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Following the latest government announcement concerning the current Covid-19 pandemic the Society headquarters at Mansion House has now closed.

Where possible emails will be monitored, any urgent enquiries should be forwarded to

Membership applications will be put on hold until further notice.

Our "identify that insect" service will continue, but our Director of Science cannot accept any physical samples to inspect during this time.

Our Librarian will not have access to our collections from home, but will be happy to try and locate references available to download from the internet.

All events and meetings have been cancelled until further notice

We hope that everyone stays well and we hope that normal business can resume soon for everyone, thank you for your understanding during this difficult time that the world finds itself in.

Kirsty Whiteford - Registrar

Become a member

Academic qualification is not a pre-requisite for Membership and applications are welcome from those who show that they have a genuine interest in entomology.

Annual subscription rates can be found here

Discounted countries list can be found here

Council meet on the first Wednesday of March, May, June, October & December.

RES Membership Benefits

Full time Student Members enjoy a concessionary subscription rate. Once successfully admitted as a Member the suffix Mem.R.E.S. may be used (not applicable for student members).

Members may at any time apply for a Fellowship when they consider that they have attained the required standard.

* Applicants must be over 18 years of age.

Membership Application Process:

  1. STEP 1 »
    Prepare Information:

    • Students should obtain a letter from their supervisor stating student status and studies end date.
  2. STEP 2 »
    Download, complete and submit using our application form. Download Form

    Send completed form either via email to or by mail to The Mansion House, Chiswell Green Lane, St Albans, AL2 3NS.

  3. STEP 3 »
    Application will be referred to a Committee of Council, at the next scheduled meeting, who then forward a recommendation to Council.

  4. STEP 4
    If admitted for Membership, we will contact you.

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