September Tables Available!

Due to being able to secure additional space at the racecourse, we are able to offer our JUNE show table holders the option of moving their tables to the SEPTEMBER show. Please note these are currently being offered to people who have tables booked in June but not September in the first instance and...

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June 2021 Show Update

Statement from Richard Brook (Show Organiser/Treasurer) RE June Show Due to the government putting back the lifting of restrictions by 4 weeks we will not be able to put on the June show this year, we have tried to acquire alternative dates but the venue was unable to move other bookings around...

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2021 IHS Show Update

We have just been informed that the race course can not host us for the April show this year. It is for a number of reasons on there part, so for that reason all bookings for this April’s show will be transferred to April 3rd 2022. (To be fair, think we all new this could be the out come for...

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Cites Correspondence

Dear all, This week marks one month to go until the end of the Brexit transition period. That means you have just a few weeks left to make the necessary preparations for your business to continue moving CITES items from 1 January 2021. To find out more information visit https://www.gov.uk/transition You...

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Tony Phelps Fundraising

Tony Phelps was one of the International Herpetological Society’s original founder members back in 1969. He worked for many years in the conservation of British reptiles before continuing his work in South Africa. Sadly Tony’s health has deteriorated significantly and he is currently in...

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Mark O’Shea – MBE

In this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List ex IHS President Professor Mark O’Shea has been recognised for his services to Higher Education, Zoology, Reptile Conservation and Snakebite Research by the award of an MBE.   Mark has been a member of the society for many years,...

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November 2020 and April 2021 Show Update

We have postponed the show to next year (7/11/21) due to the ongoing virus and the venue not hosting large events at this moment in time. The venue have also asked us if we wished to change the date of the April 2021 show as it fell on Easter Sunday, with that in mind we have now changed the date...

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September and November Show Update

As some of you may have seen, the race course has been allowed to run the ledger as a test event by the government, we have been working closely with the venue in regards the possibility of running the September show as a test event, but by mutual agreement it was decided that with what we would have...

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August Show Update

Once again the bearer of bad news we have just learnt today that we will not be able to run the August show

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show news update march 2020

Show News Update

Regarding the situation that we are all currently in, it has given us plenty of problems but we feel that we now have things sorted, and under control for the time being at least.

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cites update jan 2020

CITES Update

We received the following update from DEFRA today. Should anyone require clarification or have questions PLEASE CALL DEFRA directly. The Society does not have any information to enable us to answer any queries.

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2020 members discounts

2020 Member Discounts

We are pleased to announce from the 2020 memberships, the IHS have secured discounts with the following businesses.

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exchange room rules

New Exchange Room Rules

Due to the popularity of the exchange room we are having to alter the way in which the room will work, the new format is below.

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tell hicks

Fundraiser for Tell

On Wednesday October 2, 2018 our friend and world renowned wildlife artist Tell Hicks suffered a devastating fall that fractured his neck, resulting in Tell being completely paralysed.

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