British Myriapod and Isopod Group – 2018 Annual Field Meeting and AGM

March 22nd to March 25th The 2018 meeting location, Longtown, Herefordshire, was chosen to provide attending members with opportunities to go hunting for the ‘Maerdy Monster’ and the ‘Beddau Beast’ amongst other goodies in the Welsh Valleys, the Vale of Glamorgan and beyond to the coast.  We are hopeful that Dr Thomas Wesner, a colleague from the Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig in Bonn, will be able to join us for…

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Workshop programme 2017-2018 – correction

Please note that the printed version that covers autumn 2017 through to summer 2018 contains an unfortunate ‘cut and paste’ error: Immediately under the paragraph detailing of the December 2nd Terrestrial Heteroptera to Family Level: held at the Natural History Museum appears ‘Sunday 11 December 2017 Members Open Day at Dinton Pastures‘ – this is the error as the members day is correctly shown later in the programme as Sunday 10 December 2017…

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BENHS Annual General Meeting and Presidential Address 2018

The Annual General Meeting reviews the activities of the Society over the preceding year before the President gives an address on a topic of his choice. The AGM will again be held as a Saturday daytime event (morning and afternoon), with talks, tours and discussions at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW. Details of the programme and timings will be circulated later to members…

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BENHS Annual Exhibition 2017

The BENHS ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2017 will be held in Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL, on Saturday 4 November 2017, from 11.00 am until 5.00 pm. You are cordially invited to this major event of the Society’s social calendar. Members and visitors from all over the country (and overseas) are usually present, and this is an excellent opportunity to meet old friends and make new acquaintances, discuss…

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Dinton Pasture – June 11th Members Open day moved to June 18th

Due to an oversight on my behalf I am having to move the June 11th Members Open Day back one week to 18th June. Could I enlist all you help in spreading the word of this anyone you know attends these sundays or may be minded to attend in June. Thank you for your forbearance, I’ll endeavour to be more diligent with the 2017 – 2018 events calendar, which being…

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At Dinton Pasture BENHS headquarters. Organised by TVERC. This course will be an introduction to surveying invertebrates, managing samples and specimens and the identification to major taxonomic groups (typically insect Orders).  The course is aimed at beginners with little or no experience in surveying or identifying invertebrates. For more information Booking details

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Annual General Meeting: March 25th 2017 – Oxford University Museum of Natural History

BRITISH ENTOMOLOGICAL & NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY AGM and Members’ Day Programme Saturday 25th March 2017 Hosted by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW ( All of the meeting is open to both members and non-members, although only members are allowed to vote on any motions put to the AGM. Exhibits of live or dead insects, photos, literature etc. and posters will be most welcome.…

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FSC BioLinks Project

BioLinks is an upcoming project from the FSC that hopes to strengthen the biological recording networks of the West Midlands and South East. They are currently developing the project and would like input from the biological recording community regarding their plan for training up volunteers to record difficult-to-identify data deficient groups. You can help in 2 ways: By booking a place on the Dinton Pastures consultation workshop on 2nd August…

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New Website for BENHS

We are very pleased to unveil our new website, made for us by the lovely people at Make Moving Messages. We hope you like the new look! Contact Us with your feedback – your comments and suggestions are most welcome. You may wish to join our mailing list at the bottom of the page so we can keep you up to date on what’s going on.

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