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2017 Meetings and dates

2017 Proposed meetings

Dates to be confirmed

Arthropod Cuticle SIG - Jan 2017 St Albans.
Insect Conservation SIG - Spring 2017
Insect Parasitoids SIG - Spring 2017, St Albans
Taxonomy SIG - early 2017, London

22 February 2017

2017 Northern Meeting and Meeting of The Post-Harvest Special Interest Group

Venue: Stockbridge Technology Centre, Cawood, YO8 3TZ

Convenors: Dr David George, Dr Jennifer Banfield-Zanin, Dr Maureen Wakefield, Prof Steve Belmain

1 March 2017

Verrall Lecture

Venue: Flett lecture theatre, Natural History Museum, London
Time: 4pm refreshments, lecture 4:30 - 5:30pm

There is no need to book this year, it is first come first seated.

Dr George McGavin, Honorary Research Associate at Oxford University Museum of Natural History and The Department of Zoology of Oxford University. Television presenter and explorer.

"Tales from Television: an entomologist's perspective"
Since leaving the world of academia, I have had the chance to travel the world to encounter all manner of wonderful species while making programmes for television. In this lecture we take a 'behind the scenes' look at some of the highs and lows of bringing the lives of insects to a wider audience.


4 April 2017

Entomophagy Special Interest Group Meeting joint with BES Agro-ecology SIG, the Woven Network and ADAS

"Insect farming in the UK. Should we do it & can we do it."

Venue: BES HQ, Darwin House, London

Convenor: Peter Smithers

25 April 2017

3rd Annual Forest Insects and their Allies meeting

Venue: FERA Science Ltd, York

16 May 2017

Insect Genomics Special Interest Group Meeting

Venue: Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts
Convenors: Ramiro Morales-Hojas, Martin Williamson

17 May 2017

Insect Ecology and Medical & Veterinary Special Interest Groups meeting

"Vector Ecology"

Venue: Linnean Society, London
Convenor: Mike Bonsall

2 July 2017

Insect Festival 2017
Venue: Yorkshire Museum Gardens and Hospitium

 12-14 September 2017

Ento '17 Annual National Science Meeting and International Symposium

"Entomological Networks: Ecology, Behaviour & Evolution"

Venue: Herschel Bulding, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU

Convenors: Gordon Port , Darren Evans , James Gilbert


23-24 September 2017

Bristol Insect Festival

Venue: Bristol City Museum


24 October 2017

Insect Pollination Special Interest Group Meeting

Venue: National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Convenors: Mike Garratt , Jenni Stockan
Confirmed speakers:
Dr Adam Vanbergen, NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Dr Lorna Cole, SRUC

1 November 2017

Orthoptera Special Interest Group Meeting
Venue: Neil Chalmers Room, Natural History Museum, London
Convenor: Bjorn Beckmann

14 November 2017

Electronic & Computing Technology Special Interest Group Meeting

Details to follow

Convenor: Mark O'Neill