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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

RES Goodman Award

Award Criteria

For advancing the education of the public in the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of all aspects of insect physiology and behaviour, thereby promoting the control and conservation of insect species.

For promoting research into aspects of insect physiology and behaviour through online, digital or printed material.

For supporting exhibitions, meetings, lectures, classes, seminars and courses that widen the understanding of insect physiology and behaviour.

Grant No individual award shall exceed £3,000 and not more than £6,000 shall be awarded each year.
Eligibility Any proposal that fits the Award Criteria.
Selection of Awardees

The selection of the person or persons for the award, to be made annually, if a suitable case arises, will be at the discretion of the Trustees of the RES.

Any published material funded or partly funded by the award should acknowledge the fact by mentioning the RES Goodman Award.

Adjudication Nominations and shortlisting will be administered by the RES Outreach and Development Sub-Committee of Council.

Written proposals to the Registrar in the first instance. Or by email: The following points should be considered and included:

  1. Name of applicant(s)
  2. A background and description of the project/exhibition/materials
  3. Funds requested and a breakdown of how the funds will be used
  4. How will this advance the public’s understanding of insects?
  5. How does this relate to insect behaviour and/or physiology?
  6. Provide a statement about the impact and outputs of the project (publications/online materials/lectures/exhibitions/number of people likely to benefit etc.)

Previous  Awards :-


Jeffs, Cockerill, Smith & Smith - series of video shorts for National Insect Week


Adam Hart & Seirian Sumner, Big Wasp Survey

Chris Guiggiari-Peel - 'Clash of the Titans', short documentary

Danielle Richards, School Ecology group


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