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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


Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 10:00

Unfortunately the decision has been taken to postpone this event due to the Covid-19 situation, we are currently investigating possible dates in the autumn and will update as soon as we are able.

Entosci20 is the entomological conference for schools and colleges, where the delegates are the pupils themselves, aged 14 to 18.

Venue: Harper Adams University, Shropshire, TF10 8NB


Delegates will experience exciting different ‘zones’, learning all about the study of insects from the experts in the field.

The conference aims to:

  • Excite and educate both pupils and their teachers about entomology the science of insects
  • Inspire pupils to consider a career in entomology and related sciences from secondary school subjects, to courses in higher education and employment opportunities
  • Give the pupils the chance to handle live insects and hear about different areas of entomology such as insects evolution, ecology and forensic entomology

Invited speakers:

Dr Seirian Sumner, reader in behavioural ecology at University College London

Dr Kanchon Dasmahapatra, senior lecturer in evolutionary biology at University of York

Dr Amoret Whitaker, senior lecturer in forensic studies at University of Winchester

Professor Adam Hart, professor of science communication at University of Gloucestershire

Stefan Gates, "the Gastronaut", writer and presenter

Early career entomologist zone speakers:

Amma Simon, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Keele University

Ashleigh Whiffin, assistant curator in entomology at National Museums Scotland

Aqib Ali, laboratory technician in vector molecular biology at the Pirbright Institute

Katrina Dainton, research assistant in entomology at Forest Research

Will Hawkes, PhD student studying insect migration at the University of Exeter

Registration is via the Harper Adams website


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