The British Entomological and Natural History Society (BENHS)
BENHS is for everyone who cares about and is fascinated by the natural history of insects and other invertebrates. We promote their identification, recording and conservation throughout the British Isles in collaboration with our affiliated societies.
Since our foundation in 1872, we have welcomed beginners as well as experienced entomologists. Members receive four copies a year of our highly respected journal and get special discounts on society publications, which include key sources for the identification of particular insect groups. They can also attend a variety of field, indoor, workshop and virtual meetings providing practical skills in entomology in an enjoyable and engaging fashion. Our extensive library and insect reference collection are available to view, on open days, or by appointment at our purpose built headquarters.
BENHS Council and Committees 2023 as at 1 April 2023
The members recommended by Council as Officers or Ordinary Members of Council for 2023-2024 under Bye-Law 7 (a) are:
|VICE-PRESIDENTS||S. Judd & Z.M. Simmons|
|LANTERNIST||M.S. Taylor (Acting)|
|BUILDING MANAGER||M.V. Albertini|
ORDINARY MEMBERS OF COUNCIL: L. Crowley, I.D. Masters, M.S. Taylor, S. Taylor, G. Hedges, A. Spalding, C.M. Watts, R.P. Knill-Jones, S. Clancy and A. Whiffin.
CUSTODIAL TRUSTEES: D.J.L Agassiz & D. Stimpson.
|Assistant Treasurer||R.D. Hawkins|
|Membership Secretary||A.J. Halstead|
|Field Meetings Secretary||G.E. King|
|Assistant Webmaster||M.S. Taylor|
|Assistant Buildings Manager||J.F.H. Cole|
|Student Liaison Officer||G.M. Orledge|
|Invertebrate Link representative||A. Halstead & C.M. Watts|
|Patrick Roche Trust||D. Stimpson|
|Affiliate Societies Contact||S. Judd (interim)|
|Representative from BMIG||P.T. Harding|
|Representative from BPGS||J. Bowdrey|
|Representative from BWARS||R. Dawson|
|Representative from Dipterists Forum||M.S. Taylor|
|Representative from ESB||K.D. Brown|
|Steering Group||R.J. Barnett (Chair), S. Judd, Z.M. Simmons, I.D. Masters|
|Finance Committee||R.J. Barnett (Chair), T.J. Dillon, J.P. Flynn, R.D. Hawkins, S. Judd, I.D. Masters, Z.M. Simmons & J.W. Phillips|
|Communication & Events Committee||I.D. Masters (Chair), J.S. Badmin, R.J. Barnett, S.P. Clancy, Z.M. Simmons, L.J. Evans-Hill, S. Judd, S. Lings, M.S. Taylor, C.M. Watts & G.E. King|
|Building & Heritage Assets Committee||R.J. Barnett (Chair), M.V. Albertini, P.J. Chandler, J.F.H. Cole, S. Judd, M.S. Taylor (interim for S. Lings), Z.M. Simmons, I.D. Masters & I.R. Sims|
|Library Committee||I.R. Sims (Chair), R.J. Barnett, P.J. Chandler, R.D. Hawkins, Z.M. Simmons, S. Judd & I.D. Masters|
|Publications Committee||R.J. Barnett (Chair), J.S. Badmin, A.J. Halstead, R.D. Hawkins, Z.M. Simmons, S. Judd & I.D. Masters|
|Editorial Panel||J.S. Badmin (Chair), D.J.L. Agassiz, J.N. Alderman, R.D.G. Barrington, P.J. Chandler, A.J. Halstead, R.D. Hawkins, P.J. Hodge, I.F.G. McLean & R.W.J. Uffen|
|BENHS Research Fund Committee||A. Spalding (Chair), J.S. Badmin, R.J. Barnett, J.P. Flynn, A.J. Halstead, Z.M. Simmons, S. Judd & I.D. Masters|
|Website Committee||L.J. Evans-Hill & M.S. Taylor|
|Affiliations Working Group||S. Judd, K.D. Brown, M.S. Taylor, J.F.H. Cole & R. Dawson, P.T. Harding|
|Accuracy of Species Recording Working Group||I.D. Masters (Chair), J.F.H. Cole, L.J. Evans-Hill, K. Lugg, P.T. Harding, G.M. Orledge, J.W. Phillips, I.R. Sims, A. Spalding, M.S. Taylor & C.M. Watts|
BENHS Groups and lead members:
|European Group||A.J. Pickles|
|Saproxylic Group||K.N.A. Alexander|
|Student Group||L. Crowley|
|Administrative Assistant||Ella Deutsch|
BENHS Byelaws 2019 (the full set of byelaws is available on the Society’s website)
- c) If any six or more Members shall desire to propose any other eligible candidate or candidates for election to any of the offices or as one or more of the Ordinary Members of Council, such six or more Members shall, not less than one month before the Annual Meeting, give notice in writing (signed by these members and stating the name of every such candidate and the office or position as Ordinary Member of Council for which he or she is nominated) to the Secretary. If such notice is given, an election shall be held at the Annual Meeting before action on the Council’s nominees.
d) When no such notice has been so given, with regard to any particular Office or concerning the Ordinary Members of Council, the President or Chairman shall at the Annual Meeting declare elected the Council’s nominee or nominees to that office or as Ordinary Members of Council.