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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

Professor C D Thomas FRES FRS


Chris Thomas carries out research on ecological and evolutionary change, focussing on positive as well as negative responses of animals and plants to Anthropocene environments. He is best known for his research analysing how species have been affected by habitat fragmentation and climate change, and the consequences for conservation. His work has encompassed studies of butterflies and moths, research on six additional insect orders, spiders, animals with endoskeletons, and plants. 

As President, Chris chairs the Council of the Royal Entomological Society, which oversees and governs all activities.

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