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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 Sir Paul Nurse FRS

Prof Paul Nurse
Honorary Fellow
Date of fellowship 2016

Professor Sir Paul Nurse FRS is a world-renowned geneticist and former President of the Royal Society. He is Chief Executive and Director of the Francis Crick Institute. He was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Leland Hartwell and Tim Hunt for their discoveries of protein molecules that control the division of cells in the cell cycle.

Prof Nurse has received over 60 Honorary Degrees and Fellowships, including from the University of Bath, the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, the University of Kent, the University of Warwick and the University of Worcester. He was also appointed Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (HonFREng) in 2012. He is also the Chancellor of the University of Bristol.

Prof Nurse has a lifelong interest in beetles which he developed through creating his own beetle collection as a child.

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