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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


The Royal Entomological Society is governed by its council, which is chaired by the Society's president according to a set of bye-laws. The members of council, the president and the other officers are elected from the Society's fellowship and membership. The Society's patron is Her Majesty the Queen and its Vice-Patron is The Earl of Selborne.

Members of Council 2019/2020

Prof Chris Thomas FRS FRES (President)

Prof John Pickett CBE FRS Hon FRES (Honorary Treasurer)

Dr Jenni Stockan FRES (Honorary Secretary)

Prof Lin Field Hon FRES (Honorary Editorial Officer)

Dr Allan Watt Hon FRES (Trustee)

Dr Rebecca Farley-Brown FRES (Trustee)

Mrs Julie North FRES (Trustee)

Dr Tim Cockerill FRES (Trustee)

Dr Shaun Winterton FRES (Trustee)

Dr John Baird FRES (Trustee)


Chairs of Standing Committees

Finance Committee - Prof John Pickett CBE FRS Hon FRES

Meetings Committee - Dr Jenni Stockan FRES

Publications Committee - Prof Lin Field FRES

Insect Conservation Committee - Prof Jeremy Thomas OBE FRES

Library Committee - Prof Simon Leather FRES

Outreach and Development Committee - Dr Luke Tilley FRES


Regional Honorary Secretaries

Scotland - Dr Jenni Stockan FRES

Northern Ireland - Dr Archie Murchie Hon  FRES

North England - Dr David George FRES

West England and Wales - Peter Smithers Hon FRES

East England - Dr Alvin Helden FRES

South East England - Dr Sarah Arnold, Mem. RES


Senior Staff

Registrar, Director of Finances & Business - Kirsty Whiteford

CE, Director of Outreach and Development - Dr Luke Tilley

Director of Science - Prof Jim Hardie

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