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Why should I join the Royal Entomological Society?

We are a membership organisation of more than 2,000 qualified entomologists, ecologists, environmentalists and students of insect study.
There are many benefits to becoming a Member or Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society.
  • Many eminent scientists of the past, including Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace to mention but two, have been Fellows of the Society. To this day, the Royal Entomological Society has an international Fellowship recognised for their vast scientific contribution.
  • We offer multiple opportunities, in-person and online, for you to be part of a network of likeminded people and share knowledge and research on the study of insects.
  • You gain the loyalty, recognition and backing of a Royal Chartered Society, founded in 1833 and granted Royal Charter by Queen Victoria in 1885, and the right to add ‘Royal’ to our title by King George V in 1933.
  • You will gain exclusive opportunities to become a Trustee of a learned society; Getting involved as a Trustee of an organisation that shares your interests and ideals is a great way to put your professional skills to use in your field of interest, looks fantastic on your resumé for future applications, but can also offer great insight into what’s involved in the management of charities and gain skills on working well within a leadership role.
If these do not sway you, see below for many other reasons why you might benefit as a member of the Royal Entomological Society:

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Our Scientific Journals

Members & Fellows get free online access to our scientific journals.

Learn more about the most up to date research in entomology by reading (and contributing your own research) to our journals.

Register for our Events

We frequently host hybrid, in-person and online events. Members and Fellows can take advantage of significant discounts, and sometimes free registration when signed in to their online account.

Visit our event page to see what might be on near you.

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Awards & Grants

The Society offers several awards to celebrate those who have made a significant contribution to insect science, and several grants to help those in early career stages to develop their skills in the study of entomology.

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Membership Newsletter

Alongside our public newsletter, we produce monthly correspondence which includes exclusive news and updates for, and from, Members and Fellows of the Society, with discounts, products, reminders for events and more.

Log in to your membership account (visit my account – my profile) and select the tick box to opt in to our monthly newsletters. You can also visit our Newsletter Archive for correspondence you may have missed.

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RES Library & Archive

The Library collections date back to the founding of the Society in 1833. Members and Fellows may visit the Library where they can consult the Collections, material in our Archive, and items held in storage, and may borrow items in Main Collection.

Meet the Team

We have a small but devoted staff team at the ready to help with any queries and the backing of a brilliant group of Trustees and representatives.

You can also read about our Honorary Fellows and their achievements in entomology.

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There are many more benefits to being a Member or Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society

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