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Definition of Regions

  • Ireland – Irish Republic and Northern Ireland
  • Scotland – All of Scotland
  • Wales – All of Wales

Counties are ascribed to English regions as follows:

  • North – Northumberland, Cumbria, Durham, Yorkshire, Lancashire
  • East – Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk
  • West Midlands – Cheshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire
  • South-east – Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, London, Berkshire, Hampshire
  • South-west – Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall.
  • International reps – may cover any part of their own country and other countries as willing.

Objectives for regional and international reps (these are indicative and flexible)

  • Represent the Society in your area, encourage entomologists to join, and develop a sense of community among members.
  • Ensure that there are some RES entomological meetings within your area (but also open to those outside the area), ideally at least one per year, by, e.g.,
  • – Encouraging Special Interest Groups to hold meetings in the area
  • – Encouraging meetings with a more general theme than SIGs, for example reflecting entomological interests of the area
  • – Encouraging field meetings and other types of meeting.
  • – Through liaison with the Outreach Committee, encourage outreach activities in the area.
  • – Develop and maintain a list of entomologists who are willing to provide talks to other local organisations.
  • – Be a member of the Meetings Committee and report on activities.

Support from the Society

  • The Society will communicate your messages to members in your area.
  • The Society will ensure that SIG Convenors are aware of the regional and international reps.
  • The Society will provide administrative and promotional support for meetings.
  • The Society will deal with the finance of meetings and pay reps’ expenses.
  • The Society will always be on hand to help with anything you need and to answer questions.

For information on organising meetings, see separate guidelines document.

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