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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

The Wigglesworth Memorial Lecture and Award

Award criteria For outstanding services to the science of Entomology. The award will be made to a researcher who has contributed outstanding work to the science and who best reflects Sir Vincent Wigglesworth's standards of personal involvement in every aspect of his/her research.
Prize A specially struck gilt medal inscribed with the winners name. Also the costs of attending the International Congress of Entomology to give the Wigglesworth Lecture. The next Award will be presented at ICE 2020 Helsinki Finland
Eligibility Letter of nomination accompanied by at least two letters of support. Typically, the nomination will be in favour of eminent internationally known researchers.
Cycle Every 4 years.
Adjudication By RES Council, who, may consult with the presidents of major entomological societies.
Entry Nominations to be submitted to the Registrar 24 months before the I.C.E. Winner will be notified no less that 12 months before the I.C.E.

Previous winners:- 

1996 - Peter Lawrence

2000 - Michael Locke

2004 - Ken Davey

2008 - Jim Truman

2012 - Stephen J. Simpson, University of Sydney

2016 - John G. Hildebrand, University of Arizona

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