COVID-19 Notice

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THE BRITISH ENTOMOLOGICAL AND NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Update posted on 30 March 2021 at 10:00.

We wish to continue to assure all of our Members, and everybody else involved with our Society, that we are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic continuously and following government advice and guidelines. Your health and safety remains of foremost importance to us and your patience, assistance, co-operation and continuing support are very much appreciated as we face this challenging time together.

For the second year running the society’s Annual Meeting was held online   on Saturday 20 March, thank you to everyone who attended, it was gratifying to see such a good turn out

This year we have teamed up with the Field Studies Council to deliver a series of entomology-focused Natural History Live Events, please see the Events page for details.

Currently the situation over field meetings remains that we are reviewing whether it may be possible to hold some meetings  in line with government guidelines.  Look out for future announcements.

We also look forward to resuming our indoor events programme at the appropriate time and are considering the potential to host the Annual Exhibition at Conway Hall on Saturday 6 November 2021 as well as having an online version available.

Please be re-assured that regular building checks are being undertaken on the Society’s headquarters at Dinton Pastures. The safe keeping of our heritage collections and assets are pre-eminently important to us. Unfortunately, any additional access to the building is suspended until further notice, again look out for future notices.

Society business is continuing and is being conducted ‘virtually’ through Finance, Communication, and Building and Heritage Assets Committees. Full Council Meetings are continuing to be held every six weeks.

The Society’s Journal continues to be published and distributed as normal. Work on future Society publications is ongoing. Membership applications will also continue to be processed. Where possible, e-mails will be monitored and any urgent enquiries should be forwarded to the addresses listed at https://www.benhs.org.uk/contact/

Thank you for maintaining your commitment to the British Entomological and Natural History Society. We will keep you regularly updated through our website and via social media and e-mail. If you are a Member of our Society and would like to receive e-mail notifications from your Society, if you have not done so already, please register for the Members Only section of the website where you will be able to add your e-mail address to our mailing list.

We hope you are finding ways to continue our shared objective of promoting the conservation and further understanding of British Insects and Natural History.