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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 Simon Leather

Prof Simon leather
Honorary Fellow
Date of fellowship 2015

Professor Simon Leather is Professor of Entomology at Harper Adams University, UK. His main interests centre on biological pest control, mainly of aphids and lepidopteran pests of agriculture, horticulture and forestry. His work has taken him around the world from Iceland to Africa.  

Prof Leather is the founding course Leader of the MSc Entomology, MRes Entomology, MSc Conservation & Forest Protection, MSc Ecological Applications and MSc Integrated Pest Management at Harper Adams University. He has had a long association with the Royal Entomological Society, as a Trustee, meeting convenor and editor of numerous RES journals and books. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the newest RES journal Insect Conservation and Diversity. Prof Leather is also one of the main organisers of EntoSci – the entomology conference for schools and colleges.

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