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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

Book Purchase Scheme

Award Criteria To provide assistance in purchasing specialist Taxonomic books, that will assist in the identification of Insect groups being studied in developing countries and their regions. Applicants will be required to demonstrate need and specify particular texts.
Prize Any one applicant may be awarded up to £250 in a three year period. The Society will purchase the texts awarded and send them to the applicant. The applicants may, themselves, provide any additional funds in excess of the amount awarded.
Eligibility Fellows and Members of the Society native to and working in developing countries. The adjudicators will be guided by the United Nations, Human Development Index (HDI), in determining those countries currently regarded as 'developing'.
Cycle Application continuously open. However, when an award is made, it forms part of the maximum award, that is subject to a 3 year period.
Adjudication By the Honorary Officers of the Society who may seek specialist opinion.
Entry By use of application form that is downloadable here or from the Registrar. The completed form to be submitted (by any method) to the Registrar,

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