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


ARC-BHS Joint Scientific Meeting 2019

30-11-2019 9:30 am -5:00 pm

The Joint Scientific Meeting run by ARC and the British Herpetological Society (BHS) will be held at the Bournemouth Natural Science Society museum on Saturday 30th November 2019. This is a very popular one day conference with science and research based presentations from the UK and overseas and ends with a raffle which raises funds for various great herpetofauna related causes. 


Venom Day 2019

07-12-2019 9:00 am -8:00 pm
Bangor University

The BHS is again delighted  to support Bangor University in the staging of Venom Day 2019.  With an exciting and  full packed day of great talks and speakers, we expect the event to be very well attended, as ever.


Joint AHH / BHS Conference 2020

28-03-2020 9:00 am - 29-03-2020 4:00 pm

Early placeholder for the 2020 joint AHH / BHS herptile husbandry conference - intended to showcase latest and best techniques and expertise in captive reptile and amphibian management by bringing keepers from all communities together - professional and private -  to share learnings and experiences.

Conference theme is ` 2020 -  Vision for the Future'

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.