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Acalyptrate Clinic in the Collections area of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

On Saturday, 12th May, John and Barbara Ismay and Jann Billker hold an Acalyptrate Clinic in the Collections area of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. It is from 10 am to late afternoon. They will help you with the identification of Acalyptrata families (Diptera)  to family level and many of these to genus or species. Please bring a few specimens that you find difficult or would like confirmed.…

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FSC – BioLinks Courses at Dinton Pasture May to July 2018

BENHS are pleased to announce the following course organised by the FSC Biolinks team: Learn To Love Centipedes, Millipedes & Woodlice  09/05/2018 Field Identification of Woodlice 23/05/2018 Learn To Love Spiders 20/06/2018 Learn To Love Flies 27/06/2018 Field Identification of Spiders 30/06/2018 Field Identification of Flies 11/07/2018 Click on each to open detail view.

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Entomological Recording and Collection weekend Gilbert Whites House Field Study Centre Selborne

April 7th & 8th 2018 The team at Gilbert White’s House  & The Oates Collections would like to invite anyone who is interested to come visit the meadow and gardens to record and collect the insects there. There will be some equipment available if anyone would like to borrow any for the weekend (nets, pots, microscopes). The FSC is at the top of the car park behind the Selborne Arms…

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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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