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Orthoptera Special ~Interest Group Meeting - 1st November 2017

1st November 2017

Orthoptera Special Interest Group Meeting

Venue: Neil Chalmers Room, Natural History Museum, London

Convenor: Björn Beckmann

Everyone is very welcome to attend the annual Orthopterists' meeting of the Royal Entomological Society, whether to present research or just to listen and meet others. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 1st November 2017, 13:00-17:00, in the Neil Chalmers Room in the London Natural History Museum followed by drinks and a cold buffet. Please email Björn Beckmann at if you would like to present a talk, suggest a speaker, or bring a poster or display.

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Please register by sending an email to , or by post to Björn Beckmann, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford, OX10 8BB, providing the following details:

  • your first name, surname and institution if applicable (for name badge)
  • title of talk or poster or display, if you would like to present something
  • indicate whether you will be staying for the buffet or not, and any special dietary requirements


  • Either a full price of £14.00 to include a cold buffet with wine, and tea and biscuits during the afternoon
  • Or a reduced price of £4.00 to include tea and biscuits only, if you are not staying for the buffet
  • For students and members of the Royal Entomological Society the respective prices are £10.00 (with buffet) and £0.00 (without)


  • either send a cheque made payable to the Royal Entomological Society to: Kirsty Whiteford, Royal Entomological Society, The Mansion House, Chiswell Green Lane, St Albans, Herts, AL2 3NS
  • or pay by bank transfer: Royal Entomological Society, sort code 30-97-25, account number 01921533. Please ensure that you include your name and "Orthoptera SIG" for reference
  • or pay by card over the phone. Please phone Kirsty on +44 (0)1727 899387. There is a 3% admin charge for credit cards, no charge for debit cards


The meeting will be held in the Neil Chalmers Room in the Natural History Museum London. Use the Cromwell Road entrance into the Central Hall; turn left/west into Waterhouse Way to the Darwin Centre; continue down the steps by the Cocoon, then turn right and walk towards the steps at the north end; on the left, under these steps is the door to the Neil Chalmers Room and reception area, where refreshments will be served before/during the meeting. Bags are searched when entering the museum so do not carry knives, scissors or similar sharp items as they will be (temporarily) confiscated. In the evening, the Cromwell Road entrance is locked at 6pm; if you leave after this time you must be escorted through locked doors, or incur the wrath of Security!

Hope to see you there!