The Entomological Club
The Entomological Fund  is registered Charity no. 313386      
What’s Extra?
The 2017 meeting of the  Verrall Association of  Entomologists was held at the Rembrandt Hotel, South Kensington, on Wednesday 1st March 2017, and as usual we were delighted to welcome overseas visitors­ – including Kara Taylor (granddaughter of the late Roy  Taylor, a regular Verraller from Rothamsted), currently doing and MSc at the Natural History Museum.   Ellen Moss (Newcastle)  
was introduced as having been selected for a  van Emden Bursary and as a special guest of the club  The menu for the evening was an asparagus and artichoke salad, followed by roast saddle of lamb and lemon & lime cheesecake.
       In  2018, the Club will be awarding up to 3 bursaries for the event on 7th March at the Rembrandt Hotel, and proposals should be submitted by 10th February.
A Club meeting, hosted by Dr and Mrs Chris Lyal was held at their home in St Albans, Hertfordshire, on Saturday 25th November 2017. An excellent lunch had the original theme of ‘invasive species’, with a crayfish starter followed by muntjac casserole and a cake with Himalayan balsam honey!   At the business meeting, the accounts and report to the Charity Commissioners were accepted, and the accounts for the 2017 Verrall Supper were tabled. The next meeting of the Club is yet to be planned.
It is with much regret that the Club has to report the death of Dr Peter Edwards on 6th January 2018. Dr Edwards was elected to the Club in 1998 and became an Honorary Member when he resigned because of ill-health a few years ago,  Professionally a GP, he was a keen collector of moths, mainly from Europe. We extend our condolences to his wife Jane who, with Peter, enthusiastically hosted several  memorable Club meetings,