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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 Society's Ento Outreach SIG aims to improve the outreach across the entomology sector

The aim of RES outreach is to promote and increase public understanding of entomology. The Society continues to increase the number and range of activities organised for public benefit. These activities help to improve the “diffusion of entomological science” and contribute to science education as a whole.

You'll find below some of the major public activities organised and funded by the Society. If you would like more information about any of the Society's outreach initiatives please contact Francisca Sconce, Outreach & Engagement Executive

National Insect Week

National Insect Week 2020

National Insect Week is a huge biennial and public campaign that will return in 2020.

A nationwide initiative of hundreds of events and activities celebrating 'the little things that run the world'

Insect Festival

Insect Festival 2019

Insect Festival is a biennial event held in York and Bristol.

Visit our Event Pages for more information about the Festivals in 2019


Entocast is funded by a RES Outreach Fund.

Exhibitions, fairs and festivals

The Society provides entertaining and expert speakers for schools, societies and associations and we are currently creating a full package of educational resources to be launched in 2019.

The Society attends exhibitions, fairs and festivals throughout the year to show people the importance of entomology.

Read an article about the RES at Big Bang Fair - the largest STEM event in Europe: Big Bang.pdf

Are you an entomologist and would like to help young people discover careers in entomology? Please fill out a PROFILE

British Insect colouring books

Butterfly colouring book

We recently started a range of British Insect colouring books with KlickKlack, download sample colouring sheets on butterflies and moths, and purchase the full books in our shop

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