Entomasters on tour again – Royal Entomological Society 2020

A highlight of the academic year for me is our annual trip to the Royal Entomological Society HQ in St Albans with the MSc Entomology course. We had a very early start but everyone turned up in time and in a very cheerful mood, in perfect keeping with our coach 😊

Happy Days – a visit to Royal Entomological Society HQ.  This year we arrived in good time as the traffic was, for a change, relatively light.

The traditional group photograph in front of the giant ant.

Another tradition – selfie in the famous entomological lift; I forgot to hold my gut in 🙂

MSc Entomology students waiting for the first talk.  All very much awake as we were greeted by coffee and biscuits

The RES Library is a fantastic resource, with a huge collection of antiquarian and modern literature.

Not aphids, but still beautiful

Beautiful, but a bit macabre?

Ancient and modern, but the problem is still with us.

We let them go outside too 😊 They are rescuing a bumblebee and working up an appetite for lunch.

Lunch in the Council room, I don’t know what the Aurelians thought about it

but here they are at the back of the room keeping an eye on things 🙂

I would so love to own a copy of this – The text reads “This very interesting, but I must remember that I came here to collect specimens of Lepidoptera”

 

Many thanks to all of the staff at the Royal Entomological Society for their very generous hospitality.  if you wan to learn more about what the Royal Entomological Society has to offer or to become a Member or Fellow then follow this link

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