Are you looking to become a member of the
British Entomological & Natural History Society?

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About the society

The Society was founded in 1872 as the South London Entomological and Natural History Society and since its inception has always included amongst its members many of the leading entomologists of the day.

Over the years the membership of the Society has increased to include not only residents of the London area but entomologists living all over the British Isles and overseas.

The objectives of the Society are the promotion and advancement of research in entomology with an increasing emphasis now being placed on the conservation of the fauna and flora of the United Kingdom and the protection of wildlife throughout the world.

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Purchase the specialist publications from some of our leading entomologists.

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Become a member

There are many benefits to becoming a member of the British
Entomological & Natural History Society – here’s just a few:

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    Public liability insurance for individual members
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    Free Society Journal published 4 times a year
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    Discounts on Society publications
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    Access to the library and collections

 …and so much more!

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Latest News


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