The British Herpetological Society


The British Herpetological Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious societies of its kind in the world. Founded in 1947 by Britain's leading herpetologists, the BHS still enjoys its national learned status. The society's Herpetological Journal is ranked as one of the leading scientific publications devoted to herpetology. The society actively support Conservation, Research, Education and responsible Captive breeding through it's specialist Committees.

Upcoming events


23-03-2019 11:00 am -4:00 pm
Hadlow College
Hadlow College
Hadlow College, Animal Management Unit, Ashes Lane, Hadlow, Tonbridge, Kent TN11 0AN

For our 2019 AGM, we're fortunate to have the excellent facilities of Hadlow College in Tonbridge, Kent.  Many BHS members will be aware of the National Centre for Reptile Welfare, based at the college - which will be open for tours during the day. This new state of the art reptile rescue centre has already started taking in animals.

Click 'Full Details' below for more information, to download the AGM programme and to find out about entering the 2019 BHS Photographic Competition.


11-05-2019 9:30 am - 12-05-2019 5:00 pm
Drayton Manor Park Hotel
Drayton Manor Park Hotel
Drayton Manor Dr, Fazeley, Tamworth B78 3TW, UK

Following 2018's very well received and successful conference - with more than 100 people attending on each of the two days -  we are planning to hold another in 2019, at the same excellent venue - Drayton Manor Park, near Tamworth.

The Herpetological Journal

The Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal, ranked as one of the leading scientific publications devoted to herpetology.

The Herpetological Bulletin

Our quarterly publication focuses on natural history, captive breeding and husbandry, veterinary and behavioural articles.

The Natterjack

The members ebulletin covers all aspects of the society's activities and interests; whatever your herp-related interests, there will be something for you.