has kindly given you a year’s membership. How exciting.

To activate your membership refresh the page, wait for the pop-up to appear and enter the code we sent you by email.

What our members are saying

Tom Dewar

I can already highly recommend @Tortoise. It’s the news equivalent of dipping your head in a cool, glacier-fresh stream on a scorching-hot day.

Lucinda Day

Went to my first @Tortoise ThinkIn last night on gender. A really fun eve – full of lively comment & a totally inclusive atmosphere. Not at all like a traditional panel event.

Kelwyn Looi

Really recommend the ThinkIn. Refreshing to actually hear views from real people that then feeds into what’s published. Team is lovely too!


Where can I find my code?

You should have received a unique code in an email from us when your friend sent you the gift. If you can’t find the email, check with your friend that their purchase went through, or get in touch with us. Make sure you refresh this page to prompt the pop-up to show – this is where you need to enter your code.

What's included?

You’ll get one year’s Tortoise membership, giving you access to all of Tortoise’s digital journalism in the app and online, as well as ten ThinkIn tickets for the year, Tortoise Quarterly as an ebook and our daily Sensemaker briefing emails delivered straight to your inbox.

How long do I have to redeem my code?

You have a whole year to set up your membership from the moment your friend purchased it, but the sooner the better – we’re releasing new stories and holding new ThinkIns up and down the country every week.

When will my membership run out?

Your membership will last one year from when you sign up here. As that date approaches, we’ll get in touch to let you know your membership is up for renewal. You can then either renew yourself, or, if you’re feeling lucky, forward it on to the person who purchased your gift membership.

Can I cancel my membership part way through?

Yes, you can choose to cancel your membership at any time and this will not affect the person who has referred you.

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