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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

16
Sep
2018

16-09-2018 2:30 pm -7:00 pm
Drake Hall
Drake Hall
Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Ave Amersham, Bucks HP6 5AH

Please join us for the very popular annual joint meeting, held in Amersham in conjunction with the Thames and Chiltern Group.  The speaker line up this year is excellent, with topics that will appeal to anyone with an interest in herpetology.

 

Very much a family friendly event - all welcome!    As ever there will be displays of captive bred animals along with a range of books, prints and dry goods for sale.

 

Full details of the meeting here: pdfBHS Amersham 2018

30
Oct
2018

30-10-2018 - 11-11-2018

In association with partner Madagascar travel specialists `TAILORMADE AFRICA' , BHS Conservation Officer Jan Clemons is  organising a privately guided trip to Madagascar for the British Herpetological Society autumn 2018.

24
Nov
2018

24-11-2018 1:00 pm -6:00 pm
Birkbeck College
Birkbeck College
43 Gordon Square
£10.00

Organised by the British Herpetological Society (BHS), with support from the British Chelonia Group (BCG), the Amateur Entomologists Society (AES), the Institute of Animal Technology (IAT), the Frightened Face of Nature (FFON) and others.

 

The Symposium commemorates the 50th anniversary of the death of Maxwell Knight, the famous naturalist and renowned MI5 agent. It will recount and reassess his life and work in the 21st century, with reference to contemporary environmental issues such as species conservation, captive-breeding of endangered species and public education. Literature and specimens from Maxwell Knight’s collection, including long-lost manuscripts from his original filing cabinet, will be on display. During breaks and at the end of the symposium there will be a showing of Maxwell Knight’s original television/lecture films.

Registration to enable attendance at the symposium can only be made via the BHS.   Registration is strongly preferred directly via the event entry on the BHS website, with payment made via Paypal.  However, if this is not possible for some reason, please contact to arrange an alternative registration / payment method.

For details of address and program, please see pdfMaxwell Knight Symposium

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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.

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